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Jaguar XJS 1975-1996

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Jaguar 5.3 V12 Engine  Jaguar XJS
Jaguar XJS V12  Jaguar XJS
1977 Jaguar XJS Trans-Am  1992 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe
Jaguar XJS  Jaguar XJS V12
Jaguar XJS  Jaguar XJS
Jaguar XJSC  Jaguar XJSC
Jaguar XJS Convertible  Jaguar XJS Coupe
Jaguar XJS Coupe  Jaguar XJS 4.0 Coupe
Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible  Jaguar XJS Convertible
Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible

Jaguar XJS V12 Mk1 (1975-1980)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
143
0-50 mph
5.9
0-60 mph
7.6
1/4 mile
15.7
0-1 km
27.8
BHP
285 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
294 @3500rpm
BHP per ton
160
Engine capacity CC/CU
5344/326
Engine type
V12 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
Overhead 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
191.7
Width (in)
70.6
Height (in)
49.6
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3924

Additional Info: In 1975 a manual was available as well as an automatic, but was soon dropped in favour of automatics only. Used in films and tv such as “The Return of the Saint” and the “New Avengers”.

 

Jaguar XJS V12 HE Mk2 (1981-1990)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
152
0-60 mph
6.9
1/4 mile
15
0-1 km
27.2
BHP
299 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
318 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
175
Engine capacity CC/CU
5344/326
Engine type
V12 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
191.8
Width (in)
70.5
Height (in)
50
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3763

Additional Info: Also available was a 225bhp 3.6 from 1983 with 0-60 in 7.4, 1/4 mile of 15.9 and the introduction of a 5 speed manual for the 6 cylinder cars. Also in 1983 came the XJSC (Convertible) with just 2 seats (note a 4 seater cabriolet was also built). In 1988-89 TWR produced a limited run of XJR-S V12′s including a few 6.0 V12′s with upto 329bhp. A standard XJR-S was also available until 1993. Lister also produced a 496bhp 7 litre monster in 1990 with 0-60 in 4.4 and a 1/4 mile of 12.6.

 

Jaguar XJS V12 HE Mk3 (1991-1996)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
147
0-60 mph
7.8
BHP
280 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
306 @2800rpm
BHP per ton
153
Engine capacity CC/CU
5344/326
Engine type
V12 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
Overhead 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187.6
Width (in)
70.6
Height (in)
49.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
4023

Additional Info: Also available was a 222bhp (1991-1994) & a 238bhp (1995-1996) 4.0 litre with 0-60 in 7.5 and 6.9 respectively (note: that the 4.0 manual cars were quicker to 60 than the 5.3 V12). The 5.3 was replaced by a 306bhp 6.0 litre engine in 1993 with 0-60 in 6.6.