1. NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE COMPACT SPORTS SALOON: PERFORMANCE,
AGILITY, INNOVATION, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND LUXURY
2. KEY TECHNOLOGIES
3. THE NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE AT A GLANCE
2. PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
1. EXTERIOR DESIGN AND BODY ENGINEERING
2. INTERIOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
4. VEHICLE DYNAMICS
7. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
9. ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
2. PLANT REFURBISHMENT
3. QUALITY-FOCUSED CULTURE
4. INCREASED ROLE FOR SUPPLIERS
5. MORE EFFICIENT OUTBOUND LOGISTICS
6. PLANT HISTORY
5. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION AND STANDARD AND OPTIONAL
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1. NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE COMPACT SPORTS SALOON:
PERFORMANCE, AGILITY, INNOVATION, CRAFTSMANSHIP
AND LUXURY 1.1
2. KEY TECHNOLOGIES 1.7
3. THE NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE AT A GLANCE 1.8
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NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE COMPACT SPORTS SALOON:
PERFORMANCE, AGILITY, INNOVATION,
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND LUXURY
Jaguar's new, all-wheel drive compact sports saloon, the X-TYPE, combines a fresh performance spirit, handling
agility and innovative technology with the luxury, craftsmanship and refinement for which Jaguar is renowned.
The result is a smaller and more affordable model, which transforms the Jaguar range and is expected to attract a
new generation of customers to the marque when it goes on sale in June 2001. As Jaguar's first entrant into the
fast-growing compact saloon segment, the X-TYPE is pitched directly against such established competitors as
the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Equipped with Jaguar’s Traction-4 all-wheel drive system as standard, the X-TYPE is engineered to deliver agile
and responsive handling, together with a truly refined ride. The X-TYPE's performance credentials are reflected
in its stylish and powerful-looking exterior design. Inside, traditional craftsmanship is complemented by
technological innovation, such as the optional touch-screen multimedia system, while the car's practical strengths
include generous space for occupants and luggage, as well as comprehensive safety and security equipment.
"The X-TYPE connects Jaguar with a different type of customer. It challenges existing
perceptions of Jaguar, broadening the appeal and the accessibility of the marque, and it
drives forward our ambitious growth strategy which began with the launch of the S-TYPE in
1998. Today, Jaguar is selling more cars in more markets than ever before, and X-TYPE is
targeted with helping us double sales once again."
JONATHAN BROWNING, MANAGING DIRECTOR
To share details of the X-TYPE with prospective customers around the world, Jaguar has created a dedicated
internet site for the car, at: WWW. X-TYPE.COM. Photographs and video footage of the car are already
available, and fresh information and features are regularly being added as the X-TYPE's launch approaches.
At launch, three X-TYPE models are available: the entry level 2.5 V6, the luxuriously equipped, range-topping
2.5 and 3.0 V6 'Special Equipment' ('S.E.'), and the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport, featuring up-rated suspension and
unique exterior and interior design cues. Each model has a five-speed manual transmission as standard, with a
fully electronic, five-speed automatic transmission optional across the range.
Jaguar Communications &
Public Affairs Department
Browns Lane, Allesley,
Coventry CV5 9DR, England.
Telephone 024 7620 3235
Agile handling and refined ride
"The X-TYPE’s nimble driving dynamics reward the enthusiast, as well as reassuring the
everyday driver. The car’s outstanding combination of agility and refinement stems from a
blend of advanced engineering and intuitive know-how, with each individual component
having an influence on the ride and handling. So to achieve the perfect balance we carried
out a great deal of testing and fine-tuning. You could say it’s a little bit like making a fine
wine – part science, part art."
MIKE CROSS, CHIEF ENGINEER, VEHICLE INTEGRITY
X-TYPE features Jaguar’s Traction-4 full-time all-wheel drive system for positive and sure-footed road holding
in all conditions. Sixty per cent of torque is directed to the rear wheels, reinforcing the sporting character of the
new Jaguar saloon. A viscous coupling senses differences in speed between the front and rear wheels. If wheel
slip is detected, torque is transferred via the viscous coupling to the front or rear wheels, providing optimum
traction and stability.
Agile handling and superior ride are further enhanced by the X-TYPE's ultra-stiff body. The body structure's
class-leading torsional stiffness - approximately 30 per cent higher than the previous class leader - delivers major
benefits in terms of strength, durability, robustness and refinement.
The body provides an exceptionally rigid basis for the precisely tuned suspension, including the new, fully
independent torsion control link system at the rear, which confers a high degree of inherent stability. Even tauter
and more responsive handling is available on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport, with its unique spring, damper and anti-
roll bar settings.
The car's advanced, four-channel anti-lock braking system includes electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) for
improved control and stability in adverse conditions, while optional Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) enhances
vehicle stability and control still further.
Choice of V6 engines
The X-TYPE's 24-valve, four-cam 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre AJ-V6 engines are derived from the S-TYPE's proven
AJ-V6 powertrain. With advanced features such as continuously variable cam phasing and a state-of-the-art, 32-
bit engine management system, both engines deliver spirited, effortless performance, competitive fuel economy
and low emissions.
The 194 bhp (145 kW) 2.5 litre and 231 bhp (172 kW) 3.0 litre engines are highly efficient, delivering best-in-
class specific power outputs. The engines also deliver excellent mid-range torque for effortless power delivery.
On both 2.5 and 3.0 litre engines, over 90 per cent of peak torque is available between 2500 and 6000 rev/min.
The standard five-speed manual transmission is optimised to enhance the car's performance feel, while the
electronic five-speed automatic option is switchable between 'normal' and 'sport' driving modes. Cruise control
is optional on all models.
Sculpted, purposeful exterior
The X-TYPE's stylish, contemporary design reflects the car's performance spirit, while sensuously sculpted
forms combine with crisp detailing to give the car a sporty, purposeful stance and a strong Jaguar identity. The
styling incorporates design cues from the XJ Series, XK Series and S-TYPE, while firmly establishing a
cohesive and individual identity of its own. Telling details include the characteristically sleek grille, elliptical,
reflector technology headlamps - with high-performance xenon gas discharge option - and twin tail pipes. Alloy
wheels are standard across the range, including 17-inch wheels on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport derivatives.
Spacious, stylish interior
Like the exterior, the X-TYPE's cabin represents a contemporary expression of Jaguar values, blending quality
and craftsmanship with leading-edge technology and the latest innovations in safety engineering.
Bird's-eye maple wood veneers and soft, luxurious trim materials convey a feeling of sporting luxury. Leather
trim is standard on the top-of-the-range 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models. Across the range, attention to detail is
reflected in the harmonious feel of controls and switches, as well as the overall quality of fit and finish.
There are two distinct interior trim themes, with the V6 Sport clearly distinguished by its grey-stained wood
veneer, as well as part-leather sports seats and sports steering wheel with perforated leather trim.
Interior refinement further benefits from a comprehensive programme to minimise noise intrusion, aided by the
car's inherently stiff body structure, and the slim pillars and commanding driving position give an excellent view
of the road ahead.
Leading-edge multimedia system
The X-TYPE strengthens Jaguar's growing reputation at the forefront of in-car telematics and communications
technologies. State-of-the-art systems available on the X-TYPE include a notable 'industry first' for cars in this
class - a 7-inch (178 mm) widescreen LCD touch-screen display, employing thin film transistor technology
(TFT), providing finger-tip control of climate, audio and navigation systems, and (where fitted) television tuner
and telephone. This exceptionally high level of integration is facilitated by fibre optics to provide fast, high-
quality data transfer.
Another innovation is the optional JaguarNet, one of the first systems of its kind in the world. Integrating
cellular telephone and satellite vehicle location technology, JaguarNet provides both emergency roadside
assistance and access to local information. The emergency assistance feature allows rapid access to police, fire
and ambulance services. An emergency assistance call is transmitted automatically in the event of airbag
deployment - a potentially life-saving feature if the occupants are incapacitated and where rapid emergency
response is of the essence.
Voice activation, a world-first for Jaguar when launched on S-TYPE in 1999, can also be specified, to provide
voice control of primary functions of the audio, telephone and climate control systems, as well as - for the first
time - the satellite navigation system and TV tuner, where fitted. Maintaining Jaguar's leadership in this field,
voice activation is available in German, Italian as well as English, including North American and Australian
Roomy, practical, versatile
In addition to its roomy, ergonomically designed cabin, the X-TYPE boasts the largest boot ever on a Jaguar,
with a capacity of 452 litres. Luggage capacity can be increased even further by folding down the rear seat's
optional 70/30 split backrest.
The cabin interior also provides an array of useful stowage facilities. For example, the doors have a handy tray
up near the door handle, as well as a large main pocket. To tailor the car's carrying capabilities to specific needs,
customers can choose from a wide range of exterior and interior stowage accessories. This strong emphasis on
practicality and flexibility reflects the fact that the X-TYPE is designed to suit the lifestyles of a wide variety of
Standard features across the range include air conditioning, 'anti-trap' electric windows, a 120 Watt audio system
and electric height adjust on the driver's seat. The extensive options list includes automatic headlamp activation,
rain-sensing wipers, DVD-based satellite navigation, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, ultrasonic reversing aid,
touch-screen multimedia system, dual-band, fixed GSM phone and fully automatic climate control (standard on
Safe and secure
The X-TYPE's comprehensive safety package comprises a host of sophisticated systems, fitted as standard on all
models. These include driver and front passenger occupancy sensing systems, twin dual-stage frontal airbags,
side airbags for driver and front passenger, side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, load-limiting and
pre-tensioning front seat belts, three-point seat belts throughout and a collapsible brake pedal mechanism.
