Jaguar X-TYPE

A Diesel With Real Jaguar Style And Refinement A new diesel model heads a list of revisions to the Jaguar X-TYPE for the 2004 model year. Paving the way for Jaguar’s expansion into the diesel market, the new 2.0D diesel will be on sale from September this year.

With the introduction of all-wheel drive 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre V6 petrol models at launch two years ago, the X-TYPE compact executive sports saloon opened Jaguar ownership to a new, younger audience. The addition of a front-wheel drive 2 litre petrol V6 last year saw the X-TYPE become even more affordable and accessible, without losing any of the core Jaguar values. The 2.0 litre diesel will extend the choice again, introducing an all-new engine option in the form of a four-cylinder, 16-valve turbodiesel with common-rail injection.

Developed for its role in the X-TYPE 2.0D, this refined, fuel- efficient and powerful engine offers up to 130ps (128bhp DIN) (96kW) plus an impressively flexible 330Nm (243lb ft) of torque with the facility for ‘overtaking’ overboost to as much as 350Nm (258 lb ft). Just as importantly, it also offers the advantages of 50mpg+ fuel economy (combined cycle) and a super-low 149g/km CO2 emissions rating – a class-leading figure in the compact premium diesel segment.

With prices starting from £19,995 in the UK, the new front-wheel drive 2.0D is available at the same price as the 2 litre V6 petrol-engined X-TYPE, allowing customers to opt for diesel at no extra cost.

"We are delighted to be introducing a diesel X-TYPE. It is exactly what buyers want and for Jaguar opens up a vital new market sector, presenting significant opportunities to capitalize on the rapidly increasing pan-European demand for premium diesel cars. With the new 2.0D X-TYPE on sale this year and our all-new V6 diesel coming in the S-TYPE in twelve month's time, Jaguar is perfectly positioned for success as we make our diesel debut. "

Mike Cross - Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Cars

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Published : 15/06/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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