India-bound Jaguar XE S – 2015 Chengdu Motor Show
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
The XE S is the performance flagship in the XE lineup.
Jaguar China has showcased the sporty XE S sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show 2015 (CDMS 2015). The car has been priced from Chinese Yuan 3,98,000 (INR 41,61,553).
The XE S is the high-performance version of the XE sedan and is built on an advanced lightweight aluminium architecture. The car is produced at JLR’s Solihull plant but the XE is expected to begin local production in the future at the Chery Jaguar Land Rover plant in Changshu, China.
The exterior hints at the performance capabilities of the vehicle with its large air intakes, chrome fender vents, subtle rear spoiler, dual exhausts, 19-inch forged alloys and ‘S’ badging at the front and back.
The interior is luxurious and has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats with contrasting twin stitching and a polished black finish on the center console. An 8-inch InControl touchscreen infotainment system is used for audio and navigation functions. The system is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and can be used to control a variety of in-car functions.
The XE S derives power from the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that is also found in the base F-Type. This unit generates 335.2 bhp and 450 Nm of torque with power delivery to the wheels taken care of by the 8-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 kmph comes up in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed limited to 250 kmph.