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Jaguar 2.5-litre/Mk V Saloon/DHC (1946-1951) specifications

Jaguar 2.5-litre/Mk V Saloon/DHC (1946-1951) specifications Classic and Performance Car

A genuinly new Jaguar for the post-war world, the Mk V saloon and DHC models brought in some much needed improvements


The first genuinely new post-war Jaguar saloon, although it was actually a bit of a stop-gap between the pre-war cars and the all-new metal on the horizon. The sweeping bodywork was all-new, but quite similar to what came before, while the chassis would go on to be used to underpin all of Jaguar’s ‘50s range of saloons. Independent front suspension finally made an appearance, bringing the Mark V in line with its rivals, and improving road manners. Limited production run – especially the drophead – means finding the right one takes time.

Production

  • Production:
    8905
  • Price at launch:
    £1,189
  • Price (excellent)
    £50,000
  • Price (good):
    £30,000
  • Price (average):
    £20,000
  • Price (project):
    £8,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.0secs
  • Top speed:
    87.0mph
  • Power:
    125.0bhp
  • Torque:
    136.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    19.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4760mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3050mm
  • Width:
    1740mm
  • Height:
    1590mm
  • Weight:
    1676kgs

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