View Full Version : 2005 Jaguar XJ TDVi Diesel

06-14-2005, 02:38 PM
<B>Press Release:</B><p>The introduction of the 2.7 litre twin-turbo Diesel to the XJ range marks a significant development for Jaguars flagship model. Following on from the highly successful introduction of diesel engines to the X-TYPE and S-TYPE model ranges, the new XJ 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel means Jaguar now offers a diesel alternative across its entire saloon range, ensuring that the marque can meet the increasing demand for diesel-engined cars in the European marketplace. And of course, the 3.0 V6 and three V8 petrol engines  3.5, 4.2 and 4.2 litre supercharged  remain as impressive as ever.<p>The XJ already ranks as the most technologically accomplished car Jaguar has ever built. It is the first production Jaguar to be constructed with a lightweight aluminium monocoque structure; a unique feature that gives the XJ significant competitive advantages over its rivals. A lighter car means faster acceleration and shorter stopping distances, as well as frugal fuel economy and range, particularly when combined with the latest fuel-efficient diesel engine. The aluminium monocoque design of the XJ offers improved stiffness and safety performance over the conventional steel body of the previous model, meaning the customer not only benefits from the weight saving associated with aluminium, but gets the added benefit of exceptional ride and handling as well as being extremely quiet and safe.<p>Thats why the addition of the 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel to the XJ range complements the underlying package so well. Lightweight aluminium construction allied with a modern twin-turbo diesel produces dynamic performance with precise handling and exceptional refinement.<p>Producing 207PS (152kW) EEC a diesel-powered XJ saloon will accelerate to 60mph in just 7.8 seconds, while a powerful wave of torque (435Nm) is available virtually throughout the powerband to ensure instantaneous acceleration in every gear.<p>Yet the efficient diesel engine and light overall weight of the car means low running costs thanks to an average fuel consumption figure of 35mpg (8.1l/100km) and low CO 2 emissions, resulting in a best-in-class 29% BIK tax category rating in its segment. With the addition of a Catalysed Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF), the advanced design of the V6 engine ensures it also exceeds Euro Stage IV emissions requirements.<p><br><B>Key Figures:</B><p>- New 2.7 litre twin-turbo V6 Diesel introduced to XJ range  the first diesel XJ. <p>- Latest twin-turbo commonrail diesel engine technology means the 2.7 litre V6 produces 207PS (152kW) EEC and 435Nm of torque. <p>- Fitted with a Catalysed Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF) to meet Euro Stage IV emissions requirements. <p>- Accelerates from 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds, with a top speed of 141mph (225km/h), yet returns 35mpg (combined cycle). <p>- Electronically controlled active engine mounts on diesel model  an industry first  cancel engine idle vibration by 90 per cent.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2K at 1:39 AM 6/15/2005</i>

06-14-2005, 02:49 PM
how is the XJ doing in europe? whether they're good or bad, sales can only increase with the diesel though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

06-14-2005, 02:53 PM
Sales are ok so far.. but you are right that things can only get better with a diesel. Definately a smart move by Jaguar.

06-14-2005, 05:37 PM
here are some pics that you guys might enjoy:<p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//xj6D_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//xj6D_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//xj6D_03.jpg" BORDER="0">

06-14-2005, 08:52 PM
Hmm I don't know... This updates the car a bit more, But I'd expect more for that money....They're getting there though!

06-14-2005, 11:44 PM
hmm the V stands for vroom vroom <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> (certainly for the coming V8 diesel i suppose)

06-15-2005, 05:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Performance</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm I don't know... This updates the car a bit more, But I'd expect more for that money....They're getting there though!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The problem with the XJ is that it's already a good looking car, if they changed it too much people would go elsewhere.<p>I do think that getting rid of the mouldings and finishers around the front and rear screens makes it look slightly better, from the side it looks more like mix between a Series 3/early XJ40.<p>Mitesh<br>

06-15-2005, 06:16 AM
I don't think this is about as far as Jaguar will push the XJ Design, I think there will be a facelift eventually...

06-15-2005, 06:58 AM
Evolution, not revolution.

06-15-2005, 07:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Evolution, not revolution.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ya never know... might just be something a bit more dramatic than usual with this facelift..

06-15-2005, 07:34 AM
As long as they don't go to far, then have to back-track, like BMW with the 7.