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    Read on to learn more about the Jaguar XJL Supersport in this editors' notebook article from the automotive experts at Automobile.

    XJ XJL Supersport 4dr Sedan specs (horsepower, torque, engine size, wheelbase), MPG and pricing.

    There's just not a lot of untoward outside noise intruding to upset the calm of the cabin. On Saturday morning, I found myself in a rural county located roughly at the joint of your hand and your middle finger. It's enough to give you a wonderful, warm feeling--oh, wait, that's the seat heat. If you hold your left hand with the palm facing away from you, you will see that your hand roughly approximates the shape of Michigan. And free is good, right?

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    It seems that the bigger and more expensive the car, the harder it is to install baby seats — the BMW 7-Series is also a giant pain in this regard.

    Surely that is why parents prefer minivans and crossovers to six-figure European sport sedans …. I particularly love the small, sporty steering wheel, which helps diminish the perceived size of the car and further enhances the sporty driving experience. I just returned from Pamplona, Spain, where I had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Audi S8. Both cars boast blown V-8s good for more than horsepower and aluminum construction that makes them lighter than comparable cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

    The Jag counters with fastastic driving dynamics. It feels lighter on its feet with the ability to carry more speed through turns. Either way, you win, but I am curious which car would win in a formal comparison. Much like early NASA astronauts returning from a voyage into space, it takes a few days of decompression to return my senses back to normal after a night with an XJ — particularly one in supercharged SuperSport guise.

    I drove the XJL Supersport more than miles during a beautiful autumn weekend, crisscrossing the midsection of Michigan. If you hold your left hand with the palm facing away from you, you will see that your hand roughly approximates the shape of Michigan. On Saturday morning, I found myself in a rural county located roughly at the joint of your hand and your middle finger.

    In other words, the Jaguar and I were in the middle of nowhere. I took advantage of the emptiness and the arrow-straight, flat country roads that slice through the fields of corn and soybeans to goose the big Jag a few times. After a few seconds of this bliss, I would hammer the brakes, and the Jag would bring itself down to sane, legal speeds with little fuss. Meaning, with no undue pitch or pedal kickback or shuddering or brake smoke filtering its way into the cockpit.

    This was not a bad way to spend a few moments of my life. Strangely, and somewhat sadly, this is the second time I have driven an XJ to a family funeral in the past two years. I ought to take one to a wedding, or some other happier event, sometime. After all, as big, prestigious luxury sedans go, the Jaguar XJ is a rather happy, fanciful car, not a somber gray Teutonic thing.

    My mother, naturally, was tsk-tsking from the back seat when I exceeded mph. Not that she had any clue what speed we were going until I pointed it out to her, so smoothly and effortlessly does the Jaguar cover ground. One of the other perils of driving a Jaguar with a hp, 5. I thought I was going about 80, but once I saw you flick on your lights, I glanced down, saw I was doing 87, and immediately pulled over to wait for you.

    The last time I drove an XJ sedan, I decided that its horsepower was more than sufficient. As Joe DeMatio stated above, it takes just the slightest flex of the right foot to find yourself approaching the mph mark. For instance, the only way that I found to activate the seat heaters is through the touchscreen, although all the other climate functions have their own discrete dials to operate temperature controls.

    This Jag is an interesting mix of new and old — witness the lovely chrome air vents and analog clock that hark back to older Jags, and the completely digital gauges in front of the driver. By most accounts, the Jaguar XJ is one handsome sedan — In case you missed it, it was winner of our Design of the Year award. Share this article on: Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email. Automobile Newsletter Join today!

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