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Jaguar XK 8 Convertible XK8 4.0 i V8 32V

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Jaguar XK 8 Convertible XK8 4.0 i V8 32V

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3998 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in, 209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1996
ModelXK 8 Convertible XK8 4.0 i V8 32VIssued until2002
SerieXK-8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformQEVNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight1780 kg / 3924 lb / 3924 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1306 mm / 51.4 in / 51.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2588 mm / 101.9 in / 101.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.839258114374  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyDistributed injectionEngine displacement3998 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.56 cm3/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.4 kW / 137.3 hp / 137.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.149 bhp/cu in / 1.149 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.2 l/100km / 16.4 mpg-UK / 13.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi (est.)
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/50 R17Tyres rear245/50 R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar XK 8 Convertible XK8 4.0 i V8 32V

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