Jaguar XE with Emeli Sande

Ahead of its debut on September 8th, Jaguar has just dropped the first image showing the completed sedan with singer Emile Sande posing alongside.

The particular model pictures is the Jaguar XE S. While it remains unclear what powertrain it will utilise, we can say for certainty that it looks very, very good. When the very first prototypes of the XE were spotted, it was feared that the car may look too much like the Jaguar XF. However, this image shows that it is quite different while still remaining true to the British firm’s current design language.

The headlights are significantly more angular than those from the XF and also feature LED daytime running lights at the base and sides of the headlights. Additionally, blacked-out grilles are present as is an aggressive bumper.

Beyond the design, one crucial feature the new XE has adopted is advanced double wishbone front suspension constructed from aluminium and similar to the F-Type sports car. Jaguar claims that this suspension setup means the XE will be as stiff as the XFR. Furthermore, the rear suspension also uses aluminium for much of its construction.

Elsewhere, the Jaguar XE will adopt electric-steering which is quite a talking point of the auto industry at the moment as it generally doesn’t provide the same steering feel as hydraulically operated systems. However, Jaguar claims it could “deliver better-quality feel”.

On an engine front, we know that the Jaguar XE will come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. Elsewhere, reports suggest that the range topping model, possibly called the Jaguar XER-S will feature a supercharged V8 engine delivering a truly brutal 542 hp making it not just an M3 rival, but also an M5 competitor from a performance perspective.

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