Jaguar XE

The Jaguar XE (X760) is a rear or all-wheel drive, front-engine, four-door compact executive car manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Land Rover, designed by Ian Callum and launched at the October 2014 Paris Motor Show. XE production began in April 2015[3][4].

Jaguar XE (X760)
2017 Jaguar XE Portfolio Diesel Automatic 2.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerJaguar Land Rover
Also calledJaguar XEL (China, LWB)[1]
Production13 April 2015–present
Assembly
DesignerIan Callum
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car
Body style4-door saloon
LayoutFR layout / F4 layout
PlatformJLR D7a[2]
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,835 mm (111.6 in)
2,935 mm (115.6 in) (XEL)
Length4,672 mm (183.9 in)
4,788 mm (188.5 in) (XEL)
Width1,850 mm (72.8 in)
Height1,416 mm (55.7 in)
1,429 mm (56.3 in) (XEL)
Kerb weight1,474 kg (3,250 lb) - 1,665 kg (3,671 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorJaguar X-Type

The XE is noted for its aluminium suspension componentry as well as its bonded and riveted aluminium unitary structure — the first in its segment.[5][6]

LaunchEdit

The XE was announced, but not displayed, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show[3] and debuted globally on 8 September 2014 in London.[7][8] Sales were expected to begin globally in 2015, followed by the United States in 2016.[9] Production formally commenced on 13 April 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant.[4]

ProductionEdit

The XE was the first Jaguar to be built at the factory in Solihull, which was to be dedicated to the manufacture of aluminium vehicles under both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, including the second-generation Range Rover Sport.[10] Due to high demand for the vehicle production capacity was increased by adding a line at Castle Bromwich Assembly.[11] Production transferred completely to Castle Bromwich in 2017 as part of a £100m refit.

An extended-wheelbase version—exclusively for the Chinese market—called XEL commenced production at the Chery Jaguar Land Rover plant in Changshu in 2015.[12]

EnginesEdit

The XE was the first application of Jaguar Land Rover's new 2.0 L turbocharged Ingenium four-cylinder engine.[13] The Ingenium technology licenses the Multiair/UniAir electrohydraulic variable valve lift system[14] from Schaeffler Group, which Schaeffler in turn licensed from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2001.[15] The system, developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, is a hydraulically-actuated variable valve timing (VVT) technology enabling "cylinder by cylinder, stroke by stroke" control of intake air directly via a gasoline engine's inlet valves.[16]

The four-cylinder is available in both petrol and diesel variants, in a range of different power outputs. The 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) diesel significantly reduced consumption and carbon emission figures, and is capable of fuel consumption less than 68.9 mpg‑imp (4.10 L/100 km; 57.4 mpg‑US) and producing CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km.[17][18] The cleanest models in Britain pay no annual Vehicle Excise Duty.[6]

From the XE's launch until 2017 the petrol four-cylinders were from Ford's family of "EcoBoost" engines.[19][20] New Ingenium petrol engines replaced the Ford units beginning in the 2018 model year.[21]

Higher specification XEs feature the same supercharged 3.0 L petrol V6 engine as the F-Type.[22][23] However, after 2019 the V6 engine was no longer offered.[24]

Diesel Engines
Name Displacement Cylinders Transmission Power Torque Emissions
CO
2
Top speed Acceleration
0-62 mph
(0-100 km/h)
Note
20d 163 PS E-Performance 1,999 cc
(122.0 cu in)
Inline 4 6-speed manual 163 PS
(120 kW; 161 bhp)
380 N⋅m
(280 lb⋅ft)
99 g/km 132 mph
(212 km/h)
9.4 s Ingenium
8-speed auto 106 g/km 132 mph
(212 km/h)
8.8 s Ingenium
20d 163 PS 6-speed manual 126 g/km 132 mph
(212 km/h)
9.4 s Ingenium
8-speed auto 135 g/km 132 mph
(212 km/h)
8.8 s Ingenium
20d 180 PS (2015-2019)
D180 (2019-present)
180 PS
(132 kW; 178 bhp)
431 N⋅m
(318 lb⋅ft)
137 g/km 140 mph
(225 km/h)
8.1 s Ingenium, rear-wheel drive
145 g/km Ingenium, all-wheel drive
25d 240 PS
(177 kW; 237 bhp)
500 N⋅m
(369 lb⋅ft)
153 g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
6.5 s Ingenium, all-wheel drive
Petrol Engines
Name Displacement Cylinders Transmission Power Torque Emissions
CO
2
Top speed Acceleration
0-62 mph
(0-100 km/h)
Note
20t 200 PS 1,999 cc
(122.0 cu in)
Inline 4 8-speed auto 200 PS
(147 kW; 197 bhp)
320 N⋅m
(236 lb⋅ft)
164 g/km 147 mph
(237 km/h)
7.6 s Ford EcoBoost, 2015-2017
20t 200 PS 1,997 cc
(121.9 cu in)
200 PS
(147 kW; 197 bhp)
320 N⋅m
(236 lb⋅ft)
Ingenium, 2017-2019
25t 240 PS 1,999 cc
(122.0 cu in)
240 PS
(177 kW; 237 bhp)
340 N⋅m
(251 lb⋅ft)
164 g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
6.8 s Ford EcoBoost, 2015-2017
25t 250 PS (2017-2019)
P250 (2019-present)
1,997 cc
(121.9 cu in)
250 PS
(184 kW; 247 bhp)
365 N⋅m
(269 lb⋅ft)
164g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
6.5 s Ingenium
30t (2017-2019)
P300 (2019-present)
300 PS
(221 kW; 296 bhp)
400 N⋅m
(295 lb⋅ft)
173 g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
5.7 s Ingenium
35t / S 340 PS 2,995 cc
(182.8 cu in)
V6 340 PS
(250 kW; 335 bhp)
450 N⋅m
(332 lb⋅ft)
194 g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
4.9 s AJ126, 2015-2017
S 380 PS 380 PS
(279 kW; 375 bhp)
450 N⋅m
(332 lb⋅ft)
194 g/km 155 mph
(249 km/h)
4.8 s[25] AJ126, 2017-2019 (Europe) / 2018-2019 (North America)
SV Project 8 5,000 cc
(310 cu in)
V8 600 PS
(441 kW; 592 bhp)
700 N⋅m
(516 lb⋅ft)
254 g/km 200 mph
(322 km/h)
3.7 s
[26]
AJ-V8, 2018- (limited 300 cars)

