Posted Aug 20th 2012 10:59AM
Jaguar descended on the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with two new models: the XJL Ultimate and the 3.0-litre XJ all-wheel drive. Built for chauffeuring the well-to-do about in style, the XJL Ultimate packs a luxury-lined interior complete with reclining and massaging rear seats, a rear business table and a set of champagne flutes that store conveniently under a rear table. Of course, those vessels would be all but useless without a champagne chiller. Fortunately, Jaguar graced the rear cabin with just such an appliance between the rear seats. Both rear passengers get to enjoy an iPad and keyboard as well.
The 2013 XJ, meanwhile, showed off its all-new supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine and all-wheel-drive system. The blown six-cylinder delivers 335 horsepower to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the all-wheel drive can shuttle power to the front and rear tires in a split of up to 50:50. Jaguar says the addition of all-wheel drive hasn't sullied the driving dynamics of the XF line, and we're hoping that's true. The drivetrain uses a stop/start system to keep fuel consumption low. Check out the live gallery above for a closer look at both machines.