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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the latest Race Taxi at Nurburgring Nordschleife

If you happen to be visiting or are planning to visit the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, you can take on limited-run offer from Jaguar to experience the so-called Jaguar Race Taxi. This experience involves not an ordinary taxi in an ordinary place. After all, visitors to the Nurburgring will get to tour the whole Nordschleife circuit in a Jaguar XE SV Project 8 with the Track Pack.

For just €199 per lap, clients can enjoy a tour of the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife circuit – all 20.8 kilometers (12.9miles) of it. They can choose to ride the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack. Just a fair warning to those wanted to grab this experience: the ride with the Track Pack-equipped Project 8 Race Taxi may not last even 8 minutes. This is because the XE SV Project 8 currently holds the record as the fastest production four-door car to complete a lap in ‘The Green Hell’.

Boasting of being the most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar, the XE SV Project 8 completed a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just seven minutes and 21.23 seconds (7:21.23) in November 2017. Riders of the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack will enjoy the same thrill. The exhilarating performance and handling of this Race Taxi will be apparent as it cruises through the Nurburgring Nordschleife at speeds exceeding 250 km/h (155 mph). Through the ride, passengers will get to experiences g-forces of over 1.3 g as the XE SV Project 8 Race Taxi with Track Pack maneuvers through the 73 turns of the circuit, especially in the banked Karussell corner where g-forces can reach 1.8 g.

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2019 Jaguar XE 300 Sport sets new production saloon record at original Circuit de Charade

Unveiled in April this year, the 2019 Jaguar XE 300 Sport special edition is out to prove that it is potent enough to set new records. It just did so after breaking the decades-old record at the original track of the Circuit de Charade in France.

Located in Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France, the modern Circuit de Charade is a technical circuit with a total distance of 3.975 km (2.470 mi) and a total of 18 turns. A challenging circuit for many drivers, the current circuit is not how it used to look around 30 years ago. After all, the modern Circuit de Charade just came into existence in 1989. It was built using the southern portion of the original Circuit de Charade.

The original Circuit de Charade is considered as an iconic circuit in France, having hosted the French Grand Prix four times (1965, 1969-1970, 1972) and the French motorcycle Grand Prix ten times (1959-1964, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974). It was constructed in 1957 and opened in 1968, and was built using pre-existing roads around the Puy de Dome volcano.

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Jaguar unveils latest XEL sedan at the 2017 Guangzhou Motor Show

The 2018 Jaguar XEL with its stretched-out wheelbase and longer doors is the newest addition to the growing list of premium sedans in China---joining the ranks of Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, BMW 3Li and Audi A4L in the long wheelbase category.

Given the increased wheelbase measurement, the XEL is basically an upsized XE variant. But to further differentiate between the regular XE and the elongated sedan, the XEL’s side sills and door handles have been specially painted in chrome in addition to the special XEL badges placed across the windows.

The wheelbase now has an overall measurement of 2,935mm (or 115.5 inches) after Jaguar has extended the distance between the two axles by 3.9 inches (100mm). In contrast, the standard XF’s wheelbase is longer by an inch or 25mm. With this additional measurement, the new XEL offers more legroom than the XE with at least an extra 4.4 inches (112mm) as well as an additional knee space of 3.9 inches (100mm) on the rear seats.

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Jaguar reveals first image of China-bound XEL long-wheelbase compact sedan

Jaguar has just released the first official image of its newest offering, the new Jaguar XEL. Essentially the long-wheelbase version of the Jaguar XE compact sedan, the new Jaguar XEL is designed to offer a more spacious interior and is targeted only towards the large auto market in China.

Customers in China are known to prefer premium vehicles, especially ones that offer a spacious rear cabin. This is primarily because more Chinese customers like to be chauffeured, instead of being behind the steering. Because of this, vehicles offering more than ample legroom in the rear cabin are heavily desired by Chinese customers. To this end, carmakers are incessant in offering lengthy vehicles or long-wheelbase versions of their current models. Jaguar has already joined the long list of carmakers trying to get a chunk of the humongous auto market in China. Just last year, Jaguar launched the long-wheelbase version of the XF – the XFL – in the country. Now, the British carmaker officially revealed the looks of the new Jaguar XEL.

