The 2019 Jaguar XE lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons vision: ‘The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive’.
The XE’s aluminium-intensive monocoque is an extremely robust yet light structure, together with double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, it is fundamental to the XE’s athletic vehicle dynamics. The cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness. Exquisite materials and finishes combined with Jaguar craftsmanship make this a class-beating interior that’s unlike anything else in the segment.
The 2019 Jaguar XE is available with Configurable Dynamics as a standalone feature, providing even greater scope for driver customisation. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Comfort or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering. The additional Adapted Dynamics function also allows the driver to fine-tune the suspension settings.
While other automakers are paring down their offerings, Jaguar still provides a four-cylinder gas engine (in two power outputs), a four-cylinder diesel engine, a supercharged V6 or even an outrageous 592-hp V8. When you combine these engines with the XE’s sporty suspension and steering calibrations, you get a naturally small sedan that’s fun to drive no matter the powertrain choice.
Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) changes the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system according to the conditions. AdSR leverages Jaguar Land Rover’s world-leading expertise in AWD technologies and traction systems.
A stereo camera is mounted behind the front windscreen to give the XE a real time view of the road and objects ahead: this highly accurate data is used for functions including Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning system.
The 2019 Jaguar XE also benefits from a range of assistance systems including Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor – a feature which can detect and warn against driver fatigue. The XE also offers the Adaptive Speed Limiter: an intelligent technology which can support the driver by increasing or decreasing vehicle speed when speed limits change.
- Additional standard features for 2019
- Voice command functionality added to navigation system
- Three special edition models join the Jaguar XE line-up for 2019 model year
- 300 SPORT special edition features 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and is available in four colours, with unique 300 SPORT badging and Dark Satin Grey exterior trim
- Unique interior cues include 300 SPORT badging and contrast yellow stitching across the cabin
- New Landmark Edition based on XE R-Sport features Sport front bumper, unique 18-inch wheels and refined interior and exterior palette
- New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sits at the pinnacle of the world’s performance sedans, with a thrilling mix of V8 power, dynamic agility and all-wheel drive traction
Always at the forefront of innovation, Jaguar created the blueprint for the first ever sports saloon with the iconic Mk II, a car which distilled sports car performance and dynamics into a stylish four-door body. The 2019 Jaguar XE builds on this unique heritage, combining Jaguar’s unrivalled expertise in lightweight construction with exquisite lines, sharp radii and perfectly executed surfaces.
The only car in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, the XE was developed in parallel with Jaguar’s lightweight, modular vehicle architecture. Created from a clean sheet, this architecture – which forms the backbone of several other Jaguar models – unlocks entirely new design possibilities for the brand. The strongly-sculpted bonnet is a testament to Jaguar’s expertise in working with aluminium, creating a taut, muscular appearance. The very steeply raked windscreen and the rising waistline accentuates the streamlined, coupe-like profile, adding to the sense of movement.
The signature daytime running lights are another instantly recognisable Jaguar design. In the rear lights, a horizontal line intersecting a roundel is a famous styling feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-Type.
The 300 SPORT special edition gives the Jaguar XE’s exterior design added impetus. Available in Yulong White, Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Caldera Red, it also features 300 SPORT badging on the grille and bootlid. Further differentiating it from the rest of the XE range, added design elements include a Dark Satin Grey finish to the grille surround, side vents, side sills, mirror caps, 19- and 20-inch alloys, boot spoiler and rear valance.
This is joined by the Landmark Edition of the XE. Powered by a range of Jaguar Land Rover’s innovative engines it also features a number of key exterior and interior design elements. Available in a choice of Yulong White, Santorini Black and Firenze Red the exterior also features Landmark badging, Black Pack accents, Sport front bumper, unique 18-inch alloys and key exterior options including Xenon headlights and front and rear parking aids. This edition gets R-Sport full leather interior in Ebony or Ebony/Pimento and further Landmark branding.
The 2019 Jaguar XE continues this tradition of uncompromised form and function: its profile has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar yet – Cd 0.26. This was achieved through a combination of over 1,200 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and over eight million hours of processor time.
The body’s low-drag shape is enhanced by features that amplify each improvement made. Innovations include front bumper ducts which channel laminar airflow over the surface of the front wheels to reduce drag. This is combined with lightweight under-floor panels running back to the rear silencer, creating an almost perfectly smooth surface, also significantly reducing drag.
