After months of rumors, teasing and other details surrounding the all-new Jaguar XE, it is finally official, as Jaguar unveiled it on September 8, 2014. Marketed as the British answer to the BMW 3 Series , the XE looks as if it will take on the 3 Series lineup from top to bottom. At the official reveal, Jaguar turned much of its attention to the XE S, which is obviously the answer to the BMW 335i and Mercedes C400, it also touched on the potential for diesel models and an entry-level, four-cylinder model that will battle the likes of the C250 and the 320i. The only model that Jaguar failed to talk about was the answer to the C63 AMG and M3, which should wear either an "R-S" or an "SVR" badge.
This new car is the first that is built using Jaguar’s all-new aluminum architecture that was first previewed with the C-X17 Concept SUV . Jaguar has been building aluminum-intensive cars for over a decade now, but this move further reduces the weight of Jaguar’s many offerings.
The new XE, which will likely create the backbone of Jaguar’s sales once it hits showrooms in 2015 — U.S. availability is 2016 — is the first big step the company is taking toward a lineup that will include lighter and fuel-efficient, yet powerful and sporty vehicles. Let’s have a closer look at the brand-new XE right after the jump.
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Live Reveal Notes
3:00 PM EDT: The Jaguar XE is about to be unveiled. Stay tuned for live updates!
3:02 PM EDT: Jaguar’s current lineup hits the stage. The XE should drop in any time now!
3:10 PM EDT: The Brits look back on their successful history and bring the 1948 XK120 onto the stage.
3:15 PM EDT: The showcasing of classic Jaguar models continues with the Mark 2 saloon and the gorgeous E-Type.
3:30 PM EDT: The Jaguar musical continues as the Le Mans-winning D-Type and its street-legal counterpart, the XK SS, are being introduced.
3:35 PM EDT: We already have photos of the XE, although Jaguar has yet to show it live. Check them out in our photo gallery section.
3:36 PM EDT: The range debuts with the XE S. The sedan is powered by a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be offered as well. The first diesel to motivate the XE delivers 161 ponies and 258 pound-feet.
3:42 PM EDT: Kaiser Chiefs comes on the stage for a short performance.
4:00 PM EDT: The XE finally shows up in a video showing its road to the venue.
4:03 PM EDT: The sedan drives onto the stage escorted by two Mark 2 police cars. Behold the XE, Jaguar’s long-awaited answer to the BMW 3 Series!
Updated 03/17/2014: Today we have created some renderings for you for the upcoming Jaguar XE compact sedan. Check them out after the jump.
Updated 04/02/2014: Jaguar released some information on the XE on its international webpage stating the 2016 XE will borrow the F-Type’s V-6 engine. No details were offered on the output level, but for sure will be something close to the output level offered in the F-Type: 340 horsepower in the base versions and 380 horsepower in the S version.
Updated 05/16/2014: Jaguar unveiled a new teaser image for the upcoming XE, plus another confirmation that it will be unveiled later in 2015. You can see the image after the jump. (Jaguar)
Updated 07/15/2014: Jaguar officially announced that the all-new XE will be officially unveiled in London on September 8th, 2014. Also, the model will offer a "lightweight construction expertise and sophisticated chassis technology in addition to the new family of Ingenium engines. Details after the jump.
Updated 07/29/2014: Jaguar unveiled new details on the future XE sedan, this time focusing on the car’s new lightweight, aluminum-intensive construction. Details after the jump.
Updated 07/30/2014: Jaguar unveiled a new image that reveals the front end of the new XE sports sedan. The new image is part of a new project called FEEL XE that will start on September 8th, 2014 and will feature Emeli Sandé.
Updated 09/04/2014: With just a few days before its official debut, Jaguar unveiled a new teaser video for the future XE sports sedan. As expected, the 15-second video reveals nothing new about the sedan, but we should get all the details soon. Stay tuned!
Updated 9/8/2014: Jaguar will finally unveil the much-anticipated XE Sedan today (9/8/2014) at 2:15 p.m. EST. You have two choices of where to watch it. You can watch Jag’s live stream HERE or you can watch the live feed above. Either way, we will bring you minute-by-minute updates.
Updated 9/8/2014, 01:30 PM: You can now watch live the official unveiling of the all-new Jaguar XE.