Overall, the Jaguar XEL basically looks like the Jaguar XE, except for some tweaks on the dimensions of a number of its parts to accommodate the longer wheelbase. Underpinned supposedly by the new JLR modular vehicle architecture that also underpins the Jaguar XE and XF, the new Jaguar XEL also features a coupe-like profile and a dynamic cab-rearward stance. It has the same dynamic sculpted hood and signature J-Blade daytime running lights as the XE.

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It has not been kept a secret that the Jaguar XE will be arriving soon. Well, the day has come for the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8, with a number of new upgrades and power courtesy of the manufacturer’s Special Vehicle Operations crew. Under the hood comes a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing up to 592 horsepower with 516 pound feet or torque. This upgrade makes the Project 8 the most powerful road car ever by Jaguar.

Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director John Edwards, said that “SVO’s raison d’être” is to release halo vehicles that push the limits when it comes to “luxury, performance and all-terrain capability.” He also described Project 8 as a “great example” of a venture that came about as a result of designers, engineers and manufacturing specialists who were given the chance to develop extreme performance sports car “without compromise.”

A lot of carbon fiber pieces have been used to build the Project 8, from the front and rear bumpers to the vented hood. The model looks more masculine thanks to its new bodywork, that also makes enough space for 20-inch forged alloy wheels. An all-wheel drive is standard for the Project 8.

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In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed the F-Type Project 7. At that time, it was said to be the fastest accelerating road car carrying a 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine, producing 567 horsepower, reaching 62 miles in 3.9 seconds, and maxing out at 186 miles per hour.

Years have passed and Jaguar SVO is back at it again, now with an XE SV Project 8 - that’s quite a mouthful. The company is raising the compact sedan to another level with regards to its aerodynamics and performance. In other words, they are building a supercar that’s disguised as a sedan. Jaguar promised that the XE will be having a 5.0-liter V8 engine under its hood, enabling it to produce 600 horsepower. Therefore, living up to their promise, and this will soon be the most powerful road-legal Jaguar.

The company aims at well-heeled collectors, and to keep the model exclusive and limited, only 300 units of the super-saloon will be produced. And each one of them will be hand-assembled by SVO in Coventry, UK, where their Technical Center is located.

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Jaguar is placing three new Ingenium engines on the F-Pace crossover, XF saloon and XE sedan for the 2018 model year. According to Jaguar’s recent announcement, the updates will also be including new equipment and advanced technology.

As stated, there will be a 236 hp 2.0-liter twin turbo four-cylinder diesel engine for the 2018 F-Pace, XF and XE. This is the first time for a Jaguar Land Rover engine to be equipped with twin turbochargers along with newly updated fuel injectors, crankshaft and pistons to boot.

In line with this, Jaguar also offers two 2.0-liter petrol powertrains with either 197 hp or 246 hp engine performance. The 197 hp 2.0 liter petrol by all means is more practical for the compact XE range as compared with the much bigger XF saloon model. Except for the F-Pace, both XF and XE will be offered with a 197 hp 2.0-liter new engine.

Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF to be fitted with three new Ingenium powertrains

There is no denying that the performance versions of the Jaguar F-Type and the Land Rover Range Rover are definitely hot – both in terms of looks and road dynamics. These are all thanks to the hard work put up by the skilled people of Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. Because of their unique set of skills, these people from SVO could make hot vehicles like the F-Type and the Ranger Rover even much hotter.

SVO, however, might have another surprise for us on the pipeline. That is, if the report from AutoExpress is credible enough to be true.

