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Jaguar Commemorates 50 Years of the XJ with Special-Edition XJ50 Luxury Sedan

Jaguar Commemorates 50 Years of the XJ with Special-Edition XJ50 Luxury Sedan

By Philly Murtha, April 25, 2018
Premium car brand Jaguar this week took the wraps off a special-edition XJ50 luxury Sedan at Auto China 2018 to commemorate the model’s five decades as a car for royalty and celebrities. The XJ50 Special Edition large premium car is offered with a choice of two engines in addition to special interior and exterior enhancements. The Special Edition XJ50 is available for order in a selection of four paint colors: white, black, blue and red. Pricing has not been revealed for this market.

Jaguar’s 50th anniversary XJ50 is a long-wheelbase sedan or Saloon (overseas) that can be powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 340 horsepower, or a muscular supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that puts out 470 horsepower, only available with rear-wheel drive (RWD). For 2019, a redone XJ is anticipated to be electric with a 5-door body style.
 
This XJ50 variant is differentiated from the standard XJ with special details—including unique chiseled front and rear bumpers, an understated gloss black grille, special badging and it will ride on 20-in. alloy wheels with gloss black diamond inserts. Inside the cabin is the kind of luxury that has appealed for years to business, political and royal leaders and celebrities. Luxurious soft-grain diamond-patterned leather seats with fancy embossed headrests pamper driver and passengers. Further performance details include anodized paddle shifters and bright metal pedals, illuminated trim plates and more badging.

Originally, Jaguar introduced its XJ Series 1 in 1968, according to officials, who say it was the only mass-produced 4-door car with a 12-cylinder engine and a top speed of 140 mph. Jaguar claimed the XJ was the fastest sedan at the time. The next seven generations of the XJ sported standard and long wheelbases and came in 2- and 4-door body styles. In 2003, Jaguar developed an aluminum bodyshell for the XJ, which reduced its weight by 40%. Since then Jaguar has added more technology, including all-wheel drive (AWD) and most recently a virtual instrument cluster. The British Jaguar and Land Rover brands are owned by India’s Tata Group.
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