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2006 Jaguar XK

2006 Jaguar XK

2006 Jaguar XK

Jaguar is proud to announce a new era in its sports car lineage – the 2006 XK which is all-new. It delivers improvements in performance, dynamics, safety, exterior and interior design and equipment, and product quality.

A major key to the all-new XK’s character is Jaguar’s industry-leading aluminum monocoque body structure, introduced with the latest XJ saloons. With this unique high-tech construction method, the all-new XK’s bodyshell is 31 percent stiffer than the previous XK’s and significantly offers a 10 percent improvement in power to weight ratio.

The use of clean surfaces was crucial in defining the all-new XK’s more sporting character. The way the skin stretches tautly over the structure is modern and easy on the eye.

From launch the all-new XK will be powered by Jaguar’s renowned naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 engine which produces 300bhp SAE (298 PS EEC). This compact, lightweight engine is based on that fitted to the latest generation XJ saloon and has undergone significant development compared with the engine used in the previous XK, including new fuel-injection technology.

In Detail

engine V8
displacement 4196 cc / 256.1 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 93.3 mm / 3.67 in
power 223.7 kw / 300 bhp
specific output 71.5 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 188.09 bhp per tonne
torque 310 nm / 228.6 ft lbs @ 4100 rpm
body / frame Body Riveted and bonded aluminium
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 1595 kg / 3516 lbs
wheelbase 2752 mm / 108.3 in
length 4791 mm / 188.6 in
width 2070 mm / 81.5 in
height 1322 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 6-speed automatic
gear ratios :1
top speed ~249.4 kph / 155 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~13.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.0 seconds