2005 X-Type AWD systems

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Believe the AWD systems changed in 2005 from viscous coupling to electronic control.
How can you tell which system the car has?

Looking at the one in the classifieds and would prefer the electronic control.

Thanks again

Dave
 

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Believe the AWD systems changed in 2005 from viscous coupling to electronic control.
How can you tell which system the car has?

Looking at the one in the classifieds and would prefer the electronic control.

Thanks again

Dave

This thead might interest you... also beware that as of around 2006 onwards (cars registered after 23rd March 2006) Car Tax is significantly higher on 2.5 and 3L X-Types (ie the AWD models) in the UK.

https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=34468&p=356078&viewfull=1#post356078

VC was not fitted to TC after VIN D56272, biginning of 04MY.
 

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Thanks, but unfortunately it's raise another question.

If the VC is not fitted, does that mean that post 2005 (VIN as above) that the cars are just constant AWD, via a diff or similar.

Apologies for what is probably a stupid question.
 

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Thanks, but unfortunately it's raise another question.

If the VC is not fitted, does that mean that post 2005 (VIN as above) that the cars are just constant AWD, via a diff or similar.

Apologies for what is probably a stupid question.

Initially, the X-Type was available only with AWD, using a centre differential and a compact, maintenance-free viscous coupling with a default split of 60 percent torque to the rear wheels, 40 percent to the front wheels. Under loss of traction front or rear, the coupling could vary the front/rear torque split and could fully transfer torque to either front or rear wheels to ensure grip. From 2005-on, X-Types used an electronically controlled transfer cases rather than the centre viscous coupling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_X-Type

I wouldn't personally let the viscous coupling (with or without) be the deciding factor of your vehicle choice. I think there are more important factors to consider.
 
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