2013 Jaguar XJ 3.0 S/C petrol review

We try the 2013-model-year Jaguar XJ, equipped with the new 3-litre supercharged petrol V6

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  • More refined cruiser than the diesel
  • But the diesel's the more satisfying car...

What is it?

diesel equivalent

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Technical highlights?

What’s it like to drive?

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diesel XJ

reviewed here

How does it compare?

diesel XJ

Anything else I need to know?

Sport Pack

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reviewed in diesel form here


EngineV6, 2995cc, supercharged
Max power335bhp @ 6500rpm
Max torque332lb ft @ 3500rpm
0-605.9sec (claimed 0-62)
Top speed155mph (limited)
On saleNow

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