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DRIVE SPOT: JAGUAR XE

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Jaguar XE is the ultimate XE sports saloon, with all the exhilarating power and performance of F-TYPE, thanks to its incredible 3.0 V6 340PS petrol engine. Its body subtly expresses its phenomenal power. The S front bumper has gloss black inserts, the side sills are dual toned, while the rear valance is also gloss black, and a sculpted spoiler re-shapes the boot. With a superb range of interior colours, and the finest materials to choose from, XE S is sublime.

18” alloy wheels are standard with optional 19″ and 20″ designs available.

XE CHANGES EVERYTHING

The most advanced, efficient and refined sports saloon car that Jaguar has ever produced. XE is a Jaguar to its core. The first of a new generation of cars to be launched on Jaguar’s state-of-the-art, all new Advanced Aluminium Architecture, the lightweight aluminium construction creates an incredibly strong body, as well as helping to deliver power with responsive handling and refinement with beautiful design.

XE is alive with the latest innovation, technology and design. It  is packed with systems that empower the driver and enhance the driving experience. XE rewrites the rules. XE is a wake-up call for every other car in its class.

 NEXT GENERATION EPAS

XE’s next generation Electric Powered Assisted Steering (EPAS) offers outstanding feedback and control, as well as power assistance the moment you need it. The system adds to driver confidence by communicating the approach of the limits of grip during hard cornering. Only active on demand – saving power for where you really need it, as well as saving fuel – EPAS allows highly-tuned computer control to adapt the levels of steering support; whether giving you fine control at speed, or providing comprehensive assistance during slow manoeuvring.

 ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS

Adaptive Dynamics instinctively modifies XE’s response to conditions and your driving style. It analyses acceleration and braking, cornering, throttle and brake pedal activity.

 NEXT GENERATION BRAKING

XE’s next generation braking system is optimised for high performance and to save weight. Air deflectors fitted to the front suspension efficiently channel air to cool the brakes and reduce the risk of fade during enthusiastic driving. While new technology in the pads reduces dust to improve stability, increase disc life and maintain the clean appearance of the wheels.

 JaguarDrive Control allows you to select Standard, Eco, Dynamic or Winter modes, each subtly changing the steering and throttle mapping. Eco mode encourages fuel efficient driving offering gear change information and fuel economy feedback. Dynamic mode sharpens the throttle response and increases steering weighting. On automatic transmissions, Dynamic mode performs gear shifts more quickly and at higher engine speeds. By selecting Winter mode, the system automatically dampens acceleration and applies more gradual traction for slippery conditions.

TORQUE VECTORING BY BRAKING

XE’s Torque Vectoring by Braking maximises control through the tightest corners. Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled braking on the inside rear wheel delivering outstanding sports car agility and added driver confidence.

 XE SAFETY & SECURITY

Jaguar’s innovative technology distinguishes XE as a leader in its class. State-of-the-art systems support safety, inform, warn and communicate. As the technology assists and empowers you XE comes alive, sensing the world and the hazards around you. XE assures a rewarding drive while helping you to stay safe.

 HEAD-UP DISPLAY

Using technology pioneered in military jets, XE incorporates a Head-Up Display (HUD) that projects key information, onto the windscreen, directly in your line of vision. Using the latest, brightest laser display technology for maximum clarity, it allows you to reference your speed, see navigation turn-by-turn guidance and gear placement.

 ROLL STABILITY CONTROL

Roll Stability Control (RSC) uses on-board sensors to monitor the roll angle’s rate of change during cornering. If the system detects a sudden increase in roll angle, it immediately brakes the outer wheels to initiate understeer. This widens the turn radius and reduces the likelihood of a roll-over.

 TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION

XE even monitors road signs for you. Jaguar’s Traffic Sign Recognition technology can detect current speed limit signs to display them on both the instrument cluster and Head-Up Display. This smart system is also aware of local conditional speed limits. When it’s raining, any mandatory lower speed limit will be displayed until the rain stops. If you are towing, the appropriate legal speed limit will be shown. ‘No Overtaking’ signs also display in the instrument cluster.

 ALL SURFACE PROGRESS CONTROL (ASPC)

Jaguar’s unique All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) gives XE drivers added confidence in slippery conditions; whether starting from a snowy driveway, parking on an icy incline, or even towing on wet grass. XE’s ASPC is a low speed cruise control, operating at speeds between 3.6km/h and 30km/h, that helps XE to cope with low traction situations whatever the weather and allows drivers to concentrate on steering the vehicle. ASPC is available on all engines fitted with automatic transmissions.

 AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING

In an emergency braking situation, XE is ready. Utilising a forward facing camera, should a potential collision be detected, XE beeps a ‘forward collision’ warning, giving you time to take action. A visual warning in the Head-Up Display (if fitted) and instrument cluster follows. If no action is taken, with a collision still anticipated, the system then applies the brakes to help reduce the severity of a possible impact.

 XE MULTIMEDIA

From Wi-fi to hi-fi, XE’s comprehensive multimedia technology and precision built sound systems, keep you connected, informed and entertained.

IN COMMAND

XE’s command centre is called InControl Touch. It is the hub which gives control over the car’s major functions including audio, climate control, and satellite navigation. It also enables telephone connectivity, to keep you in touch. The 8 inch Touch-screen in the centre console features an all new graphical interface and fast system response times, as well as familiar tablet and smartphones gestures such as ‘stretch’ and ‘swipe’. For a hands-free experience, XE is equipped with Jaguar Voice which offers voice control of audio, navigation and telephone connectivity.

INCONTROL PROTECT*

InControl Protect* includes SOS Emergency Call, which automatically brings the relevant services to your exact location in the event of a critical situation. It also provides Optimised Jaguar Assistance to transmit your location and vehicle diagnostic data to help minimise delays to your journey. The Remote Essentials App enables you to monitor your XE through your smartphone to check fuel level and whether, or not, it is locked.

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