X300 Saloons

From 1994 to 1997

A new saloon designed during the Ford ownership of the company, taking the best of the previous model with a return to curvaceous styling and a new assembly line.

With the Ford takeover of the company, money and a new approach to building quality saloons. the 1995 model year XJ models (coded X-300) used the basic floorpan and inner structure of the previous model. Body panels and fit and finish were much improved with new assembly methods and a return to curvaceous styling reminiscent of the old Series XJs of the 1970s and 1980s. Internally finishes were improved, new seating and equipment levels were enhanced, and as well as the V12 6.0 litre engine, the XJ6s were fitted with the then new AJ-16 engines of 3.2 litre and 4.0 litre capacity with individual coil over ignition electrics. 

A comprehensive range of models was offered, from standard XJ6, Sport, Sovereign, Daimler and a new high performance XJR supercharged 6-cylinder saloon, the first production supercharged engine Jaguar had produced. Each model had its unique styling features and more importantly suspension set-ups so that for example the XJ6 had a softer ride than the Sport, etc. In 1996 long wheelbase models were offered, the company celebrated the centenary of the Daimler company by producing limited edition Daimler Century models, and a new Executive model was also produced to cater for a younger ‘executive’ market. 

The X-300 had a limited production run with the V12 versions being deleted in 1997 when all V12 engine production finished and the 6-cylinder models later that year with the introduction of the new V8 engined cars.

Model Summary

Model Type:

X300 Saloons

Production Dates:

1994 - 1997

Engine Range:

3.2 Litre

4.0 Litre

4.0 Litre Supercharged

6.0 Litre

0 - 60 mph:

3.2 Litre - 8.9 seconds (7.9 manual)

4.0 Litre - 7.8 seconds (7 manual)

4.0 Litre Supercharged - 6.6 seconds (5.9 manual)

6.0 Litre - 6.8 seconds

Top Speed:

3.2 Litre - 139 mph (138 manual)

4.0 Litre - 144 mph (143 manual)

4.0 Litre Supercharged - 155 mph (155 manual)

6.0 Litre - 155 mph

X300 Saloons Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 3.2 Litre
Engine (cc)3239
Bore and Stroke (mm)91 x 83
Compression Ratio10:1
BHP219
@ RPM5100
Torque (lb ft)232
@ RPM4500
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.0 Litre
Engine (cc)3980
Bore and Stroke (mm)91 x 102
Compression Ratio10:1
BHP249
@ RPM4800
Torque (lb ft)289
@ RPM4000
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.0 Litre Supercharged
Engine (cc)3980
Bore and Stroke (mm)91 x 102
Compression Ratio8.5:1
BHP326
@ RPM5000
Torque (lb ft)378
@ RPM3050
FuellingFuel-injection
 6.0 Litre
Engine (cc)5993
Bore and Stroke (mm)90 x 78.5
Compression Ratio11:1
BHP318
@ RPM5350
Torque (lb ft)353
@ RPM2850
FuellingFuel-injection

Engine Performance

 3.2 Litre
Top Speed139 mph (138 manual)
0 - 60 mph8.9 seconds (7.9 manual)
Fuel Consumption26.9 mpg
 4.0 Litre
Top Speed144 mph (143 manual)
0 - 60 mph7.8 seconds (7 manual)
Fuel Consumption26.8 mpg
 4.0 Litre Supercharged
Top Speed155 mph (155 manual)
0 - 60 mph6.6 seconds (5.9 manual)
Fuel Consumption23.4 mpg
 6.0 Litre
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph6.8 seconds
Fuel Consumption18.4 mpg

Model Specifications

 3.2 Litre
TransmissionGetrag 5-speed synchro ZR 4-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)7 x 16 (8 x 16 Sport)
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, driveshafts as upper link, anti-squat, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.0 Litre
TransmissionGetrag 5-speed synchro ZR 4-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)7 x 16 (8 x 16 Sport)
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, driveshafts as upper link, anti-squat, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.0 Litre Supercharged
TransmissionGetrag 5-speed synchro ZF 4-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)8 x 17
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, driveshafts as upper link, anti-squat, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 6.0 Litre
TransmissionGM 4-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)8 x 16
Suspension (Front)Ind unequal-length wishbones, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, driveshafts as upper link, anti-squat, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated

