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2012 Jaguar XK Review
New for 2012 is Jaguar's top-of-the-line XKR-S Coupe and XKR-S Convertible. Its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 churns out a breathtaking 550 horsepower and has a top speed of 186 miles per hour, making the XKR-S the fastest production Jag ever. Both coupe and drop-top are estimated to leap from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Hand in hand with the hearty powerplant on the XKR-S is an exterior design focused on aerodynamics, with stability at speed and reducing drag is of primary importance. Production of the XKR-S will be limited to 100 coupes and 25 convertibles for 2012, and 100 of each body style for 2013.
The 2012 Jaguar XK is available in three levels of tune, each in coupe and convertible body styles. Jaguar XK models are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 385 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque. Jaguar XKR models feature a supercharged version of the same engine, with 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. All variants are rear-wheel drive and come with a 6-speed automatic, the only transmission available.
The XK models feel solid and stable even at very high speeds. Ride quality is tough to fault, with an Adaptive Damping System automatically adjusting for ride comfort when cruising along or tightening it down for hard cornering. The 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters is smooth and tight with rev-matching downshifting. The standard 385-hp engine has plenty of power, while the supercharged versions move the XK into supercar territory.
Fuel economy is an EPA-rated 16/24 mpg City/Highway for the XK Coupe; the XK convertible achieves 16/22 mpg. The supercharged XKR and XKR-S coupe and convertible models are all rated 15/22 mpg.
The 2012 Jaguar XK runs against tough company. The Porsche 911 is all-new for 2012, with most complaints seeming to center around the theme of it being too good. Add options and the 911 gets pricey, however. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class rivals Jaguar in technology and good looks, but its roadster-style seating leaves backseat occupants out in the cold. The XK or XKR are closely matched in price and performance by the BMW 6 Series and Mercedes E-Class, while the XKR-S competes against supercars such as the Audi R8, Mercedes SL65 AMG, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and Nissan GT-R.
The XK chassis was introduced for the 2007 model year, but it's still cutting edge. The engines were introduced for 2010, and the convertible joined the lineup for 2011. The styling was revised for 2012, and the XKR-S joined the lineup.
Harga dan Spesifikasi 2012 Jaguar XK
|Model Line Overview|
|Model lineup:||Jaguar XK Coupe ($84,500), XK Convertible ($90,500), XKR Coupe ($97,500), XKR Convertible ($103,500); XKR-S Coupe ($132,000), XKR-S Convertible ($138,000)|
|Engines:||385-hp 5.0-liter V8; 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8; 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8|
|Safety equipment (standard):||frontal airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, Understeer Control Logic, Engine Drag Torque Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes with EBD and EBA, Adaptive Restraint Technology, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Understeer Control Logic; popup rollbars on convertible|
|Safety equipment (optional):||Active Lighting System|
|Basic warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Assembled in:||Castle Bromwich, England|
|Specifications As Tested|
|Model tested (MSRP):||Jaguar XKR-S Coupe ($132,000)|
|Standard equipment:||heated leather seats, leather headliner, full power accessories, automatic climate control with humidity control, Bluetooth, Bowers & Wilkins 525W premium surround sound system with 6-disc CD/WMA/MP3 changer and satellite radio, Navigation system with DVD mapping and 7-inch touchscreen, bi-xenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, Rain-sensing wipers, headlight washers, front and rear parking sensors, Active Front Lighting, keyless entry/start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated leather steering wheel, 20-inch wheels|
|Options as tested (MSRP):||gray brake calipers ($450)|
|Gas guzzler tax:||N/A|
|Price as tested (MSRP):||$133,325|
|Engine:||5.0-liter supercharged 32-valve V8|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||550 @ 6000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||502 @ 2500|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||15/22 mpg|
|Track, f/r:||61.4/63.3 in.|
|Turning circle:||35.8 ft.|
|Seating capacity:||2 plus 2|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||37.4/na/43.0 in.|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:||N/A|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||30.2/na/27.6 in.|
|Cargo volume:||11.7 cu. ft.|
|Suspension, f:||independent double wishbone|
|Suspension, r:||independent double wishbone|
|Curb weight:||3968 lbs.|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
|Fuel capacity:||18.8 gal.|