X-TYPE combines advanced safety technology with excellent structural integrity, to minimise occupant injury.
As a result, X-TYPE is expected to achieve a 4-star rating in both the European and North American NCAP
Continuing Jaguar's long-standing commitment to state-of-the-art security and locking systems, the
X-TYPE is comprehensively equipped to provide reassuring and effective protection against theft. All security
systems, including vehicle perimeter alarm and intrusion sensing, are integrated with the vehicle electronics and
engine management systems, making the car extremely difficult to penetrate or steal, even for the most
X-TYPE was designed and developed in record time by a 300-strong core team based at the Jaguar Engineering
Centre at Whitley, Coventry.
“The X-TYPE was developed with a consistent focus on customer requirements. Feedback
from a massive global consumer research programme - Jaguar's most intensive ever -
ensured that the X-TYPE's designers, engineers and marketers remained in tune with the
needs and expectations of potential customers at every stage of the car's development”.
COLIN TIVEY, CHIEF PROGRAMME ENGINEER
Robust quality and accelerated timescale were the results of new development processes integrating computer-
aided design, engineering and manufacturing, which enabled the entire development team, including suppliers, to
communicate more efficiently and effectively than ever before. At the same time, Jaguar used a range of
leading-edge quality systems and processes during the X-TYPE's development programme. The result is a car
which delivers world-class levels of quality and durability, as well as having the shortest development time in
While state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge processes played a vital role in the development of the X-
TYPE, they worked hand-in-hand with the intangible, 'human' elements of design and craftsmanship, particularly
in terms of the surfaces and materials that the customer will actually see and touch. Therefore, the X-TYPE
benefits from the high level of craftsmanship for which is Jaguar is renowned.
£300 million manufacturing investment
The X-TYPE is built at Jaguar's totally refurbished Halewood plant on Merseyside (England). In one of the
most ambitious plant transformations ever undertaken within the motor industry, £300 million has been invested
in new manufacturing facilities, including totally new body construction and trim lines. At the same time, new
working practices have been implemented to create a highly efficient, quality-focused 'lean manufacturing'
environment suitable for producing Jaguar cars.
To prepare the workforce for building a luxury model like the X-TYPE, in place of the high-volume Ford
Escorts built there previously, Jaguar has provided over a million hours of workforce training, including around
700,000 hours of 'on-the-job' training - an average of approximately 350 hours for each employee at the plant.
Around 3,000 jobs have been safeguarded and an additional 500 created locally, with the establishment of a 65-
acre supplier park alongside the plant, to feed components and sub-assemblies to the production line on a just-in-
"We expect the X-TYPE to attract a significant number of new customers, particularly
younger people who previously may have regarded a Jaguar as beyond their reach or as
being unsuitable for their active lifestyles. Delivering practicality as well as performance
and style, the X-TYPE presents a completely new proposition. It will help us to make rapid
advances in areas where we have traditionally been under-represented, such as with women
drivers and amongst ‘user-chooser’ company car drivers."
PHIL CAZALY, MARKETING DIRECTOR
Doubling Jaguar sales
Following on from the launch of the S-TYPE in 1998, X-TYPE is accelerating Jaguar's transformation from a
niche player to a major competitor. The smaller and more affordable X-TYPE extends the Jaguar line-up to four
models, giving the company a strong presence in all key segments of the global premium car market for the first
As a two-model company, Jaguar sales peaked in 1998 at a then-record 50,220 cars. Fuelled by the success of
the larger S-TYPE saloon, Jaguar today continues to break sales records around the globe. In 2000, Jaguar sold
over 90,000 cars. When the X-TYPE is in full production, it is expected to more than double Jaguar's total sales,
accounting for more than 50 per cent of total Jaguar sales worldwide.
The largest geographical market for the X-TYPE will be Europe, which is expected to account for over 50 per
cent of world sales in 2001. The United States will take around 30 per cent and Japan around 10 per cent.
Jaguar is committed to increasing the use of recycled materials within its products, and in line with this strategy,
the X-TYPE contains more recycled materials than any previous Jaguar vehicle. Being over 90 per cent
recyclable (by weight), the X-TYPE meets or exceeds all legal requirements and voluntary agreements for end-
of-life recyclability, with the aim of minimising the amount of material destined for landfill.
The introduction of the X-TYPE will have the effect of reducing Jaguar's sales-weighted fleet average fuel
consumption by approximately 10 per cent. This will represent a cumulative reduction of over 25 per cent since
1990. The fleet average carbon dioxide emissions value will be reduced by a similar amount.
The X-TYPE's production facilities and processes are also designed with environmental protection in mind.
New initiatives introduced by Jaguar at Halewood include cleaner Paint Shop facilities, a substantial reduction in
waste materials, the elimination of all expendable component packaging, the minimisation of outbound truck
movements and the installation of more energy-efficient heating and lighting.
The following technologies are standard specification, except where stated otherwise:
Body / Exterior functionality
Class-leading body stiffness for optimised ride and handling and refinement
‘Freeform' reflector technology halogen headlamps
Clear lens technology and multi-faceted reflector forms in headlamps and tail lights
Xenon HID headlamps (option)
Telescopic headlamp power wash (standard with HID headlamps, optional with halogen)
Automatic, dynamic headlamp levelling (standard with HID headlamps, optional with halogen)
Ultrasonic reverse park control system (option)
Rain-sensing windscreen windscreen wipers (option)
Touch-screen display system, employing state-of-the-art fibre optics (option)
JaguarNet telematics system, integrating cellular telephone and satellite vehicle location technology
Voice activation system for audio, phone and climate control systems, plus - for the first time - satellite
navigation and TV, where fitted.
Dual-band, fixed GSM phone (option)
DVD-based satellite navigation system (option)
Trip computer with message centre (standard on V6 'S.E.' models)
Lightweight 2.5 and 3.0 litre, 24-valve, four-cam V6 engines with best-in-class specific power
Continuously variable cam phasing
Variable geometry air intake
Patented precision low-volume, high-velocity cooling system
32-bit engine and automatic transmission management systems
Jaguar Traction-4 full-time all-wheel drive with 40/60 per cent front/rear torque split
Viscous coupling in centre differential
ZF speed-sensitive power steering and unique 2-bearing front suspension top strut mount - set new
standards for all-wheel drive cars
Torsion control link rear suspension for optimised packaging and refinement
Four-channel anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) option
Thatcham-approved perimeter alarm and immobiliser
Ultrasonic intrusion sensing
Global closing of all electric windows and (if fitted) sunroof
Inclination/tilt sensing (option)
'Tracker' vehicle tracing system (optional accessory)
Occupant sensing systems - driver's seat track position sensor, front passenger seat weight sensor
Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger
Side airbags for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants
Collapsible brake pedal mechanism
Deformable plastic fuel tank
THE NEW JAGUAR X-TYPE AT A GLANCE
2.5/3.0 V6 Sport
2.5/3.0 V6 'S.E.'
The car's low, aggressive stance is accentuated at the front by its sleek grille and the arrangement of its
elliptical quad headlamps.
6.5 x 16 inch alloy wheels are standard on the 2.5 V6 and the 2.5 and 3.0 'S.E.' models.
The V6 Sport's exterior is distinguished by 7 x 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, black window
surrounds and colour-keyed bumper blades, boot lid finisher and grille.
Standard-fitment halogen headlamps and front foglamps use state-of-the-art 'freeform' reflector
technology, computer-designed for optimum performance.
Clear lens technology and multi-faceted reflector forms in the headlamps and tail lights give a
distinctive, high-tech appearance.
Optional xenon HID headlamps, producing more than twice the light of a halogen system, are
available for the first time on a Jaguar.
An optional ultrasonic reverse park control system can be specified.
Rain-sensing windscreen wipers can be specified for convenient and safe, hands-free operation.
The X-TYPE is the first Jaguar to be fitted with a one-piece facia and centre console, enhancing the
cabin's overall feel of solidity and integrity.
The high level of craftsmanship for which Jaguar is renowned extends to the fit, finish and feel of
individual components such as 'soft-touch' controls and switches.
The V6 Sport is distinguished by its grey-stained bird's-eye maple trim, contoured part-leather sports
seats and sports steering wheel with perforated leather trim.
A state-of-the-art, 7-inch (178 mm) touch-screen display system is available, providing touch control
of climate, audio and navigation systems and (where fitted) television tuner and telephone. This
highly integrated system is the first of its kind in the premium compact sports saloon sector and the
first to be offered by Jaguar.
The widescreen, thin film transistor technology LCD touch-screen is supplemented by a separate LCD
display, showing the time, ambient temperature and climate control temperature settings.
The foundation of the integrated multimedia system is an optical data network - a wide-band 'ring' of
optical fibres, providing the fastest and highest quality data transfer possible.
An optional multi-function satellite navigation system features DVD technology, enabling
approximately eight times the amount of information to be stored on one disc compared to
conventional CD-ROM based systems and delivering highly accurate information, virtually
The navigation system features 'voice guidance', selectable in nine languages, and, where optional
voice activation is fitted, voice-activated 'name tags' in three languages. Navigation mapping
coverage will extend to 17 major markets when the X-TYPE is launched.
Optional voice activation provides voice control of primary audio, telephone and climate control
functions, as well as - for the first time - the satellite navigation system and TV tuner (where these
systems are fitted). Voice activation is now available not only for UK and US English but also
German, Italian and English spoken with an Australian accent.
