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2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible Review

Plein Air Power

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible

In short: A luxe, supercharged soft-top convertible.

his luxurious convertible combines high performance with high class for a ride that is both refined and remarkably fast. Although the XKR's well-equipped interior may remind you of that of a full-sized sedan, this is one agile cat who loves to sprint, rocketing from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds.

Read a review of the 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 6-year/unlimited mile corrosion protection; 24-hour roadside assistance.

Base Price: $102,000

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible

Engine: 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 engine with direct fuel injection
Horsepower: 510 hp @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
Torque: 461 lb-ft @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,079 lbs
Wheelbase: 108.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.7/74.5/52.3 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and emergency brake assist
Suspension: wishbone front and rear independent suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Traction: active differential control; traction control; JaguarDrive Control with dynamic mode

0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
15 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

active head restraints; front, side and thorax airbags; occupant sensor

Likes: power; handling; luxe

Dislikes: as expected, tiny back seat area; mpg—but as expected, too!


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PNW052010 (Updated 05/27/10 NW)