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Thread: X350 XJ6 to S Type R. Should I ?

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    They are still very good in the motorway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    They are still very good in the motorway.
    That they are and a true GT car to boot
    S TYPE R 2003
    BMW M3 EVOLUTION 1998
    You can not beat me in a argument
    I am too stupid to know when I am beaten

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    Payno do you have comparison figures for the BMWs and AUDIs and Mercs of the same years, i.e. 2000 to 2007?

    I think the Mercs have an edge.

    I'll go see what I can find.

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    Payno...

    I had a big suspicion that I'm right, I've researched this before but as usual, I didn't want to put my foot in it without checking.

    I must learn to trust my memory more!

    My foot is evidently heavier than yours, and maybe I'm more tried and tested in the traffic light burnoff!

    So be brave and put these to the test:

    Here you go bud, from Autotrader Tech Specs for each model...

    BMW 545i 4.4 litre 2003
    0 - 60 mph 5.9 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 333 bhp
    Engine torque 332.00 lbs/ft

    BMW 550i M Sport 4.8 litre 2006
    0 - 60 mph 5.6 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 367 bhp
    Engine torque 361.42 lbs/ft

    BMW 745i 4.4 litre 2002
    0 - 60 mph 6.3 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 329 bhp
    Engine torque 331.92 lbs/ft

    BMW 750i 5.0 litre 2006
    0 - 60 mph 5.9 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 362 bhp
    Engine torque 361.42 lbs/ft

    Jaguar STR 4.2 litre Supercharged 2007
    0 - 60 mph 5.3 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 400 bhp
    Engine torque 399.04 lbs/ft

    I rest my case!

    So... OP...

    STR blows away BMW 5 series and 7 series!!

    Someone else can dig out AUDIs and Merc Kompressors.

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    I forgot:

    Jaguar XJ8 4.2 litre 2003
    0 - 60 mph 6.3 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 300 bhp
    Engine torque 309.79 lbs/ft

    The ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing:

    Jaguar XJR 4.2 litre Supercharged 2003
    0 - 60 mph 5.0 seconds
    Top speed 155 mph
    Cylinders 8
    Valves 32
    Engine power 400 bhp
    Engine torque 407.89 lbs/ft

    Surprised?

    Team Jaguar!

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    That last one xjr is wrong
    0-60 and bhp

    oh you fixed it


    I’m not at all surprised.!

    The later m5 get silly power.

    But jags also have 500bhp too

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    Read my posy again Jim I said "Newer" and your looking at old cars
    So lets compare something a little newer as I said

    BMW 540i 6 cylinder
    Power 335 bhp
    Top Speed 155 mph
    0-60 mph 4.6 secs
    S TYPE R 2003
    BMW M3 EVOLUTION 1998
    You can not beat me in a argument
    I am too stupid to know when I am beaten

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    Thanks all for your replies.

    The current situation is thus.....

    Our early X350 is a great car, but sadly a little poorly at the moment. The OSR suspension airbag is feeling a little deflated, and due to a transmission cooler leak, I have a caput torque converter. As I now use my work van 90% of the time, we were going to sell my wife's awful WK Jeep Grand Cherokee and do either of the following;

    Get the XJ fixed properly. New suspension all round, (£1085 in parts) and get the gearbox fixed (£1200 + VAT), plus a couple of other little bits like fuel tank straps and PAS fluid.

    Or....

    Get the XJ fixed cheaply, (relatively speaking ! ), by buying one 2nd hand OSR airbag, and getting a used torque converter fitted, (DIY job ?), then selling the XJ and buying a STR.

    I'm just trying to do some sums at the moment to figure out what's going to be cheaper. Whichever route we take, it'll be the Wife using the car the majority of the time, and as she does about 8000 mile per year, fuel consumption isn't really an issue. That being said, her Grand Cherokee doesnt even manage 20mpg (And it's a diesel).

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    Forget all the 0-60 times. The STR was never really built for that. The earlier ones especially just can't put the power down. Once you're rolling however, it's a different story. As Payno said, it's a GT car.

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    Thanks all for your replies.

    The current situation is thus.....

    Our early X350 is a great car, but sadly a little poorly at the moment. The OSR suspension airbag is feeling a little deflated, and due to a transmission cooler leak, I have a caput torque converter. As I now use my work van 90% of the time, we were going to sell my wife's awful WK Jeep Grand Cherokee and do either of the following;

    Get the XJ fixed properly. New suspension all round, (£1085 in parts) and get the gearbox fixed (£1200 + VAT), plus a couple of other little bits like fuel tank straps and PAS fluid.

    Or....

    Get the XJ fixed cheaply, (relatively speaking ! ), by buying one 2nd hand OSR airbag, and getting a used torque converter fitted, (DIY job ?), then selling the XJ and buying a STR.

    I'm just trying to do some sums at the moment to figure out what's going to be cheaper. Whichever route we take, it'll be the Wife using the car the majority of the time, and as she does about 8000 mile per year, fuel consumption isn't really an issue. That being said, her Grand Cherokee doesnt even manage 20mpg (And it's a diesel).

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