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THE FIVE SECRETS BEHIND XE’S PERFORMANCE

“The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive”

Sir William Lyons, co-founder of Jaguar

The Jaguar XE’s streamlined styling and incredible ride and handling are a testament to Sir William Lyons’ vision. Designed entirely from scratch with a brand new architecture, the team at Jaguar developed XE without the imposition of carryover components. The result? A stiff, lightweight body combined with innovative technology that performs the way you would expect a sports car to. We explain the craft and mastery behind XE’s performance.

1. ACCELERATION

Put your foot down to discover just what XE is made of. Be transported from 0 – 60mph in just 4.9 seconds. Featuring the same 8-Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission as F-TYPE, under hard acceleration XE allows for gear changes of up to 200 milliseconds per gear shift.

2. ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS

XE is a shape shifter. Adaptive Dynamics adjusts the car’s response to match your conditions and style. So whether you’re winding down the Welsh countryside or cruising through the quaint streets of Lewes, XE handles every style and surface with grace and poise.

3. ELECTRONIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING (EPAS)

Jaguar XE features next generation electronic power assisted steering that offers the type of precision and feedback you’d expect from a Jaguar, without losing any of the tangible benefits of the system. Combined with the lightweight aluminium chassis, EPAS helps XE achieve an economy of up to 75mpg, and emissions as low as 99g/km.

4. LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM

Aluminium is the material that defines the modern Jaguar. Durable, yet light. Not only does XE’s aluminium intensive architecture allow the car to be more efficient, it also ensures responsiveness. Outstanding stiffness and rigidity gives you, as the driver, greater control.

5. TORQUE VECTORING

Torque Vectoring gives XE that powerful, sports car-like agility. The system provides controlled independent braking on the individual inside front and rear wheels which delivers responsiveness with added driver confidence. With an abundance of composure and control, even around the sharpest corners, you’ll be searching for the most rural routes on your SatNav.

There you have it. Five key ingredients that make up XE’s outstanding performance. You can find all five of these features across each model in the range, which so happens to be five-strong. XE offers an engine to suit every driving style.

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