Jaguar XE News

  • 2020 Jaguar XE facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Jaguar's XE is about to receive some updates, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The updates are expected to be introduced on a 2020 XE due in showrooms in the second half of next year. While the XE only reached the United States in 2016 as a 2017 model, the small sport sedan has been on sale elsewhere since 2015, meaning these updates should constitute a mid-cycle facelift for the car. The updates should keep it looking and feeling fresh in a hotly contested segment that will soon see the arrival of a redesigned BMW 3-Series and a replacement for the Cadillac ATS...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    New race series for wealthy to play with Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar only build 300 examples of its wild XE SV Project 8, and soon a batch of them will be tapped for a new one-make race series. Top Gear reported in October that a privately run series known as Series Elite will be run with the XE SV Project 8 as the star car. Oh, and it's exclusively for "high...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi
    XE SV Project 8 super sedan joins Jaguar's 'Ring taxi fleet

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is currently the fastest production four-door car around the Nürburgring, with one of the cars completing a lap of the notorious German racetrack last November in a time of only 7:21.23. Jaguar is now offering the chance to experience a Nürburgring hot lap in the...

  • Harry Metcalfe puts his Jaguar Project 8 XE on a dyno
    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 reveals its full fury on the dyno

    There are many examples of automakers underrating their performance products. The latest data point is Jaguar's XE SV Project 8. Harry Metcalfe of the Harry's Garage YouTube channel took his own example of the super sedan over to a friend's dyno and discovered that the quoted 592 crank horsepower...

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    Here's what a couple of Le Mans winners think of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar created a monster sedan when it built the XE SV Project 8. The 592-horsepower four-door set a production car record when it went around the 'Ring in just 7:21.23 back in 2017. The full production version is being made even faster and Jaguar has quite the helping hand as the Project 8 enters...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    Jaguar thinks its XE SV super sedan can break its own record at the 'Ring

    Jaguar last year came out with a version of its XE with 592 horsepower and starting price of $188,495. Sure that's steep for a small sport sedan, even one with 592 horses under the hood, but the car, designated an XE SV Project 8, is the fastest four-door production car around the...

  • 2017 Jaguar XF S

    If a report from Autocar rings true, it's the end of the line for the Jaguar XE and XF's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 option. Additionally, other models are reportedly on the chopping block to ditch the engine. Motor Authority reached out to Jaguar for comment and Nathan Hoyt, Product Communications Manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America, said the brand does not comment on future product. However, he reiterated the engine is found in multiple Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles to somewhat bolster its importance in North America. A Jaguar spokesperson told Autocar that the recently revealed XE...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE 300 Sport
    2019 Jaguar XE and XF get 300 Sport trim

    Jaguar on Thursday unveiled a new 300 Sport trim for the XE and XF, though the availability of the trim in the United States remains unknown. Introduced for 2019 and designed for models equipped with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, the 300 Sport trim adds a number of sporty touches...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar isn't planning a V-8 for XE or XF

    Well, color us a shade of bummed. After long speculation, Jaguar confirmed we won't see a V-8 engine under the hood of the XE or XF anytime soon. Save for the wild XE SV Project 8, of course. Road & Track reported on Wednesday that the decision partially rests on production volumes. Ian Callum...

  • Jaguar XE SV Nurburgring record
    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets record 7:21.23 Nürburgring lap

    Jaguar said on Tuesday that a specially prepared version of its XE compact luxury sedan—a model that's earmarked for production—lapped Germany's famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record-breaking 7:21.23. That's the fastest time ever posted for a production-intent sedan, the...

  • 2018 Jaguar XEL
    Long-wheelbase Jaguar XEL debuts in China

    Jaguar’s lineup has spawned its second long-wheelbase sedan in the form of the XEL, based on the XE small sedan. The first was the XF-based XFL introduced in 2016. Like the XFL, the XEL is offered exclusively in China where it’s common among the wealthy class to have a professional...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Jaguar targeting 4-door Nürburgring record with XE SV Project 8?

