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Mr Jaguar
04-07-2004, 11:47 AM
The first pictures...


<img src="http://www.autoweek.com/specials/2004_newyork/jagxj/images/1.jpg">

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Doug XJ8L
04-07-2004, 01:59 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos... Looks absolutely stunning!

Jose
04-07-2004, 04:30 PM
The 4 inch gain in headroom is what made the normal X350 look bulky in the middle. The length was only increased 2.4 inches in that model. The long wheel base model with it's extra length evens out the proportions better. Now the cars appears low and lean again although it's really not.

JMG1
04-07-2004, 06:07 PM
From Jags site......

Jaguar's 2005 Long Wheelbase XJ

Unveiled at the 2004 New York International Automobile Show and on sale from September, Jaguar is proud to introduce the new 2005 Model Year version of its XJ sedan. Already renowned as one of the most advanced cars on the road today thanks to its aluminum-intensive monocoque rivet-bonded construction, the 2005 XJ adopts a new long wheelbase format for the North American market and a new range line up offering all the luxury, craftsmanship and thrilling driving dynamics expected of the revered British marque.

The 2005 Model Year XJ range will expand from three to five distinct model derivatives with two standard wheelbase models continuing from the 2004 range, launched in 2003. The flagship Super V8 model returns to the XJ line up after two years away offering unique luxury and craftsmanship features combined with the mighty 390 bhp supercharged powertrain - Jaguar's ultimate luxury/performance "stealth" car.

The long wheelbase XJs - XJ8L, Vanden Plas, and Super V8 - use the same unique, highly innovative aluminum alloy monocoque bodyshell construction as the 2004 standard wheelbase XJs. With the longest wheelbase and longest overall length in its class, and with the whole of its additional body length incorporated behind the B pillars, the long wheelbase XJs have unsurpassed rear head room and 4.4 in. more rear knee room than the standard-wheelbase XJ.


"The long wheelbase models add another dimension to the XJ line-up. These vehicles were designed from the outset to be long wheelbase cars, therefore the 'stretch' seems natural in the styling and feel of the car. It's the largest Jaguar ever built, providing customers with unsurpassed cabin space while maintaining high levels of luxury and performance as one would come to expect from a Jaguar." Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars
"Business trays" on Vanden Plas and Super V8 models, large enough to hold a notebook computer, fold down from the front seat backs to maximize comfort and convenience. Longer rear doors create more room for entry and exit. Also in the rear seating area, an available multimedia entertainment system includes a DVD player and twin 6.5-inch display screens incorporated into the front seat headrests. The system's switchpack permits universal connectivity to external devices, including iPod, MP3, etc. The multimedia entertainment system is standard on the flagship Super V8 and optional on other XJ models. Also standard on Super V8 is the otherwise optional 4-zone climate control system with individual rear seat settings. A wider choice of luxurious interior trims, including new leather and trim options, accompany the host of enhancements to the 2005 XJ range.

The long wheelbase XJs continue to offer the choice of powerful, refined and efficient V8 engines, from a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 to the range-topping 390 bhp supercharged 4.2-liter V8 -- both matched to the advanced ZF six-speed automatic transmission. With only a minimal weight increase over the standard wheelbase XJ's body -- just 53 lbs. -- all models have virtually unchanged levels of performance and fuel economy.


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Jose
04-07-2004, 06:50 PM
"With only a minimal weight increase over the standard wheelbase XJ's body -- just 53 lbs. -- all models have virtually unchanged levels of performance and fuel economy."

Glad that it's only 53 lbs heavier. I was worried that it would weigh a lot more and hinder performance and fuel economy. The Super V8 is great for those of us who want the performance without the ride compromise.

RickKap
04-07-2004, 09:24 PM

RickKap
04-08-2004, 12:05 AM
available?

"A wider choice of luxurious interior trims, including new leather and trim options, accompany the host of enhancements to the 2005 XJ range."

JMG1
04-08-2004, 12:50 AM
Good question, could mean it will just include new colors and maybe more choices of wood trim. Or that there will be a premium leather option. There could possibly be a few new features that might be optional equipment....guess we'll know soon enough.

Notice the chrome is now gone on the tail lights, rear window, front windshield. I think the change looks really good.

RickKap
04-14-2004, 08:16 PM
The year 2004 will be the first and the last year of the swb Vanden Plas as far as American availability goes. Also, you can't order the leather that is on the Vanden Plas for a regular XJ here.

RickKap
04-16-2004, 11:37 PM

RickKap
06-14-2004, 12:40 AM

RickKap
06-14-2004, 02:26 PM
<img src="http://www.crystalmaker.com/staff/david/jaguar/motor_show_live_2004/xj_super_v8_lwb_rear.jpg">

Mr Jaguar
06-15-2004, 02:37 PM
Where have I seen those pictures before...


Mr Jaguar

RHankey
06-16-2004, 11:32 AM
Looks like they've changed the front center console lid on the 05. On the 04's, a portion of the lid slides back to expose the cup holders - it takes a little getting used to and is a little tricky to operate single handed, as it only slides while the lid latch is held up. From the picture of the 05, it looks like there is a flap on the lid that hinges forward to expose the cup holders. The 04 VDP lid is wrapped in real or fake leather with stiched seams, while the 05 appears to be simply plastic.

In the 05 picture, there's also some horizontal ribbing on the side of the front console that is not on my 04 VDP. Wonder what that's for, other than as a dirt collector?

Mr Jaguar
06-16-2004, 12:01 PM
@RHankey, the centre console is NOT changed!! This X350 is equipped with the optional four zone A/C. That is the reason why the center console is different. You can see this at the end (where the passengers in the rear can change their temp. etc.)

Mr Jaguar

Mr Jaguar
06-16-2004, 12:03 PM
http://www.crystalmaker.com/staff/david/jaguar/motor_show_live_2004/xj_super_v8_lwb_rear.jpg

Here you can see that it is different and that the passengers in the back can control the A/C.


Mr Jaguar

RHankey
06-17-2004, 12:14 PM
Thanks Mr Jaguar for that clarification. I'd noticed that the model shown included the optional 4-zone climate control, but didn't realize that changed the consol lid and trim around the side. I've not seen that option in real life yet. I had wanted that option, but it would have required a special order which by the time it was filled would have come as a 05 model year. I didn't want the option badly enough, so I went with an 04-VDP without the option and have had no regrets.

RickKap
07-03-2004, 05:07 PM

David Palmer
07-14-2004, 09:58 AM
This image has been removed as its use was unauthorized.

David Palmer
07-14-2004, 10:00 AM
...yes, but it's a shame that the poster didn't ask permission before he posted images of my son on the internet. I have now removed these images from our web server.


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