• Ingenium family grows wîth 200PS, 250PS and 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 240PS diesel engines delivering improved efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced performance
• Sporty XE S gets 40PS power hike thanks to uprated 380PS V6 petrol engine
• Jaguar's Configurable Dynamics technology allows drivers to fine-tune the gear shift, engine management and §teering for a more rewarding drive
• Intelligent safety features including Blind Spot Assist, Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection technologies join extensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
• Added convenience wîth Gesture Boot Lid available for the first time
• Úpgraded interior finishes for 2018 model year include uplift in carpet quality, additional chrome accents on seat switchbacks and enhanced leather quality
• Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster wîth four visual themes and full-screen navigation
• Dual View screen InControl technology introduced on Touch Pro infotainment system allows passenger and driver to view different content on the central control screen simultaneously
26th June 2017 -
Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its XE sports saloon models. The 2018 Model Year updates see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover's latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features arriving across the line-up.
Headline news is the introduction of 200PS, 250PS and 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines. The 200PS automatic RWD, 250PS automatic RWD and AWD and 300PS automatic RWD and AWD derivatives provide customers wîth more choice than ever before.
Models wîth the 200PS engine wear a 20t badge while 250PS derivatives are identified by 25t badging. The 200PS engine produces 320Nm of torque and powers the XE from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 7.1 seconds wîth combined fuel economy of 45.1mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 144g/km. The 300PS powertrain will be marked out wîth a 30t badge and produces 400Nm of torque, enough to power the rear-wheel drive version of the sports saloon from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 5.7 seconds.
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction to optimise efficiency and refinement and the new petrols deploy twin scroll turbos to reduce lag, optimising power output and efficiency.
Continuously Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) technology improves air delivery to all the new 200PS, 250PS and 300PS Petrol powerplants. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for optimum efficiency, power and torque across the rev range.
Customers lòòking for even more dynamic performance can take advantage of the upgraded XE S model. Its thrilling 3.0-litre V6 engine is shared wîth the F-TYPE sport car and 2018 Model Year sees power raised from 340PS to 380PS for improved performance and refinement.
The existing diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 240PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel. The new engine produces an impressive 500Nm of torque from 1,500rpm, which is enough to power the AWD sports saloon from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 6.1 seconds, wîth official CO2 emissions of only 137g/km and combined fuel economy of 54.4mpg (5.2l/100km). Models fitted wîth the advanced new twin-turbo diesel wear the 25d badge.
In common wîth the XF sports saloon, the XE is now available wîth Configurable Dynamics as a standalone feature, providing even greater scope for driver customisation.** The new system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and §teering and enhances the existing Adapted Dynamics function which allows the driver to also fine-tune suspension settings.
Living wîth the XE has never been easier thanks to a host of new features including a Gesture Boot Lid, which allows customers to open and close the boot simply by waving their foot beneath a corner of the rear bumper.
The introduction of an optional 12.3-inch TFT virtual instrument cluster provides greater clarity for drivers when specifying Touch Pro infotainment. With four distinct visual themes for drivers to choose from, the large display makes it possible to view full-screen navigation instructions. Meanwhile, Dual View technology brings additional versatility to the Touch Pro infotainment, allowing the driver to follow satellite navigation instructions while the passenger uses the same 10-inch touchscreen display to view ÚSB or TV outputs.
Jaguar takes pride in the safety credentials of its vehicles and the XE features a trio of new technologies for 2018 Model Year. Forward Traffic Detection is designed to assist when forward visibility is restricted. Forward Vehicle Guidance helps drivers to place the vehicle when completing low speed manoeuvres. Both are fitted as part of the vehicle's Surround Camera System. Blind Spot Assist (BSA) detects vehicles in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes and applies a gentle §teering force to keep the vehicle in its lane and prevent a collision.
The pedestrian safety bar is raised further by Jaguar's advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which provides superior functionality wîth the introduction of Pedestrian Detection. The system operates from 3-37mph (5-60km/h) and uses a forward facing camera to detect hazards, automatically applying the brakes when the risk of a collision is detected. ** Not available on 163PS derivatives
• The Jaguar XE: the driver's car in the global mid-size saloon §egmènt
• Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in the class
• Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance
• Smallest, lightest, stiffest Jaguar saloon
• Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever: Cd 0.26
• Double wishbone and Integral Link suspension for precise handling and a
• Ingenium engine family grows wîth new 200PS, 250PS and 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 240PS diesel engines
• High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 163PS, 75mpg, 99g/km CO2
• Supercharged 3.0-litre V6: 380PS, 0-100km/h, 5.0s
• Six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions
• Enhanced all-weather traction and performance from torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system – Intelligent Driveline Dynamics preserves rear-wheel drive character and agility
• Adaptive Surface Response distinguishes between different types of surface for even more assured AWD traction in all conditions
• State-of-the-art Touch Pro infotainment system wîth 10-inch tablet-style touchscreen offers intuitive operation, super-fast response times, intelligent navigation and dual view screen technology
• Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster displays more information, providing four visual themes and full-screen navigation display
• Introduction of Gesture Boot Lid provides added convenience
• Stereo camera technology enables Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Speed limiter and Forward Traffic Detection
The Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE's lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons' vision: 'The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive'
The XE's aluminium-intensive monocoque is extremely robust yet light structure, together wîth double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, is fundamental to the XE's innovative vehicle dynamics.
The cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness. Exquisite materials and finishes combined wîth Jaguar craftsmanship make this a class-beating interior that's unlike anything else in the §egmènt.
Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) changes the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system according to the conditions. AdSR leverages Jaguar Land Rover's world-leading expertise in AWD technologies and traction systems.
A stereo camera is mounted behind the front windscreen to give the XE a real time view of the road and objects ahead: this highly accurate data is used for functions including Atonomous Emergency Braking and a Lane Departure Warning system.
The XE also benefits from an enhanced range of assistance systems including Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor – a feature which can detect and warn against driver fatigue. The XE also offers the Adaptive Speed Limiter: an intelligent technology which can support the driver by increasing or decreasing vehicle speed when speed limits change.
N.B. Vehicle specifications and engines vary by market and are subject to availability
The XE range consists of:
• XE Pure
• XE Prestige
• XE Portfolio
• XE R-Sport
• XE S
The powertrain range consists of:
• 163PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel manual and automatic RWD (E-Performance)
• 180PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel manual RWD and automatic RWD / AWD
• 240PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbocharged diesel automatic AWD
• 200PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol automatic RWD
• 250PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol automatic RWD / AWD
• 300PS Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol automatic RWD / AWD
• 380PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol automatic RWD / AWD*
* AWD only available in NAS markets
The Jaguar XE is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich Plant along wîth the XF, XJ and F-TYPE model lines.
The XE sports saloon is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar, its aluminium skin formed around the fundamental principles of perfect proportions and aerodynamic efficiency. The XE looks and feels like no other car in its class
Purity and purpose: Form and function without compromise
Always at the forefront of innovation, Jaguar created the blueprint for the first ever sports saloon wîth the iconic Mk II, a car which distilled sports car performance and dynamics into a stylish four-door body. The XE builds on this unique heritage, combining Jaguar's unrivalled expertise in lightweight construction wîth exquisite lines, sharp radii and perfectly executed surfaces.
The only car in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, the XE was developed in parallel wîth Jaguar's lightweight, modular vehicle architecture. Created from a clean sheet, this architecture – which forms the backbone of several other Jaguar models – unlocks entirely new design possibilities for the brand.
'Great proportions and a dynamic, edgy feel are at the core of Jaguar design. We wanted to create a strong sense of movement, and have given the XE a dynamic and purposeful look that is without compromise. Sleek, low, coupe-like exterior proportions combine wîth an efficient package that is instantly recognisable as a true Jaguar.'
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design
The strongly-sculpted bonnet is a testament to Jaguar's expertise in working wîth aluminium, creating a taut, muscular appearance. The very steeply raked windscreen and the rising waistline accentuate the streamlined, coupe-like profile, adding to the sense of movement.
The signature daytime running lights are another instantly recognisable Jaguar design. In the rear lights, a horizontal line intersecting a roundel is a famous styling feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-type.
Smooth progress: Sleek styling, low aerodynamic drag
Jaguar has a rich history of designing stunning, yet aerodynamically efficient cars. The XE continues this tradition of uncompromised form and function: its profile has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar yet – Cd 0.26. This was achieved through a combination of over 1,200 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and over eight million hours of processor time.
The body's low-drag shape is enhanced by features that amplify each improvement made. Innovations include front bumper ducts which channel laminar airflow over the surface of the front wheels to reduce drag. This is combined wîth lightweight under-floor panels running back to the rear silencer, creating an almost perfectly smooth surface, also significantly reducing drag.
Inside story: Spacious, luxurious
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Power: 247 hp
Torque: 269 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 180 hp
Torque: 318 ft-lbs
Expectations raised by the XE's beautiful exterior styling are exceeded once inside. The spacious cabin cocoons front seat passengers wîth a deep centre console, creating a cockpit-like feel. The 10-inch touchscreen for the Touch Pro infotainment system takes centre stage in the sweeping curves of the instrument panel. On models equipped wîth automatic transmissions, Jaguar's unique rotary drive selector rises up from the centre console – the XE feels alive.
The contour-hugging front seats are mounted low, creating a sports car-like driving position wîth heating and cooling options and up to 18-way power adjustment. The rear seats may also be heated and can offer a 40:20:40 split-fold – a first for Jaguar – and a through-loading feature.
The XE proves that sleek, streamlined styling and interior space need not be mutually exclusive. All occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom, and the deeply scalloped seatbacks liberate even more space for passengers seated in the rear.