A Motorola dual-band, fixed GSM phone offers the user a choice of networks and provides optimum
phone performance and call quality. With 8 Watts of power, the phone has a far stronger signal than a
2 Watt portable system.
The TV tuner - a first for Jaguar - includes stereo TV audio, widescreen picture options and teletext
JaguarNet, one of the first systems of its kind in the world, integrates cellular telephone and satellite
vehicle location technology to provide emergency assistance and access to local information.
The emergency assistance feature provides rapid access to police, fire and ambulance services, and an
emergency call is transmitted automatically in the event of airbag deployment.
The 120 Watt Alpine Standard audio system incorporates AM/FM RDS radio, cassette tape player and
four door-mounted speakers, with the radio antenna integrated into the rear window.
The optional 180 Watt Premium audio system also incorporates a 6-disc CD autochanger located in
the boot and ten speakers.
A 6-disc CD autochanger is available as an option with the Standard system.
The trip computer with message centre, a standard feature on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E', displays
detailed journey data as well as information on the functioning of a wide range of vehicle systems,
including security and engine diagnostics.
Manual air conditioning with pollen filter is standard on the 2.5 V6 and the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport,
while fully automatic climate control, with LCD temperature display and combined pollen and odour
filter, comes as standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models.
All-new seat designs combine comfort, style, functionality and safety.
Leather seat trim is standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models and optional on the 2.5 V6, while on
the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport there is the choice of either standard cloth-and-leather sports seats or optional
full leather sports seats.
The driver's seat is electrically height-adjustable on all models.
Eight-way power adjustment of both front seats is standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models.
Both front seats and all three rear seating positions have manually height-adjustable head restraints.
A sliding front centre armrest is standard fitment on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models.
Heated front seats can be specified as an option.
The rear bench seat is available with an optional 70/30 split folding backrest.
Space and stowage
The X-TYPE boasts a boot capacity of 452 litres - the biggest boot ever on a Jaguar.
Storage capacity can be increased by folding down the rear seat's optional 70/30 split backrest.
The spacious interior provides a number of useful stowage facilities, including two storage areas in
each front door.
Other interior features
Electric windows include one-touch up and down operation, and incorporate an anti-trap feature.
An electrically operated tilt/slide glass sunroof with integral, sliding sunshade and anti-trap feature is
available as an option.
An optional electrochromatic interior rear view mirror automatically darkens to reduce glare from a
following vehicle's headlamps.
The steering column is reach- and rake-adjustable.
Based on proven S-TYPE engine, the lightweight, 24-valve AJ-V6 units deliver class-leading specific
power outputs. The 2.5 litre achieves 77.8 bhp/ litre (58.1 kW/litre), the 3.0 litre 77.8 bhp/litre (58.0
Key features include advanced, 32-bit engine and automatic transmission management systems and
continuously variable cam phasing, giving excellent full-load performance, reduced emissions,
enhanced idle stability and improved fuel economy.
A three-stage variable geometry intake manifold optimises volumetric efficiency, resulting in excellent
On both 2.5 and 3.0 litre, over 90 per cent of peak torque is available between 2500 and 6000 rev/min.
The 2.5 litre reaches peak torque of 244 Nm at 3000 rev/min and maximum power output of 194 bhp
(145 kW) at 6800 rev/min.
The 3.0 litre delivers peak torque of 284 Nm at 3000 rev/min, and maximum power output of 231
bhp (172 kW) at 6800 rev/min.
Jaguar’s Traction-4 full-time all-wheel drive with 60 per cent of torque directed to the rear wheels
reinforces the sporting character of the new Jaguar saloon.
A viscous coupling senses differences in speed between the front and rear wheels. If wheel slip is
detected, torque is transferred via the viscous coupling to the front or rear wheels.
Best-in-class body stiffness, approximately 30 per cent higher than the previous class leader, provides
an outstanding basis for the X-TYPE's responsive driving dynamics.
The speed-sensitive power steering and unique 2-bearing front suspension top strut mount - set new
standards of performance for all-wheel drive cars.
The front suspension is a twin-tube MacPherson strut design, with a fabricated steel front cross-
member and 'L' style lower control arm incorporating a 'hydrabush' for added dynamic performance
The suspension includes a multi-link torsion control link system at the rear - the first of its kind on a
Jaguar. This multi-link system allows each wheel to react independently to improve handling and
reduce impact harshness.
On the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport models, suspension components such as springs and dampers are
specially tuned for even more taut, responsive handling, as are the steering, wheels and tyres.
A four-channel anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) provides
improved control and stability in adverse conditions.
Optional Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) enhances stability by linking with anti-lock and steering to
control vehicle yaw and prevent oversteer and understeer.
Cruise control is optional across the range.
The following security systems are provided as standard on all models:
Engine immobilisation system
Integrated key transmitter
Perimeter sensing of doors, bonnet and boot
Intrusion sensing via ultrasonic movement sensors
Global closing of all electric windows and, if fitted, sunroof
Double locking (deadlocking)
Security-coded audio system
Gearshift interlock system (automatic models)
Optional security systems:
Inclination (tilt) sensing
JaguarNet telematics system
'Tracker' vehicle tracing system
The X-TYPE has a comprehensive range of active and passive safety features, including sophisticated
occupant sensing systems and adaptive, dual-stage frontal airbags.
Active safety features include:
Inherently stable ride and handling, with Jaguar Traction-4 all-wheel drive
Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) option
The following passive safety features are fitted as standard on all models:
Dual-stage driver and front passenger frontal airbags
Driver's seat track position sensor
Front passenger seat weight sensor
Side airbags for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants
Load-limiting and pre-tensioning front seat belts
Three three-point rear seat belts and adjustable head restraints
Collapsible brake pedal mechanism
Anti-burst door latches
Other passive safety features include:
Excellent structural integrity
Energy-absorbing head impact zones
Deformable plastic fuel tank
X-TYPE is expected to achieve a 4-star rating in both the European and North American NCAP tests.
The X-TYPE contains more recycled material than any other Jaguar, including recycled aluminium for
the engine block and other castings.
The car meets or exceeds all legal requirements and voluntary agreements for end-of-life recyclability.
Over 90 per cent (by weight) of the car is recyclable, while almost 100 per cent of component
packaging is durable and returnable.
The car meets the European Stage 4 exhaust emissions standard, as well as the stringent Californian
Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard.
The introduction of X-TYPE will reduce Jaguar's sales-weighted fleet average fuel consumption by
approximately 10 per cent, representing a cumulative reduction of over 25 per cent since 1990.
Production initiatives include new, cleaner Paint Shop facilities, a substantial reduction in waste
materials, the elimination of expendable component packaging, reduced outbound truck movements
and the installation of energy-efficient heating and lighting at the Halewood plant.
Engineering and product development processes
The X-TYPE was ready for manufacture just two years after the programme received Board approval.
State-of-the-art, computer-aided engineering technology and processes dramatically shortened
development lead times while optimising product quality and enabling nimble innovation.
The X-TYPE development programme employed the most wide-ranging set of quality tools and
procedures ever used by Jaguar, including Advanced Quality Planning and refined concepts of
Robustness and Reliability.
Following a massive £300m investment, the former Ford plant at Halewood, Merseyside, has been
completely refurbished, along with new working practices, to create a highly efficient 'lean
The physical renewal of plant began in Summer 2000, while the transformation of working practices
and culture began two and a half years earlier to ensure improved competitiveness, productivity and
Totally new production lines installed in Body Construction and the Trim-and-Final area. In the Paint
Shop, 70 per cent of the equipment has been replaced. The Press Shop, which had supplied body
panels to Jaguar since 1993, has been fully refurbished and state-of-the-art, computerised co-ordinate
measuring machines installed to ensure dimensional accuracy of metal stampings.
Over a million hours of workforce training, including around 700,000 hours of 'on-the-job' training -
an average of approximately 350 hours for each employee at the plant.
Halewood provides Jaguar, for the first time, with all major production facilities on a single site. The
addition of a new supplier park alongside - another first for Jaguar - improves production efficiency
To improve efficiency in the supply process, Jaguar works with far fewer component suppliers on
X-TYPE than on previous vehicle programmes (just 130 compared with around 350 for S-TYPE).
A new rail terminal has been built, so that 90 per cent of cars destined for export markets will leave
the plant by rail.
As Jaguar's first entrant into the fast-growing compact sports saloon segment, the X-TYPE is expected
to attract new, younger customer groups by providing an exciting and affordable new entry point to
the Jaguar range.
Following the X-TYPE's launch, it is predicted that Jaguar's total sales will double.
Jaguar's franchised dealer network is being developed significantly in all major markets, reflecting the
growth in sales volume that the X-TYPE will generate.
The X-TYPE gives Jaguar a strong presence in the corporate sales sector for the first time, in the UK
and across continental Europe.
Feedback from Jaguar's most intensive consumer research programme ever ensured that Jaguar's
designers, engineers and marketers remained in tune with the needs and expectations of potential
customers at every stage of the car's development.
Jaguar is undertaking a massive, global marketing campaign to communicate the features and benefits
of the X-TYPE to a diverse range of audiences throughout the world, including a dedicated web site
for the car at:
Cost of Ownership
3 year / 60,000 mile mechanical and electrical warranty (extendable up to 5 years / 100,000 miles at
extra cost) including RAC-backed Total Incident Management service
3 year, unlimited mileage paint surface warranty
6 year, unlimited mileage corrosion (perforation) warranty
10,000 mile (16000 Km) or 12 monthly service intervals.
PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING PAGE
1. EXTERIOR DESIGN AND BODY ENGINEERING 2.1
2. INTERIOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING 2.7
3. POWERTRAIN 2.18
4. VEHICLE DYNAMICS 2.23
5. SECURITY 2.29
6. SAFETY 2.32
7. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 2.36
8. ACCESSORIES 2.40
9. ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES 2.41
PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
EXTERIOR DESIGN AND BODY ENGINEERING
The performance spirit of the X-TYPE is reflected in its stylish, contemporary yet distinctive shape,
unmistakably identifying it as a Jaguar.
"First and foremost, we set out to create a true Jaguar. From whichever angle the
X-TYPE is viewed, it has a strong, instantly recognisable Jaguar identity. The car’s sensuous
exterior surfaces and taut, purposeful stance convey a potent combination of prestige and
performance. With its blend of classic design and bold, progressive dynamism, the X-TYPE
presents a stylish, contemporary expression of Jaguar’s core values."
IAN CALLUM, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
The harmonious balance between classic style and sporty looks was achieved, in part, by a carefully devised
interplay of sensuous, sculpted forms and sharp, crisp detailing. This approach is evident all around the car,
from its fluted bonnet surface to its muscular rear haunches.
At the front, the X-TYPE has a low and aggressive stance, accentuated by large, 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels
and a sleek grille, taking design cues from the XJ Series saloon. Elliptical quad headlamps integrate with the
front of the car, emphasising its width, and the bonnet surface is fluted in line with the headlamps, subtly
accentuating their shape and lending a strong continuity of form.
The side profile of the car is notable for its directional, wedge-shaped body section, giving the car a sportier
look. At the same time, the side glass profile provides a distinctive Jaguar graphic. The profile is also dictated
by the need to provide a highly practical, generously proportioned interior, essential to the diverse needs of
customers in this market segment, whose cars must fulfil a multitude of different roles. But these are people who
require a car to have discernible style and individuality, too. With its unique blend of style and practicality,
X-TYPE fulfils all these needs.
At the rear, the X-TYPE's overall width gradually tapers inwards, so that when the car is viewed from behind, its
high, powerful haunches are clearly evident, conveying a feline muscularity similar to that of the XK Series
The X-TYPE's chrome-tipped twin tail pipes - another distinctive Jaguar signature - provide an elegant finishing
touch to the rear of the car, blending in with the overall design and providing a subtle reminder of the car's
The V6 Sport model's purposeful exterior is distinguished by high-gloss, crystalline black window surrounds and
colour-keyed bumper blades, boot lid finisher and grille surround with grey vanes. The dynamic stance of the
V6 Sport model is accentuated by its 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45R tyres, and colour-keyed rear spoiler.
The grille surround, boot lid finisher, bumper blades and window surrounds of the 2.5V6 and 2.5 and 3.0 V6
'S.E.' models are chrome-finished.
Exterior paint colours
To deliver the sleek, glossy and resilient finish for which Jaguar cars are renowned, the X-TYPE, like all other
models, undergoes a four-coat paint process. This begins with an initial primer coat, followed by wet-sanding to
ensure a super-smooth and flat surface for second primer and top coats.
X-TYPE is available in a choice of twelve solid or metallic paint colours:
British Racing Green
Metallic - (optional extra)
Adriatic Blue - unique to X-TYPE
Class-leading body stiffness
The class-leading torsional stiffness of the X-TYPE's body structure delivers major benefits in terms of strength,
durability, robustness and refinement. The body is approximately 30 per cent stiffer than the previous class
In particular, the X-TYPE's ultra-stiff body contributes to a smooth, stable ride, by providing a rigid mounting
for suspension components such as springs, dampers and bushes. Thanks to this, the components work to
optimum efficiency, isolating the effects of road irregularities with little or no transfer to the body.
By enabling the suspension components to work to maximum effect, the X-TYPE's body stiffness also plays a
key role in minimising noise and vibration, as well as eradicating potential squeaks and rattles. It also
contributes to an overall feel of robustness in all driver interfaces, including steering, pedals and instruments.
The X-TYPE's class-leading body stiffness was achieved through the consistent application of computer-aided
engineering (CAE) analysis techniques, throughout the design process, in order to optimise joints and gauges.
Every detail was subjected to close scrutiny. For example, the body incorporates a structural 'shear ring' around
the rear seat back, which is optimised for stiffness, irrespective of whether the vehicle is fitted with a fixed or
folding rear seat back.
In addition, using sophisticated CAE techniques, the body has been carefully designed to ensure that its natural
modal frequencies do not align with input frequencies such as those from the engine, driveline and road. This
helps to eliminate resonance and is yet another factor in ensuring overall refinement.
Quality, strength, refinement and durability
Within the design parameters, the X-TYPE body is designed for manufacture to the highest standards of quality,
incorporating all the associated values of strength, refinement and durability.
To help meet the structural targets, X-TYPE's monocoque body shell includes one-piece bodyside outer
pressings and one-piece inner pressings for maximum dimensional integrity. High-strength steel is used in
critical areas such as the front longitudinals, seat belt anchorages, suspension mounting points, bumper
mountings and door intrusion beams. Finite element analysis enabled the engineers to assess the behaviour of
materials and components under different load conditions and determine the precise areas where high strength-
steel was required, thereby optimising the weight of the bodyshell.
For optimum corrosion protection, 81 per cent (by weight) of the X-TYPE's body shell is double-sided, zinc-
Body sealing for refinement and quality
All doors have triple seals with locating channels welded to the door inners to provide optimum contact of the
seal to the body. The primary seal is a single-density ethylene/propylene diene monomer (EPDM) sponge
extrusion, attached around the full periphery of each door using heat-applied, industrial-strength, double-sided
adhesive tape. For optimum sealing effectiveness, the door seals have large corner radii and smooth transitions.
Roof mounted drip rails, another potential source of wind noise, are eliminated. Air leakage through body
apertures is a key determinant of customer perceived refinement. Jaguar engineers therefore set very stringent
targets to keep air leakage to a minimum. Full body undersealing and the fitment of liners to all wheel arches
reduces the transmission of road-induced noise into the cabin.
Within the engine bay, key joints are sealed to avoid the risk of edge bleed while all doors are wax injected.
One-piece, body-coloured bumpers
The one-piece, body-coloured front and rear bumpers contribute both to style and protection, having an energy
absorbing compression-moulded polypropylene foam core to resist minor parking knocks up to 5 mph (8 km/h).
The front beam is steel while the rear beam is an aluminium extrusion, mounted to the rear rail brackets.
The front grille is integral with the front bumper assembly enabling it to move backwards in a minor parking
accident without damage to adjacent components. The body colour front splitter vane is removable to reveal the
front towing eye. The front bumper also incorporates air intake and brake cooling ducts together with the
optional headlamp power wash and fog lamps.
'Freeform' reflector technology headlamps
Standard-fitment halogen headlamps and front foglamps use state-of-the-art 'freeform' reflector technology,
computer-designed for optimum performance.
The strikingly designed, elliptical quad headlamps integrate elegantly with the complex surfaces of the front end
and feature clear, lightweight and highly impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses. The reflector technology full-
beam lights, as well as the sidelights, are contained within the two inner lamp housings, while the low-beam
projector lights and direction indicators are integral with the outer housings. Side repeater indicators are fitted in
the front wing.
Both front and rear lamps incorporate unique, highly faceted reflector forms, coated with a high gloss,
aluminium, vacuum-metallised finish to give a jewel-like appearance. The distinctive style of the 'see-through'
clusters creates a unique, instantly recognisable X-TYPE signature. All lamps have long-life bulbs for improved
durability, benefiting cost of ownership.
Manual headlamp levelling, fitted as standard, allows the driver to compensate for various loads so that the beam
remains level. There are four settings, ranging from driver occupancy only, to a car that is fully loaded and
towing a caravan or trailer.
Xenon HID headlamps option
Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) low-beam projector headlamps are available for the first time on a Jaguar.
Xenon headlamps produce more than twice the light of a halogen system. Performance is further enhanced by
uniform illumination across the beam pattern, with a colour similar to that of natural daylight. Road markings
and traffic signs become more highly visible and the identification of potential hazards can be recognised at an
earlier stage, helping to make night driving safer and more relaxing.
This option comes complete with telescopic headlamp power wash and automatic, dynamic headlamp levelling,
which continuously adapts the beam level in accordance with driving conditions.
Telescopic headlamp power wash
A telescopic power wash system is fitted as standard with xenon headlamps and available as an option with the
standard halogen headlamps. In the interests of both style and protection, the power wash system is concealed
beneath the bumper cover. When power wash is activated, water pressure causes the nozzle to extend
telescopically, through the bumper cover.
Headlamp beam conversion feature
Quick and easy headlamp conversion enables the driver to change the low beam pattern to suit opposite
hand-of-drive when travelling abroad.
Adjustment is achieved by a lever, which is accessible by removing the back cover of the lamp, in the same way
as changing a bulb. The beam is then modified to optimise the pattern whilst removing the risk of dazzle.
Automatic headlamp activation option
Automatic headlamp activation is available as an option. This system automatically turns the headlamps on and
off, along with the side lights and tail lights, dependent on the ambient light conditions. The system requires the
optional electrochromatic interior mirror to be installed and is operated by a light sensor, mounted on the front of
the interior mirror fixing cover.
