Join host Ross Rapoport as he reviews the 2011 Jaguar XJL Supersport, the L referring to the long wheelbase version and the “supersport” classification warranted by its impressive performance. True to its heritage, the XJL lives up to Jaguar’s old sales slogan of “Grace, Space, Pace”.
The XJ first hit roads in 1968 and has been evolving ever since. For 2011, Jaguar took a risk with the re-design of the XJL’s rear styling. While the car remains distinctly Jaguar, the modern style updates are a nice change. On the inside, both the driver and the passengers will be riding in style and comfort.
Performance-wise, the XJL Supersport is a beast with a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and a 5-liter V8 that produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. With the supercharger, max torque can be achieved at a mere 2,500 rpm. Considering the output of the XJL, the fuel economy averages of 15 city and 21 highway can be considered decent to good for a vehicle of this type.
As Ross mentioned in the review, sticker shock might hit prospective buyers when they see a starting price of $113,200 (as-tested price of $114,075). But, when considering its competitors (the the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series), the XJL’s performance and price are unmatched.