XE channels the spirit of F-TYPE – our top-of-the-range sports car – into a saloon that works for your daily life. Read on to find out how XE really is a Jaguar sports car at heart.
Glancing over the bodywork of XE brings F-TYPE to mind in many ways. Both have long, elegant noses with short rear overhangs and a cabin that sits further back on the chassis. This body shape is quintessentially Jaguar; just take a look back to E-type and you’ll see the same design cues.
It’s all in the detail, too, with light signatures that echo F-TYPE. At the front, the same J-blade daytime running lights create that unique Jaguar face which stares you down from afar. From the rear, the LED lights give the same wave goodbye. In the driver’s seat you’ll feel the exhilaration with the tactile analogue dials, cosseting cabin design and sports steering wheel; all common to F-TYPE.
Both XE and F-TYPE are built to perform. Put your foot down and you can feel the same Jaguar power – the XE S 3.0 shares the same 340ps supercharged V6 petrol engine as the F-TYPE 3.0. And XE is not just built for the straights; it takes every corner in its stride. Not only does Lightweight Aluminium Architecture contribute to XE’s impressive pace, it also adds agility through the corners; furthered even more by Double Wishbone Front Suspension and Integral Link rear suspension, giving XE that F-TYPE-inspired handling.
XE is built for sports car performance with its driving technologies, too. Torque Vectoring optimises every twist and turn in the road through subtle independent braking of the inside rear wheels. It’s a technology that’s taken from F-TYPE to enrich XE, giving you the thrill of sports car performance every day.
XE’s optional Adaptive Dynamics system is the same as F-TYPE, which adjusts XE’s response to your driving style. You can also opt for Configurable Dynamics, giving you the ultimate control. Bringing technology from F-TYPE, this system lets you set up throttle mapping, gearbox shift points and steering to suit your performance needs – whether you’re taking on a long motorway commute or enjoying a Sunday morning drive in the country.
With XE, you can enjoy sports performance and true sports car design any day of the week. It’s all down to its Jaguar DNA.