The 2017 Jaguar XE and its Potent Variations
Jaguar is planning on releasing a new version of their XE in 2016 and the XE-R performance edition of the vehicle is expected to be particularly potent. This sedan sits at the lower end of the family range and is designed to compete with the BMW 3-series. Buyers can get a wide range of performance levels from the vehicle, starting at 180 HP and working its way all the way up to 488 HP generated by the R model.
Performance of the XE-R
The vehicle comes with a potent supercharged 5.0 liter V-8 that generates 488HP and a total of 461 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s expected to travel from 0 to 62 MPH in less than five seconds which is pretty impressive. In order to give the vehicle a more aggressive drive feel and improve its handling it benefits from a set of retuned suspension dampers and some other suspension changes that haven’t been named yet.
Even More Power To Come
Even though the Jaguar XE is already quite formidable Autocar still believes that Jaguar will release an enhanced version of the XE later on as part of the Special Vehicle Operations division that was recently started at Jaguar. This will help the automaker compete with the likes of Cadillac that continues to release more potent versions of their standard vehicles.
The Standard Version
If you aren’t looking for a high performance car, and would rather have something stylish to ride around town in then you might consider the XE-20d instead. This is the base XE model in the lineup and comes fitted with a conservative diesel engine that creates 180 HP and 318 lb.-ft. of torque for fast, but not aggressive, performance. Next after the base model is the XE 35t that comes with a supercharged V6 that allows the car to travel from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, which means the XE-R has to be even faster than that.
If you’re looking for a compact luxury vehicle the 2017 Jaguar XE could be just the thing for you. Pricing information hasn’t been released yet, but the top XE-R is expected to compete with the BMW M3 which means that a price of around $60,000-$68,000 is likely, so the other models should be more affordable than that.