The award-winning Jaguar XE benefits from a host of enhancements
The Ingenium petrol family expands in XE with 200PS RWD automatic and 250PS RWD and AWD automatic derivatives providing customers with more choice than ever before.
The 200PS engine produces 320Nm of torque and powers the XE from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 7.1 seconds with combined fuel economy of 45.1mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 144g/km. The more powerful 250PS RWD model delivers identical fuel economy and tailpipe emissions but sprints from 0-62mph (100km/h) in only 6.3 seconds. The enhanced traction provided by Jaguar’s AWD drivetrain cuts one-1/10sec off the acceleration benchmark (down to 6.2 seconds) with CO2 emissions of 154g/km.
Customers looking for even more dynamic performance can take advantage of the upgraded XE S model. Its thrilling 3.0-litre V6 engine is shared with the F-TYPE sports car and sees power raised from 340PS to 380PS for improved performance and refinement.
For diesel customers the new twin-turbo Ingenium engine provides V6 performance levels from a four-cylinder engine. The 240PS unit produces an impressive 500Nm of torque from 1,500rpm, which is enough to power the AWD sports saloon from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 6.1 seconds, with CO2 emissions of only 137g/km and combined fuel economy of 54.4mpg (5.2l/100km).
In common with the XF sports saloon, the XE is now available with Configurable Dynamics as a standalone feature, providing even greater scope for driver customisation.
Adaptive Dynamics, which also provides personalisation of the suspension settings, is currently available on automatic 180PS and 240PS models but will be available on vehicles powered by the new 200PS and 250PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engines. When Touch Pro infotainment is fitted in conjunction with Adaptive Dynamics, customers benefit from Dynamic-i, which adds a stopwatch, g-meter readout and accelerator and braking graphics to the central touchscreen display.
The XE sports saloon was judged to be the safest large family car by Euro NCAP when it was tested in 2016 thanks to its excellent occupant protection and pedestrian protection technology. Jaguar has enhanced its comprehensive suite of safety kit with the addition of Blind Spot Assist, Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection technologies.
The 18MY XE is available to order now from Duckworth Jaguar UK, priced from £28,295 on the road.