DesignEdit

ExteriorEdit

Ian Callum designed the XE's exterior.[27] The construction features bonded and riveted aluminium construction, with bolt-on front and rear crash structure and key body panels to simplify repair and decrease insurance costs.[28][29] In the event of a collision with a pedestrian, the active bonnet pops up to provide additional protection.[18][10]

The exterior design has a drag co-efficient of 0.26.

InteriorEdit

 
XE S Interior

The interior features a flush rotary gear selector which raises and becomes functional once the engine is started. The central console featured a 8 inches (20 cm) or optional 10.2 inch touch screen, providing access to in car entertainment, satellite navigation and vehicle settings. The XE features smartphone connectivity and some models allow the owner to pre-heat the interior or unlock the car remotely, using a smartphone application.[18][27] A laser colour head-up display is an available option.

Interior revisions in 2017[30] include cupholder covers, revised and higher resolution display and standard infotainment interface marketed as In-Control Touch Pro reliant on a user-provided data connection Sim card.

In 2019, the interior was revised with new door panels, center tunnel, and a revised infotainment system marketed as In-Control Touch Pro Duo and shared with other Jaguar Land Rover products. The automatic's rotary knob gear selector was replaced with a more conventional type marketed as the Sport Shift Selector.[24]

ConstructionEdit

PlatformEdit

 
Jaguar XE structure

The XE is the first built on the Jaguar Land Rover iQ[Al] (D7a) modular platform, also used for the second generation Jaguar XF (X260) model, the Jaguar F-Pace sports utility vehicle and the Range Rover Velar.[31] The design features double wishbone suspension at the front, with similarities to the system fitted to the XF and F-Type models, the rear features an entirely new subframe mounted multi-link suspension system, marketed as Integral Link. The system costlier to manufacture but allows for greater tuning.[18]

The major suspension components are manufactured from aluminium to reduce the unsprung as well as overall vehicle mass and increase the suspension system stiffness.[27] The suspension system features sacrificial slip-fixings to protect expensive major components from damage.[29] To create the 50:50 weight balance the battery is located in the trunk/boot, consuming space normally accommodating the spare wheel. The rear boot floor and trunk lid are steel, contributing to balanced weight distribution.[32]

Single-piston brake calipers are provided with one of three different sizes of brake discs fitted, depending on the vehicle's configuration.[7] An electric power steering system is fitted and the XE comes with a choice of four different road wheel sizes.[18] Initially there were eight available alloy wheel designs.[7]

TransmissionEdit

 
Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium engine

Initially offered with rear-wheel drive, the D7a modular architecture was designed to accommodate all-wheel drive (AWD), which was offered in November 2015,[33] to compete with Audi Quattro, BMW xDrive and Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC models.[27]

All XE models are equipped with a ZF 8HP45 or ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission,[34] a lighter variant of the gearbox currently fitted to other Jaguar models and the competing BMW 3 Series.[18] The gearbox is older version of the second generation ZF 8HP50 currently fitted to the competing Alfa Romeo Giulia model. A six-speed ZF manual gearbox is available on diesel models.[7][27]

The XE uses a traction control system marketed as All Surface Progress Control, developed from the Terrain Response system fitted to Land Rover's off-road vehicles and allowing better traction in snow and ice.[7][18][27]

Security and SafetyEdit

Jaguar expected the XE to obtain a five star Euro NCAP safety rating which was proven in 2015.[35] The design features several safety features now mandatory to be considered for a five star rating, including the Advanced Emergency Braking System (pre-crash system).[18]

Euro NCAP 2015 XE[36] Score
Overall:      
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 82%
Pedestrian: 81%
Safety Assist: 82%

The XE was tested by Thatcham's New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) organisation and achieved the following ratings:

Saloon Rating
Theft of car:      
Theft from car:      

SV Project 8Edit

A special limited-production, high-performance version of the XE called SV Project 8 debuted at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[37] The base car was modified by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, with carbon fibre body panels and aerodynamic aids including a front splitter and rear wing, carbon fibre and Alcantara interior trim, 400 mm carbon ceramic brake discs in front with six-piston calipers, unique 20-inch wheels with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, and a supercharged and intercooled 592 hp version of the 5.0 L Jaguar AJ-V8.[38][39]

In the typical trim the Project 8 has four leather-trimmed bucket seats, with the two front seats mounted on lightweight magnesium frames. A "track package", not available in the United States,[38] features a harness retention hoop in place of the rear seats, and carbon fibre racing seats with four-point competition harnesses installed in the front.[39]

Total production is limited to 300 worldwide.[39]

Worldwide SalesEdit

Year Sales
2015 23,621
2016 44,095
2017 38,696
2018 30,654
2019 25,951
Total 163,017

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GalleryEdit

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External linksEdit

Official website