Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12

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The Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 received plenty of criticism for an outdated basic design, but no one could deny the Coventry cat's magnificent V-12 engine.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
Number built
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)
Track, front (inches)
Track, rear (inches)
Overall length (inches)

Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 Engines

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

Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 Performance

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

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