Used Jaguar XK Coupe 2006 - 2015 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Our recommendations

2006 - 2015 review
Jaguar XK Coupe (06 - 15)
  • Jaguar XK Coupe (06 - 15)
  • Jaguar XK Coupe (06 - 15)
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Which used Jaguar XK coupe should I buy?

From launch, there were two models available: the 4.2-litre V8 with 300bhp and the supercharged 4.2-litre R model with 420bhp. Both have an automatic gearbox - but that's no bad thing. It's slick, has a sports mode and F1-style steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

The R is a much more aggressive-looking car, with racing details, a sports body kit, different cabin trim options along and a firmer suspension. The standard car sounds great, but the R modifies the V8's growl to a roar under hard acceleration.

An active suspension system was available as an option on the 4.2, and standard on the R. This enhanced the car's drive, giving a more dynamic and stable feel - especially at speed.

The XK was overhauled in early 2009, with revised styling and new engines. The entry-level model comes with a 380bhp 5.0-litre V8, while the R receives a 503bhp supercharged version. This means it can accelerate from 0-62mph in a rapid 4.6secs. Along with the new engines, Jaguar fitted the adaptive suspension system as standard across the revised XK range.