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.
The most powerful version will be the XE S and will use a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine generating 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the 2015 Jaguar XE S is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, while top speed will be electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.
We also know that Jaguar is planning an XE SVR powered by the 5.0-liter supercharged engine developing around 500 hp, but for the moment nothing is official. Regarding the design, the vehicle arrives with the signature j-Blade running lights, a bonnet featuring muscular lines and a front grille inspired by the other Jaguar models.
In addition, the rear quarters are inspired by those found on the F-Type Coupe, while the rear lights feature a horizontal line that intersect a roundel, a feature inherited form the legendary E-Type. The XE’s new design offers the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar yet – just 0.26.