Though the transparent panels do obscure the overall look of the car, its basic proportions come through. Paired with the previous preview rendering of the car, it’s easy to get a good feel for Britain’s upcoming BMW 3-Series fighter.
Set to slot into the Jaguar lineup below the XF, the XE will be the first model built on the company’s new all-aluminum iQ[Al] architecture. Powered by a range of Ingenium 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines (and diesels, too), as well as the V-6 engine from the F-Type, the XE should match the Germans and Americans in the sport sedan segment step-for-step—while wrapping the car in Jaguar’s archetypally attractive metal.
Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of the XE are expected, as well, but we’ll have to wait for the car’s official debut to find out all the details.