Jaguar XE S
The British upper class Marque has always been known for its sports models, be it the iconic E-Type, or the many low-wear sports cars that it has developed over the years Jaguars that have been admired by Those who seek more souls than their German rivals. Be more fun than fun. F-Type is definitely a strong starting point for XE.
The all-new Jaguar XE is a purely sports car, with a range of turbocharged engines providing a dynamic chassis and a fair amount of traditional British interiors.
When we drove the Jaguar XE at its media premiere in north Queensland last year, it drew a lot of attention, with holiday-makers taking photos. Nothing changed last week when we took our ‘Jaguar’ (wish it were!) To run in our home area on the Gold Coast and the beautiful hills inland.
Jaguar XE’s large ‘mouth’ grille, sculpted headlights and extremely long bonnet lead back to a coupe-like roof then sloping down a short bootlid with rear spoiler.
The medium-sized jag is elegant, with a very usable binnue
Not only is XE a great visual exercise, aerodynamic guys and girls have achieved a drag coefficient of just 0.26 to let it fly through the air with minimal noise.
The inside of the midsize Jag is elegant, with a very handy carrying case, a central multimedia screen and subtle ventilation ports. We especially like the enhanced area that runs along the lower area of the windshield and searches all the world like an extension of the speaker.
Buyers can choose between InControl Touch system with 8.0 inch touch screen and next generation InControl Touch Pro system. The latter has a tablet-like 10.2-inch touchscreen and uses a quad-core processor and high-speed 60GB solid-state drive (SSD). The home screen can be customized and widgets are added to provide shortcuts for specific features.
Interestingly, InControl Touch Pro has a deadly calculation function that enters if the GPS signal is lost. By analyzing data from the vehicle’s sensors, it can predict the vehicle’s position and direction.
InControl Touch Pro offers a selection of two digital systems developed by the British company Meridian. The first is a 380 watt system with 11 speakers (including subwoofer). Or a surround sound system that provides 825 Watts through no fewer than 17 speakers.
There are smart functions like ‘Play more than this’, automatically compile a playlist or Music queue, to search and add songs, albums or artists to music queues while the current track still playing.
Jaguar XE has achieved a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s 2015 safety tests.
Even more importantly, active safety systems do what they can to avoid incidents. These include autonomous emergency brakes that use the front stereo camera to detect vehicles that could pose a risk of collision. It provides drivers with visual and audible warnings and automatically applies brakes if a collision is imminent.
Legroom will be limited if you sit behind tall drivers who need good seats.
There is also dynamic stability control, traction control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, sensor closure and reverse traffic detection.
Jaguar was very kind to lend us a turbocharged 3.0-liter petrol engine with 250kW and 450 Newtons for our week’s road test. This snorting engine shows the Jaguar XE S V6 reaching a speed of 100km / h in just 5.1 seconds after takeoff.
Most Jaguar XE cars sold in Australia are likely powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit offered in two different tuning stages; producing 147kW and 280Nm of torque, or 170kW / 340Nm, they have a lot of efficiency.
An efficient turbo-diesel engine, again a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, it gives you 132kW and 450 Nm of torque from 1750 to 2500revs.
All Jaguar XE models imported into Australia drive the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is sold in some markets, but the importer says that nothing will be taken down, not even by special orders.
The front seats are nicely shaped and provide support without being too aggressive. But rear headroom is marginal for anyone over 175cm, a drawback of the coupe-like shape. Legroom will be limited if you sit behind tall drivers who need good seats. Compromise between the people in the front and back seats is necessary.
The V6 is a pleasure to sit in the back. Supercharged, it has no unpleasant latency that makes us turn off the turbocharged engine. Press the right pedal and Jag gives you instant action. Love it.
There is an emphasis on body rigidity to make the suspension a n