It hasn’t been very long since Jaguar launched its newest revolutionary model – the XE sedan. When it was launched in 2015, the Jaguar XE did thrill and excite quite a number customers not only in the United Kingdom but also around the world. With nearly two years since its sales commenced in 2015, perhaps it is now high time to release an update this model – into something that would be much better and hotter than the Jaguar XE we know. That is where SVO comes in.

Read the entire article SVO is reportedly developing an SVR version of the Jaguar XE sedan

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar North America unveiled the 2017 iteration of the Jaguar XE, featuring key updates and new specifications. After a limited global release of the MY2016 Jaguar XE, the compact sports sedan has received critical acclaim both from owners and auto journalists alike as one of the most dynamic vehicles on its class.

As for the MY2017 Jaguar XE, the sedan will be available to buyers in the United States and Canada at launch. Updates on the sedan include the availability of a torque on-demand all-wheel-drive powertrain and an array of optional infotainment and driver assistance technologies like a Driver Condition Monitor.

Updates also include features like Apple Watch connectivity. The unveiling of the 2017 Jaguar XE was held at Hollywood's Raleigh Studios in California in conjunction with the launch of The Art of Performance Tour: Lights. Camera. Drive! -- a seven-city cross-country tour that invites people to get a closer look at Jaguar's line-up for the model years 2016 and 2017.

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After seeing its sales in the United States drop 7 percent to 15,773 vehicles in 2014, Jaguar is looking forward to surge next year when it is already offering its two upcoming products – the F-Pace crossover and XE compact sedan. Porsche unveiled the F-Pace – its first crossover -- at the Detroit auto show and will commence sales later this year.

The crossover will be pitted against the likes of the BMW X3 and X5, the Porsche Macan and the Audi Q3, according to Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover's global sales director. He noted that Jaguar Land Rover is investing $5.3 billion in new products this year.

Goss remarked that the F-Pace is one of Jaguar’s most important as the compact crossover segment is seen to surge 40 percent globally in the next half decade. He added that the F-Pace and the XE compact luxury sedan will boost the Jaguar brand since they appeal to a wider and younger cross-section in volume segments.

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Jaguar introduced its all-new XE compact sedan at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and the vehicle’s program director Nick Miller already confirmed plans for wagon, coupe and AWD versions. As a result, RM Design made the first rendering with the upcoming XE Sportbrake and honestly to tell you it looks stunning.

The rendering shows the XE Sportbrake in the S trim and as you can see, it looks like a proper rival for the BMW 3-Series Touring or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate. Jaguar is expected to offer the same engines found on the sedan, such as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel that produces 136 hp and 380 Nm of torque or 180 hp and 430 Nm of torque.

This engine offers a fuel consumption of just 3.8 l/100 km (75 UK mpg) with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. Jaguar offers a six-speed manual transmission for the less powerful diesel engine as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission for the more powerful version.

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Jaguar’s answer to the Bmw 3-Series Sedan and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class a.k.a. the all-new XE made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. This new vehicle promise to redefine the concept of sports saloon and according to Jaguar it will be the driver’s car in its class.

According to the official press release, the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE is the only vehicle in its class to use an aluminum-intensive monocoque and together with the double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear axle, is fundamental to vehicle’s dynamics.

The new saloon will be available with the first Ingenium engines a.k.a. 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesels that deliver 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque or 180 hp and 430 Nm of torque. The less powerful version will be the most fuel-efficient as it achieves an impressive 3.8 l/100 km (75 UK mpg), while CO2 emissions are 99 g/km on the European combined cycle.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Jaguar XE reveals its sexy styling [Live Photos]

Jaguar made quite a buzz when it unveiled the XE compact sedan last month but the United States will have to wait a little bit more to get its hands on the new vehicle. According to Jaguar, the XE will hit the United States dealerships in 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle because the US executives wanted some features available from the start.

Jaguar will offer the XE as standard with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission but U.S. executives want the XE fitted with a four-cylinder diesel engine as well as with all-wheel drive.

There are no details regarding the four- and six-cylinder engines offered by the XE in the United State, but we do know that in Europe the vehicle will get the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesels generating 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque of 180 hp and 430 Nm of torque.

