X-type Saloons

From 2001 to 2009

The first time Jaguar had produced a small saloon to cater for a younger and much wider audience, the X-type was also a two-edged sword catering for those who wanted a less expensive Jaguar and those who wanted to downsize from a larger model.

With the benefit of Ford ownership Jaguar needed to widen its appeal in a similar manner to BMW with a whole range of saloons to suit different markets and age groups. The X-type built on that with the benefit of the Ford parts bin for many items, yet retained typical Jaguar styling and interior ambience.

Initially launched in 2001 as a 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre V6 petrol engined models (using the same engines as the S-type), the X-types benefitted from all wheel drive, another first for the company. Later additional engines included front wheel drive 2.0 litre petrol in 2002, 2,0 litre diesel in 2003, plus a 2.2 litre diesel in 2005, the latter with a 6-speed manual transmission. Launched as a four door four-seater saloon, in 2004 an estate version widened the appeal further as the first such production vehicle produced by Jaguar. Special editions were produced throughout the period and the models only went out of production in 2008, not to be replaced until the introduction of the XE in 2015.

Model Summary

Model Type:

X-type Saloons

Production Dates:

2001 - 2009

Engine Range:

2.0 Litre

2.5 Litre

3.0 Litre

2.0 Litre Diesel

2.2 Litre Diesel

0 - 60 mph:

2.0 Litre - 8.9 seconds (manual), 10.4 seconds (auto)

2.5 Litre - 7.9 seconds (manual), 8.5 seconds (auto)

3.0 Litre - 6.6 seconds (manual), 7.1 seconds (auto)

2.0 Litre Diesel - 9.5 seconds

2.2 Litre Diesel - 8.5 seconds

Top Speed:

2.0 Litre - 130 mph

2.5 Litre - 140 mph

3.0 Litre - 146 mph

2.0 Litre Diesel - 125 mph

2.2 Litre Diesel - 137 mph

X-type Saloons Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 2.0 Litre
Engine (cc)2099
Bore and Stroke (mm)81.6 x 66.8
Compression Ratio10.75:1
BHP157
@ RPM6800
Torque (lb ft)148
@ RPM4100
FuellingFuel-injection
 2.5 Litre
Engine (cc)2495
Bore and Stroke (mm)81.6 x 79.5
Compression Ratio10.3:1
BHP194
@ RPM6800
Torque (lb ft)180
@ RPM3000
FuellingFuel-injection
 3.0 Litre
Engine (cc)2967
Bore and Stroke (mm)89 x 79.5
Compression Ratio10.5:1
BHP231
@ RPM6800
Torque (lb ft)209
@ RPM3000
FuellingFuel-injection
 2.0 Litre Diesel
Engine (cc)1998
Bore and Stroke (mm)86.0 x 86.0
Compression Ratio18.2:1
BHP128
@ RPM3800
Torque (lb ft)243
@ RPM1800
FuellingCommon rail fuel-injection
 2.2 Litre Diesel
Engine (cc)2198
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 94.6
Compression Ratio17.5:1
BHP155
@ RPM3500
Torque (lb ft)360
@ RPM1800
FuellingFuel-injection

Engine Performance

 2.0 Litre
Top Speed130 mph
0 - 60 mph8.9 seconds (manual), 10.4 seconds (auto)
Fuel Consumption30.7 mpg
 2.5 Litre
Top Speed140 mph
0 - 60 mph7.9 seconds (manual), 8.5 seconds (auto)
Fuel Consumption29.5 mpg
 3.0 Litre
Top Speed146 mph
0 - 60 mph6.6 seconds (manual), 7.1 seconds (auto)
Fuel Consumption27.5 mpg
 2.0 Litre Diesel
Top Speed125 mph
0 - 60 mph9.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption50.3 mpg
 2.2 Litre Diesel
Top Speed137 mph
0 - 60 mph8.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption47 mpg

Model Specifications

 2.0 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed synchro JATCO Ford 5-speed auto Front wheel drive
Wheel Size (in)16, 18 (from 2006), alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 2.5 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed synchro, JATCO Ford 5-speed auto 6-speed manual option (from late 2005) 4-wheel drive
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, 18 (from 2006), alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 3.0 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed synchro JATCO Ford 5-speed auto 6-speed manual option (from late 2005) 4-wheel drive
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, 18 (from 2006), alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 2.0 Litre Diesel
TransmissionFord 5-speed synchro 6-speed manual option (from late 2005)
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, 18 (from 2006), alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 2.2 Litre Diesel
Transmission6-speed manual gear 6-speed Aisin Warner automatic with sequential change (from 2008)
Wheel Size (in)16,17 or 18, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated

