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Jaguar XE Wins Telegraph Car Of The Year Title

New Jaguar XE adds Telegraph Car of the Year title to long list of awards.

Jaguar XE Awards

The Jaguar XE has won the Telegraph Car of the Year and Best Business Car titles at a prestigious ceremony in London. This compact executive saloon – that rivals the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class – claimed the latter thanks to votes from the newspaper's readers. The public sanctimoniously voted for vehicles in a variety of categories such as Best Estate and Best Luxury Car. A panel of motoring experts then selected the Jaguar XE from the winners as the overall champion. This is only the latest accolade for the new saloon. It recently won the Best New Car at the Fleet World Awards, and Best Large Car at the Diesel Car Magazine Awards.

Telegraph Head of Cars Steven Huntingford said: "The new XE competes in an incredibly competitive sector of the car market. And yet Jaguar has managed to combine class-leading efficiency with a blend of comfort and driving fun that none of its rivals can match.” Huntingford added: "The XE is a fantastic achievement and a hugely deserving winner of The Telegraph's Car of the Year award."

Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks, said: “To win the ultimate prize at the Telegraph Car Awards is a remarkable achievement for the new XE, particularly as it competes in the most established sector of the premium car market.” He added: “Jaguar UK retailers and its first private and corporate customers recognise this is a game-changing car in the automotive industry, and now their confidence is endorsed by industry experts and Telegraph readers alike.”

Jaguar XE Engines

Jaguar says its XE is “the most advanced, efficient and refined sports saloon” in its history. Petrol engines include the: 2.0-litre 200PS turbocharged, the 2.0-litre 240PS turbocharged and the 3.0-litre V6 340PS Supercharged. 0-62 mph times range from 7.1 to 4.9 seconds and these units average 37.7 to 34.9 mpg. Carbon emissions vary from 179g to 194g/km. Diesel engines include the 2.0-litre 163PS and 180PS (both turbocharged). The 0-62 mph range is 7.9 to 7.4 seconds. Expect 75 to 67.3 mpg and carbon emissions of 109 to 99g/km. Such figures impress. The Jaguar XE is also available with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed auto transmission.

Jaguar XE Bodywork, Handling, Style & Equipment

The XE body – its manufacturer says – is built from a “whole new aluminium alloy” that is “exceptionally light yet strong”. This contributes to its low fuel consumption and emissions. Furthermore, the “near perfect 50:50 weight distribution make holding the optimum line easy”. These strengths complement muscular styling, a smart interior, and advanced equipment such as the head-up display.