Video: 2016 Jaguar XE Caught Testing on the Nurburgring
Now that the gorgeous F-Type is out burning tires and spitting flames from its throaty exhaust, Jaguar has two things on its mind: launch the C-X17 crossover and give the BMW 3 Series a run for its money with the XE sedan.
The Brits are elbows deep in the two project and they’ve been spotted getting busy at the Nurburgring track quite often lately. The XE sedan, for instance, showed up on the Nordschleife just a couple of days ago, wearing enough camouflage to keep all the details out of sight.
While our recent spy shots haven’t been as revealing as we’d hoped, the folks over at TouriClips have managed to capture some video footage of the sedan. Of course, that nasty camouflage is still in the way, but we can now see the vehicle in action on the ’Ring and more importantly, hear its 3.0-liter, V-6 engine roar.
There’s no hint as to how many horses are teaming up for that noise, but we’re prepared for at least 340 ponies, the same amount powering the base F-Type, the vehicle donating the unit. But we wouldn’t surprised to see the XE launch with more than 400 horsepower in higher trim levels, which would put it above the BMW M3.
The new sedan will break cover sometime next year, so make sure you stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details.