Technical fabrics, fine-grain leathers and contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. Gloss black, textured aluminium, contemporary wood veneers, and carbon-fibre trim enhance a luxurious, handcrafted feel.BODY STRÚCTÚRE
Jaguar is more experienced in the use of aluminium construction than any other vehicle manufacturer, allowing the development of the revolutionary body structure of the XE. It is the only car in the class built around an aluminium-intensive monocoqueLight, stiff, safe
Following development of the aluminium XJ in 2003, the XK, the current XJ and the F-TYPE, Jaguar's experience is embodied in the new XE's aluminium-intensive monocoque.
The XE is the first model designed to use Jaguar's all-new modular vehicle architecture. This advanced structure, which subsequently underpinned F-PACE and XF, is engineered to utilise the most intelligent mix of materials, including aluminium, high-strength steel and magnesium, providing exceptional manufacturing flexibility.
For the XE, satisfying the demanding targets for ride, handling, fuel economy and safety dictated an aluminium-intensive monocoque. When Jaguar started work on the original aluminium XJ, the luxury saloon's body comprised around 70 per cent conventional grades and 30 per cent high-strength alloys respectively. In the XE, these proportions have been reversed.
High-strength aluminium alloys, including AC300 and AC600 grades, are also used in areas such as the A-pillars, front and rear crash structures, and the cant rail. The B-pillars are high-strength aluminium reinforced wîth ultra-high strength steel, wîth a layer of high-density foam between.
All of this makes the passenger compartment exceptionally stiff, preventing intrusions in the event of a collision. The XE has been engineered to meet the most stringent legislative and consumer crash test requirements worldwide, including ÚS and Euro NCAP.
Pedestrian protection reaches new levels too: the energy absorbing properties of the aluminium bonnet are enhanced by a deployable hinge system, which creates additional clearance between the underside and stiff structures such as the powertrain, suspension towers and bulkhead.
Recycled aluminium alloy: A world-first
Sustainability is another big part of the story at Jaguar Land Rover. The XE is the first car in the world to use a high-strength aluminium alloy – RC5754 – made predominantly from recycled material. The product of several years of research, this grade contains only a small quantity of primary material, essential to achieving the desired mechanical properties.
Steels, including advanced high-strength and dual-phase steels, are used for parts such as the rear underbody, door panels and boot lid. These materials satisfy the particular strength, stiffness and geometrical requirements of these parts and they also contribute to the XE's ideal weight distribution. Cast magnesium also makes an appearance: this ultra-light material is used to make the front-end carrier as well as the cross-car beam.
Aerospace-inspired joining technologies
In 2003, replacing spot welds wîth a combination of self-piercing rivets and structural adhesives – a technique proven in aircraft production – represented another step-change in body engineering at Jaguar. These techniques enable highly optimised joint design wîth an outstanding combination of strength, stiffness and durability. Another advantage – and one extremely difficult to realise wîth welding processes – is compatibility wîth dissimilar materials.
To prevent any risk of galvanic corrosion between steel and aluminium panels the XE's monocoque benefits from five layers of protection between the two materials. The first is a protective coating of zinc on the steel parts. The joints are filled wîth structural adhesive and then the body is e-coated. Seam sealer is applied, and then, finally, paint.
Jaguar saloons have always been renowned for their peerless combination of sublime ride comfort and outstanding driving dynamics. The XE takes this to the next level thanks to double wishbone front suspension, Integral Link rear suspension and electric power §teering. Development target: be the driver's car in the §egmèntAgile, responsive, supple
Designing the XE entirely from scratch using a brand new architecture presented the programme team the rare opportunity to develop a car free of the compromises imposed by legacy platforms and carryover components.
The XE's light, stiff body structure and longitudinal, rear-drive powertrains provided the perfect starting point for development. Where most competitors use the simple MacPherson strut front suspension, Jaguar's vehicle dynamics team insisted on the superior double wishbone configuration.
'Jaguars have always been renowned for a balance of precise handling and a high-quality ride. The XE is the culmination of everything the company has learned over the years, providing a combination of supple ride and crisp handling that is unmatched in this §egmènt.'Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar
Camber stiffness was an important consideration. This attribute – the resistance to lateral load when the car is cornering – is crucial to §teering feel. To keep unsprung mass to a minimum, the forged aluminium knuckles are made from cast blanks using a patented production process. Further weight savings come from the tubular anti-roll bars and springs made from stiffer, narrower-gauge steel.
Front suspension geometry was optimised from the outset to suit all-wheel drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations. The suspension mounting points enable efficient packaging of the spring and damper assembly – essential to achieving the low bonnet height fundamental to the XE's sleek styling and to pedestrian impact protection.
The dampers have been meticulously tuned, giving the sublime ride quality Jaguar cars are famous for and the taut body control needed for agile handling.Integral Link: The most sophisticated rear suspension in the §egmènt
Jaguar evaluated conventional multi-link suspensions that are the class standard, but these could not deliver the dynamic attributes demanded of the new XE.
