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.