Model Dimensions

 3.2 Litre
Length (in)197 (Short wheelbase)
Width (in)70 (Short wheelbase)
Height (in)51 (Short wheelbase)
Wheelbase (in)112 (Short wheelbase)
Front Track (in)57.25 (Short wheelbase)
Rear Track (in)57 (Short wheelbase)
Weight (Cwt)35.4 (Short wheelbase)
 4.0 Litre
Length (in)197 (Short wheelbase)
Width (in)70 (Short wheelbase)
Height (in)51 (Short wheelbase)
Wheelbase (in)112 (Short wheelbase)
Front Track (in)57.25 (Short wheelbase)
Rear Track (in)57 (Short wheelbase)
Weight (Cwt)35.4 (Short wheelbase)
 4.0 Litre Supercharged
Length (in)197 (Short wheelbase)
Width (in)70 (Short wheelbase)
Height (in)51 (Short wheelbase)
Wheelbase (in)112 (Short wheelbase)
Front Track (in)57.25 (Short wheelbase)
Rear Track (in)57 (Short wheelbase)
Weight (Cwt)35.4 (Short wheelbase)
 6.0 Litre
Length (in)197 (Short wheelbase)
Width (in)70 (Short wheelbase)
Height (in)51 (Short wheelbase)
Wheelbase (in)112 (Short wheelbase)
Front Track (in)57.25 (Short wheelbase)
Rear Track (in)57 (Short wheelbase)
Weight (Cwt)35.4

Optional Extras

  • Fog/spot lights mounted within front valance (standard on some models)
  • Enhanced radio/cassette system
  • Mud flaps
  • Cloth upholstery alternative to leather upholstered cars
  • Leather upholstery alternative to cloth upholstered cars
  • Cruise control (where not fitted as standard)
  • Tailored overmats
  • Headlights wash/wipe system (where not fitted as standard)
  • Integrated hi/fi system with CD auto-changer in boot
  • Roof-rack system with specialist fittings for skis, luggage box, etc
  • Wood-veneer gear knob (where not fitted as standard)
  • Sheepskin over-rugs for non-Daimler models
  • Child's safety seat
  • Child's booster cushion
  • First-aid kit for boot area
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • Fire extinguisher for boot area
  • Jaguar warning triangle
  • Headlamp converters
  • Headlamp safety covers
  • Roof box
  • Mobile telephone kits
  • Sports suspension option (where not standard)
  • Electrically operated sunroof (non-Daimler/Vanden Plas models)
  • Rear screen blinds
  • Snow chains
  • Electrically operated boot-mounted cooler box
  • Luggage net for boot area
  • Witter tow bar kit
  • Cup-holders for forward centre console area
  • Heated windscreen
  • Ultrasonic intrusion security system
  • Tool kit (mounted in under-bonnet area)
  • Air-conditioning (non-equipped cars)
  • Eight-way front adjustable seats (where not fitted)
  • Heated front seats
  • Jaguar 'growler' alloy wheel centre badges, various colours
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Chrome door mirror surrounds (where not fitted)
  • Bright rear number plate surround (chrome)
  • Self-dipping rear-view mirror
  • Wood/leather steering wheel (where not fitted)
  • Passenger compartment glovebox kit (pre-1996 models)
  • 16in Dimple anthracite infill wheels
  • 16in Turbine chromed alloy wheels
  • 16in Dimple (no infill) alloy wheels
  • 16in Turbine alloy wheels
  • 16in 20-spoke alloy wheels (plastic centre cap)
  • 16in 20-spoke alloy wheels (exposed wheel nuts)
  • 16in Kiwi alloy wheels
  • 16in Aero alloy wheels
  • 16in lattice alloy wheels
  • 17in XJR five-spoke alloy wheels (exposed wheel nuts)

X300 Saloons Events

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A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

Trackday 2

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Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

X300 Saloons News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

Xjr
Daimler Corsica

Model Contacts

Steve Howard

X300 Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 07814 429606 @: x300.jec@gmail.com

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