The New Jaguar X-TYPE 2.0D | Part Two

The new X-TYPE 2.0D leads the changes to the X-TYPE range for the 2004 model year, but it isn’t the only improvement. As well as introducing a diesel option, the whole X-TYPE range has been refined and refreshed. New external details (including different grille, bumper and side window highlights) give stronger differentiation between the Classic, SE and Sport versions. A number of comfort, equipment and styling enhancements are offered across the range, together with improved trim materials that include Alcantara and carbon fibre. There are also reductions in maintenance and repair costs, highlighted by a new Bolt-On Front End (BOFE) structure behind the front bumper. This significantly reduces repair costs after minor damage, as well as offering a useful weight saving over the original welded assembly.

The 2004 Model Year Jaguar X-TYPE At A Glance
  • Revised, refined, and expanded X-TYPE range, now with four engine options, on sale from September
  • New 2.0 litre diesel is the first X-TYPE diesel. The four- cylinder engine features double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, turbocharging and intercooling and common-rail direct injection
  • Tailored specifically for the X-TYPE, the compact and lightweight 1,998cc, X404 turbodiesel produces 130ps (128bhp DIN) (96kW) and 330Nm (243lb ft) of torque. For short periods, an ‘overboost’ function allows up to 350Nm (258lb ft) of torque, providing greater reserves of overtaking performance
  • The new X-TYPE diesel has official combined fuel consumption of 50.3mpg (5.6l/100km), a low 149g/km CO2 emissions rating – the lowest in class - and a top speed of 125mph (201km/h). The 0-60mph benchmark is achieved in 9.5 seconds
  • With impressive ‘real world’ flexibility, the X-TYPE 2.0D delivers strong in-gear performance and effortless cruising ability
  • Steering and suspension tuning are optimised for the X-TYPE 2.0D, with spring, damper and roll bar settings tuned to minimise ride and handling differences between diesel and petrol models
  • The diesel service interval is set at 12,500 miles or 12 months, with extended component life reducing the cost of long-term ownership
  • Accessibility is the key to the X-TYPE’s success. Positioned below the S-TYPE in size and price, every X-TYPE’s combination of style, individuality, comfort and performance has created a strong appeal for a wide range of drivers
  • 2 litre, 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre V6 petrol versions of the X-TYPE continue, with numerous mechanical, trim and equipment upgrades. The more powerful 2.5 and 3.0 litre V6s feature Traction-4 all-wheel drive as standard
  • In every X-TYPE, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship is combined with technological innovation and advanced safety technologies
  • All X-TYPES, including the new 2.0D diesel, are engineered for agility, comfort and refinement
  • A new Bolt-On Front End (BOFE) makes repairs easier, and substantially reduces costs in the event of low speed front accident damage. It also offers one of several weight reductions in the revised X-TYPE body structure – allowing added content for no more overall weight
  • Additional equipment available includes new front parking sensors, ten-way driver’s seat adjustment with three-setting seat and mirror memory function, and four-way front-seat headrest adjustment
  • New external styling details give greater differentiation between models (Classic, SE, and Sport), and ‘fresher’ look
  • Two new metallic paint colours - Ultraviolet and Radiance - a new solid colour, (Salsa,) and a choice of new 16, 17 and 18 inch wheel styles give greater customer choice
  • Two new interior colours, Stone and Champagne, plus a new contrast colour, Mocha. Updated trim materials, including Alcantara, new styles of wood and carbon fibre, are complemented by new soft lining materials
  • Revised instrument graphics
continues... | Part Three
Published 15 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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