Jewel-effect tail lights
The X-TYPE's tail lights have an attractive, 'multi-jewelled' appearance, similar to those of the S-TYPE and the
2001 model year XK Series. This distinctive feature - which is also visible during daytime when the lights are
switched off - is particularly noticeable in the tail lights and results from the same clear lens technology and
multi-faceted reflector forms that are used in the headlamps.
Power, heated door mirrors
Power, heated door mirrors are standard on all models. The mirrors are adjusted by a four-way toggle switch in
the driver's door switchpack. The door mirror heater elements operate when the rear screen heater is switched
on, rapidly clearing ice or condensation.
Power fold-back mirrors
Optional power fold-back mirrors allow the driver to manoeuvre more easily in tight spaces, by reducing the
overall vehicle width. To operate power fold-back, the driver simply presses a button in the driver's door
switchpack. A second press of the button returns the mirrors to their normal driving position.
An optional fine-wire heated windscreen provides rapid clearing of frost and ice. In certain conditions, this
feature also clears interior condensation from the windscreen.
High-performance windscreen wipers with rain-sensing option
The X-TYPE's twin-blade wiper system has an aerofoil on the driver's blade, maintaining wiper efficiency at
high speeds. There are two wipe speeds plus a variable intermittent wipe. The screen wash jets are located on
An optional rain-sensing wiper system - first introduced by Jaguar on the S-TYPE - provides convenient and
safe, hands-free operation. The system automatically activates the wipers and optimises their frequency of
operation, in response to rainfall detected on the windscreen.
A sensor and a control module are located on the windscreen, behind the electrochromatic rear view interior
mirror (which must be installed for this system). The sensing element of the system works on the principle of
refracted light by utilising a series of photodiodes and light-emitting diodes. Light emitted by the diodes is
refracted back via the windscreen to the photodiodes. When moisture is present on the front windscreen, the
refractive index changes and the amount of light received by the photodiodes is altered. The module then
calculates the frequency of wipes required and relays this data to the wiper system.
Reverse park control option
An optional reverse park control system incorporates four ultrasonic sensors, discretely located in the rear
bumper, virtually hidden from view in a black panel fitted to the bottom of the bumper.
When reverse gear is selected, the sensors are activated and information is sent to a control module, located next
to the spare wheel. When an obstacle is approximately 1.5m (5ft) away, an intermittent signal is emitted from a
speaker, located on the rear parcel shelf. The intermittent 'beep' becomes gradually more frequent as the car
approaches an obstacle until, when it is 20cm
(8 inches) away, the beep becomes a continuous tone.
If the vehicle is used for towing, an inhibit switch will automatically turn off the reverse park control system
when the trailer socket is connected.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
A contemporary expression of Jaguar values
"For the X-TYPE's interior, the design team set out to create a contemporary expression of
Jaguar values, with a luxurious yet distinctly sporting character to appeal to a younger target
market. In addition, the overall feeling of sporting luxury had to be complemented by the
practicality of an ergonomically designed, generously proportioned interior with excellent
stowage and luggage space."
SIMON BUTTERWORTH, DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER
The X-TYPE interior blends the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship with the discrete application of
leading-edge technology and safety engineering. The one-piece facia and centre console, a first for Jaguar,
enhances the cabin's overall feel of solidity and integrity. This is complemented by the use of natural wood
veneers and soft luxurious trim materials.
Commanding driving position
The high waistline conveys a unique sense of Jaguar intimacy, while the slim pillars and commanding driving
position give a light and 'airy' feel to the cabin as well as an excellent view of the road ahead. This was felt by
the designers to be a particularly important factor for female drivers, who are expected to represent a greater
proportion of potential customers than any other Jaguar.
Sporting feel, craftsmanship and quality
The subtle, undulating curves of the facia, with contoured 'aero wing'-shaped ends, are complemented by the
bold design and crisp detailing of the four-instrument cluster. The full-sized round instrument gauges, with their
distinctive 'racing green' dials, satin-chrome surrounds and slender pointers, reinforce the sporting feel,
craftsmanship and quality of the X-TYPE interior. The bright finish detailing of the instruments is echoed
around the car, including speaker frets, door release handles, centre console trim and the manual gear lever.
The centre console, with its unique 'horse collar' design, houses the major controls, switch pack and twin LCD
screens for climate control and audio systems. The console also incorporates the optional, multi-function touch-
screen display module.
Two distinct interior trim themes
Two distinct interior trim themes are available on
X-TYPE. The 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport models are clearly distinguished by their grey-stained bird's-eye maple
facia veneers, first seen in the limited-edition XKR Silverstone. In addition, the V6 Sport cabin is equipped with
contoured, part-leather sports seats and a sports steering wheel with perforated leather trim.
In the 2.5 V6 and the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models, the facia veneers are in a lighter, brown bird's-eye maple.
On V6 'S.E.' models, veneers are also applied to each door casing. All veneers are finished in a clear lacquer for
enhanced appearance and quality.
The 2.5 V6 has cloth seat trim, with leather available as an option, while on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models,
leather is standard. The individually designed Sport seat is part cloth, part leather, with full leather as an option.
A wide range of trim colours is available, to satisfy a broad spectrum of customer tastes.
Maple veneers - a blend of craftsmanship and technology
The veneers for the doors and facia are produced using an aluminium and wood laminate substrate with the
finest quality maple, bonded together with adhesive film. A pressing process subjects the components to high
pressure (1000psi) and high temperature (140oC) in precision-cut tooling, creating a stable and dimensionally
accurate 'technical woodset'. The veneers are also highly resistant to colour change from continuous exposure to
All X-TYPE veneers are produced in Jaguar's recently expanded wood mill, at its Browns Lane plant in
Coventry, alongside the veneered components for XJ Series, XK Series and S-TYPE.
"While the Jaguar plants are highly automated, they're also still heavily dependent on
manufacturing craft techniques. We employ a mix of machinists, cabinet makers and French
TERRY WILLIAMS, PRINCIPAL ENGINEER AT BROWNS LANE WOOD MILL
Facia and console: technology, strength, craftsmanship
The facia assembly features a rigid, injection moulded armature covered in soft-feel foam and slush moulded
skin. A tubular steel crossbeam fits behind the facia, enhancing both refinement through increased torsional
rigidity, and crash performance.
The beam also provides a very stable mounting for the steering column to minimise column vibration.
To optimise the interior ergonomics of the X-TYPE, Jaguar not only employed an array of sophisticated
modelling tools, but also involved potential customers in the ergonomics development process. As women
represent an important customer group, the Jaguar Women's Product and Marketing Committee, comprising
representatives from all levels of the company, also provided valuable feedback.
Early in the development process, a 'Human Factors Strategy Team' was formed, to ensure that the X-TYPE
would satisfy a wide range of physiological considerations such as reach zones, clearance areas and vision lines.
The traveller of the future will increasingly enjoy the ease and breadth of communications normally associated
with the office or home. With X-TYPE, the future is now. Jaguar is at the forefront of the automotive
communications revolution, and the X-TYPE is a multimedia technology showcase.
Prominent amongst the X-TYPE's sophisticated array of multimedia systems is an optional 7-inch (178 mm)
touch-screen display. This widescreen (16:9) thin film transistor technology (TFT) liquid crystal display system
is the first of its kind in the compact sports saloon sector and the first to be offered on any Jaguar vehicle.
Featuring the highest possible level of system integration, the touch-screen display enables finger-tip control of
climate, audio and navigation systems, and (where fitted) optional television tuner and telephone.
The 'soft' buttons of the LCD touch-screen are supplemented by a small number of conventional 'hard' buttons
around the perimeter of the screen, giving access to prime features. The system also includes a supplementary,
seven-segment liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, below the touch-screen display, which provides a digital
display of the time, ambient temperature and climate control temperature settings.
When the touch-screen is activated, it automatically displays the audio mode previously used. The touch
controls for the other systems are displayed by pressing the appropriate perimeter button.
Selecting 'User Options' provides a wide range of choices, including selection of language and units of
measurement (either imperial or metric) for use with the navigation system. 'Volume Set-up' provides touch-
control adjustment of volume for the navigation, voice control, phone, traffic information and automatic volume
control (AVC) systems. AVC automatically adjusts audio volume relative to vehicle speed.
Screen brightness and contrast can be adjusted manually, and dimmed for night driving. This can be achieved
either manually via the 'Day' and 'Night' touch controls, or automatically via selection of the 'Auto' touch-control
and subsequent operation of the vehicle exterior light switch.
The screen display can be blanked out at any time when the 'System Menu' is in use, by selecting the 'Screen Off'
touch control. The display is restored again simply by touching the screen. Alternatively, the Jaguar logo can be
displayed by selecting 'Screen Saver'.
Optical data network
The foundation of the X-TYPE's integrated multimedia system is a Digital Data Bus (D2B/DDB) optical data
network. This wide-band 'ring' of optical fibres links the various electronic modules of the multimedia system,
and provides a high-speed data 'backbone' within the car to support the introduction of new features and services,
as and when they are introduced.
Fibre optics, as opposed to conventional copper/coaxial cable, reduces complexity, saves weight, space and cost,
and provides the fastest and highest quality data transfer possible. A single, 1mm optical fibre can carry
numerous pieces of information simultaneously, between different modules. Signals are transmitted through the
fibre from one module to another by visible red light, pulsed at nearly six million times a second. The pulses are
grouped into a continuous series of 'data frames' which circulate the ring 44,100 times a second, the same
frequency as a CD audio data sample. Data is loaded or unloaded by each of the modules, as required.
