Have you heard of 2017 Jaguar XE? If you haven’t heard about it so far then you are not a true car lover. This vehicle was officially unveiled in September 2014 and Jaguar published all relevant information since then. XE is a British response to BMW 3-series. It may not be as luxurious as 3-series, but you need to scratch under the surface to reveal its true beauty.
Engine lineup is consisted out of few different units which deliver the goods. However, you may find different info about engine specifications. Please be aware that this is not a mistake, but there are different specs for different markets. Jaguar opted for such option because US customers usually have different demands than customers in Europe.
2017 Jaguar XE Price
The base model of the 2017 Jaguar XE costs $34,900. This price is little lower than similar cars manufactured by BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, this is the cheapest variant and price can go up to $41,700 for XE with the 3.0l V6 under the hood.
New XE comes in five different trim levels: Jaguar XE Pure, Jaguar XE R-Sport, Jaguar XE S, Jaguar XE Prestige and Jaguar XE Portfolio. All these trims should have exactly the same engine and similar performance. They differ in terms of design, especially interior. These trims come in a variety of colors and are wrapped in either cloth or leather, depending on the trim.
Safety first. All-Surface Progress Control is the system which is used for the first time in 2017 Jaguar XE. Thanks to this system XE can be easily controlled on all road conditions. Braking has been improved and there’s even a possibility of automatic braking. In addition, lane assist system helps the car to keep its path on the road. Also, there are blind post monitoring system, cruise control, and closing vehicle sensing.
2017 Jaguar XE is a sports sedan similar to 3-series. The front grille is huge while the headlights are quite narrow. Bumpers and taillights take after XF which gives XE sports appearance. It’s based on a new platform that uses 75% of lightweight materials, mostly 6000-series aluminum. Not just it is lighter, but it’s also much stiffer than its predecessor.
Focus was on using recyclable materials and Jaguar hopes to expand this trend to all future vehicles. Cabin differs from trim to trim but generally comes in either leather or cloth. The whole interior is luxurious and resembles C-Class.
Engine Specs – US Lineup
Since there are different specs for the US and global market, and we don’t want to make this article too long, we’ll try to cover the basic info about every lineup of 2017 Jaguar XE. US customers will be offered with three different units. A 2.0-liter Turbo Gas four-cylinder is the base unit with an output of 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque.
If you need more power then there are two more units, 2.0-liter Turbo Diesel four-cylinder and 3.0-L S/C Gas six-cylinder. They deliver 240 HP and 340 HP respectively. All these engines come with either turbocharger or supercharger and automatic gearbox, which is the only available transmission.
Engine Specs – Global Lineup
The rest of the world, including Europe, is going to have a slightly different lineup. Five different engines are part of the lineup. A 2.0-liter Diesel is coming in two variants. It can produce either 160 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque or 177 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The difference is quite subtle.
A 2.0-liter Petrol is a bit more powerful, delivering either 197 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque, or 237 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Eventually, a 3.0-liter petrol completes the lineup of 2017 Jaguar XE with 335 horsepower. The last one has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) while the acceleration stands at 4.9 seconds.
2017 Jaguar XE
Curb weight: 3,320 to 3,795 lbs
Horsepower: 180 to 340 hp
MPG: 21 city / 30 highway
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.0 L 4-cylinder diesel, 3.0 L V6