The now Indian automaker, Jaguar has officially announced that the next generation Jaguar XJ will keep the current 510 HP supercharged V8 from the R models, when it is unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This is a relief for all the Jaguar fans who feared a greener future with a little less horse power from the classic well handling British luxury limousine.

Next to the high performance powerhouse, Jaguar will also offer a wide range of internal combustion engines; mostly borrowed from the current XF and XK models. The majority of the piston pumpers will be gasoline powered with the entry-level model only having six of them. Don’t fret alternatively fueled junkies; there will also be a diesel powered unit.

The top of the line XJ will get the same 5.0 Liter V8 engine found in the current XFR sport sedan and two door XKR. There hasn’t been an XJR since the Vanden Plas trim was added, so this boosted XJ will wear an SV8 badge. However, there is talk of bringing back a 550 HP R version, but not anytime soon.


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