IAB Report – Jaguar XE variants, engines & gearbox options detailed

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The petrol engines come only with an automatic transmission.

The Jaguar XE will go on sale in Europe early next year. Here is a look at the various variants, engines and gearbox options of Jag’s entry-level sedan.

Jaguar XE S front fascia at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The XE will be offered with five engine options.

Variants –

The XE will come in 5 variants – SE, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S – with the ‘S’ being offered exclusively with the F-Type’s 3.0-liter V6 engine. Here is a gist of how these variants differ in looks.

  1. SE: Base variant gets 17-inch alloy wheels and a black finish for the center console and fascia.
  2. Prestige: Features ‘Taurus Leather’ with contrast stitching and a brushed aluminium fascia
  3. R-Sport: Black grille with chrome surround, sport front bumper, spoiler, 18-inch alloys, sports seats, R-Sport logos for the steering wheel and door sills
  4. Portfolio: Glove-soft Windsor leather, twin needle stitching, gloss black grille, chrome highlights, 18-inch wheels
  5. S: Similar to the R-Sport but gets a sculpted spoiler, dual-tone side sills, standard 19-inch wheels and optional 20-inch wheels

Engines –

Jaguar XE dashboard at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Seen here is a XE fitted with the 8-speed automatic transmission that gets the rotary gear selector.
  1. 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 163 PS (160.7 bhp) and 380 Nm of torque (MT and AT)
  2. 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 180 PS (177.46 bhp) and 430 Nm of torque (MT and AT)
  3. 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol with 200 PS (197.18 bhp) and 320 Nm of torque (AT)
  4. 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol with 240 PS (236.62 bhp) and 340 Nm of torque (AT)
  5. 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol with 340 PS (335.21 bhp) and 450 Nm of torque (AT)

Gearbox –

  1. 6-speed manual transmission
  2. 8-speed automatic transmission

Also read: JLR opens engine manufacturing facility in the U.K.

The XE is due to launch in India in the later part of 2015 or by early 2016.

Competitors: BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes C Class
Expected Price: INR 32-38 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: 2015 in Europe

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