His was one of the most anticipated presentations at Jaguar. It has been several months since Jaguar XE here to stay and now has begun production This saloon. Interestingly this model will occur in the Solihull plant where so far only been made models of Land Rover.
The reason that the XE occurs in Solihull and Castle Bromwich not (traditional home of the Jaguar) has been a strong investment of 500 million pounds by the group Jaguar Land Rover to create a factory to assemble this model within the historic plant.
Furthermore, this investment has helped create the largest aluminum body shop in Europe. This is one of the keys to the saloon thanks to aluminum at 75% of its structure is lighter and stiffer. The XE is the first to adopt this body, but soon will follow the Jaguar F-Pace. The brand new SUV shares its platform and therefore will also be produced in Solihull.
The Jaguar XE hit the market with three engines. On the part of the diesel is the Ingenium of 2 liter four-cylinder will be offered with two power levels. You can choose 163 horses and 380 Nm of torque with a consumption of 3.8 l / 100km; or 180 horses and 430 Nm of torque with a consumption of 4.2 l / 100km.
With regard to the gasoline will be a four cylinder turbo 2.0 with two power levels. The first with 200 horses and 280 Nm of torque, and the second 240 horses and 340 Nm of torque; both with a consumption of 7.5 l / 100km. The most powerful engine in the range is 3-liter petrol V6 supercharged getting 340 horses and 450 Nm. With this engine the sedan accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 5.1 seconds.
Jaguar has high expectations in this model, which expects to sell 100,000 units per year. The market sedans have great competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz Class C. In Spain part of the 37,000 euros Let’s wait to see what it is capable XE.
Source – Jaguar
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