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Jaguar XK

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A series of sports cars produced by Jaguar, including the high performance versions XKR and XKR-S.

The name XK first appeared in 1948-1954 on the XK120, continued on the XK140 for 1954-1957, and the U.S. market version of the E-Type called the XK-E.

The most recent line of XK began in 1996 with the XK8 & XKR, and for the 2006 redesign the name "Jaguar XK" first appeared without any modifiers as a model name. That line ended in 2014 when the XK was replaced by the F-Type.

A modified version of the XK was produced by Sbarro as the Sbarro Jaclyn.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Jaguar XK page on 4 July 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Jaguar XK (XK, XK8 and XKR) is a two-door grand touring 2+2 manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 1996-2014 in coupé and convertible bodystyles, across two generations. The XK was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1996 and was last manufactured in July 2014.

The first generation was marketed as the XK8, replacing the XJS and was Jaguar's first 8-cylinder model since the Daimler 250, introducing the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The second generation XK, noted for its aluminium monocoque bodyshell, was launched in 2006 for model year 2007. Both generations were marketed in performance variants, as the XKR.

XK8/XKR (1996–2006)

The XK8 was launched in 1996 to replace the XJ-S. Two body styles were produced - a coupé and a convertible. The car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar's newly developed V8 engine - the AJ-V8. In 2000, the supercharged XKR was added to the range. The XKR featured 370 supercharged horsepower, a subtle rear spoiler, wire mesh front grille, and red exterior emblems. The XKR's motor was made in England, the ignition system was from NGK in Japan, the transmission was a Mercedes-Benz 722.6, the lighting system was by Valeo in France, and the supercharger was made by Eaton in the USA. So it was truly a world car. The 2000-2002 XKR's had the 4.0 engine which featured a plastic timing chain tensioner and plastic finned water pump. Replacement of these plastic items with metal ones is a prudent investment. The 2000 XKR received positive reviews from magazines including Road & Track, Car & Driver, and Automobile.

XK/XKR (2006–2014)

The redesigned XK debuted in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, styled by Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum. The X150's grille was also inspired from the famous 1961 Jaguar E-Type.

The standard XK model has a limited top speed of 158 mph while the XKR a limited top speed of 174 mph. An even faster variant, the XKR-S model was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. The XKR-S gained an additional 40-horsepower over the XKR bringing the 0-60 mph time down to only 4.4 seconds and the top speed up to 300 km/h (186 mph) - making it the fastest Jaguar yet after the Jaguar XJ220. A convertible version of the XKR-S was released in 2012.

Production of the XK ended in July 2014 without a replacement model. Most of the tooling is now used on the XK-based F-Type and the two models were produced concurrently on the same line from 2012-2014.


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Jaguar XK at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show
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The John Walczak Collection

2010 Chicago Auto Show
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
22 May 2006New Jaguar XK Holds Instrument Cluster From VisteonMichelle Crimson
5 June 2006July, Scheduled Launch of New Jaguar XK In JapanMichelle Crimson
28 July 2006Jaguar XK: Powerfully ElegantKevin Anderson
22 January 2014The Jaguar XK - Refreshed With New Models. Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
14 March 2011Jaguar Recall Number J018 – 2010 Model Year Jaguar XK and XF vehicles for Power Assisted Steering (PAS) Pipe Replacement
From: John Kobylarz, Jaguar Land Rover
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 439KB - 5 pages
14 March 2011NHTSA Recall 11V168000
2010 Jaguar XF, 2010 Jaguar XK

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
16 March 2011Power Assist Steering Pipe Replacement
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: John M. Kobylarz, Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 28KB - 3 pages
17 March 2011Administration Bulletin
Notification of Safety Recall J018 (NHTSA # 11V168)
Jaguar Service
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 25KB - 1 page
5 April 2011NHTSA 11V168 (Jaguar Recall Number J018)
2010 Model Year Jaguar XK and XF vehicles for Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pipe replacement - Amended Part 573 Notification
From: John Kobylarz, Jaguar Land Rover
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 315KB - 5 pages
June 2011Safety Recall J018 - Power Assisted Steering Pipe Corrosion Protection
Jaguar
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 36KB - 4 pages
June 2011Safety Recall J018 - Power Assisted Steering Pipe Corrosion Protection
Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 40KB - 2 pages
15 June 2011Administration Bulletin
Safety Recall J018 (NHTSA # 11V168) - Update
Jaguar Service
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 49KB - 3 pages
15 June 2011Technical Bulletin
Power Assisted Steering Pipe Corrosion Protection
Jaguar
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 76KB - 3 pages
11 July 201149 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q2 2011
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 125KB - 3 pages
14 October 201149 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q3 2011
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 77KB - 2 pages
18 January 201249 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q4 2011
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 74KB - 2 pages
25 April 201249 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q1 2012
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 43KB - 2 pages
16 July 201249 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q2 2012
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

PDF
- 275KB - 2 pages
18 October 201249 CFR Part 572.7 Quarterly Completion Report — Q3 2012
Jaguar Land Rover
NHTSA Recall 11V168000

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- 95KB - 2 pages


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