Executive barge meets hooligan hot rod!
Electric steering adjustment failed.
Handsome, comfortable, refined and devastatingly fast, the XJR is a very special car indeed. It can cosset like no other, yet is capable of out-dragging all but the most exotic badges away from the lights. It's a bit like meeting a member of the Royal Family and finding out they like to arm wrestle in their spare time.
The BMW shaming interior, opulent leather and ash trim, thick carpets and auto box give little clue as to the hot rod acceleration on offer. The large bodyshell also belies the fine handling of the car - it's no Impreza WRX, but it's no floaty barge either.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2001