Updated 9/8/2014, 02:01 PM: The first official images of the new Jaguar XE surfaced on the internet. Check them out after the jump.
Updated 9/8/2014, 3:00 PM: The official specs and photos of the 2016 Jaguar XE S are in! The performance-oriented sedan is powered by a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The lineup will also include brand-new 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel engines from the company’s family of Ingenium engines. The first diesel to be announced delivers 161 ponies and 258 pound-feet.
First leaked images
We already know that the tester that we saw out and about was wearing a weird hung on its roof to confuse our spy shooter. However, that was easy to overcome by simply hacking that off and developing a more traditional Jaguar roofline.
From the rear, we imagine traditional Jag taillights with upper slivers that cut into the trunk lid. Speaking of the trunk lid, we imaging the XE with an arched lid with a fairly aggressive insert under the rear apron.
Up front, things were pretty easy, as there was a lot of sheet metal to play with in the teaser images. The front fenders and the profile view, on the other hand, are completely from the mad imagination of our rendering artist and the spy shots. I, for one, think this looks freaking awesome.
Design-wise, the XE is everything we expected from a sports sedan aimed at the BMW M3
Design-wise, the XE is everything we expected from a sports sedan aimed at the BMW 3 Series. It has a long hood, a short rear end and coupe-like roofline that is apparently inspired by the XF. Overall, the sedan’s lines are deeply sculpted, although the profile character line are rather soft. The front end is highlighted by narrow headlamps and the large grille, while prominent air dams — likely reserved only for the XE S — occupy most of the bumper.
Around back, the XE borrows yet again from the XF, especially in the taillight and bumper areas. That said, it’s more than obvious that Brits sacrificed the XF’s elegant lines in favor of a sportier appearance. The brand-new design comes with an impressive drag coefficient that sits at only 0.26.
The standard model rides on 17-inch wheels, but options include anything from 18- to 20-inch rollers. Various wheel designs are also available.
Just like the rest of the Jaguar lineup, the XE has been developed using stiff bonded and riveted aluminum structures, an aerospace-inspired technology that leads to impressive weight loss. Designed around a new modular platform, the XE’s structure is mostly made of lightweight 6000-series aluminum. Specifically, 75 percent of the unibody is crafted from the lightweight metal, which enables it to deliver extraordinary torsional stiffness.
Additionally, the sedan also makes use of a new grade of high-strength aluminum that features a high level of recycled material. Dubbed RC 5754, the new material will expand across the Jaguar lineup by 2020.
|Length||4,672 MM (183.93 Inches)|
|Width excl. mirrors||1,850 MM (72.83 Inches)|
|Height||1,416 MM (55.74 Inches)|
|Wheelbase||2,835 MM (111.61 Inches)|
The compact’s cabin is clean to look at, but in doesn’t appear to lack the luxury needed to compete against its German rivals
The compact’s cabin is clean to look at, but in doesn’t appear to lack the luxury needed to compete against its German rivals. Sure, it lacks the presence of the Mercedes -Benz C-Class’ cockpit, but its driver-focused character becomes obvious once you look at the center console separating the front seats. Although sporty, the interior exudes a sense of high-quality, thanks to its traditional wood veneers, aluminum and piano-black inserts and finishes.
A brand-new infotainment system also comes with the XE. Dubbed InControl, it features an eight-inch touchscreen that displays everything from apps to navigation. The sedan can become rolling a Wi-Fi hotspot and allows up to eight devices to be connected at once. Bluetooth and USB connectivity come standard.
Besides the V-6, the XE also gets numerous 2.0-liter, four-cylinder units working on both gasoline and diesel
Although the XE is supposed to benefit from a bevy of engines, the sedan was only launched in its S trim, which is motivated by a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6. The mill is borrowed from the F-Type and comes with the same specifications, 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. With this engine in the mix, the performance-oriented XE accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds, while top speed sits at 155 mph.
Besides the V-6, the XE will also get numerous 2.0-liter, four-cylinder units working on both gasoline and diesel. The mills are part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium family of engines that will spread across the entire lineup. As of September 2014, Jaguar only revealed that the diesel XE will come with 161 ponies and 258 pound-feet of twist on tap. The oil burner emits only 99 g/km, a remarkable figure for a sedan this size, and will likely be a late addition to the U.S. lineup, if at all. The diesel unit’s arrival to the States really depends on how well the BMW 328d sells.