XE SV PROJECT 8
Jaguar has a rich history of producing stunning, aerodynamically-efficient cars and the standard XE is the most aerodynamic Jaguar ever. The 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 takes that tradition of uncompromised form and function to the next level, with purposeful bodywork revisions by SVO’s design and engineering experts to meet the car’s 200mph performance target.
The SV Project 8 exterior body panels emphasise the dynamic cab-rearward proportions of the XE’s design, with only the roof and front door skins unaltered. And, there are a number of revisions to the lightweight aluminium-intensive monocoque itself too. Modifications include:
- 55mm flared aluminum rear wing panels, to accommodate 305-width tyres
- Aluminium rear doors reprofiled with more muscular body flare
- Reprofiled boot floor to improve airflow through the rear Diffuser
Lightweight Carbon Fibre material is used extensively throughout the SV Project 8 body package, which contributes to the lowest kerb weight of any current V8-powered Jaguar sedan, from just 1,745kg. It also helps achieve the desired weight distribution. Carbon Fibre and composite components exclusive to Project 8 are:
- 19mm flared Carbon Fibre front wings with cut-away lower trailing edges, to accommodate 265-width tyres and repositioned Xenon headlamp units
- Front Carbon Fibre Bumper with integrated centre and lower outer grilles for optimised airflow management
- Manually adjustable two-position two-piece Carbon Fibre Front Splitter
- Carbon Fibre Bonnet with integrated air extraction duct, saving 3kg over the standard aluminium part, reducing drag and aiding cooling
- Carbon Fibre lower side skirts
- Rear Carbon Fibre Bumper with drag-reducing airflow management creases and cut-away lower wheel arch trailing edges
- Rear Carbon Fibre Diffuser with quad Titanium Variable Active Exhaust tailpipes
- Manually adjustable two-position single-element Rear Aerodynamic Wing
- Manually adjustable two-position single-element Rear Aerodynamic Wing
Extensive rolling road wind tunnel and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation testing has refined the aerodynamic package, which includes a Flat Underbody, to achieve a 205 per cent reduction in lift with Front Splitter and Rear Aerodynamic Wing in Track Mode, delivering more than 122kg of downforce at 186mph – 25 per cent more than Project 8’s nearest competitor. Every Project 8 gets unique badges on the Front Splitter and endplates of the Rear Aerodynamic Wing, plus an SVO roundel on the rear panel, while the XE badge can be deleted at no cost.
Expectations raised by the 2019 Jaguar XE beautiful exterior styling are exceeded once inside. The spacious cabin cocoons front seat passengers with a deep centre console, creating a cockpit-like feel. The 10-inch touchscreen for the Touch Pro infotainment system takes centre stage in the sweeping curves of the instrument panel. On models equipped with automatic transmissions, Jaguar’s unique rotary drive selector rises up from the centre console – the XE feels alive.
The contour-hugging front seats are mounted low, creating a sports car-like driving position with heating and cooling options and up to 18-way power adjustment. The rear seats may also be heated and can offer a 40:20:40 split-fold and a through-loading feature.
The 2019 Jaguar XE proves that sleek, streamlined styling and interior space need not be mutually exclusive. All occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom, and the deeply scalloped seatbacks liberate even more space for passengers seated in the rear.
Technical fabrics, fine-grain leathers and contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. Gloss black, textured aluminium, contemporary wood veneers, and carbon-fibre trim enhance a luxurious, handcrafted feel.
For 2019 model year, the 300 SPORT special edition features a number of unique design elements, including 300 SPORT embossing on the front headrests, steering wheel, carpet mats and treadplates. Further flourishes include yellow contrast stitching for the instrument panel, door casings, armrest, carpet mats, steering wheel and seats.
The 2019 Jaguar XE is powered by a range of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines offering a blend of performance and refinement. All engines benefit from direct injection, variable valve timing and boosting to deliver clean, quiet combustion and exceptional throttle response. Intelligent stop-start systems and smart regenerative charging enhance efficiency. Power is channelled through smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmissions. Most are available with either rear- or all-wheel drive.
Turbocharged Ingenium diesel
The most fuel efficient powertrain offered in the 2019 Jaguar XE is the 180hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel produces 318lb-ft of torque from low engine speeds, delivering strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it. Its enough to power the AWD XE from 0-100km/h in 8.4 seconds (0-60mph in 7.8 seconds).
