RE: Jaguar XE S: Spotted

RE: Jaguar XE S: Spotted

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Johnnytheboy

17,864 posts

128 months

Thursday 9th May
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CABC said:
this is already a green engine: 8 pot with 6 pistons!
I had heard that, so it's true then?

CABC

2,540 posts

43 months

Thursday 9th May
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Johnnytheboy said:
CABC said:
this is already a green engine: 8 pot with 6 pistons!
I had heard that, so it's true then?
same size external dimensions, crank for 8. block is apparently a new cast, not sure whether the piston holes still exist or not. presumably they reconfigured oil galleys.

w824gb3

187 posts

164 months

Thursday 9th May
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The "its a v8 with 2 cylinders blanked off" is pub talk and utter tosh.

It shares some key datum points so it can be built on the same assembly line as the V8, that is all.

kambites

56,709 posts

163 months

Thursday 9th May
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w824gb3 said:
The "its a v8 with 2 cylinders blanked off" is pub talk and utter tosh.

It shares some key datum points so it can be built on the same assembly line as the V8, that is all.
Don't the V6 and V8 share a common crank case? As I understand it the six cylinders in the V6 are in exactly the same location relative to the flywheel as the front-most 6 cylinders of the V8; for optimal weight distribution they should really be where the rear-most 6 cylinders of the V8 are.

It's not a big problem but it is a decidedly inelegant piece of engineering.

LexyLex

207 posts

2 months

Friday 10th May
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Now that is a nice little car. Someone on here ought to buy it.
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Reark

72 posts

30 months

Friday 10th May
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covmutley said:
I picked this one up a couple of weeks ago to replace my BMW i3.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

It was £600 less than the link. They had created a new ad at a lower price but only deleted the lower price one. The wheels look better in real life.

It's like 2 cars in 1, luxurious and smooth on 1 side, but manic in dynamic mode.

Noise of the v6 burble and supercharger whine from up front is just great!

It's also well specced as standard compared to ze germans.i have electric seats, self parking (not used yet!), rear camera, adaptive suspension, meridian stereo, blind spot monitoring, self dipping full beam, folding mirrors, etc etc

I'm not sure how poster above can say it's worse than c class and 3 series in every way. Almost all the reviews I watched said it's better handling than both. I haven't driven the 340i but have driven the 330e (and m135i) and the xe is better than 3 series in my opinion.

I am a BMW fan, but the interior of the xe feels more special than the fairly bland 3 series, even if some of the materials lower down in the cabin are worse.



Edited by covmutley on Tuesday 7th May 22:31


Edited by covmutley on Tuesday 7th May 22:33
Lovely looking car - well done sir, very jealous!

mrbarnett

349 posts

35 months

Friday 10th May
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The swept volume of the V6 would equate to a 4.0 V8; a capacity that Jaguar hasn't made in over 15 years, and in a technically previous generation engine. Makes me think there's more to this engine than simply "two cylinders removed".

CABC

2,540 posts

43 months

Johnnytheboy

17,864 posts

128 months

Friday 10th May
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CABC said:
Thanks for that, most informative.

A1VDY

550 posts

69 months

Friday 10th May
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CABC said:
same size external dimensions, crank for 8. block is apparently a new cast, not sure whether the piston holes still exist or not. presumably they reconfigured oil galleys.
It is actually an 8 cyl block and crank with two unused cyl,'s and crank journals. The journal oilways are merely covered with a clip and rubber gasket and the bores filled with a plastic based foam.