DVD-based satellite navigation system
The X-TYPE's fully integrated, DVD-based satellite navigation system comes as standard with the touch-screen
display and is available as a line-fit option on all models. The DVD technology employed by the system was
introduced as a world-first last year on Jaguar XJ Series saloon and XK Series sports car models.
A key feature of the system is high-quality 'voice guidance', selectable in nine languages (UK English/US
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Japanese). The driver is guided by
audible instructions, complemented by visual map and turn information, displayed on the LCD screen. Flexible
display options include full or split-screen views, supplemented by turn list or arrow guidance with detailed
intersection information at times of manoeuvre.
Where optional voice activation is fitted, the system also offers destination setting via voice-activated 'name
tags', in three languages (German, Italian and English - UK, US, Australian and Irish dialects). In Japan, voice-
activated full address entry via natural language input will be available.
Mapping coverage is extensive, with 17 major markets planned to be available on DVD for the X-TYPE's launch
(UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Spain,
Portugal, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia).
Using signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, combined with information from the vehicle
sensors and data from detailed maps stored on Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), the system calculates the position
of the vehicle and provides route information and guidance to a selected destination.
DVD technology delivers significant benefits over conventional CD-ROM based navigation systems.
Approximately eight times as much information can be stored on one disc and map graphics are produced much
faster, delivering highly accurate positional information, virtually instantaneously. The map DVDs are loaded
into the navigation control unit in the luggage compartment, and the GPS location aerial is concealed beneath the
The navigation system's key features include:
Voice guidance - one or more audible instructions and/or chimes will be heard as the vehicle
approaches each manoeuvre point along the route. Voice guidance can be turned off if required, and
will be muted automatically if a phone call is in progress;
Destination setting via voice-activated 'name tags', in three languages, where optional voice activation
is fitted. Additionally, in Japan, voice-activated full address entry via natural language input;
Screen guidance - the LCD screen displays a map, overlaid by guidance instructions including
junction diagrams, turn arrows or turn lists. Various combinations of these features can be selected.
As the route is followed, the current location, estimated time (if selected) and distance remaining are
Full or split-screen views, supplemented by turn list or arrow guidance with detailed intersection
information at times of manoeuvre.
Stored locations - these are map locations (memory points) that can be stored in the system memory
with a personalised nametag (Home, Office, School etc);
Way points - can be used to divide a route into a number of sections, up to a maximum of five;
Avoid areas - up to ten areas, for example known for heavy traffic, can be selected as zones to avoid,
in which case routes will be calculated to avoid them, except where an alternative is not possible;
Points of interest (POI) - a database of useful names and addresses, such as hotels, restaurants, airports
etc, is held on the map DVD and the information can be accessed and displayed in different ways, for
example by selecting a specific POI or displaying all POIs in a particular category;
Route setting - destinations can be chosen in a number of ways, for example by inputting a specific
address or selecting a stored location, point of interest, postcode, motorway or road intersection, or a
Work is currently underway to enable the integration of in-car navigation technology with live traffic
information services, provided by Trafficmaster in the UK and Germany. Compatibility with Trafficmaster is
already built into the X-TYPE's navigation system, so that customers will be able to benefit from this optional
service as soon as the infrastructure allows. This will be a dealer-fit upgrade and users will need to subscribe to
the Trafficmaster service.
Voice activation now available for navigation and TV
The X-TYPE's optional voice activation system is based on that of the S-TYPE, the model on which this highly
innovative technology was introduced two years ago, as an industry-first. The system provides voice control of
primary audio, telephone and climate control functions, as well as - for the first time - several functions of the
satellite navigation system and TV tuner, where fitted.
Jaguar is the only manufacturer to provide this level of integration, maintaining the company's leading position
in voice activation technology.
The number of languages in which voice activation can be used has been increased. When Jaguar first
introduced voice activation on the S-TYPE, the system responded only to commands spoken in the English
language, although in a very diverse range of English and American accents. For the launch of X-TYPE, the
language set has been extended to include German and Italian, as well as English spoken with an Australian
accent. Work is well underway to make additional languages available, including French and Spanish.
When the steering wheel-mounted 'Voice' button is pressed, a microphone, integrated into the header console,
picks up the voice commands. (The microphone is also used for the optional in-car telephone, where fitted).
The system provides both audible and visual feedback in terms of command confirmation and prompts. These
are communicated through the sound system speakers and the message centre display in the instrument cluster.
The driver may turn off the audible feedback, if preferred.
The system responds to a variety of commands, without the user having to pause between words - for example:
"CD play track 6"; "Temperature 20 degrees"; "Phone dial 0123 456 789"; or (if pre-programmed) "Phone dial
home" or "Radio tune BBC1". For the first time, voice activation also allows the user to select pre-set
destinations, for example: "Navigation destination office". Up to 20 'nametags' can be pre-set by the user for the
navigation system and radio, and up to 40 for the phone.
Voice control of the navigation system allows route adjustments to be made safely whilst driving, such as
changing the chosen road preference from major to minor roads when experiencing traffic delays in a large town.
Such commands would otherwise have to be made when the vehicle is stationary.
Dual-band, fixed GSM phone
The X-TYPE's premium specification Motorola dual-band, fixed GSM phone, available as a factory fit option,
was originally introduced by Jaguar as the world's first in-car telephone of its kind on Jaguar XJ, XK and
Daimler models for 2001 model year.
Dual-band technology offers the user a choice of networks and provides optimum phone performance and call
quality by automatically and seamlessly selecting either the 900MHz or 1800MHz frequency bands, depending
on local conditions.
With 8 Watts of power, the phone has a far stronger signal than a 2-Watt portable system, a particularly valuable
feature in areas where network coverage is weak or at times when network congestion is high. When using an 8-
Watt, fixed phone under these conditions, the call is far less likely to be lost.
The new unit offers a number of useful features, including:
Voice-tagging, for voice-activated dialling of up to 25 numbers (or, via the voice activation system,
where fitted, up to 40 numbers). The phone will recognise voice-tags such as "home" and "office",
and automatically dial the stored number;
A filtering system which cancels out background noise, for enhanced hands-free operation;
Speech encryption, for confidentiality and security;
A memo recording facility, with up to three minutes' memory;
A data port, allowing information to be transferred to and from a laptop PC (via an RS232 lead) at
14.5 KB per second;
The capability to display and compose Short Message Service (SMS) text messages via the touch-
screen, if fitted.
The telephone is fully integrated with the car's audio system and can be operated via the handset, switch panel,
multi-function steering wheel or touch-screen, if fitted. Hidden neatly away in the centre console, the phone
preserves the luxurious look of the car's interior and discourages theft. The antenna is concealed within the rear
The television tuner - a first for Jaguar - receives all freely available terrestrial channels, with stereo TV audio,
widescreen picture options and teletext services. TV pictures will only be displayed when the vehicle is
stationary. When the vehicle is moving, the system can provide TV audio whilst, for example, displaying
navigation information on the display.
The optional JaguarNet system - one of the first of its kind in the world - integrates cellular telephone and
satellite vehicle location technology to provide emergency roadside assistance and access to local information.
JaguarNet connects the driver with a dedicated Jaguar Response Centre, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Initially available in the UK, Germany and United States, this state-of-the-art telematics system is operated from
a compact overhead console, or via the touch-screen display (where fitted). The system integrates with the X-
TYPE's dual-band in-car telephone system, which provides optimum performance and call quality by
automatically and seamlessly selecting either the 900MHz or 1800MHz frequency bands, depending on local
conditions. With 8 Watts of power, the phone has a far stronger signal than a 2-Watt portable system, a
particularly valuable feature in areas where network coverage is weak or at times when network congestion is
high. When using an 8-Watt, fixed phone under these conditions, the call is far less likely to be lost.
JaguarNet's emergency assistance feature allows rapid access to police, fire and ambulance services. An
emergency assistance call is transmitted automatically in the event of airbag deployment - a potentially life-
saving feature if the occupants are incapacitated and where rapid emergency response is of the essence.
When an emergency call is initiated, either automatically or manually, the X-TYPE's telematics system interacts
with the Global Positioning System (GPS) to identify the vehicle's precise location and direction of travel. This
data is transmitted to the response centre, along with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), so that the
response centre can provide details of the vehicle and its location to the appropriate services. (A separate
satellite navigation system is not required).
JaguarNet can also be used to obtain traffic information via the Response Centre operator, and details of local
facilities and services such as hotels, restaurants and petrol stations.
The X-TYPE audio system is available in Standard or Premium form, both supplied by Alpine. In both cases,
the systems have been custom-designed and acoustically developed to optimise the audio 'sound stage' within the
From an acoustic design perspective, what is heard when listening to music is far more than the sound emitting
from the speakers; it is also the sound that is reflected off the surfaces of the vehicle's interior. With this in
mind, the speakers and their positions have been acoustically optimised for the X-TYPE's interior.
The 120 Watt Standard system incorporates an AM/FM stereo radio and cassette tape player, with four door-
mounted, 6.5 inch (165 mm) triple-cone, full-range speakers. The 180 Watt Premium system additionally
incorporates a 6-disc CD autochanger, installed in the boot, and ten speakers: four lightweight, 6.5 inch, mid-
bass door speakers, four door-mounted 20mm dome tweeters and, packaged beneath the parcel tray, a 6.5 inch
long-throw sub-woofer with a passive radiator and integral 35 Watt amplifier. A 6-disc CD autochanger is
available as an option with the Standard system.
