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Jaguar XK8 Coupé

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Jaguar XK8 Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in, 216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 251 km/h / 156 mph / 156 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1996
ModelXK8 CoupéIssued until
SerieXK8Number 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

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight1653 kg / 3644 lb / 3644 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2591 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.6 UK gal / 19.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeAJ-V8 AJ28Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplySFiEngine displacement3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.1 kW/l / 1.190 bhp/cu in / 1.190 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed251 km/h / 156 mph / 156 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio175.4 kW/ton / 132.9 bhp/ton / 132.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)15.70 s / 15.70 s / 15.70 sFuel 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 VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar XK8 Coupé

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