XE’s lightweight construction and sophisticated chassis technology combine to deliver outstanding driving dynamics with incredible handling in Jaguar’s newest sports saloon. With a choice of powerful and highly responsive petrol or new family of efficient and refined Ingenium diesel engines, driving XE is nothing short of exhilarating.
Built around an all-new, aluminium-intensive architecture, the XE combines thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering, with outstanding levels of refinement.
XE’s exceptional driving dynamics are delivered by a number of innovative engineering technologies.
Using sports car technology, XE’s integral link suspension delivers significantly uprated performance over conventional multi-link suspension. By providing lateral and longitudinal stiffness, the integral link delivers sharp response and handling while retaining a refined, luxurious ride.
Many components of the integral link suspension have been forged or hollow-cast in aluminium; optimum production techniques to produce an incredibly strong and lightweight solution.
XE’s double wishbone front suspension delivers the highest levels of handling and road holding. The advanced design is based on Jaguar’s flagship F-TYPE sports car, ensuring XE delivers a similar level of agility and an intuitive steering feel. Like the rear suspension, many components are made from cast and forged aluminium using exclusive Jaguar engineering technologies.
Jaguar is renowned for its steering feedback and feel. With the latest generation Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), XE takes steering feel to the next level. The latest software algorithms now allow much greater scope for tuning than hydraulic-based systems delivering incredibly refined steering and handling. The system also allows variable steering damping, ease of low-speed manoeuvring and the ability to adapt to Jaguar Drive Control settings. EPAS also enables a range of Active Safety and Driver Aid features.
Even with the best traction control, rear-wheel drive cars can struggle to pull away on slippery surfaces. Jaguar has created All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a completely new feature in its class. Developed from decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, ASPC will electronically sense tiny amounts of slip and almost instantly gain traction. The system works like a low-speed cruise control to deliver optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE CUTTING EDGE ENGINEERING BEHIND XE'S OUTSTANDING DRIVING DYNAMICS:
Experience the exhilaration of XE when it comes alive at its world premiere on 8th September 2014.