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Jaguar XE

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Jaguar, XE
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At the Jaguar’s stand the press was all interested in the XE and XE-S models. Produced to be a rival to the BMW 3-series, the Mercedes C class, the Audi A4 or even the Lexus IS, the XE type is just impressive. For drift passionate, it is a rear-wheel-drive, so enjoy.

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This little model from jaguar comes in different engine variants, both in petrol and diesel, diesel said to be best-seller in the UK. The base petrol is a 2.0L turbo, four cylinders engine, that develops 200 bhp and 240 NM of torque. It has a range of 37.7 mpg and 179g/km CO2 emission. For the diesels, there is a 2.0l Turbo, will less power, only 161 bhp and 380 Nm. The diesel engine is more efficient, it has a better range than the 2.0l petrol, 75 mpg and is cleaner, it is the cleanest engine in the XE line, it does only 99g/km CO2 emission. This engine is taken from the “JLR” line. If this is not enough power, there is a more powerful version of the diesel that produces 180 bhp and 430 Nm of torque, ha a 67.3 mpg range, and coughs 109 of CO2 per km. Still not enough? well, there is the XE-S, a 3.0l V6 petrol engine, it is the most powerful of the line with 340 bhp and 450 Nm. Jaguar said it is able to take the car from stop to 62 mp in 5.1 seconds. There are two transmissions options available, ZF 8-speed auto for the petrol engines and 6-speed manuals for the diesels.

The XE is based on the XF, it is clear, since it has the same front, there is a slight modification to the front lights, and the XE has bigger frontal air intakes, but it general, they look similar. The XE is characterized by an aluminium body structure, aluminium is also present in the hood, the doors and the trunk. To give it a sportier look, the car is fitted with big front air intakes, in the front bumper, a rear spoiler, gloss black rear valance, red brake calipers. It sits on 19″ wheels with an option to 20″. With a 0,26 drag coefficient, it is the most aerodynamic Jaguar ever produced. The car has the same nose wheel as the F-type. It ha an “Integral link” specific rear suspension.

In the inside, it is clear, that the cabin was based on the XF Jaguar, same setting, same materials. It is notable that the shift lever was replaced by a retractable button. There is an 8″ touch screen with sat nav, radio control. A laser Heads-up-display comes as an option feature. The XE can be connected to via a hotpot Wi-fi. The luggage compartment was upgraded to a 455L volume, it is 20L shy from its rivals.

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The announced models are : Pure, Prestige, Portfolio, R-sport and S, their prices vary between, 27,000£ to 45,000£. But they are worth every penny of that