All engines will mate to either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.According to Jaguar, the XE is currently only a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, but the platform is set up to accept an all-wheel-drive configuration.
|Engine capacity (cc)||2,995|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore/ stroke (mm)||84.5/ 89.0|
|Cylinder block||Aluminum alloy|
|Cylinder heads||Aluminum alloy|
|Fuel injection equipment||150bar spray-guided direct injection|
|Boosting system||Twin-Vortex supercharger|
|Transmission||ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic|
|0-60mph (sec)||4.9 seconds|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||155 (250)|
|Power||340 HP @ 6,500 RPM|
|Torque||332 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM|
To enable the XE to become a suitable competitor for the BMW 3 Series, Jaguar has developed a brand-new suspension for the sedan
To enable the XE to become a suitable competitor for the BMW 3 Series, Jaguar has developed a brand-new suspension for the sedan. On the rear, the XE is fitted with an integral-link suspension system that brings major improvements over the conventional, multi-link design, according to Jaguar. Specifically, the system is tuned to provide better lateral and longitudinal stiffness, which will translate into sharper response and handling, and a more comfortable ride. With many of its components forged or hollow-cast in aluminum, the integral-link suspension is also lighter than a multi-link unit.
Up front, the XE gains a double-wishbone suspension based on the design implemented on the F-Type sports car. The unit is mounted to a subframe with aluminum towers and includes many components found in both the F-Type and the XFR sedan. Also made from cast and forged aluminum, the front suspension provides the XE with additional stiffness and XFR-like agility, while reducing overall weight.
Helping the brand-new suspension provide the necessary grip on slippery surface is Jaguar’s all-new All Surface Progress Control feature. Brand-new in its class according to the Brits, the technology works like a low-speed, cruise-control system and prevents the vehicle from skidding in slippery road conditions.
Pricing for the XE has yet to be announced, but we’ll be right back as soon as Jaguar spills the beans.
The king of the segment has not been as big of a benchmark setter over the last couple generations, but there is still no denying that the 3 Series is the class leader. The German sedan is available in many guises in the United States, starting with the 320i, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four-banger rated at 180 horsepower. Next up is the 328i, motivated by the same unit but this time with 240 ponies on tap.
Whether Jaguar is bringing its diesel XE to the States is unknown, but BMW already has on oil burner this side of the pond. The turbo-diesel, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder generates 180 horses and claims to return up to 45 mpg on the highway. The range-topping model is the 335i, the only version powered by the 3.0-liter inline-six powerplant. The 335i is also the most powerful of the range with 300 horsepower. Pricing for the BMW 3 Series begins from $32,750 and goes into the $43,000 range with the 335i.
Gallery BMW 3 Series Sedan
Although some might argue that the A4 is a tad dull when it comes to design, the sedan has plenty to offer as far as luxury and technology goes. Even BMW has a hard time keeping up with the Ingolstadt-built sedan, with only the C-Class being equally impressive on the inside. Engine-wise, the A4 can only be had with a gasoline, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Stateside. The mill generates 220 ponies and 258 pound-feet of torque, which translates into a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.
Those looking for more oomph will have to go with the S4. The performance sedan comes with a 3.0-liter, six-banger rated at 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The 0-to-60 mph sprint drops to 4.9 seconds, while top speed increases to 155 mph. The A4 retails from $35,500, while the S4 fetches at least $48,400, making it the most expensive of the bunch.
Gallery Audi A4
If Jaguar has proved anything over the last few years, it is that it can build very competitive cars that match in power and usually win in looks. Fortunately, the XE is no exception and although the full lineup has yet to be unveiled, it appears the German sedans are about to get a run for their money.
- Sleek, sporty design
- Luxurious interior
- XE S delivers more power than its competitors
- Fuel-efficient, eco-friendly four-bangers
- Diesels might not make it to the U.S.
- Some details still under wraps
Gallery Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE has been revealed to the world during a star-studded event held at Earls Court, London.
A true driver’s car, the rear-drive Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon thanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling. The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top of the range.
The XE S rewards drivers with the responsiveness and refinement of its supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Generating 340PS and 450Nm of torque, this high-revving engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls, giving the driver immediate access to the vehicle’s incredible reserves of power. Accelerating to 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, the XE S has an electronically-limited maximum speed of 155mph.
