Steel is the Material of Choice for the Jaguar XK Fuel Tank

Jaguar XK

The luxurious Jaguar XK features a 16.1 gallon, third-generation fuel tank manufactured by Unipart Eberspächer. Produced in the United Kingdom, the XK features a 5.0 liter V8 naturally aspirated 385 HP engine, the XKR features a 5.0 liter V8 super charged 510 HP engine and the XKR-S is a 5.0 liter V8 super charged 550 HP engine.

Launched in 2006, the XK is available as a two-door coupe and two-door cabriolet / convertible. Its standard open system steel tank features a 0.8 to 0.9 mm nominal wall thickness and weighs 13.2 kg. The tank is a saddle design, allowing for the prop shaft and exhaust to run through the center of the vehicle.

The tank utilizes a 304 deep draw quality, 0.9 mm-thick stainless steel and has a 3-D seam, which is welded with a multi-axis Soutec Contour II machine. The fuel tank is PZEV capable and designed to allow the use of aggressive fuels.

Produced by Unipart Eberspächer since 2006, the third-generation steel fuel tank was originally created with mild steel and was internally mounted within the boot cavity, moving onto a stainless steel externally mounted fuel tank.

About the Strategic Alliance for Steel Tanks (SASFT)
The Strategic Alliance for Fuel Tanks (SASFT) is an international alliance of companies specializing in the various areas of fuel tank production, possessing a common interest in the development, optimization and application of steel fuel tanks for automobiles. SASFT was organized by the American Iron and Steel Institute in 2000 to bring together the diverse business disciplines involved in designing, manufacturing and supplying steel fuel tanks in the automotive market. For more information on SASFT, please visit