We already knew that Jaguar is working on a new mid-sized premium sports sedan, which was codenamed X760, but today the new car was officially confirmed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as the Jaguar XE. Set to take on cars such as the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Audi A4, the all-new Jaguar XE promises to be the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class.
Moreover, the Jaguar XE will be the first product from the new advanced aluminum architecture showcased by the company in the C-X17 Concept that was unveiled back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). As expected, the Jaguar XE will make its debut on the market in 2015 and will be the first aluminum moncoque vehicle in the segment.
Due to the use of aluminum, the Jaguar XE will show plenty of benefits such as lightness and stiffness for unbeatable handling, performance, refinement and efficiency. Moreover, the new engine and aluminum chassis complement each other perfectly. Power will be provided by engines with a wide range of capacities and output, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability.
According to Jaguar, the Jaguar XE will be offered as standard with RWD while AWD will be available as an option. A Jaguar XE-R will also be offered as the carmaker confirms top speeds of over 300 km/h (186 mph) for the new XE but also fuel-efficient versions with emissions lower than 100 g of CO2 per km.