Power lag

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Chris Romain
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Power lag

Post by Chris Romain » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:50 pm

I am concerned about the lag in kickdown before getting any engine response: nearly got sideswiped when joining a roundabout. Since buying the car I understand this is a common problem with the ePace and if so has Jaguar done anything about it?

ERY
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Re: Power lag

Post by ERY » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:57 pm

Might be an idea to either state what engine you have or better still add the specs to your signature.
My P250 has minimal throttle lag, especially in 'Dynamic' mode, you also get better response by NOT planting your foot so hard to enable kickdown.
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Jiggyjag
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Re: Power lag

Post by Jiggyjag » Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:00 pm

ERY wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:57 pm
Might be an idea to either state what engine you have or better still add the specs to your signature.
My P250 has minimal throttle lag, especially in 'Dynamic' mode, you also get better response by NOT planting your foot so hard to enable kickdown.
Agreed - very little lag in my P200 especially in dynamic mode.
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siepel
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Re: Power lag

Post by siepel » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:52 pm

FWIW, even the P160 has very good throttle response! Downshift and acceleration without significant lag.

Pwood
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Re: Power lag

Post by Pwood » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Is it throttle lag or gearbox lag. Personally I find the connection between gearbox, throttle and will it or won’t it behaviour around town and heavy traffic the one reason I won’t buy another with that 9 speed box. I have learned to no longer worry though as the 250bhp ultimately reacts and heads off down the road like a startled rabbit :lol:
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Re: Power lag

Post by mattrapier » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:52 pm

They can be a bit tricky to get a smooth pull away, particularly if you are decelerating then at the last moment want some go. I think the lag is all about the gearbox changing its mind about what gear it fancies. Given the considerable torque available it would be so nice if it would just deliver some power first, then change gear! The gearbox is supposed to learn your driving style, so if you just keep trying to drive normally over time it might start doing what you actually want.
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shadow
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Re: Power lag

Post by shadow » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:38 pm

Switching to S mode helps the gearbox to settle its mind.
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Jiggyjag
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Re: Power lag

Post by Jiggyjag » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:20 pm

I find using dynamic mode reduces the hesitation, it removes some of the smithing. So as long as I'm careful not to thump the accelerator then I get a nice smooth and predictable drive. I also drove in dynamic with my D180 XE for the same reason. My 0250 X E was fine in normal mode.
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GobblerMan
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Re: Power lag

Post by GobblerMan » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:37 pm

I have seen this as something that is common with many different cars. My Infiniti G37 had similar issues. Of course, that had power to burn, so it never really bothered the driving.

I notice it in the E-Pace also. It is all in the shift points. Driving in Sport and Dynamic will cure almost all the issues. If you really want to unleash it, just manually drop your gear using paddles or shifters. As you learn the car (and it learns you), you can find the right rhythm.

For me, if I am driving on an interstate with little to no traffic, I put the car in ECO mode. If the traffic picks up, I go to Comfort mode. When it gets intense, Sport Dynamic. Finally, in heavy crazy traffic, it is manual and shifting in the correct RPM range.

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