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2008 Jaguar Super V8

In short: A supercharged luxury sedan.

This luxurious sedan boasts a 4.2L supercharged V8 engine, an extensive list of safety features and Jaguar’s notable CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension) system. Its smooth ride will make you want to offer to drive, and its spacious interior means anyone lucky enough to come along will lounge comfortably.


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Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, one year free schedule maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance.

Base Price: $94,085 /As Tested: $94,750

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: 4-door sedan

Engine: 4.2L supercharged V8
Horsepower: 400 hp
Torque: 413 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic brake assist

air suspension with CATS, speed sensitive steering

Safety: adaptive restraint system, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, dynamic stability control, energy absorbent front seats. tire pressure monitoring

EPA City:
15 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

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(Updated: 07/30/08 HC)