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Jaguar XJ 8

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Jaguar XJ 8

4-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3981 cm3 / 242.9 cu in / 242.9 cu in, 216.0 kW / 289.7 hp / 289.7 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 524.8 N·m / 387.0 lb·ft / 387.0 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1998
ModelXJ 8Issued until
SerieXJNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)470 l / 16.60 cu ft / 16.60 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5160 l / 182.22 cu ft / 182.22 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5030 mm / 198.0 in / 198.0 inTotal (curb) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2920 mm / 115.0 in / 115.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity87 l / 19.1 UK gal / 23.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 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 (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.1 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
FuelStroke86.1 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3981 cm3 / 242.9 cu in / 242.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity501.30 cm3/cylinder / 30.591 cu in/cylinder / 30.591 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power216.0 kW / 289.7 hp / 289.7 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque524.8 N·m / 387.0 lb·ft / 387.0 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.2 kW / 124.9 hp / 124.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.3 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque131.8 N·m/l / 1.15 lb·ft/cu in / 1.15 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) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio164.2 kW/ton / 124.4 bhp/ton / 124.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front230/50-ZR16Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar XJ 8

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