Car specifications

Jaguar XJ 12 5.3 Cat. Sovereign Automatic

Jaguar XJ 12 5.3 Cat. Sovereign Automatic

The car was significantly facelifted again in April 1979, known as the "Series III", incorporating a subtle exterior redesign by Pininfarina. Changes from the Series II included thicker and more incorporated rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles, one-piece front door glass without a separate quarter light, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters, and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area. The option of a sunroof and cruise control were also offered for the first time.

General Data

Make
Jaguar
Model
XJ
Sub Model
12 5.3 Catalyst Sovereign Automatic
Model Code
Series 3
Production Year(s)
1988 - 1989
Country of origin
United Kingdom

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Saloon
Doors
4
Number of seats
5
Length CM
495.9
Length in
195.24
Width CM
177
Width in
69.68
Height CM
137.7
Height in
54.21
Wheelbase CM
286.5
Wheelbase in
112.80
Curb Weight KG
1885
Curb Weight LBS
4156

Engine

Engine Type
V
Cylinders
12
Engine Displacement (cc)
5344
Engine Displacement (cui)
326
Engine (l)
5.3
Engine HP
260
Engine PS
264
Engine KW
194
@RPM
5250
Engine Max Torque (NM)
369
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
272
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
37.63
Engine Max Torque RPM
2750
Fueltype
Gasoline

Transmission

Transmission Type
Automatic
Number of gears
3

Chassis

Engine position
Front
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
91

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
233
Top Speed MP/H
145
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
9.5

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Disk
Rear Brakes
Disk
Front Suspension
Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Coil Springs
Standard Tire Size
205/70R15VR

Emission & Environment

Emission Standard
Euro 1

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