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    X-Type engine differences?

    Hi all!

    I shall at some point treat myself to a X-Type and up until last weekend I hadn't ever driven one.

    I have always thought I would get a 2.5 or 3L, not just for the extra power but because I love the twin pipes sticking out the back!

    I drove my brother in law's dad's 2.0 over the weekend, (only around the block!) and thought how lovely it cruised along. I didn't thrash it because its not my car but it has me wondering if the 2.0 is much different to the 2.5 and 3L?


    Your thoughts anyone?

    Thank you!

    Clarkie
    I shall one day treat myself to a X-Type I had better not just yet as my missus will do her nut If I change my car AGAIN! (Her words!!)

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    Some info here

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/review...e/saloon-2001/

    This includes specs

    http://www.helpfindmea.co.uk/cars/sp...fications-598/

    Maybe a 2.2 with a remap

    http://www.midlandremaps.co.uk/

    You can add the twin tailpipes to a diesel
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    2.1L is only FWD and the diesels, the 2.5L and 3.0L is AWD.

    I had a 3.0L auto estate for 3.5 years which was great when I lived in Germany, 231bhp 0-60 in the mid 6's and plenty of power for overtaking. I hit 150mph on the autobahn and regularly cruised at over 100mph, was a great family car.
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    The X type was designed to have 4x4 go for it !! small petrol engines made it an upgrade from Mondeos . Diesel engines were recession Fleet manager specials . Go for the highest spec you can affordin 2.5 or 3.0 Petrol 4x4 . If you must buy a diesel , that's up you . I'm lucky I can afford to run a proper Jag . As my mate would say "Its the difference between the brown stuff & Pudding "
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    That comment makes it sound like my X-Type is a recession fleet manager special and that I don't run a proper Jag?! What a daft comment Tiptronic, come on. We both got Ford engines and the cars are great.

    If the OP is after a petrol model, there are plenty of good models out there and the 3.0 especially is a very quick car. The 2.5 auto and 2.2d are same specs for 0-60 and the 2.1 V6 is smooth and surprises you how well it does go, although a little slow off mark. Plenty of help is available on here from people with petrol and diesel models. I have got stainless twin exhaust on my 2.2d which looks great and a few others have done similar mods. Which brings us on to modding, if you want to add more features, then a lot of us have done that and can help too. It's a good car to work on and retrofit bits and my 2.2d has been extremely reliable in 5 years ownership. It is a proper Jag in every way, just like my XKR - ignore some of the silly comments you hear, both my babies have got Ford bits on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-type_Bobstar View Post
    both my babies have got Ford bits on them.
    And are none the worse for it ! ! !
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    X-Type engine differences?

    Not all of us bought a diesel because we cannot afford to run a petrol, I run two V8 Land Rovers which are by far more thirsty than a Jaguar especially one with such a small capacity V6. The diesel is just better suited as a daily driver it has bags of torque and a lazy power curve that means on the motorway it barely needs to go over 2000rpm. And no transfer box to crap itself which the AWD ones have.
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    Don't bother with the 2.1 - slow as heck and more thirsty than the 3.0.

    I speak from experience as I've owned all three petrol engines.
    2.5 has the same torque as the 3.0 mid range but floor them both and the 3.0 leaves it way behind.

    As others have said, buy the highest spec possible - lots about at silly money.

    Or if you are feeling like a daredevil, skip the X altogether and buy a V8 S Type - you'll soon be smitten

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    Me and Ryan swapped keys to our V8s for a blast, his S-Type sounds like no S-Type I've ever heard before! Naughtier than my XKR!
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    I don't know your circumstances of course but recently searched out a petrol v6 for my son's partner. A medical condition meant it had to be auto, her budget ruled out the 2.2 diesel auto, besides which she really doesn't cover the miles to warrant a diesel.
    First considered fuel consumption of the 3 versions and found there was very little difference between the 3
    Tax and insurance however was a different matter with the 3 litre being out of reach on both counts, in the end she went for the 2.5 but the tax was still a hefty £290 a year.
    It may be a consideration for some people

    Dave

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