Jaguar XE S’ supercharged 3.0-litre V6 generates 340PS and 450Nm of torque mated to a eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls. XE goes from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, and XE S’ electronically-limited speed is 155mph (249.5 kmph).
Jaguar’s aluminium vehicles focus has given life to a light, stiff body structure developed from JLR’s new modular vehicle architecture. Advanced monocoque chassis tech delivers finer balance of agility and refinement that is seen in segments above.
Jaguar XE S’ stance takes precedence with large front air intakes, chrome side vents, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy wheels, all pointing to its performance potential. XE variants will be powered by highly 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines mated to six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. The all-new Ingenium engine diesel’s fuel consumption is most efficient at 75mpg so it can go 21,000 miles or two years between services. Key components are designed to be easily accessible to minimise scheduled maintenance, and repair costs.
CO2 emissions stand at 99g/km making XE eligible for low vehicle taxation in many countries, and even exempt in others. Equipped with electric power steering, XE is responsive while reporting lower energy consumption than hydraulic systems. Sitting below the XF and XJ models, midsize segment XE completes Jaguar’s saloon car range with the lowest cost of ownership (£27,000). Presented as most environmentally sustainable, ingenium engine powered Jaguar XE dimensions stand at 4686mm length, 2075mm width, and height of 1416mm standing on a wheelbase of 2835mm. Boot space stands at 455 litres. Coupled with a low seating position, XE profiles a streamlined coupe.
Manufactured at JLR’s Solihull plant in an all-new purpose-built facility as part of a £1.5bn investment, production create 1,700 UK jobs. Jaguar Land Rover is working to meet its 25% reduction in fleet average tailpipe CO2 emissions, and the all new and affordable XE is key. Energy consumption due to riveting and bonding XE’s lightweight body structure is less than spot welding. Recycled aluminium, especially RC 5754 grade results in reduced demand for primary aluminium. Use of 46kg of recycled plastics and renewable materials further reduces XE’s environmental impact.
JAGUAR XE: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||2,995|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore/ stroke (mm)||84.5/ 89.0|
|Cylinder block||Aluminium alloy|
|Cylinder heads||Aluminium alloy|
|Fuel injection equipment||150bar spray-guided direct injection|
|Boosting system||Twin-Vortex supercharger|
|Transmission||ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||155 (250)|
|Power PS (kW)||340 (250) @ 6,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lb ft)||450 (332) @ 4,500rpm|
|Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km)
EU combined cycle
|CO2 emissions (g/km)
EU combined cycle
|Width excl. mirrors (mm)||1,850|
|Kerbweight (kg)||From 1,474|
*All figures are manufacturer’s estimates and subject to final confirmation ahead of production