British luxury car manufacturer, Jaguar has revealed the highly rated Jaguar XE saloon. The XE sedan will make its public premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, where the company will reveal complete details of the car. It will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The XE is based […]
British luxury car manufacturer, Jaguar has revealed the highly rated Jaguar XE saloon. The XE sedan will make its public premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, where the company will reveal complete details of the car. It will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The XE is based on the Jaguar’s all-new modular architecture and is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque. The vehicle features double wishbone suspension instead of the MacPherson strut while the rear suspension is of integral link type. The XE is the first Jaguar to use EPAS (Electronic Power Steering).
It is also the world’s first carto be equipped with All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). This all-new system, developed with the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works like a low-speed cruise control. It works between 3.6kmph and 30kmph, and it controls the brake system and powertrain to deliver optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.
The laser head-up display technology provides the driver with information such as speed and navigation instructions with maximum clarity and minimum distraction. Jaguar is one of the first manufacturers in the segment to use stereo camera technology. The stereo camera performs traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning functions too.
Other Safety features- adaptive cruise control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated parallel and bay parking, and reverse traffic detection.
The XE sedan gets an all-new InControl infotainment system, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen. The voice controls system using plain speech giving access to any system, without navigating through menus, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. InControl’s SD card-based navigation allows easy upgrades of map data. The system also supports Bluetooth, audio streaming and USB connectivity. The car functions as a Wi-Fi hotspot, enabling multiple devices to connect to the internet – the vehicle antenna provides the best possible signal.
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||2,995|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore/ stroke (mm)||84.5/ 89.0|
|Cylinder block||Aluminium alloy|
|Cylinder heads||Aluminium alloy|
|Fuel injection equipment||150bar spray-guided direct injection|
|Boosting system||Twin-Vortex supercharger|
|Transmission||ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||155 (250)|
|Power PS (kW)||340 (250) @ 6,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lb ft)||450 (332) @ 4,500rpm|
|Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km)
EU combined cycle
|CO2 emissions (g/km)
EU combined cycle
|Width excl. mirrors (mm)||1,850|
|Kerbweight (kg)||From 1,474|