Jaguar unveiled its new XJ Ultimate Edition at this week’s autoshow in Beijing. The new British flagship XJ model is based on the long-wheelbase version and will be offered with new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine producing 335hp. The new flagship can also be offered with old 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, and its 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel. All engines will be linked to eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Most interesting interior changes concern the rear passenger compartment that gets a full-length, leather-trimmed center console separating the two individually tailored seats, which feature power adjustment, ventilation, massage and lumbar functions. A solid aluminum table with piano-black and chrome detailing rises up from the console at the touch of a button providing a working space, while the rear passengers also get two third-generation iPads with wireless keyboards housed in bespoke leather-trimmed docks in the rear of the front seats.
There’s a bespoke champagne chiller mounted between the two rear seats, while an entertainment package with twin headrest screens and wireless headphones completes the experience in combination with a new 20-speaker surround sound system developed by British audio experts Meridian.
The exterior changes are limited to the new chromed lower air intakes on the front bumper, the polished stainless steel oval exhaust pipe finishers, unique alloy wheels and subtle “Ultimate” badging.