"Jaguar’s position as the leading premium manufacturer of aluminium vehicles allowed us to develop a light, stiff body structure that is ground-breaking in its class. It enables the XE’s advanced chassis technologies to deliver an unprecedented balance of agility and levels of refinement previously found only in vehicles from the segments above."
Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XE
The aluminium-intensive Jaguar XE is the first model developed from Jaguar Land Rover’s new modular vehicle architecture and will set the standard for driving dynamics in the midsize segment. The long wheelbase and low seating position enable perfect proportions and a streamlined, coupe-like profile.
The S model’s large front air intakes, chrome side vents, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy wheels hint at the performance potential of Jaguar’s supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
The cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness. Exquisite materials and finishes, combined with traditional Jaguar craftsmanship make this an interior like nothing else in the class.
The XE S will be joined by other models powered by highly efficient 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines matched to smooth-shifting six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. The diesels - part of Jaguar’s all-new Ingenium engine family - provide exemplary fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from 75mpg and 99g/km.
The XE is also the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic Jaguar saloon ever built. It is also the first Jaguar to be equipped with electric power steering, tuned to provide exceptional responsiveness and feel but with lower energy consumption than hydraulic systems. The XE boasts the lowest cost of ownership of any Jaguar and is also the most environmentally sustainable.
The aluminium-intensive Jaguar XE is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant in an all-new purpose-built facility. Part of a £1.5bn investment, this highly flexible, state-of-the-art manufacturing site will create 1,700 UK jobs.
The XE now completes the Jaguar saloon car range sitting below the XF and XJ models.
Full details of the entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motorshow in October.
Compelling design: Form and function without compromise
The Jaguar XE was developed in parallel with the new modular architecture. The architecture unlocks design possibilities that did not exist before because the core dimensions were determined by design and engineering working together from the very beginning, under a philosophy of ’anything we can imagine, we can create.’
This makes it possible to realise perfect proportions: short front overhang, longer rear overhang and dynamic, cab-rearward stance. The architecture also enables the XE to feature both a low, sporty driving position and a sleek, coupe-like profile
The strongly-sculpted bonnet creates a taut, muscular appearance. The rising waistline adds to the sense of movement, while the form of the rear quarters takes inspiration from the F-TYPE Coupé. The signature J-Blade running lights are another instantly recognisable Jaguar design element. In the rear lights, a horizontal line intersecting a roundel is a powerful styling feature inherited from the iconic E-type.
Jaguar has a rich history of producing stunning, aerodynamically-efficient cars. The new XE continues the tradition of uncompromised form and function: its streamlined shape has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar yet - just 0.26. This achievement is the result of 1,200 computational fluid dynamics simulations and more than eight million hours of processor time.
"Our mission was to create an exciting and dynamic design clearly reflecting the XE’s positioning as a serious driver’s car. The cab-rearward proportions and tight packaging achieve that and give the XE the appearance of movement even when it’s standing still. It bears a strong family resemblance to the F-TYPE and will stand apart in the crowd."
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design
Expectations created by the XE’s exterior styling are more than met once inside. The spacious cabin cocoons front seat passengers with a deep centre console which creates a cockpit-like feel. The F-TYPE-style dials and the cluster needle sweep on start-up further emphasise the XE’s sports saloon attributes.
Front and rear seat occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom - the XE proves that sleek, streamlined styling and interior space need not be mutually exclusive. Technical fabrics, fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. The choice of gloss black, textured aluminium, and contemporary wood veneers enhance the luxurious, hand-crafted feel. Ambient lighting in a range of up to 10 colours adds to the sense of occasion.
Aluminium-intensive monocoque: Light, stiff, safe
Jaguar is more experienced in the use of aluminium construction than any other vehicle manufacturer. The unrivalled expertise in working with this lightweight material has culminated in the revolutionary body structure of the new XE. It is the first model designed around Jaguar’s all-new modular architecture and is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque.
Much of the aluminium is high-strength, 6000-series alloy. The bodysides are a perfect example: these complex pressings are formed in one piece, and what would once have been 1.5mm gauge sheet has been reduced to just 1.1mm - with no loss of stiffness.
