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Jaguar Daimler Double Six

Overview

Produced: 1972-1972, 534 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Jaguar XJ12 Series I

Just eleven years after the launch of the E-type, Jaguar stunned the world with another car capable of nearly 150mph, only this time the car was a 4 door saloon! The new car, known as the XJ12, looked nearly identical to its six cylinder sister car, the XJ6, which must have surprised a few autobahn users! At the time of its launch many people heralded the new car as the "Best Car In The World", a title normally the preserve of Rolls-Royce, although its nearest true rival was the Mercedes 300SEL.

The XJ12 shared its new engine with the new V12 E-type and developed some 253bhp, unfortunately fuel consumption figures were alarmingly low even by Jaguar standards. A Daimler version of the XJ12, the Double Six, was also available and from 1972 a long wheel base version, the XJ12L, was also available.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
5343ccV12 OHCJaguar V1290mm x 70mm9

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Automatic3

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
145 mph0 s16 mpg253 bhp 6000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscInboard disc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 0"4' 10"4' 10"15' 9"5' 9" 0 (35)0' 0"

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