Now I’m not going to speak about the horribly awkward launch show for the new Jaguar XE (it looked like a bad version of 80’s Dr Who) I’m just going to speak about the car itself. The XE S gets the engine from the F-Type S a lovely 3.0 litre supercharged V6 which I think is the one to go for obviously there will be the lower spec 2.0 petrol and diesel engines. But with the 3.0 litre you get a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 MPH which is easily enough to match any of its German competitors.
In the coming years it’s quite likely that we’ll get an XE R version with a bigger engine (probably the larger V8 from the F-Type R) and we’ll probably get an estate version soon enough. Now I must admit where I live I’m quite close to the Jaguar Land Rover plant and quite often I’ll see camo’d up versions of cars coming in the future. The XE I saw early last year along with the F-Type coupe.
The car weighs in at just under 1500kg and rumours state the diesel will manage 75MPG and you can get your hands on a Jaguar XE for £27,000 so overall the XE is going straight after your BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class along with the Audi S4.