Jaguar XJ (X308/NAW/NAB) XJ8 4.0 I V8 32V Sovereign LBW (284 hp, petrol, 1997) - Technical data, specifications, characteristics

sedan (saloon), 4 doors, 5 seats, dimensions: 5149.00 mm x 1799.00 mm x 1333.00 mm, weight: 1730 kg, engine displacement: 3996 cc, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), 8 cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder, max power: 284 hp @ 6100 rpm, max torque: 375 Nm @ 4250 rpm, acceleration (0-100): 7.30 s, max speed: 240 km/h, gears (manual/automatic): - / 5, fuel type: petrol, fuel consumption (urban/extra urban/combined): 17.2 l / 8.9 l / -, tyres: 235/50 R16
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Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

Model(X308/NAW/NAB) XJ8 4.0 I V8 32V Sovereign LBW
First year of production1997
Last year of production2003

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)
Number of doors4 (four)
Number of seats5 (five)
Wheelbase2995.00 mm (millimeters)
9.83 ft (feet)
117.91 in (inches)
2.9950 m (meters)
Front track1500.00 mm (millimeters)
4.92 ft (feet)
59.06 in (inches)
1.5000 m (meters)
Rear track1498.00 mm (millimeters)
4.91 ft (feet)
58.98 in (inches)
1.4980 m (meters)
Length5149.00 mm (millimeters)
16.89 ft (feet)
202.72 in (inches)
5.1490 m (meters)
Width1799.00 mm (millimeters)
5.90 ft (feet)
70.83 in (inches)
1.7990 m (meters)
Height1333.00 mm (millimeters)
4.37 ft (feet)
52.48 in (inches)
1.3330 m (meters)
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity410.0 l (liters)
14.48 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.41 m3 (cubic meters)
410000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity-
Curb weight1730 kg (kilograms)
3814.00 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2260 kg (kilograms)
4982.45 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank81.0 l (liters)
17.82 UK gal (UK gallons)
21.40 US gal (US gallons)


Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fuelpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine locationlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement3996 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typedouble overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationnaturally aspirated
Compression ratio10.70 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersV engine
Number of cylinders8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)86.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.39 in (inches)
0.0860 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)86.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.39 in (inches)
0.0860 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power284 hp (horse power)
211.8 kW (kilowatts)
287.9 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at6100 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque375 Nm (newton meters)
38.2 kgm (kilogram meters)
276.6 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at4250 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.30 s (seconds)
Maximum speed240 km/h (kilometers per hour)
149.13 mph (miles per hour)

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)17.2 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.78 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
4.54 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
13.68 mpg (miles per gallon)
3.61 mpl (miles per liter)
5.81 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)8.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.96 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.35 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
26.43 mpg (miles per gallon)
6.98 mpl (miles per liter)
11.24 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)-

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Type of transmissionautomatic
Number of automatic gears5 (five)
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)


Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulic
Turning circle diameter-


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - double wishbones
Type of rear suspension - double wishbones


Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discs
Type of rear brakesventilated discs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)Yes


Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size-
Tyre code235/50 R16

Compared to average values

The difference in percent between the values of some of the vehicle's characteristics and their average values.

Wheelbase+ 12%
Front track- 1%
Rear track- 1%
Length+ 15%
Width+ 1%
Height- 11%
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity- 9%
Curb weight+ 21%
Maximum weight+ 16%
Capacity of the fuel tank+ 31%
Engine displacement+ 78%
Maximum power+ 79%
Maximum torque+ 41%
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h- 29%
Maximum speed+ 19%
Fuel consumption (urban)+ 71%
Fuel consumption (extra urban)+ 44%

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