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Lightweight Aluminum Architecture
The groundbreaking styling is
matched by innovative construction techniques. The lightweight aluminum
structure - 50 percent of which is made from recycled materials - offers reduced
weight and improved efficiency. In conjunction with a full lifecycle approach to
design and manufacture, this allows the XJ to minimize its carbon footprint.
The weight saved by the use of aluminum also has benefits for performance
and agility and is complemented by the most advanced, powerful and efficient
Jaguar powertrains ever. All engines are coupled to a shift-by-wire, six-speed
automatic transmission controlled by the JaguarDrive Selector and steering
The cabin of the
2012 Jaguar XJ blends elegant, contemporary design with the comfort, luxury and
unmistakable sporting style of a Jaguar. Chrome and piano black detailing
provides contrast to the beautifully-crafted leather and wood veneer surfaces. A
long-wheelbase model is available, for increased rear seat legroom.
Jaguar's interior designers have created an environment more akin to a modern
living space than a car cabin. Large 12.3-inch high-definition virtual
instruments complement an innovative 8-inch Touch-screen.
surround sound options include the top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins
system that is comparable in audio quality to the best in-home entertainment.
Advanced infotainment features also include hard-drive based audio and
navigation systems and comprehensive connectivity for portable audio and video
devices via the powerful Media Hub.
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