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Car reviews - Jaguar - X-Type - 2.5 Sport sedan


28 Jan 2002

A 3.0-LITRE and smaller-bore 2.5-litre V6 are available with the X-Type, each of which is a version of the Ford Duratec engine seen on entry level S-Types and other vehicles throughout the Blue Oval Empire. These are relatively lightweight 24-valve, double overhead cam powerplants featuring continuously variable intake valve timing. On both engines, more than 90 per cent of peak torque is available between 2500rpm and 6000rpm. Both also meet the Californian Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard. The 2.5-litre produces 145kW at 6800rpm and 244Nm at 3000rpm, while the 3.0-litre engine produces 172kW and 284Nm at the same engine speeds. Claimed acceleration from 0-100km/h is 8.3 seconds for the 2.5 manual and 7.5 seconds for the 3.0 automatic. Official fuel consumption data shows the 2.5-litre manual consumes an average 8.55L/100km over the city/highway cycle while the 3.0 auto consumes 9.45L/100km on the same test.

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