Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan

Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan

Just 468 centimeters long, the Jaguar XE is the smallest of the sedans left by the Coventry engineers. But what loses in length, conquers it in agility. The three volumes of the jaguar is a car that is pleasant to drive and available with both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The change is automatic is the decidedly sporty footprint, both in the trim and engine voice.

Jaguar XE: design and interior

Sportiness and elegance. The lines of the Jaguar XE are refined, sweet and sometimes sinuous. The front, on the other hand, has the trademark of the British car manufacturer, that wide black mask, which seems to suggest determination every time the eye crosses the honeycomb pattern. There is also a lot of grit on the wheels, with circles between 17 and 20 inches in size.

The bonnet, on the other hand, is curved up to the wide windshield, which in turn rises to touch the roof before this suddenly slides towards the tail. The volumes would be three, but the rear (quite shortened) places it almost halfway with the fastback category of two and a half volumes.

Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan
Jaguar XE: interior

The interior of the Jaguar XE is comfortable, at least for those who are sitting in the front, who can travel in absolute comfort on the large seats which, paying the option, can also be electrically regulated. The driving position is significantly lowered. An aspect that does not displease considering the sporting notes of the British sedan.

The situation is different for those sitting in the rear. Here the sofa (also thanks to the roof that slides quickly to the rear) does not guarantee to travel with the same comfort as those occupying the front row seats. To improve also the finishes, not suitable for a car of this price range, nor of the coat of arms of the overseas house. The 8-inch screen is wide and makes its way into the console. The 410 liter capacity of the boot is also good.

Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan
Front view

Engine and performance

There are four engines that the Coventry men have designed for the five English places. These are two diesel engines and four petrol engines. If the former, however, are distinguished exclusively by traction (integral or rear), the latter, in addition to the different traction, stand out because they bring a total number of different horses as a dowry. Ultimately, the Jaguar XE can count on two four-cylinder and 1,999 cc displacement diesel engines capable of delivering 180 horsepower. In addition to the two four-cylinder petrol engines from 1,997 cubic centimeters to the displacement item. Of these, one is rear-wheel drive and carries 250 hp of power, fifty less than the (almost) twin for cylinders and displacement but with four-wheel drive.

In terms of performance, the 2.0-liter petrol engines can both reach speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. Something more than the 222 km / h reachable from the 4-cylinder all-wheel drive diesel, and from the 228 times touched by the brother to rear-wheel drive. In terms of acceleration, however, what stands out above all is the 2.0-liter 300-horsepower petrol engine, which takes less than six seconds from zero to one (5.7). Almost a second faster than the other petrol, which takes 6.5 seconds. The diesel engines are more detached: 8.1 seconds (rear-wheel drive) and 8.4 (front-wheel drive).

Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan

Jaguar XE: price and consumption

In addition to the four different engines, the choice of equipment (three options: S, SE and HSE) and bodywork, between the basic version and the one called R-Dynamic, will influence the price of the Jaguar XE. The starting price of the English sedan is, ultimately, that determined by the 45,035 euros of the three-volume XE with an S set-up and equipped with the 2.0-liter rear-wheel drive diesel. But, depending on the options identified, the price can rise above 60,000 euros (the economically most demanding version features the 1997 cc all-wheel drive with HSE equipment).

Also in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, the Jaguar XE with a two-wheel drive diesel engine (4.9 l/100 km and 130 g of CO2/km) is to be noticed for greater parsimony. Wooden medal instead for the four-cylinder 300-horsepower petrol, which in the consumption section records an average of 8.4 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers traveled. While carbon dioxide emissions reach up to 167 grams every thousand meters of road. In the middle (and in ascending order) the 2.0 diesel with all-wheel drive and the petrol powered 250 horsepower.

Jaguar XE: the smallest sports sedan
Rear view