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Hi guys, i am new here. anyway, just some feedback on the diesel engine, it's nice and perfectly powerful (torque), buttttttt, the engine noise makes me feels like it's breaking apart :| I didn't dare to floor the accelerator much. haha.
 

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Hmm... interesting. Does it just sound loud, or does it seem wrong to you? I wasn't aware of excessive cabin noise. how bad is it? Do you have to turn the radio way up?
 

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Hi guys, i am new here. anyway, just some feedback on the diesel engine, it's nice and perfectly powerful (torque), buttttttt, the engine noise makes me feels like it's breaking apart :| I didn't dare to floor the accelerator much. haha.
I have to say i think the same. I have had my new 180ps XE just a month now, and while the engine is a peach, it sounds dreadful. I particularly hate the intake manifold whine when coming off the accelerator.
Cabin insulation is not as good as my old BMW 5 series, and the engine noise is bordering on intrusive.
 

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I took a long test drive in the XE diesel and it was very quiet. You couldn't hear the engine any more than you could a gas engine. Does anyone in the USA have a noise problem with the XE diesel? I'm getting ready to order one and don't want an unexpected problem with excess noise.
 

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Can you please post a vid of your car in order for us to hear the sound? This will determine if the sound is normal or it is awful
 

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Felt the same way driving it last night

Hi guys, i am new here. anyway, just some feedback on the diesel engine, it's nice and perfectly powerful (torque), buttttttt, the engine noise makes me feels like it's breaking apart :| I didn't dare to floor the accelerator much. haha.
Yes, I felt the same way when I got a second chance to drive my wife's XE 2.0d for 1.5 hours each way over many different roads (rural) at night and was also unwilling to "gun it" to see how it would respond, as it sounded a bit weak.

Having gotten used to two very powerful (torque) inline six turbo-diesels, its curious to find the new Jag engine giving me this feeling.

My first guess is it is partly from being a smaller motor with less power, and the way the exhaust has been calibrated for sound (it sees to growl at times like a cat). The transmission ratios and shifting behavior also seem to make a difference. I don't know how sophisticated the engine/transmission programming is compared to, say, BMW or Mercedes, but the car may still be getting its adjustments in order.

Just thought I would verify that no, you are not crazy for feeling the engine is a bit tinny or weak. I think putting the car through its paces when more miles have "broken it in" may reveal more.

Cheers.
 

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Does it really sound so bad? For a diesel engine, it may sound different from the normal ones but I think there's something wrong about the car
 
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