There is a whopping great Jag Engine in my 2005 Vogue so I guess that's proof enough..umbertob said:Since they introduced the new engines in mid-2005, some late production MY05 Range Rovers in Europe / UK could have been fitted with the Jaguar engines, even though in the US they were already marketed as MY06s. I know that a short production of MY05 Range Rover Sport was sold in the UK for example, while in the US the very first RRS was a MY06.
Many thanks - what are your thoughts on LPG conversion of the Jag engine?umbertob said:Indeed, it is super smooth and the 6-sp ZF tranny is generally a perfect match for it. Too bad that it's a thirsty beast (but that's not really the engine's fault, it's our cars that are way too bloated), it must not be a very popular engine in the UK considering the prices of gas over there... In fact, I think LRUK stopped offering it on its cars altogether since the new TDV8 became available a couple of years ago. But it is a very refined engine and it has been quite reliable, both in normally aspirated and supercharged forms. Congrats!
I think the confusion was the fact that the United States system uses "Model Years" in a different way to the UK. In the US you can but an 08 Model year in 2009 and so on. I have even seen 07 Model years being sold NEW in 2009 for some Mustangs.remington said:That makes sense, I didn't realize you were in the UK where the Jag engine was released at the tail end of the 05 model years. In the US they were not released until the 06 model year, but that was released earlier than usual-- I bought my 06 in August 05.
Yes that is true. The regular v8's sales numbers are very small throughout all over Europe.umbertob said:it must not be a very popular engine in the UK considering the prices of gas over there... In fact, I think LRUK stopped offering it on its cars altogether since the new TDV8 became available a couple of years ago.
Fortunately gasoline is cheap here. Not as cheap as it used to be a couple of years ago, but compared to European prices it's... almost free. :wink: Diesels are coming, slowly but they are coming. California is tough with its emissions regulations, but MB isnow selling its Bluetech cars here.VMPP said:In the US, as far as I know, there is a large number of states where diesel's can't be sold at all. That renders the TDV8 unselllable. Which is why they have the v8.
Diesel is more expensive then premium gasoline here usually.VMPP said:umbertob said:With the TDV8 its a different issue, that engine really goes... It kills the petrol v8 in every situation, with an average of 13l/100 km vs 20'sL/100 km, for a fuel which is generally 30% cheaper. You had to be pretty dumb to buy a v8 in Europe, so they dropped it altogether. At the launch of the TDV8 it even had the Brembo brakes and supercharged suspention settings whereas the v8 had regular fist calipers.
In the US, as far as I know, there is a large number of states where diesel's can't be sold at all. That renders the TDV8 unselllable. Which is why they have the v8.