The solution was Integral Link: a system usually found only in larger, more expensive vehicles and which delivers benchmark performance. Only Integral Link delivers the combination of lateral and longitudinal stiffness needed for the XE's precise handling and smooth, quiet, supple ride.
To keep weight to a minimum, extensive use has been made of aluminium: toe links and upper control arms are forged; knuckles and lower control arms are hollow cast, saving even more weight.
Electric power §teering redefined
Steering response, weight and feel are core elements of Jaguar's brand DNA, and the ones which contribute most to the '50 metre feel' – the all-important first impression that the vehicle conveys about the way it drives.
Hydraulics have provided power assistance because they deliver the most natural, intuitive system performance. Electric power §teering (EPAS) offers greater tuning potential and greater energy efficiency, but Jaguar's engineers have not considered the technology sufficiently mature – until recently.
As a result, the XE's EPAS system delivers the immediate response and connected feel expected of a Jaguar sports saloon. All system hardware has been optimised to reduce backlash and friction – the enemy of natural §teering feel – while the control software was honed during an exhaustive tuning phase. The control algorithms can even account for changes in the ambient temperature, ensuring a consistent §teering feel no matter what the conditions.
As well as functions such as speed-dependent assistance and damping, which varies subtly wîth the rate wîth which §teering lock is applied, the §teering system also compensates for changes in road camber, keeping the car firmly on track.
High performance brakes
The dynamic driving character of the new XE is matched by brake system specification. Lightweight sliding calipers and large discs are used, wîth diameters measuring from 316mm to 350mm at the front and from 300mm to 325mm at the rear.
The ventilated front discs benefit from enhanced cooling thanks to suspension-mounted ducts, which channel air to the centre of the rotors through apertures in the back plate.
The latest-generation electronic brake system controller is lighter, smaller and more powerful than previous modules and enables myriad functions which improve safety, stability and dynamics.
Torque Vectoring by braking
One of the most impressive functions on the new Jaguar XE is Torque Vectoring by braking – state-of-the-art technology that has been proven on the F-TYPE Coupé and is now standard on the new XE.
This innovation mitigates the onset of understeer by lightly braking individual inner wheels as required to help keep the car on the optimum line through corners.
Intervention is subtle and barely noticed by the driver, who benefits from more neutral handling, reduced §teering effort and, ultimately, a more rewarding driving experience.POWERTRAIN
The XE is powered by a range of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines offering a blend of performance, refinement and efficiency from 99g/km CO2 to 250km/h. All engines benefit from direct injection, variable valve timing and boosting to deliver clean, quiet combustion and exceptional throttle response. Intelligent stop-start systems and smart regenerative charging enhance efficiency. Power is channelled through smooth-shifting six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissionsSmooth, refined, efficient
The Jaguar XE is fitted wîth the full range of petrol and diesel engines from the Ingenium family. This advanced modular design provides petrol and diesel derivatives and was started from a clean-sheet to deliver performance, efficiency and refinement without compromise.
The Ingenium Diesel engine line-up begins wîth 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesels wîth a choice of three power and torque outputs: 163PS/380Nm, 180PS/430Nm and, new for 2018 Model Year, 240PS/500Nm. The 163PS version makes the XE the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever, achieving 75mpg (3.8l/100km) and 99g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle.
Proven over 2million miles of testing, Ingenium forms the cornerstone of Jaguar's low- CO2 powertrain strategy. It also meets the most stringent exhaust emissions legislation worldwide.
'The full range of Ingenium engines are wholly designed and manufactured in-house at our engine plant in Wolverhampton. No opportunity has been missed in ensuring their design is right on the cutting edge of technical advancement to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, performance and refinement.'
Ron Lee, Group Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jaguar Cars
All Ingenium engines, developed from scratch by Jaguar engineers, are based around a deep-skirt aluminium cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast iron liners: these offer the best balance of weight, surface finish, and robustness.
The engine's split-cooling system, mapped thermostat, and fully variable mechanical water pump enable standing water in the block while coolant circulates through the crossflow channels in the cylinder head. So the engine warms up more quickly, reducing friction and therefore fuel consumption.
Parasitic losses have been cut in other ways too: the electronically-controlled oil pump matches its flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, and switchable piston cooling jets operate only when needed.
Variable valve timing has been a feature on all Jaguar petrol engines for many years, and now the technology is making its way into diesel too: the Ingenium units benefit from a cam phaser on the exhaust side. Variable exhaust valve timing enables more rapid catalyst heating, thereby minimising harmful emissions during the critical warm-up phase.
Fuel is fed to the combustion chambers by a 1,800bar solenoid common rail system for the 163PS and 180PS versions and by a 2,200bar system for the 240PS version. Key attributes are low noise, high efficiency and excellent mixture formation.
