We will see it live at the Paris Motor Show, but has made its debut in society at an event dedicated to London the Jaguar XE , a sedan with a sporty character characterized by a light structure and based on an unprecedented modular platform. Will arrive on the Italian market from June next year from an indicative price of 37,750 euros.
A new aluminum platform
The new platform, mentioned in the opening, is based on an aluminum structure of the 6000 series alloy, which has printed sheets now characterized by a thickness of 1.1 mm instead of the previous 1.5. The use of aluminum was also made for diesel and petrol engines, which feature four- and six-cylinder architecture.
Representing the latter there is a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 unit (the same as the F-Type) capable of developing up to 340 hp of maximum power and 450 Nm of torque, these values, combined with an automatic transmission eight-speed, allow the British sedan to shoot at 100 km / h starting from standstill in 5.1 seconds and reaching 250 km / h top speed.
This unit boasts direct jet guided injection and variable timing . The bank angle is 90 ° and offers the necessary space for the Roots two-stage compressor housing, as well as a balancing shaft.
Alongside this engine a new engine family called Ingenium that aims to reduce consumption and emissions . Among the very first of this generation the 2.0 liter units fueled by diesel oil with variable timing and after-treatment of the exhaust gas, factors that influence the achievement of the Euro 6 approval thanks to emissions equal to 99 g / km of CO2 in the variant from 163 HP of power and 380 Nm of torque.At the forefront of technical solutions, the pair is equipped with top-level technological and safety equipment
Alongside the 2.0-liter petrol units (also equipped with direct injection and turbocharging) two transmissions, one of which is a ZF 8HP in a lightened version , while the Ingenium diesels will also be available with a six-speed manual transmission with use of low viscosity oil.
Alongside the new frame, front suspension with double oscillating arms , which take advantage of forged aluminum front joints using a patented production process, while the traditional multilink rear suspension has been replaced by an Integral Link type. Listed below is an electric power steering (EPAS), which helps to reduce pollutant emissions by up to 3%.
Safety and technological equipment
Under the safety profile of the Jaguar XE fielding the ‘ All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). This system, developed thanks to the decades of experience of Jaguar Land Rover in off-road traction systems, operates as a low-speed cruise control. The ASPC operates between 3.6 and 30 km / h and, through a check of the braking system and the propulsion unit, it is proposed to avoid wheel spinning.
The technological equipment showcases the head -up display laser technology (HUD), providing the driver with information such as cruising speed and navigator indications, while the rear view camera allows a 360 ° view and the stereo performs the recognition of road signs by sending a warning in case of exit from the roadway.