Both the Standard and Premium systems can be controlled from the head unit, using its large, well-spaced
buttons, or (where fitted) remotely from multi-function controls on the left-hand side of the steering wheel, or via
the optional voice activation system. Steering wheel controls, incorporating switches for phone and voice
activation, are standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models. Additionally, vehicles fitted with a navigation
system incorporate touch-screen audio controls, accessed via the 'Audio' switch on the left of the navigation
Both audio systems incorporate the following key functions:
Automatic volume control (AVC) - increases sound output as vehicle speed increases (selectable);
Auto Memory (A-MEM) - automatically searches for and stores the nine strongest stations on the
selected waveband, into preset buttons 1 to 9, or enables stations to be selected manually;
Radio Data System (RDS) - assists in locating and remaining tuned to a selected radio station,
including automatic or manual station search and station name display;
Traffic Announcements (TA) - automatically changes to local or more distant (EON) traffic
Programme Type (PTY) - allows searching of a station type (news, classical, rock etc);
Dolby noise reduction (cassette tape mode);
Tape direction change - by pressing 'Tape' it is possible to change from one side of the tape to the
other while the tape is playing, without having to eject and re-insert the tape.
The radio antenna is integrated into the rear window, the FM element within the heater grid and the AM element
at the top of the window.
Trip computer with message centre
The combined trip computer and message centre is a standard feature on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models and
optional on the 2.5 V6 as well as the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport. Located in the instrument cluster, just below the
speedometer, the system's LCD display provides detailed journey data as well as information on the functioning
of a wide range of vehicle systems, including security and engine diagnostics (additional to the standard range of
information/warning lights contained in the instrument cluster).
The trip computer memory stores data for a journey or a series of journeys, until it is reset to zero. Two
independent memories are available, to allow two separate figures to be recorded concurrently. Trip distance,
average fuel economy and average speed can be displayed for each memory. The trip computer can also display
the predicted distance that the vehicle should be able to travel on its remaining fuel, based on the recorded
average fuel economy and fuel consumption.
Air conditioning or climate control as standard
Manual air conditioning with pollen filter is standard on the 2.5 V6 and 2.5 and 3.0 V6 Sport models. Fully
automatic climate control with LCD screen and combined pollen and odour filter comes as standard on the 2.5
and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' models and can be specified as an option on the other models.
Of particular benefit to allergy sufferers, the standard-fitment pollen filter system excludes
100 per cent of pollen particles from the cabin. Polypropylene fibres provide a highly efficient filtration and
dust-holding capacity by means of eletrostatic as well as mechanical filtration.
Manual air conditioning is operated by a push on/off button and adjusted by using the rotary controls in the facia.
These provide temperature control and six blower speeds. Automatic climate control maintains the cabin
temperature at the level selected by the occupant. The heat input, air conditioning, fan speed, air intake and
distribution flaps are all adjusted automatically to maintain the desired temperature. Rear and (where fitted)
front screen heating and timed air recirculation can also be selected in 'Auto' mode. Automatic control may be
overridden at any time, and it is always possible to perform manual selection of fan speed, air distribution, air
recirculation and windscreen heating.
Automatic operation provides a controlled environment across a temperature range of 17°C (61°F) to 31°C
(89°F). The selected temperature appears on the LCD screen, with the external temperature displayed above.
Both temperatures can be displayed in either degrees Celcius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Automatic climate control can also be operated via the touch-screen or voice activation system, if fitted.
Front seats incorporate side airbags and electric height adjustment
The X-TYPE's all-new seat designs combine comfort, style, functionality and safety. (Safety features are
covered within that section).
Front seats incorporate, as standard fitment, side air bags for supplemental occupant protection in a high-energy
side impact. The side airbags, designed to protect the thorax, are concealed within the outer side-bolster of each
front seat squab, ensuring each bag remains in the optimum position relative to theoccupant, regardless of seat
position. The seats are fitted with 'anti-submarine' cushions, designed to resist any tendency for the occupant to
slide forward in the event of an accident.
Sports seats, available only on the V6 Sport model, have re-profiled side rolls on both the seat cushion and
backrest to provide a greater degree of lateral support.
On all models, the driver's seat cushion is electrically height-adjustable. Eight-way power adjustment for the
driver and front passenger seats is a standard feature on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' and optional on other models.
Where eight-way power adjustment is specified, there is the option of power lumbar support adjustment.
Also offered as an option are heated front seats (cushion and seat back), with two heat settings. Both front seats
and all three rear seating positions have manually height-adjustable head restraints.
The rear bench seat can be fitted with an optional 70/30 split folding backrest, enabling a wide combination of
loads to be carried. Release handles for each seat back are securely located in the luggage compartment, under
the parcel shelf. A fold-down rear centre armrest with two integral cup holders is optional on all models.
Sliding front centre armrest
A sliding front centre armrest, fitted as standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.' and optional on the other models,
provides added comfort for front seat passengers. The armrest can be adjusted forwards or rearwards to achieve
the most comfortable position. The armrest can be lifted to gain access to either the top storage compartment of
the centre console (or phone, if fitted) or the centre console cubby box compartment.
Biggest ever Jaguar boot and outstanding interior stowage
Prominent among the X-TYPE's outstanding stowage capabilities is its impressive boot capacity of
452 litres. This is the biggest boot ever on a Jaguar, reflecting the fact that the X-TYPE is designed for a wide
range of customer with diverse requirements. With the emphasis on practicality and flexibility, luggage capacity
can be increased even more by folding down the rear seat's optional 70/30 split backrest.
Four metal loops are positioned in the luggage compartment for attaching straps in order to secure loads. A wide
range of storage accessories is also available, including a boot net, roof bars and a selection of bike carriers - see
section on Accessories.
An optional ski hatch with integral ski sack can also be fitted, along with a rear centre armrest. Access to the ski
hatch can be gained from the cabin when the armrest is folded down. The hatch has two doors, one opened from
the cabin interior, the other from the luggage compartment.
The roomy cabin interior also provides a number of useful stowage facilities. For example, the doors have two
storage areas - a large main pocket and a secondary tray, higher up near the door handle. A storage box is
concealed in the centre console, beneath the armrest, and the glove compartment incorporates a stowage net on
the inside of the lid.
Reach- and rake-adjustable steering column
The steering column can be adjusted manually for reach and rake, to achieve a comfortable, safe driving
position. The release lever is located on the underside of the steering column.
Electric windows with anti-trap feature
Front electric windows, including one-touch up and down operation, are standard fitment on all models. Rear
electric windows, also incorporating one-touch up and down operation, are standard on the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 'S.E.'
Each electrically operated window has an anti-trap feature. If an obstacle is detected during the upwards
movement of the window, it will immediately stop closing and move downwards for a short distance.
Electric glass sunroof option
An electrically operated tilt/slide glass sunroof with integral, sliding sunshade is optional on all models. The
sunroof can be slid and tilted with a one-touch operation, during both opening and closing. Like the electric
windows, it includes an anti-trap feature which means that it will immediately stop closing and move backwards
for a short distance if an obstacle is detected.
Electrochromatic interior rear view mirror option
An automatically dimming interior mirror features a cell construction with an electrochromatic film sandwiched
between two pieces of glass which are surface-coated with a conductive layer. The film is linked to an electrical
control circuit with sensors which detect glare and compare it with ambient light.
When headlamp glare is detected at the rear, the control circuit sends a signal to the cell, causing the
electrochromatic film to darken. The mirror clears automatically when the light levels return to normal, or when
reverse gear is selected.
Powerful, efficient 2.5 and 3.0 litre
The 24-valve, four-cam 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre AJ-V6 engines are derived from the AJ-V6 powertrain already
successfully proven in the larger S-TYPE saloon. Developed and tested at Jaguar's Engineering Centre at
Whitley in Coventry, the AJ-V6 engine remains faithful to the Jaguar tradition by employing advanced
technology and design innovation to deliver spirited, effortless performance, competitive fuel economy and low
The water-cooled, 60-degree V6 engines have a forged steel crankshaft with four main bearings, two overhead
chain-driven cast iron camshafts per bank, and four valves per cylinder, activated via direct-acting, mechanical
Both the 2.5 and 3.0 litre engines feature a four-mode, variable geometry intake manifold. By opening or
closing a combination of two intake tuning valves, the length of the intake system, optimising volumetric
Both engines incorporate a continuously variable cam phasing system, which adjusts the timing of valve opening
and closing, depending on engine speed, load and oil temperature. Variable cam phasing allows engine
performance to be optimised, resulting in excellent mid-range torque, improved full-load performance, reduced
emissions, enhanced idle stability and improved fuel economy.
The combined effects of variable cam phasing and the variable geometry intake manifold yield an exceptionally
wide torque spread, delivering the effortless driveability which is characteristic of all Jaguars. On both 2.5 and
3.0 litre engines, over 90 per cent of peak torque is available between 2500 and 6000 rev/min. Over 80 per cent
of peak torque is available from below 1500 rev/min, right through to the maximum engine operating speed of
The 2.5 litre engine achieves peak torque of 244 Nm at 3000 rev/min, with a maximum power output of 194 bhp
(145 kW) at 6800 rev/min. The 3.0 litre engine achieves peak torque of 284 Nm at 3000 rev/min, with a
maximum power output of 231 bhp (172 kW) at 6800 rev/min. The specific power output of both engines is
best-in-class, with the 2.5 litre engine achieving 77.8 bhp/litre (58.1 kW/litre) and the 3.0 litre engine 77.8
bhp/litre (58.0 kW/litre).