    Jaguar this week was out testing its limited-edition XE SV Project 8 at the Nürburgring. Since the car has already been revealed—it was formally presented during June’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed—there are suggestions Jaguar might have been attempting to challenge the...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Pebble Beach

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) wants North Americans to get acquainted with its most recent undertaking, the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8. To do so, the car will head to Pebble Beach this week to rub elbows with thousands of enthusiasts, many of whom are flush with cash. This will be the first time the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets a tire in America and we're more than excited to take a closer look at the 592-horsepower monster from Britain. Power comes from Jaguar's familiar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine, but SVO has massaged it to produce that substantial...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots

    Jaguar only last month unveiled its XE SV Project 8, a 592-horsepower, left-hand-drive-only super sedan that will be built in a limited run of 300 cars and priced in the six figures. It means that the XE SV Project 8, like the F-Type Project 7 that came before it, will be pretty much unobtanium for...

  • 2018 Jaguar XEL spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Jaguar XEL spy shots

    Jaguar’s lineup is about to get its second long-wheelbase sedan in the form of the XEL, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The XEL will join the XFL in Jaguar’s lineup sometime next year. Unfortunately, just like the larger XFL, the XEL will be sold exclusively in China where...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    Jaguar discusses how the XE SV Project 8's design came to life

    Jaguar has revealed its latest Special Vehicle Operations project: the 2018 XE SV Project 8. As a follow up to the 2017 Jaguar F-Type Project 7, the XE SV Project 8 represents the most powerful roadgoing Jaguar to date. SVO massaged the brand's familiar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine to produce...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 comes with 592 horsepower, 6-figure price tag

    If you’re looking for the biggest, baddest option in the small luxury sedan segment, you’ll need to turn to Jaguar. More specifically, you’ll need to turn to Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations. The SVO skunk works has churned out the new XE SV Project 8 just in...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 spy shots

    Jaguar in May came out with the news that it was working on a 600-horsepower super sedan based on the XE: the XE SV Project 8. The automaker also released photos of a prototype and confirmed that just 300 examples are destined to be built—for worldwide consumption. We now have our own spy...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Pace

    Jaguar on Monday announced 2018 model year updates for its core XE, XF and F-Pace lines. The base 25t models adopt Jaguar’s latest 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and are rated at 247 horsepower, up from 240 hp previously. Above this are the 25d models which feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine rated at 180 hp. New to XE, XF and F-Pace for 2018 are 30t models. They feature an uprated version of the 25t’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, with its output registering at 296 hp. The 30t models replace the 35t models which came with a 340-hp version of Jaguar’s...

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jaguar confirms 600-horsepower XE SV Project 8 super sedan

    It wasn’t that long ago that the 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S seemed like an insurmountable output for a small sport sedan. However, Jaguar is about to blow all competition out of the water with its XE SV Project 8. Set to debut next month at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 nominee: Jaguar XE

    With the release of the XE, Jaguar is trying to elbow its way into one of the most competitive segments in the luxury-car realm for a second time. The X-Type of the early 2000s turned out to be little more than a gilded Ford Mondeo and sales suffered for it. This time Jaguar has its sights set on...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE V6 S
    Jaguar bringing XE competitors to its U.K. dealerships

    Jaguar is diving headfirst into the compact luxury sports sedan game. It should because small cars represent a larger market than the other end of Jaguar's model range. However, that means Jaguar is taking on some heady competition from the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    2017 Jaguar XE preview

    The 2017 Jaguar XE may have been unveiled in Europe over a year ago—and already shown here in the United States—but it's still not going to be in local showrooms until next year. So, understandably, Jaguar has teasingly taken its time filling in some of the details. Now, at this week's...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    Purists Rejoice: The 2017 Jaguar XE Will Get A Manual Option

    It's a bit disheartening to think that the fact a slick sport sedan like the Jaguar XE will come with a manual option is news—but that doesn't make it any less welcome. At this point, it appears the six-speed stick will only be offered on models with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder...

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