2016 Jaguar XE Revealed In America : details

2016 Jaguar XE 2 2016 Jaguar XE Revealed In America : details

2016 Jaguar XE 4 2016 Jaguar XE Revealed In America : details

Jaguar XE has made its North American debut in Detroit. XE would be available for sale in the spring of 2016. But the features that it will come equipped with, is definitely worth the wait. Customers will have an excellent range of gas as well as diesel powertrains. Other than the full range of engines, the car comes with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It would be one of the sport-luxury sedans that come with a manual transmission. The mid-size sedan will give a tough competition to BMW 3 series. It would be priced around $ 60,000.

According to, Nick Miller, the Chief Platform Engineer, the company has made XE to be an accessible Jaguar. It has been designed with the intention of attracting new customers to the brand. The car is based on the company’s new flexible architecture. This new architecture will essentially serve as a platform for the other models that the company would launch in the future. With XE, the car makers have made a comeback to the critical compact segment, after an absence of several years. The last offering in this segment was X-Type. It was a complete failure and never achieved the sales that the company had hoped.

The company has revealed the details only about the top-of-the line model XE S. Jaguar has armed this new launch with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The engine delivers a power of 340 bhp, while the output is 332 lb- ft. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The same powertrain had been used for F-Type coupe. In just 4.9 seconds, the car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph. It can attain the top speed of 155 mph. About the CO2 emissions, the company claims that a 3% improvement has been made. The aerodynamic design of the car ensures a drag coefficient of just 0.26. This new model would be the company’s first one to have an electric power steering system.

The body of XE is 25% steel and 75% aluminium. The company has made a good use of lightweight aluminium, employing it for almost everything- from the suspension components to the body structure. This way, they have managed to keep the curb weight at bay. The car successfully competes with BMW and Lexus, as its weight is 300 pounds lesser when compared to these two. XE weighs about 3249 pounds.

In the rear, the car comes with the Integral Link suspension that is accompanied by double-wishbone front suspension. With the Integral Link system, road holding would be improved significantly over a typical multi-link suspension system. Similar to the XFs, the front clip features a rectangular grille. The lower air dams give the car an aggressive look. Another familiar feature is the J-Blade LED running lamps. The 20 inch wheels, that highlight the car’s short front overhang, are optional. It car borrows the tail lights from the F-type. With an overall length of 183.9 inches, it has a wheelbase of 111.6-inch.

Inside the car, the new infotainment system Jaguar InControl promises a rich collection of features. The 8 inch touch screen has sharper resolution and is more responsive. Customers can use their smartphone for functions such as remotely starting the engine as well as locking and unlocking the doors. Some more useful features are plain speech voice command and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The advanced safety tech features are- stereo camera system that serves as the basis for the emergency braking system, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, an optional laser head-up display, adaptive cruise-control system, reverse traffic detection, a blind spot monitor and a semi-automatic parallel and perpendicular parking system. The advanced traction control system, All Surface Progress Control technology, will be standard on the XE.

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