lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
hp @ 6800 rpm
lb per hp
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
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
Monitoring System (TPMS) is now standard on both 3.0 sedan and
windshield wipers standard across range
interior rearview mirror now standard
computer becomes standard
headlamps now standard
technology for mobile phone available across the range (option
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
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
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
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
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.