Jaguar XJL Ultimate, XJ AWD show up at Pebble Beach
Jaguar descended on the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with two of its new models: the XJL Ultimate and the 3.0-liter XJ all-wheel drive. Built for chauffeuring the well-to-do about in style, the XJL Ultimate (above in black) packs a luxury-lined interior complete with reclining and massaging rear seats, a rear business table and a set of champagne flutes that store conveniently under a rear table. Of course, those vessels would be all but useless without a champagne chiller. Fortunately, Jaguar graced the rear cabin with just such an appliance between the rear seats. Both rear passengers get to enjoy an iPad and keyboard as well.
The 2013 XJ in red, meanwhile, showed off its all-new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and all-wheel-drive system. The blown six-cylinder delivers 335 horsepower to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the all-wheel drive can shuttle power to the front and rear tires in a split of up to 50:50. Jaguar says the addition of all-wheel drive hasn’t sullied the driving dynamics of the XJ line (or the XF, where it also appears with the same engine), and we’re hoping that’s true. The drivetrain uses a stop/start system to keep fuel consumption low. Check out the live galleries above and below for a closer look at both machines.