Jaguar XE marks the comeback of Jaguar in D segment, where BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4 rule the market. Jaguar XE is an indirect successor of Jaguar X-TYPE. The car featured here is a top of the range turbo diesel version shown in a medium range trim level. The car is designed by Ian Callum and it is manufactured in the UK. The model is characterised by very good dynamics and handling. The cabin has very good ergonomics and the seating position is low and comfortable.
Model: Jaguar XE / Jaguar XE Pure / Jaguar XE 20d
Body type: 4-door sedan/saloon, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 38,530 Euros
Engine: 2.0-litre (1,999 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, longitudinal, part of Ingenium engine family. The maximum output is 132 kW / 179 PS/hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is 430 Nm (approx. 317 lb-ft) available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.
Transmission: 8-speed automatic gearbox (ZF 8HP45) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Tyres: Michelin Alpin A5 205/50 R17 93H
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.8 seconds
Top speed: 228 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 4.2 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 109 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 56
Dimensions (mm): L 4,672 / w 1,850 / h 1,416
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 455
Wheelbase (mm): 2,835
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,543 kg / 1,610 kg
Front suspension: Double-wishbone, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Integral link (multi-link) axle in lightweight construction, coil springs, sway bar.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats; three-point seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front; Tyre Pressure Monitor. Also ESP/ESC, including ABS and TC (Traction Control), Hill Holder, Torque Vectoring; AEB (Automatic Emergency Brake); LDW (Lane Departure Warning); Jaguar Drive Control; EPAS steering system; cruise control; auto start/stop; keyless start; LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL); Glossy Black interior ornaments; Light Oyster fabric upholstery; multifunction steering wheel; Phosphor Blue interior ambient light; front central armrest.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
bi-xenon headlights (955); Parking Pack (955) consisting front and rear parking sensors and rearview camera; heated front seats (330); Pack Convenience (245) consisting auto-dimming central rearview mirror, rain sensor and light sensor; InControl infotainment system (815) with 8 speakers, USB and Bluetooth connectivity; Projector 17-inch alloy wheels (330).
+ fun, easy to drive
+ precise steering
+ nice interior design
+ precise and silent suspension
+ good transmission
+ good engine performance
+ good fuel economy
+ very good torsional rigidity and no torsion noise
– cheap-looking plastics inside in the lower part of the cabin
– feels a bit cramped front/back
– slow response of instrument cluster info (lag after pressing the button)
– bulky, heavy key fob
Driven by Adrian M. for 60 km, 7.2 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 15,110 km total mileage of the car.