New for 2015The Jaguar XKR enters its last model year of production with an “XK Final Fifty” limited edition model as a sendoff. The XK Final Fifty will be comprised of the last 50 XKR models (25 coupes and 25 convertibles), which will be painted Ultimate Black, feature unique trim, and get as standard the performance and dynamic packs. Adaptive headlights, HD Radio, and bright metallic pedals are now standard equipment on all models.
Vehicle OverviewThe Jaguar XKR is a powerful grand touring coupe and convertible that’s powered by a supercharged V-8, and despite its age remains one of the more handsome vehicles on the market. The XKR is a more luxury-focused two-door compared to the newer, sportier, and two-seat F-Type coupe and convertible.
SummaryThe 2015 Jaguar XKR is powered by a 510-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that produces 461 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a six-speed automatic that drives the rear wheels. The XKR-S model ups the output of the supercharged V-8, bringing figures up to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, yet utilizing the same transmission. EPA estimates for fuel efficiency of the two variants of the supercharged V-8 are an identical 15/22 mpg city/highway.
Raising, or lowering, the XKR Convertible’s top takes 18 seconds, and can be done at speeds under 15 mph. The aging XKR offers heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a Bowers & Wilkins 525-watt sound system, keyless entry and start, an adaptive suspension damping system, electronic differential, and active exhaust. While the platform may be aging, it does remain luxurious and eminently capable at its stated goal of being a supremely comfortable grand tourer.
The 2015 Jaguar XKR has not been crash tested by the NHTSA of the IIHS.
- 550-hp XKR-S model
- Comfortable yet visceral driving experience
- Adaptive suspension is balanced
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