Monday 31st December 2012
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If you have ever owned a Jaguar XJS then we would love to hear what you thought of this car. Let us know about any replacement parts you fitted and how they performed. Write a review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Jaguar XJS Overview

The Jaguar XJS is classed as a luxury grand tourer and was produced by the British automobile manufacturing company Jaguar Cars. This vehicle was in production from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the Jaguar E-type in 1975. It was based on the Jaguar XJ and was eventually replaced by the Jaguar XK8 in 1996. These cars very spacious in side the vehicle and very comfortable. The engines were large and meant these were good cars to drive over long distances and were good performers. They were well built, well refined cars but were costly on fuel and had some reliability issues. As the previous E-type was a sports car the XJS was criticised a bit for its appearance, but it is a grand tourer not a sports car. Does this sound anything like your experience of this car?

Jaguar XJS History

The Mark 1 Jaguar XJ-S (1975-80) was built on a 5.2L V12 engine and this vehicle was similar in specifications to the Lamborghini and Ferrari luxury sports cars. Originally it was available in both manual and automatic gearboxes, but the manual gearbox was soon to be discontinued. The styling was heavily criticised when compared to its predecessor the E-type. Due to the criticism of the high fuel consumption of the earlier version, a couple of new engines were released with better fuel economy: the 3.6 and updated 5.2L engine. The 3.6L was introduced in 1983 called the XJ-SC. These cars also had interior and exterior updates made. There were also convertible and special edition models made available. The new XJS (1991-96) was renamed the XJS and was better known as the facelift version. There were a couple new engines, the 4.0 and 6.0L versions. In 1996 this vehicle was discontinued and replaced with the XK8.

Model Types

5.3L V12 XJ-S H.E 3.6L XJ-SC AJ6 AJ16

Fuel Economy

The Jaguar XJ-S was available as 3.6, 4.0, 5.3 and 6.0L petrol engines. The smaller 3.6 and 4.0L engines were the more economical of the available engines but these cars in general were known for their heavy fuel consumption. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember to consider the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The Jaguar XJS was available in 3 or 4 speed automatic and 5 speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Jaguar gearbox parts where you can search for your XJS gearbox parts.


If you are looking for Jaguar XJS parts then you are in the right place. We have these parts available at amazingly low prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models. You can either visit our XJS parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.