2012 Jaguar XK


Jaguar’s magnificent GT has also been revised for 2012 model year. The changes to the new model are kinda overshadowed by the introduction of the XKR-S which features a facelift really, over the normal XKR.

Normal models get a facelift as well, with cosmetic changes including new headlights, new grille and cooling ducts in the bumper as well as new mesh and chrome detailing, new horizontal side vents replacing the old vertical ones, chrome blades on the wings, and LED taillights and a new Jaguar badge at the back.

You still get the same engines including the 5.0 liter V8 in the normal XK, the supercharged version of it in the XKR and a seriously powerful 550 hp version in the XKR-S. The S also gets new suspension, brakes and styling details and is produced in limited numbers.

2012 XK 1 2012 Jaguar XK

Check out the details and specs of all models as well as pricing  in Jaguar’s press release below:

The new 2012 XK range has evolved to take on an elegant new look, elements of which are shared with the XKR-S unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The most significant changes take place at the front of the new XK with a set of all-new headlight units that are not only slimmer (by 15mm) than the ones they replace but now feature subtle LED running lights alongside intricately styled reflector units.  These sit above a new, larger oval grille framed in chrome with mesh in the centre that, in the case of the XKR, is finished in black.  Mounted either side of the grille are a pair of small air scoops feeding air to the brakes.

Setting the new XK apart from its predecessor is a horizontal vent mounted on each wing complete with a chrome blade bearing the Jaguar name running through it replacing the vertical items.  These help the XK appear both longer and lower.

At the rear of the car new taillights using LED technology sit either side of a thinner chrome strip and, debuting for the first time on an XK, a Jaguar leaper badge.

Inside the new XK range the interior has been given a freshen up with new trim finishes and, for the first time, the option of sculpted leather sports seats.

As with the outgoing range, the new XK and XKR will both be available in convertible form while the new XKR-S coupé sits at the top of the range.  All models go on sale in the UK in September.

2012 XK range at a glance

Coupé:

Engine Power (PS) Torque
(lbs ft)
0-62 / max
speed (mph)
Comb economy
(mpg)/CO2 (g/km)
Price
(RRP, OTR)
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8 385 380 5.5 / 155 25.2 / 264 £65,000
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8,
Supercharged
510 461 4.8 / 155 23.0 / 292 £78,550
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8,
Supercharged XKR-S
550 502 4.4 / 186 23.0 / 292 £97,000

Convertible:

Engine Power
(PS)
Torque
(lbs ft)
0-62 / max
speed (mph)
Comb economy
(mpg)/CO2 (g/km)
Price
(RRP, OTR)
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8 385 380 5.6 / 155 25.2 / 264 £71,000
5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8,
Supercharged
510 461 4.8 / 155 23.0 / 292 £84,550

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