Jaguar XK (2006–2015)

Model History

January 2006

XK launched

The alloy-bodied XK was launched in the UK in early 2006. Its kerbweight is 1595kg while the dimensions are 4,971mm x 2,070mm (inc mirrors) x 1,322mm. It has the same 300bhp 4196cc V8 as before with a six-speed autobox and steering wheel shift paddles and as a result does 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155mph.

July 2007

The XK60 was launched at London Motor Show July 2007 to celebrate 60 years of Jaguar. It comes with 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, a sporty alloy gear knob and selector-gate surround, plus distinctive body enhancements including a new front spoiler and rear valance panel, chrome-finished side vents and bright upper and lower front grille meshes, special tailpipe finishers and appliqués on both sides of the car.

Enhancements on the XK for 2008 Model Year are visual only. One of the more significant changes is the replacement of the telescopic Ariel antenna, which is now subtly concealed in the rear boot spoiler. Other notable improvements adding to the overall quality of the interior are the revised door switch packs with a choice of aluminium or wood inserts, enhanced column stalks with chrome rings and the Piano Black veneer surrounding the instrument control panel and the 'L' gate surround.

January 2009

XK 2010 MY changes were announced

The new generation of XK and XKR coupe and convertibles, with all-new V8 engines, deliver more power and performance with greater efficiency for 2010 Model Year. With interior enhancements, advanced lightweight aluminium body structure and a wider range of models, plus the new luxurious 'Portfolio' model, the new XK and XKR build on 60 years of legendary performance to deliver the best of everything Jaguar.

The all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines are the most advanced and efficient petrol engines Jaguar has ever produced. The XK features a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated engine delivering 385PS plus 515Nm of torque propelling it to 60mph in just 5.2 seconds. It also has improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions which meet EU5 emissions legislation.

Exterior changes for the XK include a distinctive and purposeful new front end design, new LED rear lights and a new lower rear body valance. Inside the cabin the XK features the JaguarDrive Selector that was first seen on the XF to further enhance the XK's luxury sporting character.

April 2011

2012 XK range revealed

The new 2012 XK range has evolved to take on an elegant new look, elements of which are shared with the XKR-S unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The most significant changes take place at the front of the new XK with a set of all-new headlight units that are not only slimmer (by 15mm) than the ones they replace but now feature subtle LED running lights alongside intricately styled reflector units. These sit above a new, larger oval grille framed in chrome with mesh in the centre that, in the case of the XKR, is finished in black. Mounted either side of the grille are a pair of small air scoops feeding air to the brakes.

Setting the new XK apart from its predecessor is a horizontal vent mounted on each wing complete with a chrome blade bearing the Jaguar name running through it replacing the vertical items. These help the XK appear both longer and lower.

At the rear of the car new taillights using LED technology sit either side of a thinner chrome strip and, debuting for the first time on an XK, a Jaguar leaper badge. Inside the new XK range the interior has been given a freshen up with new trim finishes and, for the first time, the option of sculpted leather sports seats. As with the outgoing range, the new XK and XKR will both be available in convertible form while the new XKR-S coupé sits at the top of the range. All models go on sale in the UK in September.

Engine Power (PS) Torque
(lbs ft)
0-62 / max
speed (mph)
Comb economy
(mpg)/CO 2 (g/km)
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8 385 380 5.5 / 155 25.2 / 264 £65,000
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8,
510 461 4.8 / 155 23.0 / 292 £78,550
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8,
Supercharged XKR-S
550 502 4.4 / 186 23.0 / 292 £97,000

January 2014

XK Signature and Dynamic R introduced

The luxury focused XK Signature – with a 385PS 5.0-litre V8 engine – is fitted with a host of additional features including standard 20-inch Kalimnos wheels and Reverse Park Camera.

The performance focused 510PS 5.0-litre supercharged XK Dynamic R – based on the existing XKR – offers Black Dynamic Pack, which incorporates XKR-S suspension and dynamics and a 10mm reduction in ride height, plus Speed Pack, which equips the car with an Aerodynamic Pack and an increased top speed of 174mph. A Performance Active Exhaust is also standard equipment. First deliveries to UK customers of the new XK Signature and Dynamic R editions are expected in March.

The XK Signature can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with 515Nm of torque. The top speed is electronically limited to 155mph and it produces 264 g/km of CO2. The XK Dynamic R’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8, offers power and torque figures of 510PS and 625Nm respectively, taking the car to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds with a limited top speed of 174mph. The XK Dynamic R emits 292g/km.

Both XK Dynamic R and Signature models are fitted with a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles, which control the Jaguar Sequential Shift function for greater driver control.

The supercharged XK Dynamic R edition also benefits from Jaguar's Active Differential Control technology. This uses a multiplate clutch to vector torque to the driven wheel with the most grip. Allied to ABS and stability control, this allows for the ultimate in traction and precision both mid-corner and at its exit. The XK Signature model uses a mechanical differential, which delivers outstanding levels of grip and stability under power.

Both cars feature Dynamic Stability Control system, which offers four modes: Normal, Winter, TracDSC and DSC Off, allowing the enthusiastic driver to choose the level of intervention dependent on road conditions. Standard on the XK Signature are Luxury seats available in Ivory or Charcoal soft grain leather. The interior also features Canvas Suedecloth headlining, Figured Ebony veneers and Bright Metal sport pedals.

The XK Dynamic R boasts Jaguar’s new diamond sewn Performance seat in either Ivory/Charcoal soft grain leather with Ivory contrast stitch or Charcoal/Red soft grain leather with Red contrast stitch leather. Featuring integrated head restraints and increased lateral and squab support, the new seats hold driver and passenger securely and comfortably in place. The 16-way adjustment of squab, cushion, lumbar and bolster elements is supplemented by memory and heating functions. The interior Jet Suedecloth headliner is complemented with Piano Black veneers. Bright Metal sport pedals are also fitted as standard.

The XK Signature comes with 20-inch Kalimnos wheels as standard, with 20-inch Takoba wheels available as an option, while the XK Dynamic R has 20-inch Vortex diamond turned wheels – with distinctive Red painted brake calipers – and the option of 20-inch Vulcan Gloss Black lightweight alloys. Both the XK Signature and Dynamic R editions are available with a choice of exterior body colours – Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green.

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