XJ’s unique aluminium construction breaks the mould. Rigid, strong and incredibly light with near perfect weight distribution, it achieves an agile, sporting performance previously unknown in similar sized cars.
JAGUAR SEQUENTIAL SHIFT™
The enhanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission delivers lightning-fast gear changes, optimising performance and fuel efficiency. Drivers have the option of changing gears manually, with paddles behind the steering wheel.
JAGUARDRIVE SELECTOR™ AND JAGUARDRIVE CONTROL™
The automatic transmission is controlled by the beautifully designed JaguarDrive Selector™, which rises into the driver’s hand once the “Start” button is pressed. The driver simply turns the selector to engage transmission settings, or to move from Drive to Sport mode. JaguarDrive Control™ offers further driving modes. Dynamic mode offers more responsive acceleration and adds a red hue and gear position indicator to the Virtual Instruments display. Winter mode gives more progressive control in slippery conditions.
Adaptive Dynamics analyse the XJ’s speed, steering and body movements 500 times a second and adjust the suspension with electronic dampers to achieve the ideal balance between comfort and precise handling.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) has two settings. The default setting comes into play as soon as it detects the wheels slipping. The Trac DSC setting, on the other hand, allows some slipping and overspin before it intervenes – this allows for a sportier drive and is also essential with snow chains.
On a loose road surface, such as asphalt, the Active Differential will instantly detect any slipping and vary the power supplied to each wheel to help keep the car as stable as possible. Active Differential is available on the supercharged versions of the XJ Portfolio and XJ Supersport.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
When Adaptive Cruise Control is fitted, a microwave radar in the front bumper is designed to sense if the vehicle in front slows down, and then use the throttle and brake to maintain a constant time gap. Once the road clears it will take the car back up to the previous speed. The radar also operates a Forward Alert, which gives the driver an audible warning if the traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle moves into the same lane as the XJ.
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AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER
XJ drivers are able to choose a maximum speed for the car.