2012 Jaguar XK Features

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Jaguar takes a tack that's opposite of luxury brands like Porsche. Rather than offer hundreds of individual options, the 2012 XK lineup has a streamlined set of features and options, with outstanding choices in sound.

Every XK coupe has luxurious equipment, including power windows, locks and mirrors; cruise control; leather seating; Bluetooth with streaming audio; a navigation system; keyless entry and push-button start; a tilt/telescope steering wheel with warming; 19-inch wheels; and a stunning 525-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system with Sirius Satellite Radio, a USB port and a six-CD changer, if you rock it old-school.

It's brimming with luxury features and finishes, but we'd touch up the 2012 Jaguar XK's touchscreen controls for better responsiveness.

Jaguar was one of the first automakers to introduce LCD touchscreen control of its audio systems, and its software reacts more slowly than those from other automakers. The seven-inch touchscreen now doubles as a display for the newly standard rearview camera.

The XK's multi-function steering wheel is revised for 2012. Jaguar now paints some switches in soft-touch paint, and adds more gloss black finish to complement new ambient lighting.

All of these features are standard on the XKR coupes, along with 20-inch wheels and different wood and metallic trim choices for the cabin. HD radio is available as an option, as are active headlights.

On Convertibles, the quick-folding power top has thick insulation, and comes with power rear quarter windows.

New on the XKR-S and available on the XKR are 16-way adjustable sport seats with memory controls and heating.

Jaguar limits options to a very few ultra-high-end add-ons. HD Radio is an option, as are active headlights.

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