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Jaguar Mark 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jaguar Mark 2, 240 and 340

Jaguar Mark 2, 3.4-Litre first registered 1962
Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Also called re-labelled Jaguar 240 & Jaguar 340
from September 1967
Production 1959–1967 83,976 (Mark 2)
1967–1969 7,234 (240 & 340)
Assembly CoventryEngland
Predecessor Jaguar Mark 1
Successor not replaced so Jaguar XJ6
Class Sports saloon
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout FR layout
Engine 2,483 cc (2.5 L) XK I6
3,442 cc (3.4 L) XK I6
3,781 cc (3.8 L) XK I6 (until 1966)
Wheelbase 107 in (2,718 mm)
Length 180 in (4,572 mm)[1]
Width 67 in (1,702 mm)
Height 58 in (1,473 mm)
Kerb weight 3,174 lb (1,440 kg) 2.4 manual without overdrive
Related Daimler 2.5-V8 / V8-250
Jaguar S-Type
Jaguar 420

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959[2] to 1967 by the Jaguar company in Coventry, England. For the last 12 months before announcement of the XJ6 they were re-labelled Jaguar 240 and Jaguar 340. The previous Jaguar 2.4 and 3.4 models made between 1955 and 1959 have been identified as Mark 1 Jaguars since Jaguar produced this Mark 2 model.[3]

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The XK engine

Adhering to Sir William Lyons‘ maxim of “grace, pace and space”, the Mark 2 was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. It came with a 120 bhp (89 kW; 120 PS) 2,483 cubic centimetres (152 cu in), 210 bhp (160 kW; 210 PS) 3,442 cubic centimetres (210 cu in) or 220 bhp (160 kW; 220 PS) 3,781 cubic centimetres (231 cu in) Jaguar XK engine.[4] The 3.8 is similar to the unit used in the 3.8 E-Type (called XKE in the USA), having the same block, crank, connecting rods and pistons but different inlet manifold and carburation (two SUs versus three on the E-Type in Europe) and therefore 30 bhp (22 kW) less. The head of the six-cylinder engine in the Mark 2 had curved ports compared to the straight ports of the E-Type configuration. The 3.4- and 3.8-litre cars were fitted with twin SU HD6 carburettors and the 2.4 with twin Solex carburettors.

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