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Jaguar is planning on releasing a new version of their XE in 2016 and the XE-R performance edition of the vehicle is expected to be particularly potent. This sedan sits at the lower end of the family range and is designed to compete with the BMW 3-series. Buyers can get a wide range of performance levels from the vehicle, starting at 180 HP and working its way all the way up to 488 HP generated by the R model.
Performance of the XE-R
The vehicle comes with a potent supercharged 5.0 liter V-8 that generates 488HP and a total of 461 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s expected to travel from 0 to 62 MPH in less than five seconds which is pretty impressive. In order to give the vehicle a more aggressive drive feel and improve its handling it benefits from a set of retuned suspension dampers and some other suspension changes that haven’t been named yet.
Even More Power To Come
Even though the Jaguar XE is already quite formidable Autocar still believes that Jaguar will release an enhanced version of the XE later on as part of the Special Vehicle Operations division that was recently started at Jaguar. This will help the automaker compete with the likes of Cadillac that continues to release more potent versions of their standard vehicles.
The Standard Version
If you aren’t looking for a high performance car, and would rather have something stylish to ride around town in then you might consider the XE-20d instead. This is the base XE model in the lineup and comes fitted with a conservative diesel engine that creates 180 HP and 318 lb.-ft. of torque for fast, but not aggressive, performance. Next after the base model is the XE 35t that comes with a supercharged V6 that allows the car to travel from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, which means the XE-R has to be even faster than that.
If you’re looking for a compact luxury vehicle the 2017 Jaguar XE could be just the thing for you. Pricing information hasn’t been released yet, but the top XE-R is expected to compete with the BMW M3 which means that a price of around $60,000-$68,000 is likely, so the other models should be more affordable than that.
The 2017 Jaguar XE is a cool looking car no matter how you look at it. It’s got the standard sedan look with a touch of muscle and a dose of class. It’s the type of refinement that big spenders are happy to have, but it’s not quite as flashy as some other models like the F-Type. One pretty unique feature with the 2017 Jaguar XE is the two different engine options it comes with. They’re at odds with one another. One is for power and performance, and the other is focused purely on fuel efficiency. That means if you pick up the 2017 XE you can decide to have something efficient, or something high powered and thrilling to drive.
The Fuel Efficient Choice
Most Americans have begun to realize just how efficient and reliable modern diesel engines can be. The efficient option offered with the 2017 XE is a 4-cylinder turbo diesel, and it puts out a decent 180 HP and 318 lb.-ft. of torque. The car climbs from 0 to 60 in 7.4 seconds, so it probably won’t be winning any street races anytime soon, but it’s not slow either. The key element of this vehicle is that it’s fuel efficient. Specific FDA fuel efficiency numbers aren’t’ available yet, but it’s the most efficient powertrain that Jaguar has ever offered in the states.
The Performance Option
If you’re like many Jaguar buyers who aren’t too concerned with fuel efficiency you can opt for a more powerful engine that has quite a bit more bite. The XE is also offered with the same engine that comes in the F-Type. The 3.0 liter supercharged V6. It provides a massive 340 HP and 334 lb.-ft. of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in just 4.9 seconds and hits a limited top speed of 155 MPH. The XE 35t engine is clearly the more exciting option, but it won’t be nearly as fuel efficient and probably not as practical as an everyday driver either.
Both engine options that are offered with the 2017 Jaguar XE are compelling and special in their own way. The diesel engine would be a pretty good everyday driver and great for efficient highway cruising. The powerful supercharged V6 will be a blast to drive around and give the XE that true sports car feel.
While support for fully electronic vehicles is growing over time, there are plenty of people who are either afraid of the idea, or simply don’t want to drive around vehicles that rely solely on electricity. After all they are a bit less practical than many gasoline or diesel powered vehicles at the moment. Many people are really excited about the Tesla Model 3 because it will make owning a reliable electric vehicle more affordable, but for those who aren’t the 2017 Jaguar XE presents a surprisingly enticing alternative.
The XE is the smallest vehicle that the Jaguar is currently working on and it promises to be both affordable (relatively speaking for a luxury car) and efficient. This little car will be equipped with a 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine that’s capable of achieving fuel efficiency levels in the high 30’s or low 40’s. This is something that most people can get excited about, and the car doesn’t force anyone to move over to the unchartered territories of electric cars.
A Luxurious Look
The 2017 Jaguar XE is going to be very luxurious and sporty looking and will come with most of the features and comforts that are expected in a luxury car, but will still be pretty affordable and very efficient.
One area where Jaguar vehicles tend to shine is with their handling capabilities. Jags are very responsive and fun to drive, and the XE is no different according to early reviews completed by Car and Driver. The reviewer states that the XE possess “the reflexes and grace that are conspicuously absent in the competition” or the other small sports cars on the market. Not only will the little XE be a great little car to drive from an efficiency perspective and thanks to its looks, but it will be a blast to drive as well.
An Aluminum Body
One of the main ways that the XE is going to be able to achieve such impressive efficiency numbers while maintaining a good level of power is through a lightweight aluminum body. It will be one of the few cars out on the road that rely on an almost fully-aluminum structure for the body. Sure it will rely on steel for things like the door, and strength enhancing accents around the vehicle, but by and large it will be made of aluminum and that means a much lower body weight overall than similar sized steel vehicles.
All these features make the XE a great competitor for the Tesla Model 3 and it should attract all the buyers who aren’t ready to move over to electric technology yet. Diesel still represents a cleaner alternative than gasoline, especially with biodiesels on the market, but it’s much more familiar than electric cars and packaged so nicely that it’s going to be hard to pass up by many buyers looking for a compact sports car to cruise around in.