By Francisca Gambino

THE 2015 JAGUAR XJL

With all the grace and elegance befitting the Jaguar name, the model XJL Portfolio All Wheel Drive (AWD) luxury sedan with a remarkable 332 lb-ft of torque from 3,500-5,000 rpm, packs a kick with a 340 hp 3-liter supercharged V6 engine that can take this stealth cat from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.

The superior engineering and design of this luxury vehicle includes a supercharged V6 engine that combines high compression, direct fuel injection, and dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT). A Roots-type twin vortex supercharger is mounted in the engine’s “V,” and a water-cooled intercooler reduces the temperature of the intake air to optimize power and efficiency. In addition, the wide range of ratios available from the ZF® 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with Intelligent start/stop system offers enhanced efficiency as well as smoother performance.

An automotive feat bar none, Jaguar’s innovative aluminum-intensive construction combined with its advanced standard Adaptive Dynamics suspension, delivers an agile, distinctly sporty driving character and refined ride. Standard amenities available on all XJL Portfolio AWD models include, soft-close doors; a heated steering wheel; power trunk lid with adjustable opening height; xenon HID headlights; Blind Spot Monitor; rear view camera; auto dimming side mirrors; a power-adjustable steering column; voice activated navigation system; and Jaguar Smart Key system™ with keyless entry.

The model XJL Portfolio AWD Jaguar series is comfort personified. An extended cabin with a total 1,120 mm (44.1-inches) of rear seat legroom; 14-way power front seats; four-zone automatic climate control; heated and active-ventilated front and rear seats; additional soft-grain leather surfaces; and, optional Meridian 825W, 15-channel, 20-speaker surround sound system, makes this a luxury sedan for the driver who demands performance without compromise.

With a full secondary bulkhead, laminated windshield, and door glass, optimized body structure, the exemplary aerodynamics of the Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD combined with its panoramic, heat-reflective, tinted glass roof that baths the interior in natural light infuses the cabin with an air of calm and serenity. Blending a wide choice of leather and wood finishes with intuitive infotainment technology – the XJL Portfolio AWD is a Preferred choice in the luxury class of sedan vehicles that pledge superior execution.

The Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD is available in Canada from $96,490.

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