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Jaguar XK Convertible (2006-2014)

The redesigned XK8, now simply known as the Jaguar XK Convertible, steps up a gear to compete with impressive competition from Porsche, Mercedes and BMW. A truly fantastic drive, this Jaguar convertible is hard to fault. Maybe not as fast as a Porsche 911 between two points but the XK is more fulfilling from behind the wheel. Sporting when you want it to be but always refined and composed. The Jaguar XK was foremost designed as a convertible and it shows. Handling and chassis stiffness is excellent and visually the car is close to perfect. The rear seats are only a token offering.

The XK is the last in a line of old-school grand touring Jaguar convertibles that began with the XJS. While it has much more modern engineering and trim than its forefathers it shares their relaxed gentleman’s club atmosphere, elegant but understated looks and refined effortless power.

As the Jaguar XK production winds up it is looking very keenly priced next to the newer F-Type.

Jaguar XK Convertible Details

Production dates2006-2014
Luggage capacity 283 litres / 9.99 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 70 litres / 18.5 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 15,000 miles

Jaguar XK 4.2 Convertible

Jaguar XK 4.2 Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 4196 cc
Power 300@6000 bhp
Torque 310@4100 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd auto
UK insurance group 20/49

Jaguar XK 4.2 Convertible Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) 6 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.3 seconds

Jaguar XK 4.2 Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 25 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 269 g/km

Jaguar XK 5.0 Convertible

From 2009 the 4.2 litre V8 was replaced with an all new powerplant offering a full 5 litres along with a selection of practical and cosmetic refinements inside and out. Power delivery is strong and smooth is up by 87bhp without reducing the fuel efficiency and the engine has a sporting purr as the revs rise.

Jaguar XK 5.0 Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 5000 cc
Power 380@6500 bhp
Power 385@6500 ps
Torque 380@3500 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd auto
Kerb weight 1696 kg / 3739 lb
UK retail price from £60,975
UK insurance group 20/48

Jaguar XK 5.0 Convertible Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) 5.3 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 5.6 seconds

Jaguar XK 5.0 Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 25.2 mpg

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