2010 Jaguar XKR Goes to Australia

British automobile manufacturer Jaguar has just released details and pricing for the 2010 Jaguar XKR and XK model range in the Australian market. With deliveries starting from the first quarter of 2010, the new range comes with new engine configurations, styling enhancements and a new lightweight aluminium body structure.

But to get straight to the point, the Australian version of the 2010 XKR is powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that develops 442 hp and 625 Nm of torque. The powertrain boosts the car from a naught to sixty in 4.8 seconds and climbs up to a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

As for the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine fitted on the 2010 XK, the maximum power output is of 380 hp and 515 Nm of torque, boosting the car for 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 second. The top speed, however, is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph) as well.

The 2010 Jaguar XKR price in Australia starts at $255,000 for the coupe and at $278,300 for the convertible, while the 2010 Jaguar XK pricing starts at $224,200 and goes up to $257,500.

The new XK range also introduces new alloy wheel designs, with 19-inch ten V-spoke Caravela wheels as standard on the XK and twin-five-spoke 20-inch Kalimnos wheels as standard on the XKR. The latter also benefits of optional twin seven- spoke R Performance Nevis.

The color range has been extended to 15 colors with the new Claret, Spectrum Blue, and Kyanite Blue, with the Salsa and Kyanite Blue reserved exclusively for the XKR.

As for the safety features, every car in the new XK range features Jaguar's pedestrian deployable bonnet system and hidden, automatic roll-over protection. An energy absorbing bumper system also helps minimise lower leg injuries to pedestrians. Moreover, all the models include front, side and thorax airbags, incorporating a new technology which reduces the load on the occupant's body if the front airbag is deployed.
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