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Vehicle Profile: 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe
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Little gets the driving enthusiast’s heart racing faster than a high-powered, racing-inspired coupe. Infuse such a car with the indulgent yet tasteful luxury for which Jaguar is famous, and you have the 2012 XK Coupe. If you’ve been looking for the ultimate car, start with the XK, which gets new design details and amenities for 2012.
There is no question that driving connoisseurs look to Europe for the finest grand touring (GT) coupes. Jaguar mastered the art of the high-speed luxury GT long ago, and the 2012 XK Coupe embodies all that Jaguar has learned along the way. With a 385 hp V8, intuitive six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifting and racing-inspired aluminum chassis, the 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe delivers a thrilling performance. Meanwhile, the luxury inside, fully lives up to the “grand” part of touring.
A stunningly elegant design to begin with, the 2012 XK gets a more road-hungry countenance with new slim-line, J-Blade design HID xenon headlights, a larger grille and new bumper. The headlights incorporate automatic leveling and washers, and cornering lights help illuminate areas to the side of the car at low speeds. The available Active Front Lighting system steers the headlights by up to 15 degrees into the curves as you drive, adding a new dimension to nighttime driving.
Because Jaguar customers prioritize design and personalization, the XK offers a large palate of exterior colors, including some that pay homage to the brand’s rich racing heritage. Few cars offer the number of paint and interior trim choices of a Jaguar. The 2012 XK Coupe presents 13 interior trim combinations, including some special-order choices, along with seven veneer possibilities.
Perhaps better than anyone, Jaguar designers blend tradition with modernity with sumptuous interiors. In the 2012 XK, the standard 16-way heated and cooled front power seats are covered in soft-grain leather, which also trims the interior. A heated leather steering wheel brings added warmth for cold weather driving. New detailing for 2012, including ebony soft-feel paint for the switches, gloss black finish on the center console and phosphor blue halo illumination and ambient lighting, heighten the intimate feeling you want in a true high-performance car.
In the fully modern category, the seven-inch touch-screen controls the standard navigation and iPod® and USB connectivity and also displays the image feed from the standard reverse parking camera.
Also blending British craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, the 2012 XK features as standard a Bowers & Wilkins® 525-Watt audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic® II surround sound. You’ll revel in the sound produced by Kevlar® mid-range speakers and aluminum dome tweeters. There is no extra-cost audio upgrade, because the best already comes standard.
In some luxury brands, racing heritage coupled with such a level of bespoke luxury can add up to a $150,000-plus price tag. The 2012 Jaguar XK upholds the brand’s penchant for lasting value with an MSRP of $84,500*. In fact, adding the four available factory options to the 2012 XK Coupe – Advanced Technology Package (Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Adaptive Front Lighting), heated front windshield, Jet Suedecloth covered steering wheel and HD Radio – would add just $4,250 to the car’s MSRP.
Beneath the sleek aluminum skin of the Jaguar XK, a strong, lightweight advanced aluminum body architecture endows this powerful machine with an uncanny combination of agility and efficiency.
The swiftness comes from a 5.0 liter direct-injection V8 that growls to life when you push the pulsating START button on the console. Watch as the JaguarDrive Selector™ with its rotary shifter elevates. Now you’re ready to tap into the 385 hp that can move this agile cat from zero-to-60 mph in just over five seconds.
Beneath you, the advanced chassis features Adaptive Dynamics to provide the right balance between comfort and dynamic response. From the console, you can select Dynamic Mode to sharpen handling responses or Winter Mode to optimize vehicle handling for slippery road conditions.
Efficiency in the 2012 Jaguar XK comes through in the 24 mpg highway fuel economy rating and 15,000-mile service intervals. Further reinforcing the XK ownership experience, Jaguar Platinum Coverage** gives you complimentary scheduled maintenance for the limited warranty period of four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Come in and see why the 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe makes such an ideal reward car. You deserve it.

* Price shown is MSRP.  Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Dealer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your dealer for details.
†Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
** For complete details on Jaguar Platinum Coverage, including limited warranty and maintenance coverage and exclusions, visit your local Jaguar dealer or JAGUARUSA.COM.


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