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Limited-run variant gets higher-specification finish; it's powered by the 296bhp 3.0-litre diesel engine

Jaguar has marked 50 years since the launch of its Jaguar XJ saloon with this special-edition model called the XJ50.

Revealed at the Beijing motor show in both short- and long-wheelbase forms, the new variant comes with the brand’s 296bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine and eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which channels drive to the rear wheels.

To mark out its special-edition status, the XJ50 wears bumpers resembling those fitted to Autobiography models and sits on 20in Venom alloy wheels. There's also a black front grille, while body colours offered with the model include Fuji White, Santorini Black, Loire Blue and Rosello Red.

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The cabin is equipped with soft-grain, diamond-quilted leather seats with an embossed Jaguar logo on the headrests and XJ50 logo on the armrest. The logo is also on the tread plates, while anodised gearshift paddles and metal pedals add a sporting flair.

Jaguar design director Ian Callum said of the XJ50: “Spanning half a century, the Jaguar XJ remains true to its heritage with a wonderful balance of beautiful design,  intelligent performance and indulgent luxury that ensures it stands out from the crowd.

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“This is a car worth celebrating and the XJ50 pays homage to a giant within the Jaguar brand that we believe is one of the world’s most stylish sporting saloons.”

The XJ50 is available to order now, priced from £74,280. That makes it £13,970 more expensive than the regular XJ.

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kowalski99 16 May 2018

why all the hate

Seriously, this is a classy, elegant car. Some of the negative comments are quite odd actually!

abkq 26 April 2018

It's sad that this very fine 

It's sad that this very fine (if impractical cf. the location of the satnav) interior is followed by the appalling uninspired efforts of the XE, XF, F-Pace. What's even sadder is that Jag does not appear to feel any need to facelift these awful interiors. I wonder how many XE, XF, F-Pace sales have been lost by potential customers walking into the cabin, take a look and walk away again.

jamesf1 25 April 2018

celbrate 50 years of

the current model presumably?