Read the entire article Jaguar XE will arrive in the US in 2016 as a 2017MY with AWD, diesel engines

As part of the Feel XE campaign, Stella McCartney OBE and Jaguar teamed up in order to mark the arrival of the new 2015 Jaguar XE at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the vehicle was dressed in Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 Superhero print. People who live in Paris will be able to see these kind of vehicles on the streets on Monday 29 September.

If you don’t remember, the 2015 Jaguar XE made its debut earlier this month and it is company’s new rival for the BMW 3-Series Sedan and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan. The vehicle made its debut with the new Ingenium 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel that produces 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic gearbox.

The diesel engine promises a fuel consumption of just 3.7 l/100 km (75 mpg), with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. A 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection petrol engine will be available too, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF.

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As expected, the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE made its world debut in London and according to the British manufacturer it will redefine the concept of the sports saloon thanks to its lightweight construction, styling, luxurious interior as well as thanks to the ride and handling.

The Jaguar XE is the first model developed by the company that uses its new modular vehicle architecture and will set a new standard for driving dynamics in the midsize segment. Under the hood, we will find the new Ingenium 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, developing 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque, available with a six-speed manual transmission or with an automatic gearbox.

The diesel engine promises a fuel consumption of just 3.7 l/100 km or 75 mpg, while CO2 emissions will reach just 99 g/km. More powerful versions will be available at a later date. In addition, Jaguar will offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and according to the company it will be available in two power versions, each bolted to the 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF.

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We already know that Jaguar will unveil its all-new 2015 XE compact sedan on September 8 but the British car manufacturer keeps teasing us. This time, Jaguar revealed some details about the new InControl infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen that will be featured on the 2015 XE. What’s more interesting is that the InControl Remote enables smartphone control of functions such as door unlocking or engine start.

This means you can unlock the vehicle or start your engine from anywhere in the world or even pre-set the vehicle’s climate control system for up to seven days. How does that sound?

In addition, the InControl Apps allows the users to access their Apple or Android smartphone applications through the 8-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, the Jaguar XE is a perfect Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices.

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It appears that the BMW M3 will have a tough rival from Jaguar as the British manufacturer will offer a SVR version of its upcoming XE compact sedan. According to AutoExpress, the Jaguar XE SVR will use the well-known 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that will produce a staggering 490 hp.

The engine will enable the sedan to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4 seconds, while the top speed will be limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. Just like the other vehicles from the Jaguar lineup using the V8 engine, the XE SVR will use the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The new high-performance sedan will debut in early 2016, with a price tag of $100,000 or 75,000 euros. Due to the impressive performances and the big engine, the Jaguar XE SVR will arrive with high-performance brakes, stiffer suspension but also an electronically controlled limited slip differential that improves traction.

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Jaguar already announced that it will show us the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE on September 8th, but the manufacturer is working hard in order to be sure that the launch will be perfect. The first person that will perform the first FEEL XE project will be Emeli Sande, the well-known British singer and songwriter.

Emeli and Jaguar are looking to the public for inspiration as the singer begins to write a FEEL XE song about the feeling of exhilaration in order to get some inspiration.

So, using #FEELXE hash tag you can share words, pictures, sounds and videos through social media and express what makes you feel Exhilarated.

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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.

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

Jaguar has just announced that the all-new XE will be officially unveiled on September 8th in London. According to the official press release the 2015 Jaguar XE promises to bring new levels of innovation in its segment such as its lightweight construction expertise as well as the sophisticated chassis technology and new family of Ingenium engines.

Moreover, the 2015 Jaguar XE comes with a new integral link suspension, unique to its segment, that is way better than the conventional multi-link designs, providing lateral and longitudinal stiffness but also sharp response and handling.

The front suspension is based on the F-Type sportscar and includes key components that were designed to deliver XFR-levels of stiffness. Steering feel was also renowned thanks to the latest generation of the Electric Power Assisted Steering.

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