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2003 Jaguar XJ

2003 Jaguar XJ
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The 2003 Jaguar XJ Series is a range of sedans that satisfy every bit of the driving experience. For performance-enthusiasts, the words '358-horsepower engine strength' should do the trick, while the knowledge that the XJ series is the flagship line from Jaguar should cover all the other essentials, including comfort, style and safety.

The 2003 Jaguar XJ Series has been satisfying discriminating customers for three decades. In other words, it is doing something right. Elegant, poised and confident, it has the classic look of a Jaguar. For 2003, various powertrain and comfort improvements keep the momentum going.

Available Models
The 2003 Jaguar XJ Series is broken into the following models: XJ8, Vanden Plas, Super V8, Sport and XJR.

Interior Features
The four-door 2003 Jaguar XJ Series comes in two body lengths to fit the diverse needs of its owners. For more rear legroom, the Vanden Plas and Super V8 models add five inches to the wheelbase of the XJ8, XJ Sport and XJR models.

For 2003, new packages enhance the already high level of comfort found inside the XJ Series. The base XJ8 offers a new Sovereign package with heated front/rear seats, a premium 320-watt audio system and extra leather-and-wood interior trim.

Exterior Features
Each of the Jaguar XJ Series models is sleek and elegant. The XJR is probably the looker of the group, featuring a body-colored exterior trim and special wheels.

Power is not an issue with the 2003 Jaguar XJ Series. XJ8, XJ Sport and Vanden Plas models are equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that pumps out 280 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 277 lb-ft. of torque at 4250 rpm. For more strength, one need only step up to the XJR and Super V8 models. They feature a turbocharged engine of the same dimensions. However, they are quite a bit faster. With 358 horsepower at 6150 rpm and 372 lb-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm, they are among the fastest cars on the road.

All 2003 Jaguar XJ Series trims have a 5-speed automatic transmission and antiskid/traction control. The Super V8 features a softer version of the XJR's sport-oriented computer-controlled suspension, as well as a navigation system that costs extra in other XJs.

Safety and Security
The Jaguar XJ Series exhibits Jaguar's tradition of safety and security. All models receive dual front airbags, front side airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and a rear-obstacle-detection system.

2003 Jaguar XJ Highlights

Key Standard Features: Automatic climate control; 12-way power front seats; leather-surfaced seats; burl walnut trim; trip computer with message center; cruise control; 140-Watt AM/FM/cassette audio system; six-disc CD changer; one-touch tilt and slide sunroof; three-position memory system for door mirrors, driver's seat and steering wheel; security system with remote entry and immobilizer; rain-sensing windshield wipers; puddle lamps on doors; speed and audio controls on steering wheel; auto-dimming inside mirror; retractable cupholders; XJ8/XJ Sport options include heated front and rear seats and an Alpine 320-Watt premium sound system.
The Vanden Plas adds premium soft-grain leather; heated front and rear seats; Alpine 320-Watt premium sound system; inlaid burl walnut trim; wood-and-leather steering wheel; writing trays; lambswool footwell rugs and additional chrome exterior trim.
The XJR includes the sport-tuned version of Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS), a two-stage adaptive ride control system that automatically selects "firm" or "soft" shock absorber settings in response to driving style, 18-inch wheels, Alpine premium sound system, heated front and rear seats, DVD navigation system, sports seats, plus exclusive interior and exterior trim.
The Super V8 is fully equipped from the factory, including CATS (touring-tuned), DVD navigation system and dual rear sun blinds. There are no options, but customers can order any combination of available interior and exterior colors at no extra charge.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
4.0L V8
4.0L S/C V8
290 @ 6,100
370 @ 6,150
5-speed automatic
MPG: City/Hwy
4.0L: 17 / 24
4.0L S/C: 16 / 22

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