The new Jaguar XE is coming sooner than expected. It seems the Brits can’t wait to take on the Germans. The 2015 XE, touted as a challenger to the German trio of BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class, was expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October. But Jaguar has announced that the new sedan will be revealed on September 8. The XE will also be present at the Paris Motor Show a month later.
Along with the big date, Jaguar has also released some specs of their new offering, and the British marque has promised more in the build up to the unveiling in London. What’s created a flutter is the revelation that the front suspension of the new XE is derived from the F-Type. More precisely, the XE will have an aluminum double wishbone front suspension modeled on the F-Type while at the back it will sport an integral link setup. Now, that means the car has been built for pace and for sharp and responsive handling, taking the sedan to sportier realms while the ride quality remains classy.
As rumored, the XE will use a lightweight iQ[Al] platform, and the design will be derived from Jaguar XF and XJ. The baby sedan will be powered by petrol as well as Ingenium engines. The hot version of the 2015 XE range will have a 3.0-liter V6 engine, while the hottest version will be a 542 bhp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 one.
Jaguar will be breaking new ground in the steering department too. The new XE will be the first Jaguar to use latest technology in electric power steering, coupled with steering damping. There is also an indigenous “traction control system” known as All Surface Progress Control, developed by Jaguar engineers. The system will increase grip of the rear-wheel drive XE by adapting with changing surface conditions.