Intro: The 2011 Jaguar XK represents the latest generation of a highly regarded lineage that truly embodies automotive beauty and performance. The XK coupes and convertibles were fully redesigned in 2007 with a lighter aluminum body and re-powered in 2010.
Features: While all XK models now offer V8 power, it is the XKR that drives the notion of performance. In addition to an upgraded powerplant, the XKR sports 19-inch alloy wheels, a firmer suspension with recalibrated adaptive settings, larger front brakes, a mesh grille and quad-tipped exhausts.
Performance: While the base XK gets a naturally aspirated 5-liter V8, putting out 385 horsepower, the XKR gets the addition of an Eaton twin-scroll supercharger on that V8 boosting its output to 510 horsepower. Both of these engines send power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the XK is as follows:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Jaguar XK is $82,150. An XKR convertible starts at $101,150. All 2011 Jaguar's are backed by a 5-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty.
Summary: Those seeking an expertly crafted coupe or convertible that blends luxury and performance, should take a close look at the elegant, yet potent Jaguar XK.