The XJ is equipped with plenty of modern safety features

Safety – The XJ50 comes with a slew of safety technologies including lane departure warning and lane keep assist along with multiple airbags and other electronic safety systems. Jaguar also says that the all-aluminium construction of the XJ is not only light but also very strong and safe. The British automaker does not offer radar-based driving aids as seen on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class though.

The XJ is still the ultimate luxury sedan if you want to be different

Verdict – The Jaguar XJ50 is not perfect. It lacks the last degree of comfort and quality of the S-Class and on the inside, it has started to show its age. What the XJ50 offers though is oodles of character. It looks sensational and only a few cars have designs that age so well. The Jaguar XJ50 scores high as a driver’s car with stellar performance and remarkable handling. The subtle tweaks to the 50-edition make the whole package even more exclusive. It might not have the wide appeal of the Stuttgart limo or the tech prowess of the upcoming Audi A8 but if you are one of those who like to stand out and don’t mind the slightly old-school nature, the Jaguar XJ50 remains the ultimate luxury sedan for you.

Each rear passenger gets their own entertainment screen and wireless headphones!

What’s Cool

* Still looks expensive and classy
* Comfortable interiors with loads of space and features
* Punchy diesel engine along with great handling

What’s Not So Cool

* Lacks the tech of its German rivals
* Quality of materials used could have been better

Alternatives: – Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A8

Will you pick the Jaguar XJ50 over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

Jaguar XJ50 Specifications

* Engine: 2993cc, V6, Diesel
* Power: 301 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 689 Nm @ 1800 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* Top Speed: 250 km/hr
* 0-100 km/hr: 6.2 seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 10 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 245/45/19 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: Coil Springs (Front), Air Springs (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Disc (Rear)
* Safety: 8 Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP

Jaguar XJ50 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 5225 mm X 2105 mm X 1460 mm
* Wheelbase: 3157 mm
* Turning Radius: 6.15-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 82-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1860 kgs

The rear passengers also get a remote to control their seats

Testers’ Note:

“I love the styling of the Jaguar XJ. Though it is one of the oldest cars in its segment, it still looks gorgeous. The interiors offer a cocooned feeling and those ambient lights make you feel that you’re sitting in a luxury lounge. However, the amount of space offered is limited and there are a lot of features missing compared to the 7-Series and S-Class. What I really like about the XJ is the driving pleasure that it offers, it’s not strictly meant for the chauffeur-driven.” – Aariz Rizvi, Assistant Editor, MotorBeam.
The Jaguar XJ is quite an old offering in its segment now and rivals like the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series have upped the game and how! What I can’t deny is the fact that the XJ still looks very striking and boasts of a very luxurious interior. It provides very good comfort too. The XJ50 is just a minor updated version of the XJ, to celebrate 50 years of the sedan’s existence. I like the XJ, but I think I’ll wait for the next generation to arrive to fall in love with it.” – Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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