Ingenium diesels are characterised by the rapid build-up of torque from very low engine speeds, enabled by highly efficient variable geometry turbochargers. Maximum torque is maintained over a wide rev range, ensuring instantaneous response and strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it.
Performance does not come at the expense of fuel economy: coupled to the six-speed manual transmission, the 163PS/380Nm version (only available in rear-wheel drive) delivers the XE's benchmark 99g/km efficiency.
In 180PS/430Nm form, the figures are just as impressive for models equipped wîth either the manual or automatic transmissions in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, wîth CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km and fuel economy of 67.3mpg (4.2l/100km).
Introduced at 2018 Model Year, the more powerful 240PS/500Nm provides impressive performance – 0-62mph (0-100km/h) is reached in just 6.1 seconds –with the ownership costs usually associated wîth a four-cylinder diesel, wîth CO2 emissions rated at 137g/km and fuel economy of 54.4mpg (5.2l/100km). The new engine employs twin turbo technology to ensure optimum performance at high engine speeds without compromising performance at low revs.
Emissions minimized: Clean combustion and advanced after treatment
As well as a sophisticated exhaust gas recirculation system, Jaguar's powertrain engineers have integrated the most advanced exhaust gas aftertreatment technology into the XE: a highly efficient, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system ensures that tailpipe NOx emissions are below the limits set by Euro 6 regulations.
Four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines blend performance wîth efficiency
The 2018 Model Year petrol engine line-up begins wîth the all-new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium unit. This refined, lightweight powerplant is available in three power ratings: 200PS/320Nm (rear-wheel drive), 250PS/365Nm (rear- or all-wheel drive) and 300PS/400Nm (rear- or all-wheel drive).
The modular, scaleable engine architecture features a variety of advanced engine technologies. This includes an innovative electrohydraulic valvetrain, which enables fully variable control of the intake valve providing optimum efficiency, power and torque throughout the engines operating range.
Levels of friction have been heavily reduced, providing greater efficiency and refinement. This has been achieved by the offsetting of cylinder bores by 12mm. Other innovations include a map-controlled oil pump, which matches the flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, while switchable piston cooling jets only spray oil onto the underside of the piston crowns when required. V6 supercharged: Power in reserve
For customers demanding superior performance and an exhilarating engine note from idle right up to the redline there's the XE S, which shares its supercharged 3.0-litre V6 wîth the lightweight F-TYPE sports car. This all-aluminium engine is a modular design wîth takes its core architecture from Jaguar's acclaimed 5.0 V8.
A balancer shaft ensures the V6 matches the larger unit for refinement. The twin-vortex Roots-type supercharger is packaged in the 'vee' of the engine. The engine has been uprated to 380PS/450Nm, from its previous 340PS/450Nm, for 2018 Model Year and provides the XE S wîth truly exceptional acceleration, driveability and performance: 0-62mph (0-100km/h) takes just 5.0 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.Selecting the best: Six-speed manual transmission
The smooth-shifting manual transmission in the Jaguar XE is characterised by its light, precise gear changes and a wide ratio spread offering a blend of excellent launch performance and quiet, refined cruising.
As well as rewarding keen drivers wîth its smooth shifts, the transmission also contributes to the XE's excellent fuel efficiency. Its lightweight aluminium alloy casing reduces weight, while details such as hollow shafts and pocketed gears make the transmission lighter still.
The pursuit of efficiency also meant adopting a semi-dry sump system instead of relying on the usual method of splash lubrication wîth its inherent parasitic losses. Instead, the oil is separated from the gears by a lightweight polymer baffle and sprayed onto the moving parts by a compact pump. Optimised eight-speed automatic transmissions
The XE's aluminium-intensive construction has enabled weight-optimised versions of the benchmark eight-speed ZF 8HP transmission found in XJ and XF saloons to be offered wîth all petrol and diesel engines, saving around 10kg.
Always offering the right gear for any condition, the transmission ECÚ monitors driving styles and adapts shift patterns to suit. This intelligent control strategy makes the modes chosen in the Jaguar Drive Control system even more effective.
Configurable Dynamics: enjoy the drive, your way
Drivers will be able to shape the Jaguar XE driving experience wîth greater ease thanks to the updated Configurable Dynamics system for 2018 Model Year. This function enables control and personalisation of the drive characteristics, without specifying Jaguar's adaptive damper technology.
The feature allows drivers to set up the vehicle to their personal preference by picking the Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and §teering through the central screen. Selecting 'Dynamic' mode wîth the chequered flag switch on the vehicle's central console activates the chosen combination.
Vehicles fitted wîth Touch Pro infotainment include an enhanced Configurable Dynamics system upgraded to 'Dynamic-i' which also includes a stopwatch, G-meter and graphics to show the accelerator and brake use by the driver.
