The legend lives on!

The Arden AJ 4 – now a 35-year success story.

Arden Automobilbau GmbH is the most highly regarded company in the world when it comes to refinement of contemporary Jaguar cars. Based on numerous requests from customers, the Arden team has decided to breathe new life into popular tuning classics once more. Starting with an Arden Jaguar AJ 4: For decades, the complete conversion, based on the Jaguar Series III XJ12, was one of the sales hits from tuning pioneer Jochen Arden. It made a major contribution to the success of the Jaguar specialists, with a grand total of 234 vehicles built. After extensive investigation and the “go” from the in-house design and engine building team, nothing stood in the way of a new edition of the classic. And so the first, new Arden AJ 4 creation, based on a Daimler Double Six, was delivered to a very happy customer in summer this year.


Tried and tested components for optimal power utilisation

One of Arden’s core competencies and a feature of every Arden AJ 4 is a high-torque performance enhancement: After implementation of the two Arden intake manifolds with enlarged throttle valves, sports exhaust unit and optimised engine control unit, the 12 cylinder engine generates 320 bhp, and features maximum torque of 438 Nm at 2950 rpm. And the top speed also benefits significantly. Combined with the new four-gear automatic transmission, the athletic XJ12 can now accelerate to an up-to-date 238 km/h. The Arden technicians have also significantly modernised and brought the chassis and brake system up to the AJ 4 standard. Progressively-wound chassis springs collaborate with individually adjustable Koni shock absorbers, delivering pleasing, sporty handling with a high level of comfort. And the wheel/tyre combination that Arden has chosen for the AJ 4 also supports a sporty driving style. Striking 8.5×18” alloy rims with wide-base tyres size 245/40 ZR 18 underline the punchy appearance, giving the refined Jaguar an extra helping of traction.


Now as then, the connoisseur will not just recognise the AJ 4 by the alloy wheels sitting deeply in the wheel arches. A front spoiler with air scoops for optimal engine cooling,  black painted trim and the Arden Jaguar radiator mascot are striking, unique features of each and every one of the 235 new AJ 4’s.

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