The Ingenium engine features variable valve timing: a phaser to the exhaust camshaft enables the aftertreatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, assisting in a reduction of emissions. The engine warms up very quickly from cold thanks to a split-cooling system featuring a variable flow coolant pump and a mapped thermostat.
Turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine A 247hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium unit is also available and is positioned as the cost leader for the model. It features a single twin-scroll turbo and produces 269lb-ft of torque from only 1,300rpm. The smooth and responsive gasoline engine powers the 2019 Jaguar XE from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds).
The choice of Ingenium gasoline engines also includes a 296hp/295lb-ft 2.0-liter powertrain. The engine effortlessly accelerates the performance from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds) and a top speed of 145 mph.
The family of Jaguar Ingenium gasoline engines features innovative technologies delivering low levels of friction to optimize efficiency and refinement. They also deploy twin scroll turbos to reduce lag, enhancing power output and efficiency from the turbo. Continuously Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) technology improves air delivery to the engines. The 247hp powerplant features electro hydraulic valve control to deliver unrivalled flexibility. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for optimum energy efficiency, power and torque across the rev range. In addition, cleaner combustion is ensured by a new 200bar direct injection system, which features centrally mounted injectors with optimized spray patterns which help improve efficiency relative to other injection systems.
For customers demanding superior performance and an exhilarating engine note from idle right up to the redline there’s the 2019 Jaguar XE S, which shares its supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with the lightweight F-TYPE sports car. This all-aluminium engine is a modular design with takes its core architecture from Jaguar’s acclaimed 5.0 V8.
A balancer shaft ensures the V6 matches the larger unit for refinement. The twin-vortex Roots-type supercharger is packaged in the ‘vee’ of the engine. The 380hp/332 lb-ft of torque engine provides the XE S with truly exceptional acceleration, driveability and performance: 0-100km/h takes just 5.0 seconds (0-60mph in 4.8 seconds) and top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
At the heart of SV Project 8 is the latest evolution of Jaguar’s well proven 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 modified to give a targeted power output of 600PS and 700Nm – the highest output of any Jaguar road car.
To achieve the outputs required for a 200mph performance sedan, SVO engineers have tuned the engine calibration software and enabled better breathing on both air intake and exhaust sides of the engine. The air intake system is unique to Project 8 and is optimised to increase airflow efficiency and reduce air circulation and pressure drop within the airbox. It’s fed by ducts in the front Carbon Fibre Bumper moulding.
The 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 uses a unique lightweight Titanium Variable Active Exhaust designed to provide consistent performance during extended periods of track use. The system exits through the rear diffuser, finishing with quad 89mm tailpipes for a phenomenal snarling soundtrack.
The V8’s cooling system is extensively modified, ensuring stamina and endurance under extreme track conditions and in hot climates. The vent in the Carbon Fibre Bonnet plays an active part in managing underbonnet temperatures too. Located in a low-pressure area, the vent has a dual benefit of reducing drag and helping manage the airflow through the engine compartment by sucking hot air out.
To maximise traction and delivery of the 5.0-litre Supercharged V8’s record levels of power and torque, the SV Project 8 utilises a re-calibrated version of Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift All-Wheel Drive system. Capable of selecting gears in just 200 milliseconds, and shifting non-sequentially, such as from 8 to 2 in extreme situations, it helps deliver outstanding precision and confidence with a strong torque-rich shift quality unique to this car.
Project 8 also introduces an Electronic Active Differential (EAD) for the first time on Jaguar’s smallest sports saloon, which works with the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics system to precisely manage torque delivery to each of the rear wheels. In conjunction with enhanced large diameter front and rear driveshafts, the EAD ensures optimum ability to put power and traction to the road in all situations and contributes to the exceptional lap times achievable by Project 8.
To keep differential temperatures under control, particularly during sustained track use, Project 8 incorporates a differential cooler housed in the rear Diffuser. Project 8 is also the first Jaguar to get a dedicated Track Mode, which enhances body control and sharpens both throttle and steering responses for ultimate precision, control and driver feedback.
Torque Vectoring by braking
One of the most impressive functions on the Jaguar XE is Torque Vectoring by braking – state-of-the-art technology that has been proven on the F-TYPE Coupé and is standard on the XE. This innovation mitigates the onset of understeer by lightly braking individual inner wheels as required to help keep the car on the optimum line through corners. Intervention is subtle and barely noticed by the driver, who benefits from more neutral handling, reduced steering effort and, ultimately, a more rewarding driving experience.
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