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Jaguar XJ Saloon engines, drive and performance

1994 - 2003 (change model)
Performance rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Massive torque and the 370bhp XJR is extraordinarily fast for its weight (0-60mph in little over five seconds). All are quieter than before, powerful but poised. The V8 is great teamed with the five-speed auto, whether you choose the smaller 3.2 or the creamy 4.0.

Absolutely obedient and graceful, though steering could provide better feedback. Handling and balance compare favourably with smaller sports cars. Roadholding and grip are superb and it has the kind of ride expected of a limousine.