Essentially an enlarged XF, the new XJ represents the death knell for 'traditional' Jaguar styling.

Following the official unveiling in July, Jaguar decided to give the XJ a proper auto show introduction in Frankfurt.

Essentially an enlarged XF (with a French accent), the new XJ represents the death knell for 'traditional' Jaguar styling. While it has been criticized for using black plastic C-pillars (to visually expand the rear window), the overall appearance is contemporary and dynamic.

Like the exterior, the cabin is thoroughly modern and luxurious. A sweeping swath of wood veneer circles the cockpit, while an attractive center console puts all the controls right at your fingertips. Trimmed in fine leather upholstery, the interior boasts 'virtual instrument dials', a panoramic glass roof, and an optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system.

Engine options include the 275PS 3.0-liter diesel V6, the naturally aspirated 385PS 5.0-liter V8, the supercharged 470PS 5.0-liter V8, and the monstrous 510PS supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

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