The new XE has been engineered to meet the most stringent legislative and consumer crash test requirements worldwide, including US and Euro NCAP. The deployable aluminium bonnet ensures high levels of pedestrian impact protection.
Sustainability is a big part of Jaguar’s aluminium story. Recycling this highly valuable material delivers impressive savings in overall CO2 emissions and the new XE is the first car in the world to use RC 5754 - an aluminium alloy made predominantly from recycled material. Future models will also use RC 5754 and this breakthrough will help Jaguar towards its goal of using 75 per cent recycled material by 2020.
"The XE is as strong and light as it could possibly be thanks to exhaustive analysis and by bringing the latest engineering techniques to bear on its design. It has been challenging to accomplish but the XE’s structure is absolutely at the cutting edge of what is achievable today."
Dr Mark White, Jaguar’s Chief Technical Specialist; Body Complete
Chassis: Agile, responsive, supple
The new XE has the most sophisticated chassis of any vehicle in its class and will set the benchmarks for ride and handling: it is a true driver’s car. Where most competitors use MacPherson strut front suspension, Jaguar’s vehicle dynamics team insisted on the superior double wishbone configuration. The aluminium front knuckles are as light as they are stiff and are forged from cast blanks using a patented production process.
Conventional multilink rear suspension couldn’t deliver Jaguar’s dynamics targets. The solution was Integral Link: a system usually found only in larger, more expensive vehicles and which delivers the ideal lateral and longitudinal stiffness values needed for the XE’s precise handling and supple ride. Aluminium has been used extensively, minimising weight.
Electric power steering (EPAS) offers incredible tuning potential and greater energy efficiency than traditional hydraulic systems but Jaguar’s engineers have not considered the technology sufficiently mature - until now.
Prototype development using larger vehicles convinced the dynamics team that the best EPAS technology could now deliver the advantages of fuel consumption reduction without any loss of feedback through the steering wheel. The XE is the first Jaguar to use EPAS. As well as reducing CO2 emissions by up to three per cent, the system offers the performance that Jaguar’s engineers demanded.
"The introduction of electric power steering was a big step but one we were able to take confidently. The almost infinite range of possibilities it provides in fine tuning has enabled us to achieve the responsive, connected steering feel we require in a Jaguar - without compromise."
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar
Active safety: Intelligent technologies to support the driver
The new XE’s light, stiff bodystructure has been engineered to meet the most demanding legislative and consumer crash test requirements worldwide. Complementing the outstanding levels of protection it offers is a suite of advanced driver assistance systems designed to help and support the driver, making every journey safer, more relaxing and even more enjoyable.
The XE is the first car in the world to be equipped with All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). This all-new system, developed with the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works like a low-speed cruise control. ASPC functions between 3.6km/h and 30km/h: by precisely controlling the brake system and the powertrain it delivers optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.
Projecting high-contrast colour images onto the windscreen, the laser head-up display (HUD) technology provides the driver with information such as speed and navigation instructions with maximum clarity and minimum distraction. As well as superb image quality, the laser HUD is smaller and almost a third lighter than existing systems.
Jaguar is one of the first manufacturers in the segment to use stereo camera technology. This state-of-the-art sensor is the ’eyes’ of the XE’s autonomous emergency braking system, providing highly accurate measurements of speed and distance of objects ahead, and can initiate full braking to avoid or mitigate a collision.
The stereo camera performs traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning functions too. The XE also offers systems such as adaptive cruise control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated parallel and bay parking, and reverse traffic detection.
Better connected: All-new infotainment system
The XE’s all-new InControl infotainment system offers the latest technologies to connect car, driver and the outside world. At its heart is an eight-inch touchscreen featuring a clear, intuitive graphical interface and fast response times.
Voice control using plain speech gives access to any level of the system, without navigating through menus, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. InControl’s SD card-based navigation allows easy upgrades of map data. The system also supports Bluetooth, audio streaming and USB connectivity.
Smartphones are changing the way people interact with the world around them so the new XE ensures that drivers always stay connected. The car functions as a Wi-Fi hotspot, enabling multiple devices to connect to the internet - the vehicle antenna provides the best possible signal.
