Jaguar has quietly launched the XJ Ultimate Edition in India, in both petrol and diesel variants. The XJ Ultimate Edition is the top of the line version of the Jaguar XJ high performance luxury sedan. The Ultimate Edition was first unveiled at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. The British carmaker has limited number of units allocated to India with only three units currently available in Mumbai. The diesel XJ Ultimate is priced at Rs. 1.783 crores, while the petrol XJ Ultimate is priced at Rs. 1.88 crores (all prices pre-Octroi ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The Jaguar XJ Ultimate is called the pinnacale of the XJ-Series. It has a long list of features which makes it one of the most luxurious cars in its segment. The XJ Ultimate gets executive rear seat package with softer seats, making the vehicle a 4-seater. These seats have massage, lumbar, power adjustment and ventilation functions (20 by 20 adjustment). A leather trimmed centre console has been placed at the rear, which has an aluminum table. This table rises up from the console at the touch of a button. One can keep the iPad’s wireless keyboard on them.
Rear seat passengers also get a customised refrigerator to keep the drinks cool at all times. There is iPad connectivity along with wireless headphones and a 20-speaker Meridian sound system in the XJ Ultimate. A compact touch-screen remote enables passengers to control the entertainment functions. On the outside, the Jaguar XJ Ultimate has minor changes including new 20-inch alloy wheels, stainless steel finished exhaust pipes, chrome air intakes and ULTIMATE badging. The XJ’s aluminium construction lends it a weight saving of 150 kgs.
The Jaguar XJ Ultimate is powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine and 5.0-litre petrol engine. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine produces 275 PS of power and reaches 100 km/hr in 6.4 seconds. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine produces 510 PS of power and 625 Nm of torque, reaching 100 km/hr in 4.9 seconds. All engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, having an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/hr. The Jaguar XJ Ultimate is available in white and black colours for the diesel variant and black colour only for the petrol variant.