Jaguar XE Review
The British multinational automaker, Jaguar with innovation as its roots and passion as its branches has paved a long way to reach a recognisable height among the great emperors of the automobile world. The renowned automaker has gained a lot of praise across the globe for its phenomenal successors among which there lies a prestigious name – Jaguar XE. The Jaguar XE is the first executive compact sedan car from the British manufacturer and was announced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the Jaguar's aluminum structure which reduces the vehicle's gross weight and has replaced the earlier used Ford's structure for the entire X-type vehicles. The XE is no less than any of the company made models in terms of its beauty; it is sober, glossy and has an attitude. The Jaguar XE is truly a Jaguar by design and is injected with a purely desirable dynamism and handling characteristics. The astonishing aerodynamics injected in the car fetches it some purely functional characteristics along with an irresistible charm. Coming over to the soul that pumps power in this exquisite sedan. The car is fitted with either of the 2 engine variants available, namely the – 2.0-litre 163 PS diesel engine and the 3.0-Litre 340 PS supercharged petrol engine. The most-dynamic power-mill that pours life down the throat of this saloon is the 3.0-litre supercharged petrol engine, which churns out a maximum power of 340 PS at 6500 rpm and a torque of 450 Nm at 4500 rpm. Along with these power heights, the engine hands-in-hands with the 8-speed automatic transmission catapults the saloon with a speed of 100kmph from naught in just 5.1 seconds. Go a step forward and just get into the driver's cabin and the car gifts you the real pleasure of authority with the purely ergonomically designed cockpit. The cabin awaits to offer the passengers a large feast of comfort and luxury. These interiors can captivate all your senses and takes you to an all new world of delight. The saloon lets you taste the real essence of every drive with an assurance of safety owing to the features like the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert system and blind spot monitoring system.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Refinement displays itself in the form of fuel economy for the perfectly engineered power plant. The most efficient 2.0-litre 4-cylinder 16-valve 180PS Turbocharged diesel engine drinks 4.2 litres of fuel for every 100 km which is pretty decent.
The most furious power plant sprinting down the hood of the car is the 3.0-litre supercharged engine, which grunts with a maximum power of 340 PS at 6500 rpm and a torque of 450 Nm at 4500 rpm. Other than this, the car also comes with a 2.0-litre engine which has a capability of churning out a peak power measuring to 163 PS at 4000 rpm along with a peak torque measuring 380 Nm between 1750 and 2500 rpm. These values themselves hint the capability of the sedan.
Acceleration and Pickup
The potential capsuled in the sedan is displayed in the form of its dynamic and enthralling pickup values. The car owing to its 3.0-litre petrol engine and the silky smooth 8-speed automatic transmission pushes you back in your seats with an acceleration value for which the car achieves a speed of 100 kmph from naught in just 5.1 seconds.
Graciousness goes harmonically with functionality for the exterior design of the sedan. The appearance of the car is compact in dimensions, but with the intense Jaguar flavor. It has dual xenon headlamps on either side with daytime running LEDs at the bottom stroke. At times, these lights seems to be a redesigned Audi fitments as they are more intimate with such DTR lights. The solemnly aerodynamic side profile is further accentuated by the 19-inch wheel designs.
The length to which the car is stretched is 4672 mm x 2075 mm x 1416 mm (L X W X H). The wheelbase over which the car is lying measures 2835 mm and thanks to the aluminum structure, the gross weight of the car is just 1500 kg.
The Jaguar offers the XE with customizable interior colors; the user can pre-order the color of their choice for the shades and the company will get you the same assembled in high-quality material. The cabin quality is top notch and it contains a number of roomier chambers to store the handy articles like the phone or bottles. The smart dial at the central console lifts up with the driver's command and it looks intelligent enough while switching between the auto gear modes. The infotainment system carries an 8-inch screen, but the operating system is engaged with some sort of lags which is a bit frustrating.
All the comfort you desire is gifted to you with a pleasurable envelope of luxury in the interiors of this exquisite and functional piece of art. The interiors of the luxury saloon is a fusion of top class materials and expert craftsmanship that clearly state the objective of the British manufacturer that this masterpiece is oriented towards a pleasurable driving experience. The soothing interior lighting and the panoramic glass roof with electric blinds further add to the interior ambience. The calm cabin features large leather covered seats, the soul efficient Dual-zone automatic climate system and the Jaguar 250W sound system, which together make the cabin a more delightful place to stay in.
The spaciousness incorporated in the car makes its luxury sound more perceptible. Apart from ample space for all the occupants, the car also offers sufficient boot space for the luggage of the travelers. An official boot space worth 455-liters is provided in Jaguar XE which is good enough to pack your big bags for vacations.
Engine and Performance
The Jaguar XE is available with two engine options with different powertrains. It carries 2.0-liter in-line 4 cylinder engine with a wide range of possibilities; it is mated to different equipments for a power boost. The petrol engine generates 163 PS at 4000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500 rpm. While, the more powerful one is the 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged machine which churns out 340 PS of peak power at 6500 rpm and peak torque worth 450 Nm at 4500 rpm. Both of these engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the 5.1 seconds is the acceleration count to 100 kmph for the 3.0-litre engine variant. The 2.0-litre engine shows its efficiency by accelerating in 8.4 seconds with a peak speed of 227 kmpl while racing from standstill and reaching to 100 kmph.
Stereo and Accessories
The luxury encased in the car is made all the more perceptible with the functional list of stereo and accessories equipped in it. The standard Jaguar 250 Watt sound system just takes you to a whole new world of pleasure owing to its ultra-clear music and is integrated with 12-high efficiency speakers and a high-mounted woofer and tweeter in each door. Other than this, the car features 8-inch dual LCD screens with rear media interface and Touch-screen remote control and two sets of WhiteFire digital wireless headphones dedicated to the rear seat entertainment.
The wheels of the car has an important role to play with the handling trait of the car. The spectacular 19-inch light alloy wheel designs promises you a highly dependable operation with a desired road-hugging experience.
Braking and Handling
Just the high power availability cannot define the performance of a car, but this power needs to be kept well in controls with some precise handling and braking assists. The car is fitted with a desirable handling assistance with an adaptive suspension system that results in stable driving operations. The braking system employed in the car comprises of four-wheel disc brakes and braking assists like the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and the Electronic Brake-force distribution.
Safety and Security
Sitting in this sedan is safe as well as pleasurable. The saloon cocoons its passengers in a caring envelope of dependable safety features, which include the handling assists like the Hill Launch Assist, precisely calibrated JaguarDrive Control system and Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) that maximises the control through the tightest corners. The front and rear disc brakes braking system incorporated in the saloon is assisted by Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). Other then these the car also features the Speed Proportional Electric Power Steering (EPAS) system, Cruise Control with Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) and Electric Parking brake system.
- Solemnly flamboyant exterior styling
- Desirable performance
- Purely perceptible luxury
- Tough competition from the 'German Big 3' successors
- Maintenance cost feels expensive