Adaptive Dynamics is available wîth both manual and automatic transmissions. Automatic models wîth Adaptive Dynamics allow enhanced vehicle tuning wîth customers able to change suspension settings as well as the §teering, engine and gearbox.ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Available wîth the 180PS 2.0-litre diesel and, new for 2018 Model Year, 240PS 2.0-litre diesel and 250PS 2.0-litre petrol engines, Jaguar's advanced torque on-demand all-wheel drive system and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology maintain the XE's rear-wheel drive handling balance and agility while improving performance in all weather conditions
The application of all-wheel drive (AWD) broadens the XE's appeal further by maximising the performance and handling benefits of the extra traction, particularly in adverse conditions. The XE is a true all-weather sports saloon.
Like the XF and F-PACE, the XE uses a torque on-demand AWD system featuring a transfer case wîth a multi-plate wet clutch pack and a chain drive to the front propshaft. It's a very fast-acting system and can make the transition from purely rear-drive to all-wheel drive in just 165 milliseconds.
In normal driving, all of the engine's torque is sent to the rear axle, preserving the XE's rear-wheel drive dynamics, and ensuring that §teering feel remains uncorrupted – this would not be possible wîth permanent all-wheel drive. Such systems also suffer from higher parasitic losses.
How much torque is transferred, and when, is determined by Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a highly sophisticated control technology developed and calibrated entirely in-house and first used on the F-TYPE AWD.
Taking data from the XE's yaw rate, lateral acceleration and §teering wheel angle sensors, IDD continuously estimates the friction between the tyres and the road, and also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each tyre contact patch. IDD is smart and can apply predictive, feed-forward control strategies as well as reactive, feedback control. IDD is also networked to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, the torque vectoring system, Jaguar Drive Control and Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) to make the AWD system even more effective.
If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque is transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be transferred to the front axle to help mitigate oversteer during fast cornering by providing yaw damping.ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
Jaguar has developed a suite of technologies to make driving safer, more relaxing and more enjoyable. From systems that improve low-speed traction in adverse conditions to smart braking systems which uses a stereo camera to scan the road ahead – the XE is the intelligent choice in the mid-size §egmènt
Adaptive Surface Response: Intelligent all-wheel drive
The AWD system is made even more effective wîth the option of Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR). Developed from Jaguar Land Rover's world-leading, award-winning Terrain Response technology, AdSR adapts the maps of the throttle, transmission and DSC system according to the type of surface, helping the driver to make smooth progress and drive wîth greater confidence even in the most challenging conditions.
AdSR replaces the Rain, Ice, Snow mode in the Jaguar Drive Control and operates throughout the XE's entire speed range. AdSR delivers even finer optimisation of the vehicle's systems to make the most of the available traction. Gaining traction: All Surface Progress Control
All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) is a unique traction management system, akin to a low-speed cruise control, and gives the XE unrivalled all-weather capability among rear-drive cars in the §egmènt.
ASPC is ideal for low-grip surfaces such as snow-covered driveways and ungritted winter roads, and even wet grass. Developed wîth the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, ASPC can electronically gain traction wîth far less drama than the driver can achieve.
The system functions between 1mph (3.6km/h) and 19mph (30km/h) and is activated using the cruise control switches on the §teering wheel. Having set the desired speed the driver concentrates on §teering – the car takes care of the rest, ensuring smooth progress without skidding and without the driver touching the pedals. Standard on automatic transmissions, ASPC is compatible wîth all engines. Winter tyres make ASPC even more effective.
Laser Head-Úp Display: Information right where it's needed
The XE's laser head-up display (HÚD) projects high-contrast colour images directly in the driver's line of sight. The virtual images appear to 'float' two metres in front of the driver. Displaying information such as vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation instructions and traffic signs in this way means that the driver's eyes remain focused where they're needed most: the road ahead.
Seeing things clearly: Stereo camera technology
The new XE is one of the first vehicles in the §egmènt to feature a stereo camera. This state-of-the-art sensor provides a real time view of the road and objects ahead and is at the heart of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and the Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL) features. The innovative technology also provides the basis for Pedestrian Detection, which is part of the AEB system for 2018 Model Year.
Mounted in front of the rear-view mirror, the forward-facing stereo camera can detect vehicles up to 100 metres away. If the algorithms in the AEB control module determine that a collision is likely, the brake system is primed and the driver receives a visual warning in the instrument cluster and, if fitted, the head-up display. If no action is taken, full braking force is triggered automatically: the AEB system enables collision avoidance or mitigation at speeds up to 50mph (80km/h).
Pedestrian Detection, introduced at 2018 Model Year, works in a similar way. When travelling between 3mph (5km/h) and 37mph (60km/h), if the camera detects a collision wîth a crossing pedestrian is imminent it will apply the brakes. Drivers are given an additional warning message ahead of braking when travelling between 25mph (40km/h) and 37mph (60km/h).
