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Old 18th August 2004, 22:24   #1
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Smile Pics: 2004 Jaguar XJ Saloon in Mumbai

Yes! Spotted a Jaguar New XJ in Sion it went zoom on the main road. It was Silver in colour, had a MH number plate.! It looks amazing! Came from Chembur side and turned to go to Bandra.
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Hey Stratos,

Hadnt you seen a Black XJ as well some time back??

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i had seen the black XJ last year exiting the Bandra-Worli sealink onto the Highway. Really looked good.

Heres a pic of the XJ taken by Dippy :





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This is not the latest aluminium bodied one. The new one has twin wipers hidden under the bonnet and the indicators are in the headlights. They look very similar - well, Jags have that feline appeal
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just want to know if dailmer cars r jaguars...confused byt the diiferent names
bec they look the same like a jaguar there is no differnce at all..the shape..bonnet..looks...every thing same..
or its just a n other name..like toyota n lexus..
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mere badge engineering - daimlers have vertical grid like grills - used for more plush versions. Jags are more sporty. Daimler brand is almost defunct
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but r they the same or different companies..
were they a part of jags
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Well V12 and all.. the one XJ i saw was the latest one...no doubt!!
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Quote[/b] (fonsi @ Aug. 19 2004,18:22)]but r they the same or different companies..
were they a part of jags
In the 1960's Jag took over Daimler, the only unique car after that was the Daimler limo built till late 1990's - based on the Jag 420
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The XJ pictured above is the old X300, produced between 1994 and 1997. This was replaced by the X308 which ran on till 2003. The X350 is the current model - aluminium baby. It's strongly built and fast. The best part is that because it weighs just over 1600kgs (lesser than the smaller S Type), it's fuel efficiency has improved by leaps and bounds and it's exempted from the gas guzzler tax in certain countries.

Jaguar says, they have not killed the Daimler brand completely. It'll be reintroduced when they build a vehicle that's significantly better than the XJ. How they are gonna manage this, I do not know. They recently displayed a long wheelbase version of the XJ called the Concept 8 . That's what i call a "knock out" car.

It's my dream to own an XJ someday.
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what abt this?? Is this a Jag or a Daimler?





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Photo not clear, Daimlers have a crinkly framed grille
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thats the only pic i have. anyways there is a mascot on the bonnet. looks like the pouncing cat. Also is Daimler (of Jaguar) and Dailmer (of Benz) the same?? I really find it very confusing
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I am still confused. Wasnt Daimler the brand of only Daimler-Benz? How did Jaguar get to use the name too?

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Quote[/b] (GTO @ Aug. 20 2004,10:48)]I am still confused. Wasnt Daimler the brand of only Daimler-Benz? How did Jaguar get to use the name too?
What Jaguar bought in the 1960s was The British Daimler Co. - the British arm of Gottlieb Daimler's car manufacturing firm. That's how they got to use the "Daimler" name. Daimler, Germany's cars were called Mercedes. When they merged with Benz, the cars came to be known as Mercedes Benz while the company was Daimler Benz.



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