2008 Jaguar X-Type
|3 liter V6||
|206 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm|
|227 hp @ 6800 rpm||
|15.5 lb per hp|
|75.7 hp per liter||
(from Jaguar Press Release) At-A-Glance Highlights for 2008
Two model line-up X-TYPE 3.0 and Sportwagon continues to provide entry into the Jaguar brand
Powerful 3.0-liter AJ-V6 produces 227bhp* and 206 lb.-ft. of torque and is certified to ULEV standard
10-way driver and passenger front seats, with memory functions for the drivers seat, become standard across range
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now standard on both 3.0 sedan and Sportwagon
Rain-sensing windshield wipers standard across range
Electrochromic interior rearview mirror now standard
Message center/trip computer becomes standard
Automatic on/off headlamps now standard
Revised Luxury Package
Bluetooth wireless technology for mobile phone available across the range (option or accessory)
radio available (accessory)
* Note all power and torque ratings are in SAE
2008 X-TYPE 3.0 SEDAN IN DETAIL
Attractively priced with
an MSRP starting at $35,725, the X-TYPE 3.0 combines athletic
performance with agile handling, a refined ride and all the luxury
appointments expected of a Jaguar. And it continues to be the only
compact sedan in its class to offer standard traction-enhancing
While the new MSRP is a slight an increase on 2007 base pricing, the 2008 version now includes, as standard, such high cost items such as Jaguars Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, memory drivers seat and a message center/trip computer.
The X-TYPE still has tremendous appeal to customers aspiring to a compact Jaguar with all the Jaguar luxury cues, and the benefit of standard all-wheel drive, explains Marti Eulberg, executive vice president of Marketing and Sales, Jaguar North America.
DESIGN A TRUE JAGUAR
Introduced in August
2001, the X-TYPE was the first compact-sized Jaguar since the
classic Mark II of the early 1960s. It followed closely behind the
original S-TYPE launched in 1999 and made Jaguar accessible to a
whole new segment of buyers, including many who had never previously
considered a Jaguar.
The X-TYPEs distinctive, wedge-shaped exterior seven inches shorter than the S-TYPE combines strongly sculpted forms such as the powerful rear haunches and crisp detailing. This gives the car a sporty and purposeful stance, as well as the unmistakable presence of a Jaguar.
The styling incorporates familiar design cues from the last-generation XJ, like the sleek profile, quad elliptical headlamps and low-profile chrome mesh grille. And, of course, the famous Jaguar leaper hood ornament.
INTERIOR classIC STYLE
Like the exterior, the
X-TYPE uses classic Jaguar themes with a contemporary twist to
provide an intimate, comfortable and thoroughly functional cabin.
Traditional wood veneers in Bronze Sapele are combined with rich,
leather seating surfaces. Attention to detail throughout the car
reflects Jaguars rich tradition of craftsmanship, including the
refined feel of control, as well as the overall high quality of fit
And for 2008, the X-TYPE 3.0 is better equipped than ever, with 10-way power driver and passenger front seats, a tire pressure monitoring system and trip computer/message center added to the cars standard interior feature list.
For the best in audio, a six-speaker, 120-watt AM/FM stereo with CD player also comes standard. Power door locks and power windows with one touch up/down are part of the long list of standard features.
AGILE HANDLING, REFINED RIDE
Jaguar developed the
X-TYPE 3.0s driving dynamics to reward the driving enthusiast,
providing nimble responses while delivering a traditional smooth,
comfortable and quiet ride.
An exceptionally stiff body structure serves as the foundation of the X-TYPEs agile handling and compliant ride. The four-wheel independent suspension, employing a MacPherson strut layout at the front and a multi-link torsion control link system at the rear, delivers a high degree of inherent stability. The front struts are mounted at the top via a unique, twin-bearing system to reduce friction and enhance steering feel.
AJ-V6 POWER FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
The X-TYPEs 24-valve,
four-cam 3.0-liter AJ-V6 engine is derived from the S-TYPEs proven
AJ-V6 powertrain, and uses a lightweight alloy cylinder block, alloy
cylinder heads and a steel crankshaft. With advanced features, such
as continuously variable cam phasing and advanced, 32-bit engine
management system, the engine delivers spirited and athletic
performance coupled with competitive fuel economy and low emissions.
The 3.0-liter engine is highly efficient, delivering 227bhp and 206 lb.-ft. of torque. Mid-range torque is particularly impressive, with more than 90 percent of peak torque available between 2,500 and 6,000 rpm, and more than 80 percent available from below 1,500 rpm through the maximum engine speed of 6,800 rpm. Against the stopwatch, the X-TYPE is an athletic performer. In benchmark 0-60mph acceleration, the X-TYPE 3.0 automatic covers the distance in just 7.1 seconds.
RING OF SAFETY
Safety is key with the
X-TYPE 3.0 sedan, as it is with every Jaguar. Standard safety
features include anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution
(EBD), three-point safety belts throughout and pre-tensioning front
safety belts with load limiters.
The X-TYPEs advanced airbag system features dual-stage deployment of the front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and state-of-the-art side-impact head protection curtain airbags for the front and rear outboard occupants.
Helping protect the lower legs of the driver, the X-TYPE features an inflatable knee bolster airbag located within the driver-side footwell. Side airbags that deploy from the outer side bolsters of each front seat and the curtain airbags complete what is known as the ring of safety. This ring helps protect the driver and passengers on three sides of the cabin.
TRACTION-4 DELIVERS ALL-WEATHER CONTROL
The X-TYPE 3.0 derives its great-driving character from the Jaguar Traction-4 advanced all-wheel-drive system the first in Jaguars history. Its an innovation that sets the X-TYPE apart from its competition as it continues to be the only car in its class to come with standard traction-enhancing all-wheel drive.