Many test drivers of 2017 Jaguar XE are satisfied with this smallest sedan lineup by Jaguar. It forces us to make this short review for you all car enthusiasts out there. After we drove this sedan, we finally can conclude that the new Jaguar XE is worth it to be purchased modern customers these days. We have to say that the United Stated buyers should be more patient to wait this car coming to your countries. According to its model year, you have to wait a year to test-drive this smallest Jag’s sedan. But, you can read this review first to fill up your curiosity for now.
2017 Jaguar XE Exterior
Aluminum body is also coming for 2017 Jaguar XE just like the larger model, XF and XJ. However, it does not mean that this car has lightweight body too. Actually, there are some steels on the doors, floor pan on the back seat. Based on its specification, this sedan has 3700 pounds of weight right now. For your information, this weight is also comparable with BMW 3-Series that has a hundred pounds heavier than XE. Lighter body makes Jaguar to give complex suspension integration for XE lineup. Of course, it brings good impact for the entire engine system of Jaguar XE obviously.
Under the Hood
Talking about power, we got the S model with 3.0 L V6 supercharged engine. To be honest, this car is quite strong and powerful somehow. Once we checked the power, it reaches 340 horsepower with 332 pounds-feet of torque. Moreover, we reached 0-60 mph just for 4.7 seconds. This excellent performance cannot be separated with the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission which is also found on some rivals like Audi and BMW. Meanwhile, lower range engine toping is 2.0 L turbo-diesel engine that produces 180 horsepower and 317 pounds-feet of torque. It is quite surprising when we know that the 2017 Jaguar XE uses electric power steering wheel now.
Source: Cars Sport