New Jaguar XE Saloon Overview
Jaguar XE: compact executive saloon to rival BMW 3 Series. Engines, performance, fuel efficiency, emissions, trims and prices.
Jaguar XE: What Is It?
The Jaguar XE is a compact executive saloon that rivals the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Its manufacturer says it is “the most advanced, efficient and refined sports saloon” in its history. It is built from a “whole new aluminium alloy” that is “exceptionally light yet strong” and helps ensure it has low fuel consumption and emissions (in certain forms). Furthermore, the “near perfect 50:50 weight distribution make holding the optimum line easy”, Jaguar says. Recent titles include the: Telegraph Car of the Year, Telegraph Best Business Car, Best New Car at the Fleet World Awards, and Best Large Car at the Diesel Car Magazine Awards.
Jaguar XE: Engines
Jaguar XE petrol engines include the: 2.0-litre 200PS turbo (SE, Prestige and R-Sport trim); the 2.0-litre 240PS turbo (R-Sport and Portfolio); and the 3.0-litre V6 340PS Supercharged (S trim). 0-62 mph times range from 7.1 to 4.9 seconds and these units average 37.7 to 34.9 mpg. Emissions vary from 179g to 194g/km. Diesel engines include a 2.0-litre 163PS and 180PS turbo (SE, Prestige, R-Sport and Portfolio). The 0-62 mph range is 7.9 to 7.4 seconds. Expect 75 to 67.3 mpg and emissions of 109 to 99g/km. The XE is available with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar XE: Trims
The Jaguar XE SE trim has: cruise control that automatically maintains speed, hill-launch that prevents it rolling back when moving off, brake pad wear indicators, rear parking aid, electric parking brake and key-less start. Simply press a button and the engine springs into life. This entry level trim costs from £26,990.
The Prestige adds: leather with contrast stitches, heated seats, blue mood lighting and chrome flashes on the central console. All from £27,990. The Portfolio, in contrast, costs from £32,975. Extras include: a Meridian sound system (380W), embossed aluminium veneer, and 10-way electric seats. The exterior benefits from Xenon headlamps which incorporate daytime running lights, and power wash.
The R-Sport has sports suspension to sharpen the handling. It complements a body kit that enhances the bumpers and sills. There is a rear spoiler and trim specific badges too. It is priced from £29,740. Finally, S trim extras include the adaptive dynamics system that tweaks the response of the suspension – based on how the car is accelerating, braking and cornering – to suit the conditions. This sportiest model also has red brake callipers, bright sport peddles and a powered boot lid. Prices start at £44,865.