The all-new Jaguar XE is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s growth phase and is the first to use the high-tech Ingenium engine – a family of ultra-low-emission, four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines from the new Engine Manufacturing Centre, in the West Midlands, England.
With its dynamic design and classic rear-drive stance, the XE aims to be the most head-turning car in its class. But it also features a range of innovations: an aluminium-intensive monocoque; double wishbone and Integral Link suspension for peerless driving dynamics; and a range of powerful and efficient engines.
Starting from a clean sheet meant that Jaguar’s powertrain engineers could make the Ingenium engines as light and efficient as possible, and deliver the blend of power, torque and smoothness customers expect. These state-of-the-art engines were proven in over 2 million miles of real-world testing.
The low friction, all-aluminium units have stiff cylinder blocks and twin balancer shafts to ensure inherently low levels of vibration. Details such as the acoustic sump cover, decoupled injectors, and 0.5mm ovality on the injection pump drive sprocket contribute to the Ingenium’s exceptional quietness.
The new XE will feature two versions of the 2.0L Ingenium diesel. The first, rated at 163PS/380Nm, delivers benchmark efficiency figures of 75mpg without any compromise to launch performance or mid-range acceleration. The 180PS/430Nm variant has one of the highest torque outputs in the class. Ingenium diesels meet Euro 6 and are as clean as they are efficient.
The Ingenium diesels will be joined at launch by powerful, efficient, direct-injection gas engines: turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinders and the outstanding supercharged 3.0L V6.