The 2017 Jaguar XK offers a very pleasurable driving experience. It is a legendary marque that provides perfect balance between performance and luxury. Some of the highlights that define the newest model include strong and smooth V8 engines, a generous standard feature list, a well-crafted cabin, and an excellent balance of comfort and performance. The Jaguar XK release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
For those looking for a luxury sport coupe or convertible, odds are you’re looking for a serious vehicle than just a mere transportation. Well, if your ideals are among these; a beautifully styled interior, enthralling performance, well-equipped, and has the reliability of the nameplate, then there’s no doubt you’ll find the newest 2017 Jaguar XK exciting.
Jaguar hasn’t offered any changes under its hood, so we should we should expect the newest Jaguar XK to retain the 385-horsepower – producing 5.0L V8 engine. Those seeking an even more exhilarating performance can opt for the ludicrous 550-horsepower – generating 2017 Jaguar XKR-S model.
Handling and suspension upgrades are inevitable, although the nitty-gritties are yet to be made public. The ride quality is simply out-of-this-world regardless of the trim chosen. Throw in the comfortable and supportive seats and a sumptuous cabin packed with tons of standard technologies and you’re definitely living-the-American-dream in your Jaguar XK.
There are some flipsides, though, lest you think the 2017 Jaguar XK lacks any foibles. Those living in snowbelt regions will find it disappointing as the XK lacks an AWD option. InCar technology isn’t that advanced relative to the available competition, and the cabin can feel rather confining particularly in the XK Roadster.
There’re several competitors out there in case you’re not completely sold out on the 2017 Jaguar XK appeal. Some of these include the BMW 6 Series, Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, and Jaguar’s own F-Type. All of these rivals offer strong and capable engines, sophisticated and luxurious interior, and loads of character. But even so, we still think the Jaguar F-Type deserves your consideration.
The 2017 Porsche 911 Convertible price starts from $101,700, the 911 Coupe from $89,400, and the 911 R from $184,900. The Porsche 911 comes equipped with a 4.0L flat-6 engine that churns out an incredible 500 horsepower @8,250 rpm and 339 pounds-ft. of torque @6,250 rpm. The Porsche 911 release date is expected this summer.
2017 Jaguar XK Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the 2017 Jaguar XK: Base, XKR, and the top-of-the-line 2017 Jaguar XKR-S. All of these are available in both coupe and Roadster body styles.
2017 Jaguar XK Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available on the base model include LED running lights, eighteen-inch wheels, leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a power-operated wind deflector, four-way power lumbar, heated and ventilated front seats, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear foglights, cruise control, an eleven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, satellite and HD radio, media player interface, and driver and front passenger memory settings.
The 2017 Jaguar XKR offers features such as automatic parallel-parking system, a hands-free power tailgate, a rearview camera, adjustable side bolsters, 12-way “active multi-contour” seats, keyless entry and ignition, and front and rear parking sensors.
The high-performance version – the 2017 Jaguar XKR-S Roadster should come equipped with features such as upgraded leather upholstery, aggressively calibrated adaptive suspension system, a limited-slip differential, a sport-steering wheel, and a sport exhaust.
2017 Jaguar XK Engine Specs
No one exactly knows what lurks beneath the hood of the 2017 Jaguar XK as the automaker hasn’t announced anything yet. However, we expect the base model to come equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 385 horsepower and 380 lbs. ft. of torque, as well as a supercharged 5.0L option rated at 550 horsepower and 502 pounds-ft. of torque.
2017 Jaguar XK Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably debut sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model. Pricing will likely be around $84,500 for the coupe.