Jaguar XER-S rumored to get the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine

Article by Christian A., on May 28, 2014

Although several sources said that the upcoming Jaguar XER-S will offer a twin-turbo 2.0-liter Ingenium engine that could deliver around 400 hp, a new report from Britain revealed something else. According to AutoExpress, the high-performance version of the upcoming Jaguar XE, dubbed XER-S, will use the supercharged V8 engine found on other R-S models from the British carmaker, such as the F-Type R, XKR-S or the XFR-S Sportbrake.

As expected, the V8 engine would deliver 550 hp and offer a top speed electronically limited at 186 mph or 300 km/h. The new XER-S will take on cars such as the BMW M3 Sedan, which uses a 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that generates a maximum output of 431 hp and 550 Nm of torque.

Still, the high-revving 3.0-liter engine found on the M3 is no match for Jaguar’s supercharged V8. The M3 Sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

With the optional M Driver’s Package, top speed is increased to 280 km/h or 174 mph. Still, everything remains just a rumor until we hear something official from Jaguar.

The British company now owned by Tata Motors, is planning to introduce the Jaguar XE in 2015, which means that an XER-S will go on sale in 2016.

Topics: jaguar, jaguar xe, sedan

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