Electronic engine management system
A bespoke Denso engine management system governs the operation of the variable intake camshaft phasing
system, as well as the electronic throttle, the electronic, returnless fuel system, linear air-fuel ratio sensors and
multi-hole injectors in full sequential mode. The state-of-the-art, 32-bit Denso system has the capacity to meet
the most stringent emissions requirements in the world and contributes to refinement, driveability and reliability.
Fuel delivery is determined primarily by a hot wire air meter with subsidiary inputs from the coolant
temperature, exhaust stoichiometry, air temperature, throttle position and engine speed sensors. The knock
control system checks for cylinder detonation and retards the ignition timing until knock is eliminated.
Idle speed is controlled through movement of the main throttle blade rather than a conventional bypass valve,
while cruise control is implemented by the controller as an integral throttle function. The throttle has
comprehensive safety and limp-home features.
Refinement: stiff, lightweight structure
The AJ-V6 engine has an exceptionally stiff but lightweight structure, with a heavily ribbed, heat-treated
aluminium cylinder block, die-cast aluminium bedplate with nodular iron main bearing inserts, and a structural
cast aluminium oil pan. Close cylinder bore spacing allows a short, stiff crankshaft which is made of forged
steel and has fully machined counterweights for excellent balance characteristics. The cast iron crankshafts have
excellent balance and are driven by dual, low-profile, fine-finished 'Morse' silent chains.
The front cover is of die-cast aluminium and was carefully designed to minimise radiated noise. Engine
accessories are directly mounted to the front cover, oil pan and block to minimise vibration. Isolated magnesium
cam covers minimise radiated valvetrain noise, which is inherently low due to the lightweight valve gear. A
composite lower intake and an isolated aluminium upper intake manifold further reduce radiated noise. The air
cleaner and inlet ducts are carefully optimised and incorporate a tuned resonator to eliminate intake boom, while
enhancing the engine's 'growl' under certain accelerating conditions. The full-authority electronic throttle
eliminates the possibility of engine vibration being otherwise transmitted through the cable to the pedal.
The end result is an engine which affords excellent performance and refinement, low overall sound and vibration
levels, and a pleasing sound quality.
An electronic, 'returnless' fuel system negates the need for fuel return hoses. This prevents heat from the engine
compartment returning to the fuel tank, thus keeping the bulk fuel temperatures low and reducing evaporative
Cold-start hydrocarbon emissions are also minimised, thanks to rapid engine warm-up. In addition, the variable
cam phasing system, in conjunction with the Denso engine management system, improves fuel economy and
reduces emissions under all operating temperatures and conditions.
Such features enable the X-TYPE to meet the European Stage 4 exhaust tailpipe emissions standard, as well as
the stringent Californian Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard for the United States and Canada.
To aid fuel economy, engine weight is minimised due to intensive use of aluminium and magnesium
components. These include lightweight powder-sintered and fracture-split connecting rods and aluminium
At the same time, the engine and transfer case are packaged extremely space-efficiently. The engines are
mounted transversely, which plays an important part in overall package optimisation. The X-TYPE is the first
car in the Jaguar range to have a transverse engine installation.
The 13.5 gallon (61.5 litre) fuel tank is moulded from 8-layer high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a lightweight
material that can be formed into complex shapes, thus aiding both fuel economy and space-efficiency. The
shape and location of the fuel tank - below the rear seat pan, above the propshaft and exhaust assembly - also
plays a part in enabling the X-TYPE to boast the biggest boot capacity of any Jaguar.
Key design features of the AJ-V6 engine in summary
Rigid, extensively ribbed, heat-treated aluminium cylinder block, reinforced die-cast main bearing
bedplate and a structural aluminium oil pan, braced to the transmission bell housing, for a lightweight,
highly rigid structure. The cylinder block is cast by the Cosworth-patented, precision sand casting
process - the same process used to cast the AJ-V8 cylinder heads
Patented precision low-volume/high velocity cooled cylinder block and heads for high fuel efficiency
and low emissions
4 valve combustion system
Direct acting mechanical bucket valvegear with lightweight aluminium tappets and lightweight valves
Continuously variable cam phasing with optimised cam profiles for excellent performance, light load
stability, fuel economy and emissions
Isolated magnesium cam covers for low radiated valvetrain noise
High compression ratio for excellent power and fuel efficiency
Lightweight aluminium pistons with graphite/molybdenum low friction coating and 4mm top ring land
Lightweight, powder-sintered and fracture-split connecting rods
Coil-on-plug ignition system, with individual-cylinder knock control
Fine wire, platinum tipped spark plugs for extended durability
Rigid 60-degree twist-forged, steel crankshaft with fully machined balance weights, undercut rolled
fillets and heat treated pins and journals
Low profile, fine finished "Morse" silent dual chain drive with one hydraulic tensioner for each chain
Moderately oversquare bore/stroke (81.6/79.5 mm for the 2.5 litre engine and 89.0/79.5 for the 3.0
litre, giving a bore-to-stroke ratio of 1.03:1 and 1.12:1 respectively), affording a good compromise
between high speed power output, low speed torque, fuel economy and emissions
Cast-in, thin-wall iron cylinder liners
Low pressure cast, heat-treated 319 grade aluminium cylinder heads
Nodular cast iron, high silicon / molybdenum exhaust manifolds on the rear bank and fabricated steel
on the front
Direct mounted engine ancilliaries for excellent NVH performance
Durable, high and low temperature tolerant, 6-rib, Kevlar reinforced, serpentine front end auxiliary
drive belt with automatic tensioner
Pressure die-cast front engine cover, optimised for NVH
Four-mode, variable intake manifold system with dual-intake tuning valves, contributes to class
leading engine performance with a particularly impressive torque output across a wide speed range
Long exhaust downpipes to exploit V6 engine exhaust pulsation characteristics for maximum low
Full-authority electronic throttle control system, with no mechanical linkage between the pedal and the
Nodular, cast iron camshafts, acting on aluminium tappets and steel shims
Electronic returnless fuel system with closed loop fuel rail pressure control and fuel temperature
compensation, for precise fuelling and low fuel vapour emissions
All models come with 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Electronic 5-speed automatic transmission is
offered as an option.
5-speed manual transmission
The manual transmission features a cable-shift mechanism which provides efficient, precise gear engagement,
enhancing the car's sporty feel, and eliminates harsh engine load changes via the shift lever, reducing powertrain
vibration. With a final drive ratio of 3.8:1, the manual transmission achieves the optimum combination of
performance, fuel economy and refinement.
The self-adjusting, 240 mm diameter clutch, equipped with a two-mass flywheel for vibration insulation, helps
extend the service life of the transmission to 150,000 miles (240,000 km). All major components and casings are
of lightweight, die-cast aluminium, so that the clutch system weighs just 17.9 kg and the overall transmission
weight is only 47.7 kg, with a fill-for-life oil capacity of 2 litres.
The aluminium gear shift knob features the distinctive Jaguar 'growler' emblem at the centre, and has a ring-pull
mechanism for reverse gear.
5-speed automatic transmission
Fully electronic 5-speed automatic transmission, available as an option on all models, is provided by the Jatco
FPD transverse automatic gearbox. The gearbox features a wide gear ratio spread, with a low first gear for
optimum off-the-line acceleration, while the overdrive fifth gear helps to deliver excellent fuel economy and
refined motorway cruising.
The final drive ratio of 3.9:1 combines performance and fuel economy, while pre-programmed software
strategies are designed into the transmission system, for optimum performance under various conditions. For
example, on uphill gradients, the transmission adapts the shift pattern to make better use of engine power and aid
engine cooling; and when either cruise control or Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) are activated, the
transmission selects a shift pattern to suit.
The electronic transmission control module co-ordinates engine and throttle control information, modifying the
shift schedule to provide smoother shifting during acceleration and deceleration.
A low-inertia, slip-controlled lock-up torque converter features a single-friction face clutch with torsional
damper to achieve a near-locked condition at low speed in high gears, enhancing fuel economy and refinement.
The clutch disengages automatically before a downshift, for smooth power delivery.
The two-piece, die-cast aluminium transmission casing is extremely rigid, contributing to vehicle refinement.
The transmission is a 'fill-for-life' unit, benefiting cost of ownership.
J-gate gear selector
The unique Jaguar J-gate gear selector, designed to accommodate different driving styles, is refined for
X-TYPE for even smoother operation and lighter loads.
On the right-hand side of the selector gate, the driver is presented with the traditional 'PRND' layout, in which
the 'D' position provides fully automatic availability of all five gears. When driving in gear position 'D' with
fifth gear engaged, the gear selector can be shifted sideways across the gate to position '4', when the transmission
will shift down to fourth and the driver may shift between fourth, third and second gear positions. The
transmission continues to operate automatically but will not engage gears higher than the one selected.
A 'sport' mode switch adjacent to the J-gate enables the driver to select either normal, 'N', or sport, 'S', modes.
When sport mode is selected, the gear shift points are extended to make full use of the engine's power.
When fitted, the optional cruise control system can be used to maintain a selected vehicle speed above 25 mph
(40 km/h), without having to use the accelerator. Illuminated switches on the steering wheel allow the driver to
switch the system on or off and to control it through the conventional 'Set', 'Resume' and 'Cancel' buttons.
Cruise control automatically disengages when the brake pedal is applied, or when the vehicle speed falls below
25 mph (40 km/h). In vehicles with a manual gearbox, pressing the clutch pedal will also disengage the system.
Cruise control automatically disengages when DSC is operating or when the accelerator pedal is used to
accelerate beyond the set speed for too long a period.