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1983-1987 JAGUAR XJ-SC 3.6 Cabriolet specifications


The launch of a new Jaguar engine isn’t exactly a common event, and is usually executed in stages. As is the case when the first V12s were fitted to the E-type sports car, when Jaguar finished its slant-six engine known as the AJ6, it installed it in the XJ-S in 1983 before making it available to saloon car buyers, three years later. The Cabriolet version of the XJ-S was a half-way house to full open-topped motoring, as it retained a heavy (and ugly) roll-over structure, and the coupé’s passenger doors. Paved the way for a full convertible in later years.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £33,400
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,500
  • Price (good):
    £6,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.7secs
  • Top speed:
    136.0mph
  • Power:
    223.0bhp
  • Torque:
    277.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, semi-trailing wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Sub-frame mounted independent, hubs located by driveshafts and lower transverse links, twin coil springs/damper units
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4765mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1795mm
  • Height:
    1260mm
  • Weight:
    1611kgs

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