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Jaguar unveils all-new XE

Jaguar unveils all-new XE
The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in October
The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in October
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Jaguar's new XE uses aluminum throughout its bodyshell
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Jaguar's new XE uses aluminum throughout its bodyshell
The XE will take on the BMW 3-Series
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The XE will take on the BMW 3-Series
The car features a drag coefficient of just 0.26
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The car features a drag coefficient of just 0.26
The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in October
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The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in October
Jaguar is offering a wide range of Ingenium engines with the new car
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Jaguar is offering a wide range of Ingenium engines with the new car
The entry level petrol engine is a 2.0-liter turbo
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The entry level petrol engine is a 2.0-liter turbo
Jaguar says the car has a "coupe-like" profile
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Jaguar says the car has a "coupe-like" profile
The range topping XE S uses the V6 engine from the F-Type
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The range topping XE S uses the V6 engine from the F-Type
The XE S – the "S" is for supercharged
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The XE S – the "S" is for supercharged
Jaguar XE sports saloon
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Jaguar XE sports saloon
The XE's designers have taken cues from the XF and F-Type for the new car
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The XE's designers have taken cues from the XF and F-Type for the new car
The XE's interior debuts the brand's new infotainment system
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The XE's interior debuts the brand's new infotainment system
The XE S will do 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds
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The XE S will do 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds
At the rear, suspension is an integral link system
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At the rear, suspension is an integral link system
The car has a double wishbone front suspension setup
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The car has a double wishbone front suspension setup
The InConnect system works through an 8-inch touchscreen
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The InConnect system works through an 8-inch touchscreen
The car is available with an 8-speed ZF gearbox
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The car is available with an 8-speed ZF gearbox
The XE will use electronically assisted power steering
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The XE will use electronically assisted power steering
The XE will get a full reveal at the Paris Motor Show
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The XE will get a full reveal at the Paris Motor Show
The new touchscreen system
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The new touchscreen system
The XE is available with a full suite of active safety features
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The XE is available with a full suite of active safety features
A front mounted stereo camera controls automatic braking
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A front mounted stereo camera controls automatic braking
There are a number of trim options for XE buyers
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There are a number of trim options for XE buyers
The camera also provides traffic sign recongition
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The camera also provides traffic sign recongition
Jaguar XE sports saloon
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Jaguar XE sports saloon
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Jaguar has revealed its new XE at a launch event in London. The company hopes the sport sedan can take on the established players in the premium compact class with its range of efficient engines and lightweight bodyshell.

The new XE will be powered by Jaguar’s new range of Euro 6 compliant Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. For fans of diesel power the range starts with a four cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that produces 161 hp (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 ft.lb) of torque, while emitting just 99 g/km of CO2. More powerful versions of the 2.0-liter diesel will also be available, with details to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show running between the 2nd and 19th of October.

Petrol powerplant options will include a turbocharged, 2.0-liter motor, and all engines will be available with a Jaguar-tuned 8-speed ZF gearbox.

For those who crave a bit more power, Jaguar will offer the range-topping XE S, powered by the 335 hp (250 kW), 450 Nm (332 ft.lb) 3.0-liter supercharged V6 from the F-Type. The V6 will propel the quickest XE to 60 mph (98 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

On the handling front, the XE features double wishbone front suspension and integral link rear suspension, with steering taken care of by Jaguar’s Electronically Assisted Power Steering (EPAS), which cuts down on fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is also improved thanks to the XE’s drag coefficient of just 0.26 and its aerodynamic roofline gives it a sharp, coupe-like profile that should stand out against the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class.

Jaguar will be offering the XE with a full suite of active safety features. The car uses a stereo camera to control auto city braking, lane departure warning and road sign recognition. Adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring are available as options.

On the inside, Jaguar’s new 8-inch InControl system makes its debut, alongside an optional LED heads up display.

The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Gizmag will be on the show floor at Porte de Versailles to bring you full details.

Source: Jaguar

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10 comments
P17
Looks like a tacky Mazda or other Japanese car on the outside. It doesn't have the presence of a Merc or BMW or even an Audi. The interior looks OK, but again, looks like a Japanese car. Top it off with Jag's unreliability reputation and poor resale value and it looks like another flop from India...
Keith Reeder
Go on then, Geoff - educate us.
Point out five (not fifteen - let's make it easy) other cars that anyone with even a basic knowledge of cars would confuse with this Jag...
Simon
"looks like a Japanese car on the outside" quite a fine compliment. Pity it won't be anywhere near as reliable or have the precision quality control of one!
Jeffrey A. Edwards
For GeoffG . . . The Jaguar looks like a Mondeo which looks like an Aston Martin which looks like a Tesla which looks like a Maserati which looks like a Volvo which looks like a Mercedes which looks like an Audi which looks like a Jaguar . . . Haha!
Fairly Reasoner
Ford Fusion
bergamot69
''Looks like a tacky Mazda...''- I work for a fleet management company, and deliver the Mazda6 (plus the CX5 and the 3) as well as all of its direct competitors, as well as more premium competition such as the BMW 3 and 5 Series, Audi A4 and A6, and Mercedes C and E Class.
For the approximately 2.0 litre diesel class (ie the majority of management level fleet cars in the UK) I rate the Mazda6 more highly than the premium brands- as do many of my colleagues. So to impress me, it would have to be significantly better to drive as a 2.0 diesel than the 6.
Agree with the comments about the styling. Its fairly handsome, but not really distinguished. I hope Jaguar find their styling mojo again and start to produce cars that are 'unmistakeably Jaguar' (as previous generations were) without being overtly retro (the mistake made with the late S Type, the X Type, and the aluminium bodied X350 XJ)- and that really is a tough challenge.
Tom-EU
Hi GeoffG
My first point. This is said in jest.
You said "I thought that by chance, they were all the same make and model, but closer inspection showed them to be a VW, Ford and Mazda. Point proved"
How do you find your car in a car park?
Howard Littler
@ Master "Top it off with Jag's unreliability reputation"
According to Warranty Direct as far back as Jan 2013:
Engine Reliability – Top 10 Manufacturers 1 Honda
2 Toyota
3 Mercedes-Benz
4 Volvo 5 Jaguar
D'Oh...
Riaanh
It does actually look like the brilliant new Mazda 6. I think it is however a safe guess that not only the fuel consumption but also the reliability of the Mazda will be superior.
My old 2003 Mazda 6 gave me far less trouble than my two Audi A4's. Was an amazing car.