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Jaguar XK (X150)

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Jaguar XK/Jaguar XKR (X150). 2006–14 (prod. n/a). 3-door coupé, 2-door convertible. F/R, 3555, 4196, 5000 cm³ (V8 DOHC). Attractive, all-new XK has aluminium monocoque chassis. While engines (regular, supercharged) are less advanced than German competition’s, light weight helps overall performance. Bonnet is “deployed” to protect pedestrians if struck, raising above a certain level. Modern styling by Ian Callum, shaking off retro style, closely related to Aluminium Lightweight Coupé concept. Entry-level 3·6-litre introduced 2007. Five-litre engine from 2009; facelift in 2011. Last car off the line in July 2014.

Manufacturing location: Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, England

Marque: Jaguar | Model: Jaguar XK | Predecessor: Jaguar XK (X100)

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