New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

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RoyF
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New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by RoyF » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Hi All,

After test driving an F Pace Manual and having an Auto on demo for a couple of days, I've decided to hit the botton and go for an R-Sport Auto. I was happy with the performance of the 180 to be fair, perfectly adequate 99% of the time or more, and just enough for me for 'pressing on'. So I spec'd the car up accordingly with a few goodies. But at the last moment, I have decided to go up an engine level and have switched to the 240.

I've not driven the 240 so will be buying blind on that one, but I'm hoping it will be the same as the 180, just a bit more torque slightly lower down. Has anyone driven the 180 and 240 and can share their thoughts on the difference ? Is the 240 the one to go for out of the two? Or is there a reason to avoid it and stick with the 180?

This is my revised build.....
https://build.jaguar/4720A587

Appreciate your help on this one.

Many Thanks,

Roy.
R-Sport 240 AWD - Yulong White, Privacy Glass, LED Headlights, Heated Wheel, Advanced Parking with Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise, Heated Screen, Power Mirrors, Electric Tow Bar, Space Saver, Configurable Ambient Lighting, Garage Door Opener.


jagman2017
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by jagman2017 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:31 pm

I have test driven the lot 3.0 supercharged 3.0 diesel
180 Diesel and the 240 petrol really wanted the super charged but couldn’t justify the cost
Drove the 240 in dynamic mode and I was sold it’s quick enough for me and for my needs and I love it
2.0 Petrol R sport caesium Blue 22” Black wheels Black pack, puddle lights, 380 ict pro pack, ambient lighting, seats oyster & lime stitching,privacy glass.panoramic roof,glasses holder,10 way electric seats, xenon lights, sliding cup holder cover


Smitten
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by Smitten » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi RoyF,

Nice looking spec :-)

I didn't drive the 180 but did drive the 240 before making my mind up and ordering. I thought the performance was good but there was a noticeable diesel clatter under hard acceleration 30-60 and to be honest it put me off a bit. Judging by reviews of the 180 that is what all the Ingenium diesels sound like. The car I drove was cold and it was literally a 10 mile drive so I expect that improves when all is warmed up. I saw an S in the Harwoods show room, rented one via Avis Prestige for the weekend to get a proper drive and that was that. Interestingly the S and 240 diesel seem very similar in official MPG claims but not sure how that pans out in reality. It is a trade off between getting the options you want and the performance you need at the right price but if MPG is an issue I would stick with the 180 as I suspect it is a lot less thirsty. The S I drove was giving about 35-38 MPG and I was being a little heavy footed but I am sure there are 240 owners on here with more comparative information.
3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


billwright
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by billwright » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm

Hi

I test drove the 180, and bought the 240. No brainer really, drives much better, and I felt it suited the car more.


Hydrajaws
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by Hydrajaws » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm

Wise decision not to go for the manual box as it is horrible in the F Pace and XE
MyDaughter has a RR Velar with a 240 engine and it is much better on torque and quieter than my current F Pace with the 180 unit. I have on order for March 1st delivery a AWD XF Sportbrake with the 240/50 unit after trying it out earlier in the year with good results.
You will notice a drop in MPG over the 180 which is to be expected for the extra power.
2 Rejected F Paces behind me and now happily driving a 2018. 2.0 D 240 AWD XF Sportbrake in caesium blue.
2006 XK 4.2 Convertible. 1965 Daimler 2.5 V8 .


FpaceNW
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by FpaceNW » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi Roy,

I originally test drove the 180 D and then changed my order to the 25 D 240 hp when it came out. Whilst ok I always felt the 180 D was slightly underpowered. The 25 D is much better and certainly goes particularly in dynamic mode.

I agree there is some diesel cluster when accelerating hard, it’s worse when cold but it’s still superior to the 180 D. If I did it again I would go with the 3.0 D but it’s a question of what is affordable at the time. If your choice is 180 D or the 25 D 240 hp it’s a no brainier, go with the 240 hp.

Nice colour btw! Same as mine! ;)

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25d R Sport, Yulong White, Black Pack, Ebony/Pimento interior, 22" Black Double Helix, Config Mood Lighting, Rear View Camera, Privacy Glass, Heated windscreen, Memory Pack 18 way seats, Fixed Panoramic Roof, ICTP 380W, remote rear seat levers


PhilH67
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by PhilH67 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:19 pm

I've got the 240 and my wife has the 180 and I'd say the 240 is so much better. The only problem with the 240 is that it has a tendency to go above 70, like all the time


DarrenA
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by DarrenA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:00 am

Looked at the 180 Disco Sport. Test drove that. Then test drove the 180 F-Pace. It was like a different vehicle completely. Much more lithe on its feet and I was sold.

Upgraded the engine to the 240 and am so pleased I did. It suits the car perfectly. Little less front end weight than the 3.0 but it sits a bit further than halfway between the 180 and the 3.0L power wise. Mid range (overtaking) torque is magnificent. It cruises superbly and a dab of the Dynamic button turns it into a hot hatch slayer.

It is imho definitely worth the money to upgrade and I chose to spend money on the engine rather than some other internal bits to fit my budget.

Link to my first 1000 miles viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3139

Its now done 8.5k.
F-Pace 2.0 (240PS) R-Sport in Black. Heated Windscreen, folding mirrors, Lumbar, Opening Panoramic Roof, Privacy Glass, Heated Steering Wheel, Rear View Camera


nphe9974
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by nphe9974 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:56 pm

Just a thought but given your spec is > £50k have you considered a 3.0d S. You would lose a few options but the performance is fantastic.
F-Pace 3.0 d S, Ammonite Grey, ICTP


RoyF
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Re: New F Pace Order - 180 or 240 ?

Post by RoyF » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:14 am

Hi All,

Many thanks for all the replies and views on this one. Looks like the consensus is the 240 is preferable to the 180, even if it is a fair bit more price wise for an extra turbo and one or two stronger internal components, but a reasonable trade off between performance and economy I guess. I'm hoping that the fuel consumption won't be too much different to the 180 driven the same way. Honest John's real mpg site reports 40.8 mpg for the 180 AWD, 40.1 for the 240, (and 33.0 for the 3.0).

Whilst I know it would never be as smooth as a V6, I found it a lot smoother and quieter than I expected and am happy with that. I've currently got a 3.0 V6 diesel C Class Mercedes and there wasn't that much difference that I really noticed, plus the ZF gearbox seemed so much sharper and more responsive when changing gear than what I'm used to which was good.

I did briefly consider the 3.0, but the couple of things that put me off apart from the drop in mpg, was that the 3.0 S came with several options that I either particularly didn't want or wasn't bothered about, so haven't spec'd them in my R-Sport.... I didn't want 20" wheels or Red Calipers, and wasn't bothered about Adaptive Dynamics, electric seats, upgraded sound or Keyless Entry. So to have the 3.0 with all the options I have added to the R-Sport took the list price up another £8k from £52.5k to £60.5k.

Roy.
R-Sport 240 AWD - Yulong White, Privacy Glass, LED Headlights, Heated Wheel, Advanced Parking with Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise, Heated Screen, Power Mirrors, Electric Tow Bar, Space Saver, Configurable Ambient Lighting, Garage Door Opener.


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