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, but there is also a collection of smaller diesel and gasoline engines for the lower level trims. The only model that Jaguar failed to talk about was the answer to the C63 AMG and M3, which should wear either an "R," "R-S," or an "SVR" badge.

This new car is the first that is built using Jaguar’s all-new aluminum architecture that was 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 be 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.

Updated 11/19/2015: Jaguar XE made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show where it was unveiled with AWD and Apple Watch Connectivity.

Click past the jump to read more about 2017 Jaguar XE.

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    ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic
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    340 @ 6500
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  • 0-60 time:
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Design-wise, the XE is everything we expected from a sports sedan aimed at the BMW 3er

Design-wise, the XE is everything we expected from a sports sedan aimed at the BMW 3er. 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 lines 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.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 4,672 MM (183.93 Inches)
Width inc./excl. mirrors 2,075/ 1,850 MM (81.69/72.83 Inches)
Height 1,416 MM (55.74 Inches)
Wheelbase 2,835 MM (111.61 Inches)
Track front/ rear 1,602/ 1,603 MM (63.07/63.11 Inches)
Kerbweight (kg) From 1,535 (3,384 LBS)
Boot volume (liters) 450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) liters 63

Jaguar XE Pure:

  • High-quality cloth seats
  • Gloss black treatment for the door trim finishers
  • Signature ’Riva Hoop’ sweeping around the instrument panel

Jaguar XE R-Sport:

  • Seats trimmed with Taurus leather with unique technical mesh fabric inserts
  • Riva Hoop’ and door finishers in etched aluminum
  • Tread plates and sports steering wheel feature R-Sport branding
  • Subtle rear spoiler
  • Noble chrome treatment for the side power vents
  • Sports suspension delivers even better handling

Jaguar XE S:

  • Race-inspired interior
  • Taurus leather seats with suede cloth panels and the tread plates
  • Leather sports steering wheel with S logo
  • Dark hex aluminum on the door finishers and the ’Riva Hoop’
  • Gloss black center console
  • Front bumper with enlarged air intakes
  • Side sill extensions
  • Rear spoiler
  • Gloss black rear valance
  • Red brake calipers
  • Optional forged, 20-inch ’Propeller’ alloy wheels

Jaguar XE Prestige:

  • Taurus leather upholstery with contrasting stitching
  • Phosphor blue ambient lighting
  • Perforated Inserts on the air-conditioned seat
  • ’Riva Hoop’ and door finishers finished in brushed aluminum

Jaguar XE Portfolio:

  • A wide range of color options for the premium Windsor leather with herringbone perforations
  • Instrument panel with split upper and lower coverings in two colors, Color-keyed twin-needle stitching
  • Embossed surface finish for the aluminum trim


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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.

The brand new XE is available with one of two brand-new infotainment systems – dubbed InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro. InControl Touch has an eight-inch touchscreen and supports Bluetooth, audio streaming and Bluetooth connectivity. Navigation and voice control is also standard on the InControl Touch system.

InControl Touch Pro is far more advanced than the basic system, featuring a quad-core processor and high-speed solid state drive. Added to that, the system is connected to the vehicle with ultra-fast Ethernet networking cable. According to Jaguar the system is up to five times faster technology in competing models. The system is controlled by a 10.2-inch touchscreen that can be customized with widgets and custom home screens. It is also capable of multi-tasking like most smartphones, which means media can be streamed on half of the screen and navigation on the other half. The system is also equipped with dead-reckoning functionality that can analyze sensor data and accurately provide directions, even if GPS signal is lost during a commute.


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Now that Jaguar has released information on U.S. XE models, we now know what engines will be available in the U.S. market. The XE 25t comes with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder – already seen in other Jaguar Land Rover vehicles — that puts out 240 horsepower 251 pound-feet of torque. For those diesel fans, the XE 20d delivers with a 180 horsepower, 2.0-liter diesel engine that also pushes 318 pound-feet of torque. The range topping model – the XE 35t – comes with a 3.0-liter, supercharged, V-6 that puts out a respectable 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of performance, zero to 60 mph takes just 5.1 seconds and top speed is limited 120 mph.

