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Assembly Location

Coventry, England

'08 Price Range


'07 Price Range


Body Styles

XJ8, XJR 4-door sedan; XJ8 L, Vanden Plas, Super V-8 long-wheelbase 4-door sedan

Drive Configuration



4.2L V-8; 4.2L Supercharged V-8



What's New for '08

  • The exterior refreshing includes a revised front bumper with new upper and lower grilles with chrome accents, and new power vents in the front fenders, as well as a redesigned rear end, featuring all-new bumper, spoiler and chrome exhaust tips.
  • The interior has also seen major revisions, including a new front seat design that features increased support and thinner seatbacks that increase rear-seat legroom.
  • Heated seats are standard, while seat cooling is optional.
  • Technology enhancements include an optional Sirius satellite radio and an enhanced Bluetooth hands-free cell-phone communication system that accommodates up to five cellular phones.
  • All models receive new, larger wheels, with 19-in. wheels standard on the XJ8 and XJ8L and 20-in. wheels on the XJR and Super V-8 variants.
  • Three new exterior colors are offered.

Related Information

All 2008 U.S. Models

2008 U.S. Model Specifications