The Jaguar XJ has reached the 2014 model year which comes with minor exterior tweaks, such as the 18-inch Manra forged alloy wheels and soft-closing doors. On the inside of the long wheelbase version we find reclining aircraft-inspired rear seats which come with three massage programs: shoulder, lumbar and wave/rolling, along with numerous possible adjustments. Jaguar is also introducing a new rear arm rest, fold down business tables, along with an uprated rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.2-inch touchscreens that can show video from an external media player, digital TV tuner or a DVD player.
The 2014 Jaguar XJ can be configured with a 26-speaker 1,300-watt Meridian Reference Audio System which should sound great. Under the hood things remain the same with the exception of the 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter gasoline engine that now benefits from a stop/start system. There’s also the more powerful XJR with its V8 5.0-liter supercharged mill delivering 550 HP and 680 Nm of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 4.4 seconds and an electronically-capped maximum speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).