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1975-1981 Jaguar XJ-S specifications

1975-1981 Jaguar XJ-S specifications Classic and Performance Car

The earliest XJ-S offers design purity, but is less resolved than later examples


Based on a shortened XJ6 chassis, the XJ-S was the long awaited E-type replacement and ended up missing the mark by several miles, even if it successfully continued in the spirit of the Series 3. The new car was not a sporting drive in the way the earlier E-types were, but a grand tourer, with over-light power-assisted steering. In fact the XJ-S remained in production for more than 20 years – the longest run of any Jaguar – and went on to become a financial success for the company. Early manuals are sought-after and can fetch up to 40% more

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £8,900
  • Price (excellent)
    £30,000
  • Price (good):
    £20,000
  • Price (average):
    £10,000
  • Price (project):
    £6,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.9secs
  • Top speed:
    153.0mph
  • Power:
    285.0bhp
  • Torque:
    294.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    14.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, semi-trailing wishbones, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, lower transverse links, twin coil springs/damper units
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4880mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1790mm
  • Height:
    1210mm
  • Weight:
    1770kgs

Jaguar XJS Classifieds

  • Humber XJS

    London , London
  • Humber XJS

    London , London
  • Humber XJS

    London , London
  • Humber XJS

    London , London
  • 1985 Jaguar XJS

    Aalter , Flanders
  • 1989 Jaguar XJS

    Bramley , Surrey
  • Jaguar XJS

    London , London
  • Jaguar XJS

    London , London
  • 1985 Jaguar XJS

    United Kingdom
  • Jaguar XJS

    Faringdon , Oxfordshire

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