By on April 3, 2014



Although the upcoming Jaguar XE was previously announced with just a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, it was hard to believe that Jaguar wasn’t going to put something spicier under the hood of their first proper 3-Series competitor.

AutoGuide reports that Jaguar leaked (intentionally, or otherwise…who knows, these days?) that a supercharged V6 will be available on the XE. In the F-Type (as well as the Jaguar XF, XJ and various Land Rover products), the base engine puts out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to compete with the Audi S4 and BMW 335i. In the F-Type V6S, that figure rises to 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft.

The aluminum construction of the F-Type and the 8-speed gearbox help the two V6 cars to hit 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) in the base car and 19/27/22 mpg in the V6S. The XE might even be able to surpass that figure.

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6 Comments on “Jaguar XE Will Get F-Type Powertrain...”

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    Hopefully a manual transmission with at least some of these powertrains.

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    Kyree S. Williams

    It would be kind of neat for Jaguar to offer some kind of AWD system on this version of the XE (although that might mess with the car’s dynamics as well as tread on Land Rover’s territory). I remember that Jaguar first added AWD to its XF and XJ models with the introduction of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6, because significant re-engineering would have been necessary in order to fit AWD to existing Jaguar models with the 5.0-liter V8 family of engines.

    And will there eventually be an XER? I hope so…although that is a silly-looking nameplate.

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    I still feel it’s a mistake to use downsized styling from the 9 year-old XF design.

    And it still looks like a Lancer when this scale is used.

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    the only interesting car they have is F-type .. and taht should be their ‘DNA’ ..

    it’s good that they wan’t to put some of this DNA in new car(powertrain) .. but the car itself(BMW3 figther?!?) is not interesting…

    Jaguar should built oryginal, special (‘british traditional cars’) not some boring BMW3 figthers .. or SUVs ..

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