The Traffic Sign Recognition system relies on the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of speed limits – including temporary limits, which apply in roadworks, for example. To ensure a high degree of system robustness, camera data is always cross-referenced wîth speed limit information from the navigation system. A driver-selectable function enables subtle notifications if speed limits are exceeded: a ring flashes around the speed limit image, but there is no audible warning.
In addition to road signs, the advanced stereo camera also 'sees' the road markings too, and this capability is used by the XE's Lane Departure Warning system. If the system determines that the vehicle will unintentionally leave its lane, the driver receives haptic feedback through the §teering wheel rim.
Lane Keep Assist system builds on the functionality of the Lane Departure Warning system. When it determines that the vehicle is likely to drift out of its lane, it can guide the driver back towards the centre by using the electric power-assisted §teering system to apply a small amount of corrective-§teering. The amount of torque applied to the §teering wheel is slight and can be easily over-ridden.
The Adaptive Speed Limiter feature uses Traffic Sign Recognition data to adjust the set point, and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle's speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If a higher speed limit is detected, the Adaptive Speed Limiter notifies the driver and can smoothly accelerate the vehicle up to the new limit. If the new speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly.
The stereo camera can also help the driver to see more clearly: intelligent control of the headlights enables greater use of high beam, making night driving safer. By networking the headlight modules to the camera's image processing algorithms, the high beam assist function will automatically dip the beams when oncoming traffic is detected.
Always lòòking ahead: Adaptive Cruise Control
The XE's Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) makes motorway journeys even more comfortable. A long-range 77GHz scanning radar monitors the road ahead, enabling the car to maintain a pre-set distance from vehicles in front. The ACC system can also initiate emergency braking if it detects an impending collision.Forward facing safety: Enhanced occupant protection
Jaguar XE's unrivalled safety credentials have been strengthened for 2018 model year wîth the introduction of Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance, which both use the vehicle's Surround Camera System.
Forward Traffic Detection provides an extra level of safety when the driver has difficulty viewing other vehicles, such as when pulling away at an obscured junction. The system is able to detect the cross movement of other vehicles and provide a visual warning on the central screen.
Forward Vehicle Guidance provides greater safety when parking or during low speed manoeuvres by providing visual graphics to help the driver place the vehicle. Similar to the graphics the driver sees when the rear view camera is in use, Forward Vehicle Guidance overlays the XE body wîth projections based on the current §teering input to help position the vehicle using the Surround Camera System.
Keeping watch: Blind Spot Assist wîth Closing Vehicle Sensing
Blind Spot Monitoring helps to make overtaking manoeuvres safer by alerting the driver when another vehicle enters the blind spot.
This feature is enhanced for 2018 Model Year wîth the introduction of Blind Spot Assist, which combines Blind Spot Monitoring wîth the §teering control provided by EPAS. The intelligent system will counter-steer the vehicle back into its lane if it detects a collision risk wîth another vehicle when the driver indicates to change lane. Slotting into position: Parking made easy
The effort of trying to park in tight spots has become a thing of the past. The XE can be specified wîth two semi-automated park-assist functions, which do the hard work for you. The ultrasonic sensors measure the space and, if suitable, will enable the car to steer itself during both parallel and bay parking manoeuvres – the driver only has to control the brakes and accelerator. An exit-assist function will guide the XE out again.
Backing out of parking spaces can be made even safer wîth the Reverse Traffic Detection system. The sensors used in the Blind Spot Monitoring system will detect approaching vehicles which may be unseen by the driver and can trigger an alert.
INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
With a tablet-style touchscreen, navigation that can tell others if you're running late, a 4GH Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices, apps for wearable technology and an 825W Meridian Surround Sound System – the new XE's next-generation infotainment system ensures that you're always connected
Perfectly positioned in the sweep of the fascia, the central touchscreen is at the heart of the XE's infotainment system. The touchscreen features a clear, intuitive user interface designed to give quick, easy access to all features and functions. Voice control makes the system even simpler.
World-class infotainment technology
Customers can choose between the standard Touch system wîth its eight-inch touchscreen and the next-generation Touch Pro system – Jaguar's most advanced infotainment system. Touch Pro is designed around a tablet-style 10-inch touchscreen and is as intuitive to use as it is powerful, making every journey a more enjoyable, rewarding experience.
Touch Pro features state-of-the-art technologies including a powerful quad-core processor and ultra-fast Ethernet connectivity. This gives Touch Pro incredible computing power and delivers exceptional performance and functionality.
The large 10-inch touchscreen makes interaction smooth, seamless and intuitive. The home screen can be customised and widgets can be added to provide shortcuts to specific features, functions, tasks and favourite contacts. It's even possible to add additional customised home screens if desired.
The screen delivers superb graphics and the super-wide display enables multi-tasking. For instance, media can be shown in the main area of the screen, while the side panel can show journey status, weather reports or phone details – swiping up or down allows the user to select from one of up to five panels.
The advanced infotainment provides super-fast access to map data wîth sharp, highly detailed and incredibly responsive graphics. Úsers can zoom in and out of maps using 'pinch' and 'pan' gestures – nothing could be simpler or more intuitive.
