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Jaguar Avoids Horsepower Confrontation With German 'Ubersedans'

March 3, 2003

Jaguar will not try to match the Mercedes' AMG or the BMW M performance models with its R designation models which trail the German models, which are climbing up and over the 500-hp mark, The Car Connection (TCC) website reported."I don't think we're going to join the Germanic power struggle," TCC cited David Scholes, director of the X350 program which developed the new aluminium-bodied XJ saloon, as saying.Scholes told TCC that, with a 390-hp supercharged V-8, the R version of the flagship sedan will manage 0-60 mph times of 5.0 seconds.
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