2015 Jaguar XE will deliver fuel economy of over 75mpg (3.8 l/100 km)

Article by Christian A., on July 29, 2014

A Jaguar that could go 75 miles per gallon and emit less than 100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer travelled (NEDC combined cycle)? Why not? Such Jaguar has already been realized – the new Jaguar XE. Underpinned by the carmaker’s Jaguar's modular vehicle architecture, the XE is the only car in the class that employs an aluminum-intensive monocoque.

As matter of fact, around 75 of the structure is made of lightweight aluminum. Setting a new standard in the segment while achieving a new milestone in body engineering, the Jaguar XE is a result of the carmaker’s expertise in high-volume production of aluminum vehicles.

That allows the Jaguar XE to become an amalgam of excellent and benchmark levels of ride and handling. Achieving such feat is not a surprise for Jaguar, as lightweight construction is already core element of the carmaker’s DNA.

Additionally, Jaguar is at the frontline of aluminum technology in the auto industry. Such is evidence by Jaguar models like the XJ, XK and F-Type -- all of which have been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminum structures.

Following their lead is the new Jaguar XE, which is now considered as the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet. While the Jaguar XE is already an awesome-looking aluminum-intensive machine, it features a structure that delivers outstanding torsional stiffness.

The model’s light yet strong architecture makes use of advanced suspension systems for unmatched levels of ride quality, handling and steering. Material-wise, the Jaguar XE is the first car in the world that uses a new grade of high strength aluminum called RC 5754.

Developed specially for the model, RC 5754 features a high level of recycled material and represents a step further to achieving Jaguar's goal of using 75 percent recycled material by 2020. Mark White, Jaguar's Chief Technical Specialist, remarked that with over 75 percent of its body made of aluminum, the Jaguar XE beats other cars in its class in the usage of the material.

He noted that the use of aluminum allowed them at Jaguar to create body structure with unmatched low weight. He added that while the XE’s body is so light, it is immensely strong with extremely high levels of torsional stiffness.

White also sai d that they made sure that XE’s body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising vehicle design or refinement. The Jaguar XE is designed and engineered in the United Kingdom.

It will be the first Jaguar to be produced at the carmaker’s new purpose-built production facility at Solihull site in the West Midlands. Jaguar will unveil the new XE to the world in London on September 8.

Press Release

The New Aluminium-Intensive Jaguar XE: The Most Fuel Efficient Jaguar Ever to Achieve Over 75mpg

The innovative new Jaguar XE redefines the standard in its segment. Designed around Jaguar's modular vehicle architecture, the XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure.

This milestone in body engineering, a product of Jaguar's world-leading expertise in high-volume production of aluminium vehicles, ensures that the Jaguar XE combines outstanding design with benchmark levels of ride and handling - it will be the true driver's car in the segment.

Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar's DNA and Jaguar is at the cutting-edge of aluminium technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have all been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminium structures: now the XE becomes the latest model to use this aerospace-inspired technology.

The weight reduction realised ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively.

"The Jaguar XE body uses over 75% aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class. This gives us a body structure with unrivalled low weight: it's light but also immensely strong with extremely high levels of torsional stiffness. We've made sure our aluminium-intensive body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising on vehicle design or refinement."

Dr Mark White, Jaguar's Chief Technical Specialist; Body Complete

The Jaguar XE's aluminium-intensive body is beautiful to look at, but the structure also delivers exceptional torsional stiffness. The light but strong architecture incorporates highly advanced suspension systems delivering unparalleled levels of ride quality, handling and steering.

The Jaguar XE is also the first car in the world make use of a new grade of high strength aluminium called RC 5754 which has been developed specifically for the XE. This new alloy features a high level of recycled material and makes a significant contribution to Jaguar's goal of using 75 per cent recycled material by 2020.

Designed and engineered in the UK, the XE will be the first Jaguar to be manufactured at a new purpose-built production facility at the company's Solihull plant in the West Midlands in the UK.

The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on September 8th.

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