Touch Pro can get you to your destination even when the GPS signal is lost, thanks to innovative dead-reckoning functionality. By analysing data from the vehicle's sensors, it can accurately predict the vehicle's location and heading – something beyond the capability of smartphone navigation apps.
Functionality is taken to the next level by specifying Touch Pro's data connection and location-based features and services. Enter a destination and the system can check if there's enough fuel in the tank to complete the journey. If not, the driver is alerted and filling stations on the route that are within range are highlighted on the map: a tap is all it takes to add one as a waypoint.
Drivers can use the system to share destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) details wîth others via email or text message. If there are delays and the ETA slips, an automatic follow-up message can let them know and provide an update.
Touch Pro can help drivers to avoid hold-ups in the first place: Commute Mode can learn your daily drive and, using historical and real-time traffic information, can suggest alternative routes that will help you to avoid congestion.
Reaching at your precise destination has never been easier. Once within 200 metres, Arrival Mode will show a 360° interactive street-level view of your destination next to the main navigation display: it can even direct you to the nearest available car parking spaces.
A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can help you to complete the final stage of your journey by public transport or on foot. The app also enables syncing of routes and destinations between the device and the XE's Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.Dual view technology: enhanced central screen
A feature first developed for the flagship Jaguar XJ, Dual View technology is now available in the XE. This §egmènt-first innovation enables the 10-inch touchscreen to display vehicle information for the driver while the front seat passenger simultaneously enjoys a movie or TV show on the same screen.Information in view: upgraded instrument cluster
The 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, which is introduced at 2018 Model Year as an option on vehicles wîth Touch Pro, provides further clarity of information for the driver. The system provides four distinct visual themes for drivers to choose from and the large display allows users to view full-screen mapping instructions, taking the stress out of trips to unfamiliar destinations.Always connected: Smartphone and smart watches keep you in control
Smartphones are changing the way people interact wîth the world around them – the new XE ensures that drivers stay connected. Jaguar InControl Apps allows users to seamlessly access smartphone apps through the XE's touchscreen, making it easy to do everything from making a conference call, finding a parking space or booking a hotel room. Some of the most popular apps include iHeartRadio, Glympse, Stitcher, cityseeker and Parkopedia.
The XE also functions as a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, enabling up to eight devices to connect to the internet – the vehicle antenna provides the best possible signal.
The Jaguar InControl Remote app allows users of iOS and Android smartphones to connect to the car from wherever they are using a specially designed app. The technology enables a range of functions, from checking how much fuel is in the tank and unlocking or locking the doors, to seven-day timed pre-setting of the XE's climate control system.
Offering similar functionality to the InControl Remote smartphone app, drivers will be able to use their Apple or Android Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and see its location on a map. It's even possible to set the climate control and start the engine to get the cabin to the ideal temperature before the journey begins.
Secure Tracker enhances security by providing proactive vehicle monitoring. Should the XE be stolen, the tracking service can work wîth law enforcement agencies to locate and recover the car.
Protect provides further reassurance: in the unlikely event of a malfunction, it provides optimised Jaguar Assistance, transmitting your location and vehicle diagnostic data to help minimise delays to your journey. Should the unthinkable happen and a collision occurs it will automatically make an SOS call and summon the emergency services.
Outstanding performance: Meridian Audio
Touch Pro is designed to deliver exceptional audio performance too, and offers a choice of two systems developed specifically for the new XE together wîth world-renowned British firm Meridian. The first is a superb 380W system wîth 11 speakers (including subwoofer), while the truly outstanding surround sound system delivers 825W and features 17 speakers (including subwoofer).
To enhance the experience still further, this system benefits from Meridian's Trifield and Audyssey's MultEQ XT signal processing technologies, producing rich, balanced sound throughout the XE's cabin. And because all of the speakers and amplifiers are so carefully matched, it delivers its high output wîth exceptionally low levels of harmonic distortion.
Smart functions are available when the Meridian sound system is combined wîth Touch Pro and includes programmes such as 'Play more like this' which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.
As well as media streaming from smartphones and tablets via two ÚSB ports, Touch Pro offers a CD/DVD player too. The system also supports satellite radio, and delivers features such as buffering, enabling users to skip back to the start of tracks.Hands-free convenience: Gesture Boot Lid does the work
Customer convenience has been enhanced for 2018 Model Year wîth the introduction of Gesture Boot Lid technology, which provides a hands-free solution when accessing the load area. The system is available on vehicles fitted wîth keyless entry and the rear parking aid system, and allows owners to open and close the boot simply by waving their foot under the corner of the rear bumper.
The customer only has to have the vehicle key in their pocket or wîth them. Sensors beneath the rear valance detect the movement as the customer swipes their foot underneath, triggering the boot opening and closing, making it possible to load the boot easily even if the customer has both hands full. NOTE:
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