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.
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Jaguar’s FEEL XE campaign entered its next phase ahead of the Jaguar XE’s debut at the Paris Motor Show. This time around, the British automaker enlisted the help of noted British designer Stella McCartney to dress up a fleet of XE models in her own Spring Superhero print. Yes, the images you see covering the British luxury sedan are part of McCartney’s new superhero-themed line. Jaguar’s really going all-out to promote Feel XE, a platform it created back in July 2014 to “harness the spirit of British creativity and innovation." The company even tapped influential figures in music, film, and design to help promote the campaign.
That’s where Stella McCartney comes in. The popular British designer is lending her new superhero print into the XE, creating a playful and dynamic exterior that meshes well with its high-class interior. I admittedly don’t recognize any of the superhero heads printed into the XE, but I do appreciate that the XE can still have a fun side to it to bolster its reputation as an all-world sports sedan.
The superhero-clad Jaguar XEs will be parading in Paris on Monday, September 29, 2014 where they’ll be taking part in McCartney’s Paris Fashion Week Show on the same day. From there, the countdown begins to the Paris Motor Show where Jaguar is set to announce full details of the entire XE range.
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar XE by Stella McCartney.
The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was home to Jaguar’s debut of the C-X16 Concept and since the market’s reaction was so positive, the company has decided to offer a production version. After a long period of teasing, the new Jaguar F-Type has officially been unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
The model will be offered in three different trim levels: F-Type, F-Type S, and F-Type V8 S. It will also come with a choice of two engines: a 3-liter supercharged V6 and a 5.0 liter V8 engine. The V6 version delivers 340 or 380 HP, depending on the trim level, while the V8 is only being offered in a 495 HP version. The F-Type was built on the most advanced rigid and lightweight aluminum architecture and with a total weight of just 3,521 lbs, it can hit speeds of up to 186 mph.
"Jaguar is a founding member of the sports car segment with a rich sporting bloodline stretching over 75 years, and in the F-TYPE we’ve reignited that flame. The F-TYPE isn’t designed to be like anyone else’s sports car. It’s a Jaguar sports car – ultra-precise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive," said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.
UPDATE 04/18/2013: Jaguar has dropped five new videos explaining the technology behind the new F-Type Roadster. The videos explain everything from the chassis and suspensions and up to the driving experience. Enjoy!
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Jaguar celebrated 75 years of history with the unveiling of the C-X75 concept at the Paris Auto Show. Besides being a range-extended electric two-seated supercar, the C-X75 previews the company’s future design language, and we are really hoping that it is a preview version of the Jaguar’s long rumored supercar.
"The aim was to produce not only the most innovative but also one of the most beautiful Jaguars ever; one which hints at an exciting evolution of the marque’s award-winning design language while paying homage to some of its most admired cars of years gone by."
The new car tips the scales at around 2,970-pounds and is able to hit 62 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds. That seems awfully fast for a vehicle with only two 96-horsepower micro gas turbines that force fuel into a plug-in li-ion battery back. Once all that is said on done, there are four electric motors, one for each wheel, that together deliver an outstanding 580kW (778bhp) and 1600Nm (1180lb ft) of torque. Stomp the pedal to the floor and you can hit 205 miles per hour.
The C-X75 can travel up to 68 miles on its battery pack alone, but once the turbines kick in the car can continue traveling for 560 miles. Chevrolet Volt, eat your heart out.
Updated 11/17/2010: The Jaguar C-X75 concept made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and what better way to mark this occasion than to have Jay Leno review it? Watch the video and see what he has to say about the concept.
Hit the jump to see the full story, the press release - which is rather long - and the video.
We already know that Jaguar has plans to unveil a new sports car, but before we can feast our eyes on the final product, we will have to settle for the concept version coming to us in September at the Paris Motor Show. The concept will not only be previewing the company’s future design language, but they will also be celebrating the brand’s 75th anniversary....again.
For this particular concept, Jaguar took its inspiration from the success that the Porsche 918 Spyder had at the Geneva Motor Show.
The concept will bring a big change for Jaguar’s previous design language of the oval, E-type-inspired grille that has identified Jaguar’s sports cars. Instead, Jaguar will be offering a single grille design for both sedan and sports cars. This will be the design language that will be used in the next XK.
And, as the trends rear their environmental heads, the Jaguar sports car concept will feature a hybrid drive-train consisting of a V6 petrol combined with an electric engine and the ZF’s new eight-speed auto transmission.
Jaguar will unveil the 2009 XK in September at the Paris Auto Show. The 2009 Jaguar XK will be offered in both XK8 and XKR trims.
On the exterior it features a new front bumper with new outer air inlets below the headlights, and a redesigned rear bumper with LED taillights.
Under the hood there will be nothing spectacular, Jaguar keeping the same line-up as in the current model, but Jaguar will reportedly be applying the XF’s Jaguar Drive transmission interface to the XK.
Jaguar is to showcase its top achieving new XKR Coupe, XK Convertible and XJR Portfolio at the Paris Motor Show 2006 on 28 September, following strong performances from all three during the key September sales month.
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The car can be recognized by an altered front end with big air intakes, air intakes in the hood and four big exhaust pipes at the rear end. It is furthermore featuring extended wheel arches and a boot spoiler.
The new XKR has an aluminium chassis and is about 90 kilos lighter than the current model. Both, the coupe and convertible are expected to debut at the Paris Motor Show this fall and to be in the showrooms in (...)
Our photographer Quentin Lhussier, just caught the new Jaguar XKR convertible practicing at the Nurburgring. Comparing those spy shots to the previous shots seen on the internet, you can see that the rear light are different. No light appear in the trunk area. You can also see dinstinctively a Roll cage, which should let us believe that the final chassis is not done yet and they are only testing the engine for performance and reliability.
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