Jaguar InControl Remote functionality allows users of iOS and Android smartphones to connect to the car from wherever they are and control a range of vehicle functions. These include seven-day timed pre-setting of the XE’s climate control system, locking or unlocking the doors, or starting the engine. Jaguar InControl Apps allows users to seamlessly access smartphone apps through the vehicle’s touchscreen.
"For up-to-the-minute parking information, to conference calls, hotel bookings to traffic warnings, InControl Apps can all be accessed with a touch of the screen. Simplifying your connected experience without compromising your interactive options: the new XE is a technologically-advanced step you’ll want to take."
Dr Mike Bell, Jaguar’s Global Connected Car Director
For drivers who just want to sit back and enjoy the music, the new XE brings Meridian audio technology to the segment for the first time. These superb systems are the latest product of the long-standing partnership between Jaguar and British audio experts Meridian and were developed specifically for the new XE. Unique algorithms guarantee the best possible sound reproduction and tailor the experience to the interior’s acoustics.
Powertrains: Smooth, refined, efficient
The new XE is powered by a range of four- and six-cylinder all-aluminium petrol and diesel engines offering an impressive blend of performance, refinement and fuel efficiency with a breadth of capability.
For customers demanding ultimate performance and an exhilarating engine note from idle right up to the redline there’s the XE S, which shares its supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with the acclaimed F-TYPE.
Spray-guided direct injection and fully variable valve timing optimise power and torque throughout the rev range. The 90° cylinder bank angle provides space for the twin-vortex Roots-type supercharger, a balancer shaft ensures smooth running.
Developing 340PS/450Nm, the V6 provides the XE S with exceptional acceleration and performance: 0-60mph takes just 4.9 seconds, and top speed is electronically-limited to 155mph.
Jaguar is launching the XE with a new family of world-class engines - Ingenium. This advanced in-house modular design began from a clean sheet and is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500 million UK Engine Manufacturing Centre.
Proven over 2 million miles of real-world testing, Ingenium is the cornerstone of Jaguar’s future low-CO2 powertrain strategy and is engineered to deliver benchmark fuel efficiency, refinement and performance. It will also meet the most stringent exhaust emissions legislation worldwide.
The first Ingenium engines to come off the line are 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesels. Clean combustion, variable exhaust valve timing and sophisticated exhaust gas aftertreatment ensure Euro 6 compliance and take the XE’s CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km in the case of the 163PS/380Nm variant. More powerful versions will be available too, combining exceptional fuel economy and even greater responsiveness.
"Ingenium is a new family of compact, lightweight, low-friction, low-emissions engines that will deliver both the efficiency and performance that our global customers desire. Ingenium will make the new XE the most fuel efficient Jaguar ever - and the greenest."
Ron Lee, Jaguar Land Rover Group Chief Engineer, Powertrain
The 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engines are powerful and refined and generate strong torque from low speeds, ensuring excellent launch performance and mid-range response. Two ratings will be available in the XE, and both will be offered with a lighter version of the ZF 8HP automatic used in the rest of the Jaguar range: this benchmark eight-speed transmission is controlled using Jaguar’s unique rotary shift selector.
Ingenium diesels will also be available with a highly efficient six-speed manual - low viscosity oil and pseudo dry-sump lubrication cut parasitic losses. All of the XE’s transmissions are characterised by exceptionally smooth, quiet shifts.
An attractive business case: Sustainable, affordable
The new XE is not only the most fuel efficient Jaguar ever made, it’s also one of the most cost-efficient cars in its class. With CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km, the XE attracts low levels of vehicle taxation in many countries - and is even exempt in others.
Jaguar Land Rover is on track to meet its 25 per cent reduction in fleet average tailpipe CO2 emissions - and the new XE is an integral part of this strategy - but the focus on sustainability goes much further.
Riveting and bonding the XE’s lightweight bodystructure consumes less energy than traditional spot welding. And the use of recycled aluminium - in particular the new RC 5754 grade - reduces demand for primary aluminium, saving even more energy. The XE also contains 46kg of recycled plastics and renewable materials, reducing its environmental impact still further.
As well as exceptional fuel efficiency the XE’s Ingenium diesel engines also achieve a remarkable 21,000 miles or two years between services. From the very beginning, key components were designed to be easily accessible to minimise scheduled maintenance and repair costs. This helps the XE to be awarded highly competitive insurance group ratings.
Full details of the entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motorshow in October.