All three engines are mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, but the XE35t AWD is mated to the beefier 8HP70 transmission, while the RWD variant of the XE 35t, the XE20d and the XE 25t are mated to the 8HP45 transmission.

We’ve all known that AWD was coming to the new XE, but now we have confirmation of what XE models will be available with all-wheel drive. It won’t even be an option on the base XE 25t, but it will be available on the XE 20d and the V-6 powered XE 35t. Like the new XF and F-Pace, the AWD system uses a multi-plate wet clutch transfer case to transfer power to the front propshaft. When needed, the system can switch from full, RWD to AWD in just 165 milliseconds. This on-demand system allows for the steering to remain uncorrupted during normal driving maneuvers.

You may have noticed that there is no V-8 engine option, but give it time. Jaguar won’t let BMW, Audi and Mercedes have all the fun in the compact super-sedan range. Expect the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 from the other Jaguar models to find its way into a Jaguar XE R model in the next few years.

Drivetrain Specifications - U.S. versions

20d - 180hp 2.0L Turbo Diesel 4-Cyl 25t - 240hp
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 2.0L Turbo Gas 4-Cyl 35t - 340hp 3.0L S/C Gas V6
Engine capacity (cc) 1,999 1,999 2,995
Cylinders 4 in-Line 4 in-Line 6 in-Vee
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC Variable Exhaust Cam Timing 4; DOHC, Variable Inlet and Exhaust Cam Timing 4; DOHC, Variable Inlet and Exhaust Cam timing
Bore/ stroke (mm) 83.0/ 92.4 87.5/ 83.1 84.5/ 89.0
Compression ratio 15.5:1 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel injection 1,800bar Common Rail 150bar Direct Injection 150bar Direct Injection
Boosting system Single Variable Geometry Turbocharger Single Monoscroll Turbocharger Twin-Vortex Supercharger
Power 180 HP @ 4,000 RPM 240 HP @ 5,500 RPM 340 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 318 LB-FT @ 1,750-2,500 RPM 251 LB-FT @ 1,750-4,000 RPM 332 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
Transmission ZF 8HP45 8-speed Automatic ZF 8HP45 8-speed Automatic RWD: ZF 8HP45 8-speed Automatic
AWD: ZF 8HP70 8-speed Automatic

Global Specifications

Model Jaguar XE 2.0 Diesel 163 Jaguar XE 2.0 Diesel 180 Jaguar XE 2.0 Petrol 200 Jaguar XE 2.0 Petrol 240 Jaguar XE 3.0 Petrol 340
Engine capacity (cc) 1,999 1,999 1,999 1,999 2,995
Cylinders 4 in-line 4 in-line 4 in-line 4 in-line V-6
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC 4; DOHC 4; DOHC 4; DOHC 4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm) 83.0/ 92.4 83.0/ 92.4 87.5/ 83.1 87.5/ 83.1 84.5/ 89.0
Compression ratio 15.5:1 15.5:1 10.0:1 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel injection system 1,800bar common rail 1,800bar common rail 150bar direct injection 150bar direct injection 150bar spray-guided direct injection
Boosting system Single variable geometry turbo Single variable geometry turbo Single monoscroll turbocharger Single monoscroll turbocharger Twin-Vortex supercharger
Power (HP) 160 HP @ 4,000 RPM 177 HP @ 4,000 RPM 197 HP @ 5,500 RPM 237 HP @ 5,500 RPM 335 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque (LB-FT) 280 LB-FT @ 1,750-2,500 RPM 317 LB-FT @ 1,750-2,500 RPM 206 LB-FT @ 1,750-4,000 RPM 250 LB-FT @ 1,750-4,000 RPM 332 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
0-60mph (sec) 7.9 [man] / 7.7 [auto] 7.4 [man] / 7.4 [auto] 7.1 6.5 4.9
Top speed mph (km/h) 141 (227) [man] / 141 (227) [auto] 142 (228) [man] / 142 (228) [auto] 147 (237) 155 (250) 155 (250)


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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 and Mercedes C-Class, 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 surfaces 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.


