Plenty of "giddy-up-go" with the normally aspirated engine (385 hp.). Ride is a bit stiff not silky smooth as the sales brochure implies, but then again it's a sport-touring vehicle. Interior is superb. The car is classed as a Portfolio edition with some extra options. There is no oil dipstick - electronic readout on dash. Trunk is a bit tight, hard to get one set of golf clubs in it. Uses plastic head lamp covers as compared to my '05 XK8 glass ones (tacky plastic that'll likely get yellowed, glazed & scratched in time). No sunglass compartment built into left side of dash as there was in my '05 XK8. Reliable, well built & gorgeous design - a real head turner. Classy car & well balanced simple design. Had local dealer program "daylight running lights" on for safety. Now trying to see if a rearview camera can be installed. Overall, I love it even though it has no variable utility other than getting from point A to point B in style...I use my '14 GMC Terrain for grunt duty. Just bought a "T" shirt: "YOU CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS, BUT YOU CAN BUY A JAGUAR XK AND THAT'S KIND OF THE SAME THING"
Lease ended on a 6 series BMW, test drove this bad boy with no intention of switching brands. Got blown away by the better power, slick lines (Jr Aston Martin), and luxury accents of this car. Get more compliments that I ever did with the 6 series, and saved some money in the process. Ian Callum (Use to be with Aston Martin, now designs the latest jags?) , job well done.
Turning the wheel on this cat is like guiding a ballet dancer through a turn: feather like. Angry cat growl with power to spare, that is there when you need it. Nice pampering seats, wider turn lights to help at night.
Jaguar? please catch up to your competition with a voice activated interface. Screen touch is fine, but requires taking your eyes off the road. Oh, and I had to buy a 2nd generation Ipod because your Ipod cable will play, but NOT charge the 3rd and 4th generation ones (on a $85,000 car!).