2015 Jaguar XK Review

OVERALL RATING 3.5 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    2.8 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.5 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
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16 May 2014
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Jaguar has been manufacturing quality automobiles for decades. This year the company introduced its latest sports car: the 2015 Jaguar XK. Without a doubt, it is an amazing automobile. Let’s look at what Jaguar offers with this astounding ride:

Engine Specifications

The basic engine design of the Jaguar XK is the same for all variants. The engine that powers this beast is a V-type with 8 cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 5 liters and it delivers immense power. The first variant is a naturally aspirated engine. The second variant is supercharged. The supercharger delivers a significant horsepower boost. This variant is known as the XKR. The most powerful variant in the XK lineup is the XKR-S. The difference in the horsepower for the XKR and XKR-S is not significant. But there are other features in the XKR-S that make it the beast it is.

Transmission Option

The transmission option is uniform across all variants of the Jaguar XK 2015. This incredible car comes with a 6-speed transmission. The transmission installed in the Jaguar XK is the ZF 6HP28. The technology used in this transmission is truly unique. It is known as the Jaguar Sequential Shift technology. This is what gives this car an extra boost in performance. To make shifting a breeze, the transmission is a paddle shift.

Performance

Considering the specifications of the engine, the performance is beyond belief. The standard 5-liter engine delivers an incredible 385 horsepower. Even though this engine variant is pretty quick, the ones that are supercharged are truly amazing. The 5-liter supercharged XKR engine delivers an incredible 510 horses.

It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles an hour in under 5 seconds. If this does not cut it for you, the XKR-S surely will. This engine delivers 550 horsepower. Moreover, it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles in a mere 4.2 seconds. Moreover, it can reach speeds of up to 186 miles an hour. To keep the car stable and improve handling, all XK models are rear wheel drives.

Interior Design

Even though the 2015 Jaguar XK is an excellent sports car, the interior states quite the contrary. For a sports car, the interior of this car is quite spacious. It can only seat 4 passengers, but the seats are quite comfortable. The styling of the interior is a hybrid between a sports car and a luxury sedan. This is what makes the 2015 Jaguar XK truly unique.

If you have a small family, this car can be used as a daily driver. You can also take it for a spin on the track every once in a while. The only aspect in which the 2015 Jaguar XK lacks is cargo space. There is sufficient cargo space, but it is not a lot. A couple of bags and the cargo compartment will be full. But it makes up for poor cargo space in many other aspects.

Exterior Design

The best thing about the 2015 Jaguar XK is its exterior design. The looks of the XK are unlike any other Jaguar you have ever seen. Yet, it retains the classic Jaguar accents. Every aspect of the car’s design has been crafted to perfection. It would be safe to say that this car is a work of art in every sense.