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2013 Jaguar XK Overview
The Jaguar XK is a high-end luxury sports car that drives as well as it looks. The four-seat XK comes as a coupe or convertible with V-8 power. There are two high-performance variants of the XK: the XKR and XKR-S. Both have supercharged V-8s, and the XKR-S' engine puts out 550 horsepower. According to Jaguar, the XKR-S can go from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
New for 2013
New Touring versions of the coupe and convertible body styles give the XK a lower starting price for 2013. There's also a new Portfolio Package for the XK and XKR that includes chrome mirror caps and a chrome grille, contrast cabin stitching, soft-grain leather, heated and cooled front seats, walnut or aluminum interior trim, a leather headliner, stainless-steel pedals and scuff plates, and leather-trimmed floormats.
The XK's oval grille opening is different from other Jaguar models, and the broader front bumper distinguishes it from the preceding generation, called the XK8. Exterior features include 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, power-folding side mirrors with automatic dimming, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps, dual exhaust, and a power-folding soft-top (convertible).
The XK's interior isn't the roomiest in its class, though its front-seat legroom is far better than average and its dimensions are more than workable for adults. The backseat exists only in name; there's no legroom unless the front occupants slide forward, and the seat cushions have oddly shaped contours. It's "2+2" seating, which means Jaguar doesn't expect you to think they're real rear seats. The convertible's soft-top is thick enough that interior noise levels aren't much different from the coupe's. Interior features include leather seats and steering wheel, a navigation system, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Options include adaptive cruise control, leather-appointed dash, and a heated steering wheel.
Under the Hood
The XK features a 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift function. Jaguar claims zero to 60 mph acceleration of 5.2 seconds.
Safety features include side-impact airbags, active front head restraints, daytime running lights, antilock brakes and traction control, electronic stability system, front and rear parking sensors, and an available collision warning system.
Jaguar's XKR builds upon the XK with a 510-hp, supercharged version of the 5.0-liter V-8. A modified suspension firms up the ride and sharpens handling. Other changes include a modified exterior with a mesh grille, modified fog lights, larger wheels, quad exhaust and dual hood louvers. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Jaguar says the XKR accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Jaguar says the limited-production XKR-S has a top speed of 186 mph and will leap from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Thanks to exhaust system and engine computer tuning, the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 makes 550 hp and 502 pounds-feet of torque. Boost pressure and engine compression are also slightly higher. The engine teams with a six-speed automatic that incorporates shift paddles. The suspension is 10 millimeters lower, and the XKR-S has an electronic differential.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com