2005 Jaguar XJR Overview


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2005 Jaguar XJR Overview

Recognized as Jaguar's flagship full-size luxury sport sedan, the XJ model has also been the best selling Jaguar. Adding an "R" delineates the performance trim line.

The XJR shares the same all-aluminum body panels and aluminum monocoque frame as the rest of the XJ line. A supercharged version of the XJ base 4.2-liter V8 spins out 390-hp. Coupled to the line-up's standard ZF six-speed automatic transmission, the XJR can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds. Owners report 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in town.

Like its smaller S-Type R sibling, the XJR shares the exclusive Jaguar Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) that electronically modulates the suspension to suit road conditions. In addition, this luxury sport sedan comes standard with Brembo antilock disc brakes that incorporate Emergency Brake Assist, traction control, and Dynamic Stability Control. Further safety features include dual-stage frontal airbags with side- and head-curtain airbags.

A classically appointed interior in leather and real walnut trim enfolds passengers. The standard power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, along with 16-way power seats assure a perfect fit. A reverse proximity alarm system assists in parking this full sized sedan. In addition, an adaptive cruise control system uses radar to determine the distance to the vehicle directly ahead and sets the throttle and brakes to suit the flow of traffic. To keep the back seat passengers happy, Jaguar offers an optional DVD entertainment system with two backseat LCD displays. Some reviewers faulted the car's shifter design as out of date and complained about road noise entering the cabin.

Jaguar has wrapped its tradition of tasteful styling with upscale automotive technology and performance into the XJR. It warrants consideration by those who prefer traditional elegance in a full-sized sedan beyond that offered by German or Japanese competition.


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Jag Air Suspension Fault

Intermittant air suspension fault light, suspension will stay up for days regardless, Never know when pump will run or pump system up when low, have used compressor rebuild kit, piston ring and deca...


I have been fighting PO173/174, so far I have replaced the Mass Air Flow meter, after cleaning several times, that code was cleared. I installed a new air filter, new main fuel filter. I checked all o...

2005 XJR Error Msg "Vehicle Too Low"

My front end air suspension has dropped, push on fenders and feels like no shocks. Could both have gone bad at same time, or is this the pump or it's fuse ? Thx

2005 Jaguar Xjr Wont Start

Car has been harder to start last couple of weeks, tonight, not even a click, hear a "shhhh" sound like air leak for 1 second then right headlight flashes 15 times. Battery is good, 11.8 volts at re...