2016 Jaguar XE sedan Price, specs

Long awaited compact sports sedan from Britain automaker is finally here – the 2016 Jaguar XE. The codename of the model was X760 and this great car was announced for a while now. The vehicle was revealed just a few months ago, at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October, showing its great styling. Some of design cues were apparently taken from its cousins XF and XJ sedans, and kept some of original Jaguar’s styling touches.

2016 Jaguar XE Front

2016 Jaguar XE exterior and interior

All-new 2016 Jaguar XE is built on all-new platform and features intensive usage of aluminum and light-weighted materials. This enabled the weight of only 3,250 pounds, which puts the XE model on the top spot as lightest one, when it comes to full-production sedans built by this Britain automaker.

Exterior of the 2016 Jaguar XE is designed in coupe-like style, while the influence of the XF model is visible on various details, especially on the rear end. Body lines are soft which gives it elegant look, while accentuated front end is more aggressive in order to features sporty nature of 2016 XE sedan.

Interior of the 2016 Jaguar XE is luxurious and sporty, all in one. It comes available in five trim levels, including Pure, R-Sport, S, Prestige and Portfolio. Each one of these trims offers unique interior, which includes materials, layout, and features. Inside, beside leather, you will find wood, aluminum and piano-black details, which are perfectly combined. Interior is luxurious yet elegant and simple without unnecessary additions.

2016 Jaguar XE Interior

2016 Jaguar XE engines

Aim to attack its German rivals, such as BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, new sedan from Jaguar offers engine diversity. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available as optional, but not on all trims levels. Overall five engines will be available for 2016 XE buyers, which include three petrol and two diesel units.

A 3.0-liter V-6 engine empowers the S model with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This engine is, at the same time, the only one with 3.0-liter displacement, since four other engines are turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder units.

Petrol 4-cylinder units can deliver up to 197 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque, which is a lower power unit. Stronger version produces 237 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

Diesel units are capable to produce either 160 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque or 177 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. All engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Jaguar XE Rear

2016 Jaguar XE rivals

Jaguar XE’s rivals are numerous, and its first row suspects are, of course, Germans. This sports sedan will fight its battle for customers with BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, in Europe and Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50 and Cadillac ATS, as its non-European rivals.

2016 Jaguar XE price and release

Since we already mentioned, earlier on, that 2016 model XE is already released, there is no need to repeat. Its sales date is set for the mid-2015. The pricing specs are already released too, so customers can already make plans for purchase of the vehicle. Starting price is around $43,500 (£27,000).

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