The Jaguar XKE Series 2 (or the E-Type Series 2, as it was also known) had improved engine cooling and more comfort compared to the XKE Series 1, but at the expense of some of the earlier car's lively performance.
Jaguar XKE Series 2 Specifications
|Configuration|| Front engine; two-seat and 2+2|
|Body style||Coupe, convertible, 2+2 coupe|
|Suspension, front||Independent with torsion bars|
|Suspension, rear||Independent with four coil springs|
|Wheelbase (inches)||96 (105 for 2+2)|
|Track, front (inches)||50|
|Track, rear (inches)||50|
|Overall length (inches)||175.5 (184.0 for 2+2)|
Jaguar XKE Series 2 Engines
|Inline six-cylinder |
|Type||Iron block, aluminum head with two overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder|
| Displacement, liters/cc||4.6/4,235|
| Maximum horsepower||265|
Jaguar XKE Series 2 Performance
| Best 0-60 mph (seconds)||7.0|
| Best top speed (mph)||150|
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