2015 Jaguar XE was officially unveiled today, during a special event in London. The car will be making its public debut during next month Paris Motor Show.
As we would expect, the new XE features the same design lines of its bigger brother, the XF, with oval headlights that flank the prominent radiator grille.
Jaguar only revealed the photos of the XE-S top of the range version, so we find large front air intakes, chrome side vents, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy. The design cues make the new Jaguar XE the most aerodynamically Jaguar ever built, with a 0.26Cx.
The interior concentrates on the deep centre console with a cockpit-like feel. Behind the steering wheel we find F-Type dials, while the fine grain leather, the gloss black, the textured aluminium, the contemporary wood veneers and the ambient lighting in a range of up to 10 colours complete the premium feel.
Under the 75% aluminium body, we have a new platform with a chassis that includes double wishbone configuration on the front and Integral Link system on the back.
2015 Jaguar XE engines
The top of the range XE S version will make use of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6, ready to offer 340PS and 450Nm of torque. The unit is matted to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls. This configuration is good for 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds and an electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h.
The XE S will be joined by other 2.0 liter units, with only four cylinders, mated to a six speed manual or to the same eight speed automatic. The diesels will be part of the Ingenium family and will offer fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from 75mpg and 99g/km.