Car reviews - Jaguar - X-Type - 3.0 SE sedan
10 Jan 2002
X-TYPE SE models are fitted standard with an electronic five-speed automatic transmission with "normal" and "sport" driving modes. With the latter, gearshift points are extended to make full use of the engine's power reserves. There is no sequential manual shift included, Jaguar instead continuing with its familiar J-gate gear selector which allows manual selection for fourth, third or second gear. Both sides of the J-gate can be used irrespective of the transmission mode. A five-speed manual transmission can also be ordered on SE models for an additional cost. The X-Type also features Jaguar's Traction-4 full-time all-wheel drive system, which comprises a viscous-coupled centre differential that splits torque 40/60 per cent front to rear in normal driving conditions. If slip is detected, torque will be transferred via the viscous coupling to the front or rear wheels to provide optimum traction and stability.
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Did you know?Weight bias is the reverse to the all-wheel drive torque split - 60/40 front/rear
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