Jaguar XJ is the designation that has been used for a number of in size luxury cars sold under the British Jaguar marque. The XJ was launched in 1968 and the life term for successive Jaguar flagship models have since been used. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have the input of Sir William Lyons, founder of the company. The current Jaguar XJ was launched in 2009 to life.
Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2 and 3 (1968-1992)
The XJ6 with renowned 2.8-liter and 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder versions of Jaguar XK engine, most of the Jaguar saloons replaced in the 1960s, has been expanded to four separate ranges. Apart from the engines, the other key phrases from the previous models were inherited larger version of the Jaguar Mark X IRS unit and independent front suspension cradle mounted for the first time in 1955 with a 2.4-liter version of geometry.
Commonly referred to as the “Series II” is well known, the XJ line was revised in the fall of 1973 for the 1974 model. L 4.2 I-6 XJ6 (most popular in the UK) and 5.3-liter V12 XJ12 continued with the addition of a 3.4 L version XK engine from 1975.
The Series II models for their poor build quality, which was attributed plagued Jaguar as part of the British Leyland group with large industrial relations problems, the majority of industrial England in the same period known time, and the problems. With the design of certain Lucas components home in late 1979 the XJ was again revised and became known as the “Series III.” With the release of the long wheelbase car, the XJ6 has a subtle redesign by Pininfarina.
Externally, the most obvious changes in the SII bumper thick rubber and integrated more decorative chrome only on the top, handles color door for increased safety, a one-piece door without prior glass quart separate light, a grille with vertical slats moved only reverse light from the baseboard increased for larger groups taillights and roof line with narrow doors and glass region revised.
There are three engine variants, including the 5.3-liter V12, 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder and 3.4L inline six. Six-cylinder models and V12 includes Bosch fuel injection, while the six-cylinder was small carburetor. The smaller 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine was not offered in the United States.
The short wheelbase saloon and coup