Jaguar XJ Sentinel
18th August, 2010
Jaguar is launching an armoured version of its stunning
new XJ luxury sports saloon at the 2010 Moscow Motor Show.
The new XJ Sentinel offers the ultimate in discreet protection, being virtually indistinguishable from
the standard XJ model, yet featuring a state-of-the-art armouring package which provides occupants with
up to B7 levels of ballistic protection.
Benefiting from Jaguar Land Rover’s extensive experience in the armoured vehicle market, the XJ
Sentinel is supplied with a full three-year 50,000 mile factory warranty, along with comprehensive
after-sales support from specialised technicians.
“The XJ Sentinel was designed and developed in partnership with industry leaders, and incorporates
the very latest armoured vehicle systems to deliver extremely impressive levels of protection, while
maintaining a very discreet appearance,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars.
“The XJ Sentinel is the ultimate armoured luxury limousine. It offers governments, security
organisations and private individuals, the highest level of security, with advanced design, refined
performance and a beautifully-crafted cabin. The XJ Sentinel will be the vehicle of choice for the most
discerning," he added.
Jaguar engineers focused on ensuring that the XJ Sentinel retained the real-world usability of the
standard car. Based on the long wheelbase XJ, the armoured vehicle maintains that model’s luxurious
interior package, its compelling blend of comfort and agility, and convenient servicing using regular
The Jaguar XJ’s aerospace-inspired lightweight aluminium body structure also makes it possible to
offer a very generous 500 kg payload for passengers and luggage without compromising vehicle
Comprehensive Armouring System
The Jaguar XJ Sentinel is equipped with a purpose-built armouring system which has been specially
developed to ensure that the vehicle offers outstanding occupant protection, while being almost
impossible to detect from outside the car.
Constructed from specialised high strength steels with Kevlar backing, the armoured inner cell was
engineered in partnership with Centigon, a leading global specialist in vehicle armouring. The XJ
Sentinel offers ballistic protection up to B7 level (BS EN 1522 level FB7 and BS EN 1063 BR7-), blast
protection against 15 kg TNT equivalent detonated within close proximity of the vehicle, and substantial
under floor grenade protection.
To ensure that the armouring meets the latest national and international standards, the protection
offered was certified by QinetiQ, a globally recognised independent blast and ballistic testing
Engineered Without Compromise
Just like the other models in the highly-acclaimed XJ range, the Sentinel has been engineered without
compromise to deliver sophisticated performance, peerless vehicle dynamics and reassuring levels of
active and passive safety.
The Sentinel is based on the long wheelbase XJ saloon powered by the refined and responsive 5.0 litre
385 PS AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated direct-injection V8 petrol engine, which is paired with a
six-speed automatic transmission.
This powerful and sophisticated powertrain ensures that the Jaguar XJ Sentinel is capable of swift
and agile performance, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and achieving a top speed of 195
The Sentinel’s chassis, which features the advanced Adaptive Dynamics system with continuously
variable dampers, has been comprehensively uprated to cope with its increased body weight. Jaguar’s
dynamics specialists have tuned the suspension and steering to ensure that the armoured model offers
the same qualities of poise and agility found in the standard XJ.
Impressive stopping power is provided by a new high performance braking system which has been
sourced from the formidable 510 PS Supercharged non-armoured XJ model, while active safety is further
improved by the XJ’s full array of advanced traction and stability systems.
To enhance passive safety, the Sentinel retains full functionality of the standard XJ restraint
system, including dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, side thorax airbags and side curtain
Total Luxury and Real-World Usability
The comprehensive occupant protection offered by the XJ Sentinel has not been achieved at the
expense of comfort or practicality. Jaguar engineers have ensured that the armoured model retains the
supreme luxury and real-world usability which are core features of the standard car.
The design of the armoured inner cell has been optimised to maintain the extremely spacious interior
package of the long wheelbase XJ, which provides rear seat passengers with a full metre of legroom.
With its elegant and contemporary style, the cabin surrounds occupants with beautifully-crafted
leather and veneer surfaces, providing a supremely relaxing, comfortable and luxurious environment.
A generous 500 kg payload – maximised by the XJ’s lightweight aluminium body structure – means that
the Sentinel is comfortably able to accommodate four occupants along with their luggage and additional
This day-to-day practicality provides government organisations, security forces, businesses or high
net worth individuals with a discreet yet highly desirable form of armoured transportation.
Complete Support Package
Jaguar XJ Sentinel customers benefit from a comprehensive support programme, both before and after
A dedicated security consultant works closely with the customer during the sales process, to ensure
their full requirements are met. A wide range of specialised optional security and vehicle features are
available and can be tailored to meet individual requirements.
Once the vehicle is in service, the customer has access to a full support package including driver
training and on-site servicing from dedicated specialists when required.
The XJ Sentinel has been carefully developed to allow regular servicing and repair to be carried out
at Jaguar dealers, using standard diagnostic equipment, and is covered by a full three-year 50,000 mile
Jaguar XJ Sentinel Specifications
||5.0-litre V8 Petrol AJ-V8 GEN III|
EEC-Nm (lb ft)
0-100 km/h – sec
Gross vehicle weight
Up-rated suspension with active dampers front and rear
Jaguar High Performance Braking System
Strengthened 19" Aleutian Alloy Wheels with 245/45 19" Dunlop Self Supporting Technology®
Run on Flat tyres (RoF)
An extensive range of exterior paint colours, interior colours themes and optional equipment is available.