1971-1975 Jaguar XKE Series 3 Specifications

The Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 received plenty of criticism for an outdated basic design, but no one could deny the Coventry cat's magnificent V-12 engine. Jaguar sent the beloved XKE out on a note that sounded sour then, but rings pretty sweet today.

Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 Specifications

Years produced
1971-1975
Number built
15,290
ConfigurationFront engine; two-seat and 2+2
Body style
Convertible, 2+2 coupe
Suspension, front
Independent with torsion bars
Suspension, rear
Independent with four coil springs
Wheelbase (inches)
105
Track, front (inches)
54.5
Track, rear (inches)
53
Overall length (inches)
184

Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 Engines

EngineV-12
Type
60-deg. V-12 aluminum block and heads, one overhead camshaft per head, two valves per cylinder
Displacement, liters/cc
5.3/5343
Maximum horsepower
295

Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 Performance

Best 0-60 mph (seconds)
6.4
Best top speed (mph)
146

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