Jaguar has always been known for two things – sports models and large luxury sedans. Attractive sedan like the Mark 2 and athletes such as the E-Type in some way basis Jaguar’s heritage. The latest attempt came in the form of X-Type, a model that has been widely criticized, mainly because of the “fraternal relations” with the Ford Mondeo.
Of course, this could not be done with the X-Type. The new model had to be stylish remarkable, not serious, and most importantly, it is essential that bears the aristocratic spirit mixed with passion, which is characteristic of the Jaguar “of old.” All this has complied into – 2016 Jaguar XE!
Pulling some of the best stylistic elements from the current Jaguar specter, aluminum bodywork XE-and can be assessed as currently the most expressive in the segment with a design point of view, with the Lexus IS. The long hood and side ventilation openings resemble the F-Type. A falling roof-line reminiscent of the hips XJ’s, and the last light on the XF, but without the chrome-plated insertion and more accentuated. Now it is possible to achieve perfect proportions, and they are in this case represented by the short front overhang, long rear overhang and dynamic “slanted up-to-back” attitude. Also it boasts low, sports items and “Coupé” profile.
Jaguar has a rich history in the production of attractive, extremely aerodynamic cars. New 2016 Jaguar XE continues the tradition of uncompromising pairing of form and function; coefficient of air resistance is only 0.26. This achievement is the result of 1,200 dynamic computer simulations and millions of hours of operation of the processor. What are closer approximation to F-Type at the end obviously paid off.
And the 2016 Jaguar XE interior is reminiscent of the F-Type, because many details right in this style, such as switches and indicators which when starting the engine “check” full scale. Front and rear seats provide plenty of room for heads and legs of passengers, so that we have the proof that part of sport styling and a low silhouette are not inconsistent with the volumes of a interior. Black high-gloss surface, embossed aluminum and modern wood panel accentuate the luxury aspect of Jaguar’s representatives in the D segment. Ambient lighting comes in up to 10 colors.
Jaguar is launching a brand new infotainment system as good news, because we have noticed when testing the model XF that in this domain rather behind the competition. Rather, behind it, because now along comes “Jaguar InControl®” infotainment system that represents the last word of technology when it comes to communication driver with the vehicle and the outside world. The focus is osmoinčni screen sensitive to touch with an intuitive interface and fast response.
New Jaguar XE Engine
With XE, the flagship with a 3.0-liter V6 assisted compressor delivers 340 hp and 450 Nm of maximum torque. The 2016 Jaguar XE engine works in synergy with the eight-speed automatic transmission, which can also be manually controlled by pedals on the steering wheel. From sleep mode to “a hundred on ‘accelerates to 5 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. It is characterized by a system of direct fuel injection and fully variable control of the Venta. The rows of cylinders at an angle of 90 degrees provide a compressor “Roots” type with a “twin-vortex” technology.
Jaguar XE is the first model of the brand developed a new JLR modular mechanical platform. The long wheelbase and low sitting position provide perfect proportions and “Coupé” profile. The model is characterized by a larger front air vents, chrome side ventilation openings, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch wheels of light wrought alloys. This is also the first Jaguar fitted with electric power assisted. The system is calibrated to provide flawless response and a great feeling at the wheel.
Most of the used aluminum alloy high strength 6000 series, which uses magnesium and silicon as the major alloying elements. Quality of material is best embodied in the hips body; these complex elements are formed in one piece, and what was once the list of measures 1.5 mm is now reduced to only 1.1 mm. The new XE is RC 5754 aluminum alloy, which is largely made from recycled materials. Future models will also use the RC 5754, which will help Jaguar to achieve the target that 75% of the materials used is from recycled by 2020.
Suspension and Drive
Jaguar XE uses the benefits of double grill front suspension. The aluminum front axle spindle are light and strong, forged from molten material through a patented manufacturing process, while the last suspension system in the form of integral clamp. This solution provides lateral and longitudinal rigidity, essential for precise control and a pleasant ride.
XE will feature a brand new “All Surface Progress Control” (ASPC) system. This technology has emerged from Jaguar and Land Roverovog extensive experience in the field of “off-road” system to improve traction. It functions as a low-speed cruise at speeds between 3 and 30 km / h. ASPC is designed to precisely control the brake system and drive that would provide optimal traction when driving on slippery road surfaces.
Also, Jaguar is one of the first manufacturers in the segment that uses technology stereo camera. This sensor is the “eyes” of optional autonomous braking system, which measures the speed and distance of the object in front of the vehicle and apply full braking if necessary to avoid a collision. Stereo cameras also “read” traffic signs and recognizes unwanted exit lanes.
2016 Jaguar XE Price and Release Date
Jaguar XE on the European market comes next, and the American 2016, 2016 Jaguar XE price would be in range from $40,000 to $55,000. It is manufactured in a brand new Jaguar Land Rovers factory in Solihull, where 1,700 employees work, and they invested huge funds. Without a doubt, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class get serious competitor. What Jaguar XE is waiting to prove their competitiveness in reality.