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Jaguar XE

Review-Jaguar XE

Technology: Diesel/Petrol
Acceleration: 8.4 – 5.1 seconds
Top Speed: 132 – 155mph
CO2 Emissions: 194 – 99 g/km
Economy: 37.7 – 74.3 MPG (combined)
Power: 163 – 340hp
BIK percentage: 17 – 33% (15/16); 18 – 37% (16/17); 19 – 37% (17/18)
Arrival date: Now



Jaguar’s return to the small executive saloon market was always going to be tricky, but in the XE the British marque has a model that is up to the task.

Built around a lightweight chassis, with a number of efficient engines under the bonnet, the XE has a strong starting point.

That chassis has helped the XE become the lightest and stiffest Jaguar saloon ever and draws on technology filtered down from the XJ and XF saloonsNext-Green-Car

That said, the F-Type coupe has played its part in the XE’s development with Jaguar realising that, to go up against the BMW 3-Series, it must be an engaging drive too.

With a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions – linked to a choice of petrol or diesel engines – the XE provides a range of models from the highly efficient to extremely rapid.

The most popular model is likely to feature the 2.0 litre Ingenium diesel engine in R-Sport specification. This engine comes in two power levels – 163hp and 180hp – and offers fuel economy as high as 74.3mpg and emissions at just 99g/km.

In short, the XE has fulfilled its brief, taken the fight to the German saloons and more than held its own.


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