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Jaguar XJ-S V12

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Jaguar XJ-S V12

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in, 212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1975
ModelXJ-S V12Issued until
SerieXJ-SNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4864 mm / 191.5 in / 191.5 inTotal (curb) weight1681 kg / 3706 lb / 3706 lb
Width1791 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2621 mm / 103.2 in / 103.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)57.0 % / 57.0 % / 57.0 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity86 l / 19.0 UK gal / 22.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.77 m2 / 8.2 sq ft / 8.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.0 kW / 25.5 hp / 25.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supplyLu fuel inj.Engine displacement5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity445.33 cm3/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.8 kW / 132.5 hp / 132.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.874 bhp/cu in / 0.874 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sTop (maximal) speed246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio169.5 kW/ton / 128.5 bhp/ton / 128.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent,TvA, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar XJ-S V12

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