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  Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ
Displacement, bore * stroke
Compression ratio
Cylinder block
Crankshaft Beared 7-fold
Engine control
Mixture preparation
Drive trainFront engine, rear drive
Front suspensionDouble wishbone
Rear suspensionWishbone/longitudinal arm
BrakesDiscs, front ventilated
Wheels205/70 VR 15 (6")
Wheelbase2.763/2.863 mm
Length4.843/4.945 mm
Width1.770 mm
Height1.375 mm
Total weight
Maximum speed
Year of manufacture1973 - 1979

Jaguar presented its second XJ Series at the Frankfurt IAA 1973. The timing could not have been less favourable for such a heavy car, optionally with twelve-cylinder. The oil price crisis was just before its climax. In Germany there were car-free Sundays. Nobody believed in the future of such fuel-guzzling cars.

Jaguar was meanwhile fully integrated into the British Leyland group. One had just been through the first interim period with a boss associated with the ruling Labour Party. Meanwhile, all had left, the constituted the success of Jaguar once. The annual production only reached two-thirds of the previous year.

And yet one had at hand a highlight, a kind of XJ Coupe (pictures 4-6), the most noticeable by the lack of the B-pillar. It became pretty well the always for a limousine coupe-like form. The heightened bumpers due to increased security standards forced a redesign of the front and rear.

One recognized the Series 2, therefore, by the arranged indicators under the bumper, the lack of small air intakes under the inner headlights and the smaller, rubber coated bumper horns. It differed from Series 3 because it was the last XJ Series with chrome bumpers. The Series 2 could therefore be seen as the most beautiful XJ Series.

The smaller six-cylinder engines have disappeared from the official list. The oil price crisis and newer emission regulations began to take effect now, because the V12 came with fuel injection almost two years later, although such an alternative was actually provided during its construction. Nevertheless, the engines were unable to match their old performance. 07/14