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Jaguar XK Coupé y XK Convertible

Jaguar XK Convertible. Modelo 2009Jaguar has renewed the XK range, both the coupe and the convertible version (XK Convertible). In addition to small changes in image and equipment, has replaced the V8 engine of 4.2 liters and 298 hp with a new V8 5 liters and 385 hp. It carries the same engine as the XKR, but without the supercharger system (in the XKR gives 510 hp).

The XK is a 2 +2 seater coupe hatchback that was launched in spring 2006 (information XK 2006 model).
Thanks to the 385-hp V8 engine, the XK accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 s. Although it is faster than the previous XK Coupe 4.2, which reached 100 km / h from standstill in 6.2 seconds, not so much as the BMW 650i Coupé and the Maserati Gran Turismo (comparative tab). The XK Coupe is on sale from 98,300 euros. It is 1,200 euros more expensive than the BMW and 28,000 euros cheaper than the Maserati (comparative tab).

Jaguar XK Coupe. 2009El new V8 model atmosphere of 5 liters and 385 hp, which also has the XF has a intake manifold with variable geometry which has been redesigned to improve torque at low and high revs. Complies with Euro 5 emissions standard and makes the XK 5.0 average consumption is 11.2 litres/100 km, a figure similar to the 650i Coupe and well below the Maserati Gran Turismo (comparative tab).

Like the other models in Jaguars new V8 engine with 5 liters (XF, XFR and XKR), periods of review of the XK are now more widely spaced. The previous model with the 4.2-liter engine had to be checked every 16,000 km or 12 months, while in 2009 the XK maintenance should be performed every 24,000 km or 12 months.

The automatic transmission (ZF) six-speed bearing the XK is common with the XKR. Has been reinforced with a torque converter capable and additional clutch plates.

The change can be operated from the cam located behind the steering wheel or, in automatic mode, through a circular knob located between the front seats, the same bearing the XF since it was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the S-Type. This transmission has two automatic modes called Drive, which makes the engine go lower returns, and Sport, which tends to take it to a higher regime.

XK Convertible

The XK Convertible has a fabric roof made of three layers. The middle layer is 3M Thinsulate, a fabric that is used in some outerwear. The drive is fully electric (do not manually release no closure). The folding and unfolding process is completed in 18 s and can be made up at speeds up to 16 km / h. When the hood is folded is hidden beneath an aluminum cover behind the passenger compartment. The rear window is glass and is durable for demister.

Jaguar XK Convertible. 2009El Model XK Convertible is priced at 107,400 euros. Among the convertibles from 4.40 to 5 meters with engines of 350 to 400 hp, only Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet and the BMW 650i convertible are more affordable (comparative tab).

With the new 385 hp engine, the XK Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. It is slower than convertibles with similar characteristics as the Mercedes-Benz CLK 500, the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet PDK. The BMW 650i Cabrio Automatic makes the 0 to 100 km / h at the same time as the XK (comparative form of these four models).

Changes to the bodywork and cabin. Equipment

Changes outside the XK, common in the two body types (coupe and cabriolet) affect mirrors (now with LEDs for turn signals and courtesy light), the rear apron, hood, air intakes side (redrawn and painted in body color), and subsequent pilots, which are also light-emitting diodes and incorporate fog lamps and reversing double tulip instead of the simple version of the previous model.

The front bumper design changes, with chrome inserts in the top rack and black on the bottom. The chrome accents are also present in the shape of the windows and in the bar of the tailgate. The Jaguar XK 2009 can carry five different types of alloy wheels, 18 to 20 inches, either as standard or options. It is available in 13 exterior colors.

The XK maintains the pedestrian protection system in case of impact that premiered in 2006. It was the first car in Spain to have a device with these characteristics. In cases of abuse, the system raises the bonnet 170 mm to create a space between this area of the vehicle and the hard places that lie beneath it. In addition, energy-absorbing bumpers help reduce the severity of leg injuries.

Jaguar XK. 2009También is standard model system emergency braking assistance ( "EBA"), which can be combined with active developer of speed ( "PCA") optional. This device calculates, by a radar, the distance and speed of the vehicle in front and preload the brake pressure to minimize the consequences of the impact if risk of collision, while emitting an audible warning visible to the rider .

The interior of 2009 Jaguar XK changed slightly over the 2006 model. So, you have some new front seats with electrically adjustable heated and ventilated and memory. The controls regulate become a piece of chrome. In addition, the lining of the doors is double stitching with a new softer middle layer.

The door handles, leather finishes are also sewn with double stitching. All leather upholstery is "Bondgrain" series. Inserts the dashboard may be of oak, walnut or aluminum

The 2009 range is completed with the XK Portfolio version, more equipment. Only available through special order, but may be associated with the two body types, coupe and convertible.

It is distinguished by the leather front seats Softgrain "with center armrest and more adjustments to the series, finishing the ceiling and floor mats in dark gray and 19-inch wheels. Standard are the model "Caravela" V-spoke 10-inch and 19 and may optionally be the model Arthur, 10 radios and 19-inch fan type tone finished in chrome and smooth or conventional or puncture tires. The XKs facia inserts are standard Portfolio ebony wood, although choice can be aluminum, which is similar to the XKR.

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