For months, Jaguar has dribbled out little tidbits of information regarding the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE sedan, and finally the big cat brand has revealed the high-performance sedan in full. It’s more aerodynamic than the Toyota Prius, has more technology than most of its competitors, and it can be had with a 340 horsepower 3.0 liter V6.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Jaguar has invested mightily into making the Jaguar XE feel like it belongs in the British brand’s lineup. The scowling corporate face is present, as are nods towards other designs like the F-Type’s side vents and the XF’s taillights (minus the mid-located chrome bar). The aluminum body isn’t just lightweight, but boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.26, better than even the Toyota Prius. Aluminum is even used in the suspension architecture in a bid to improve handling as well, and Jaguar claims over 100 pounds of other recycled materials are used in the XE’s manufacturing.
The top-of-the-line S version of the 2015 Jaguar XE will be a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 good for 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque good for a 4.9 second sprint from 0 to 60 MPH. However, the new modular line of Ingenium Engines is also supposed to be offered in the XE, and even though the sedan isn’t due out until next year, I thought Jaguar’s new engines would get more details today than they did. With these smaller motors, Jaguar is hoping the XE achieves up to 75 MPG on the British testing standard.
In addition to a sleeker, lighter body and more efficient engines, the XE will debut other cutting-edge features like a new driver-friendly heads-up display, as well as security features that keep track of your car, even if you’re doing business on the other side of the world.
There’s a whole lot more going on in the new 2015 Jaguar XE, including a new infotainment system, a premium audio system, autonomous, and a new “Smart Assistant” that learns your habits and makes recommendations based on them. If you want to check out the full press release, head on over to Jaguar’s site.