Model Dimensions

 2.0 Litre
Length (in)183 (186 estate)
Width (in)68
Height (in)53 (58 estate)
Wheelbase (in)104
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)28.5
 2.5 Litre
Length (in)183 (186 estate)
Width (in)68
Height (in)53 (58 estate)
Wheelbase (in)104
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)30.6
 3.0 Litre
Length (in)183 (186 estate)
Width (in)68
Height (in)53 (58 estate)
Wheelbase (in)104
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)30.6
 2.0 Litre Diesel
Length (in)183 (186 estate)
Width (in)68
Height (in)53 (58 estate)
Wheelbase (in)104
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)29.6
 2.2 Litre Diesel
Length (in)183 (186 estate)
Width (in)68
Height (in)53 (58 estate)
Wheelbase (in)104
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)31.0

Optional Extras

  • Automatic transmission (where not fitted)
  • Manual transmission
  • Mud flaps
  • Cruise control
  • Tailored overmats
  • Lambswool overmats
  • Fitted seat covers
  • Headlight power-wash system
  • Premium hi-fi system with CD auto-changer in boot
  • Child's safety seat
  • Child's booster cushion
  • First-aid kit for boot area
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • Full-sized spare wheel
  • Fire extinguisher for boot area
  • Jaguar warning triangle
  • Headlamp converters
  • Headlamp safety covers
  • Mobile telephone kits
  • Snow chains
  • Luggage net for boot area
  • Witter tow bar kit
  • Heated windscreen
  • Ultrasonic intrusion security system
  • Additional zip-fastening tool kit
  • Heated front seats (where not fitted)
  • Jaguar 'growler' alloy wheel centre badges, various colours
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Self-dipping rear-view mirror
  • Wood/leather steering wheel (where not fitted)
  • Foglamp protective covers
  • Boot cargo net
  • Boot luggage hooks
  • Luggage retainer clips and/or straps
  • Roof-mounted rack
  • Two-bar roof-rack carrier
  • Front parking sensors
  • Alcantara upholstery
  • Carbon fibre trim
  • Piano black trim detail
  • Ski/cycle holders
  • Luggage frame for roof rack
  • Compact, sports or large roof box
  • Various options of fitted luggage for the boot
  • Round alloy gear knob
  • Satellite navigation system (later cars)
  • Reverse park aid (where not fitted)
  • Tracker security system
  • Aspheric door mirrors
  • Lockable boot-mounted security box
  • Air filtration system to air-conditioning
  • Engine block heater
  • Cold climate pack
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear window blinds
  • Deflector for sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Leather upholstery (where not fitted)
  • Ski-hatch
  • Ten-way electrically adjustable front seats
  • Rear door electric window operation (where not fitted)
  • Sport perforated leather seating
  • Air-conditioning with pollen filters
  • Front compartment cup-holder
  • Dynamic stability control
  • CATS suspension package (where not fitted)
  • 16in X7 seven-spoke alloy wheels
  • 16in X10 ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • 17in X7 Flute alloy wheels
  • 17in X-Sport alloy wheels
  • 16in Calcos, Tobago, Saba or Antares alloy wheels
  • 17in Cayman, Andros, Belize, Bermuda or Barbados alloy wheels
  • 18in Aruba, Proteus and Abaco alloy wheels
  • R-Performance Specifics
  • 18in Monaco split-rim alloy wheels
  • 18in Indianapolis split-rim alloy wheels
  • Brembo brakes
  • Handling pack
  • R-Performance Melbourne and Valencia split-rim alloy wheels
  • Sports collection trim pack

X-type Saloons Events

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The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a range of topics including parts advice from SNG Barratt, oils from Millers Oils plus Jaguar memorabil...

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a r...

Mark Russell And Mark Gordon Cg

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

X-type Saloons News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

X Type Estate
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Model Contacts

Steve Cocks

X-Type Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 07875 5388140@: xtype.jec@gmail.com

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