2011 Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible. There was little change in the 2011 Jaguar coupe and convertible. For the celebration of the Jaguar name, coupe XKR175-78 75-re available in very limited editions. higlhlights including a special black paint, aerodynamic improvements and additions, has a unique interior and have a higher speed than the standard XKR.
Another extra for Jaguar XK model year 2011 including a heated windshield, revision of the interior trim, adaptive cruise control and for the XKR, red brake calipers come standard on XKR175.
Generation Jaguar XK doing production with little substantial change save for the introduction of a limited edition for XKR175 coupe. There was no need to worry, though, the improvements made ??last year on the XK. really geared up once the performance of this car, and all levels continues to be an attractive choice among other luxury sports cars.
Certainly the XK isn’t wanting for power, and Jaguar backs it up with exceptional road manners. Jaguar Drive Control gives the driver a choice of three modes to alter such performance attributes as throttle response, shift speed and suspension settings. The adjustable suspension and adaptive dampers allow the XK to prowl quietly or cut corners like a cat on a shag rug, and the XKR displays even more control with the addition of an electronically controlled, limited-slip rear differential.
The 2011 Jaguar XK is available in coupe and convertible body styles, with each offered in XK and XKR trim levels. The new XKR175 is available only as a coupe. Standard equipment on the base car includes 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats and automatic dual-zone climate control. Also standard are a touchscreen control interface, Bluetooth, a navigation system and a Bowers & Wilkins premium surround-sound system with in-dash six-CD changer, satellite radio and USB audio interface. The convertible features a power-retractable soft top and power rear windows.
Options include interior piano black wood veneer, HD radio, a heated windshield, active headlights and adaptive cruise control (which is packaged with active headlights for XK models). Except for the heated windshield, these items are standard on the XKR, as are a supercharged engine, active differential control, different 19-inch wheels, bigger brakes and unique interior trim and body colors. Optional on the XKR are 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers (coupe only) and different interior veneers and body colors.
The 2011 Jaguar XK is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 385 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque. The Jaguar XKR features a supercharged version of the same engine that pumps out 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. In performance testing, an XKR convertible went from zero to 60 mph in a blistering 4.5 seconds — the lighter coupe would be even quicker. Both are therefore quicker than the much more expensive Mercedes SL63 AMG. EPA fuel economy estimates for the base coupe are 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. The XKR drops to 15/22/17 mpg.
Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, stability and traction control, and front-seat side airbags. The convertible has pop-up rollover hoops.
The 2011 Jaguar XK’s cockpit is a well-tailored, contemporary environment with all the bells and whistles. Yet it also radiates an inviting atmosphere of upper-class comfort. There are some ergonomic glitches, however. The multipurpose touchscreen that operates audio, climate, navigation and phone systems is nice in theory, but in practice we’ve found it slow to respond and fussy to use. Another downside is getting in and out of the tiny backseats. They can certainly accommodate small children if properly bribed with a stop for ice cream, but most adults will gripe about the accommodations.
Jaguar’s unique rotary shifter and start-up sequence also might be considered a glitch by traditionalists, but it really is an impressive bit of kit. When the car is unlocked, the console-mounted start/stop button pulses red and, once pressed, fires the engine to life while the round shifter rises into the driver’s hand. The operation is also a reminder that the XK is a thoroughly modern automobile underneath its svelte skin.
It’s no surprise the 2011 Jaguar XK is an impressive straight-line cruiser. However, the advantages of its lightweight aluminum construction and adjustable suspension become most evident when the roads get twisty and the XK carves precise lines through the corners. The XK might not be as responsive as a Porsche 911, but it’s much more nimble than the Mercedes SL.
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