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The new XE will be equipped with a new system called All-Surface Progress Control. Basically it works like a low-speed cruise control that functions between 2 mph and 19mph to precisely control the braking and drivetrain for optimal traction on all road conditions. Laser heads-up display is optional and an available automatic emergency braking system can help prevent or lessen the seriousness of accidents. A lane assist system is also available that can help keep the vehicle in lane, if the system determines the car is drifting into another lane unintentionally. A drive control monitor is able to monitor inputs from the driver, like brake and throttle application as well as steering control to determine if a driver may be “tired.” If the system determines the driver is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel, the system provides multi-stage warnings via the instrument panel to suggest taking a break from the road. Other systems include adaptive cruise control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring and park assist.


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Trim Description Price
25t 2.0L Turbocharged I-4, 240hp $34,900
20d 2.0L Turbocharged I-4, 180hp $36,400
35t 3.0L Supercharged V6, 340hp $41,700


BMW 3 Series

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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.

Audi A4

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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.


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If Jaguar has proven anything over the last few years, it is that it can build very competitive cars that match their competitors in power and usually win in looks. Fortunately, the XE is no exception, and it appears the German sedans are about to get a run for their money.

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    • No high-end competitor for M3, C63, etc.yet

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!

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Update History

Updated 09/03/2015: Jaguar announced prices for the new XE which will arrive in North American showrooms spring 2016 as a 2017 model year. The model will be offered in three trim levels: 25t, 20d and 35t with prices starting from $34,900.

Updated 10/01/2014: Jaguar unveiled the official details on the entire XE lineup, plus a series of new images and video. Enjoy!

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.

Updated 09/09/2014: Jaguar unveiled a new video featuring Emeli Sandé performing on the Thames during the official launch of the Jaguar XE.

Updated 09/25/2014: Jaguar announced that the all-new XE will be offered with two versions of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine with output going up to 177 horsepower and CO2 emissions from just 99g/km. Details after the jump.

First leaked images

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Spy Shots

May 20, 2014 - Jaguar XE Begins Testing At Nurburgring

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March 11, 2014 - First Testing Session

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Teaser Images

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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.

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Press Release

The Jaguar XE has been revealed to the world during a star-studded event held at Earls Court, London.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Press Release - Ingenium diesel engine

With the new Ingenium diesel engines driving the rear wheels, the aluminium-intensive XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet, with CO2 emissions from just 99g/km.The Ingenium range is produced at the new £500 million, 100,000m2 Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands in the UK. Engines will come off the fully flexible lines at rates of up to one every 36 seconds.

Starting from a clean sheet meant that Jaguar’s powertrain engineers could make the Ingenium engines as light and efficient as possible, and deliver the blend of power, torque and smoothness customers expect. These state-of-the-art engines were proven over 2 million miles of real-world testing.

“The new generation of Ingenium diesel engines are wholly designed and manufactured in-house. No opportunity has been missed in ensuring their design is right on the cutting edge of technical advancement.”
Ron Lee, Group Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jaguar

The low friction, all-aluminium units have stiff cylinder blocks and twin balancer shafts to ensure inherently low levels of vibration. Details such as the acoustic sump cover, decoupled injectors, and 0.5mm ovality on the injection pump drive sprocket contribute to the Ingenium’s exceptional quietness.

The new XE will feature two versions of the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel. The first, rated at 163PS/380Nm, delivers benchmark efficiency figures of 75mpg and 99g/km CO2 without any compromise to launch performance or mid-range acceleration. The 180PS/430Nm variant has one of the highest torque outputs in the class.

Ingenium diesels meet Euro 6 are as clean as they are efficient. Variable exhaust valve timing shortens the catalyst light-off phase and also improves diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration. The cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system reduces combustion chamber temperatures, inhibiting NOx formation. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology cuts NOx emissions to very low levels and the new XE has been engineered to meet the most stringent global regulations.

The Ingenium diesels will be joined at launch by powerful, efficient, direct-injection petrol engines: turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinders and the outstanding supercharged 3.0-litre V6.

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