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Jaguar Reportedly Rules Out BMW M3 And M5 Competitors 6
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, Reports on 12 6th, 2017


The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 recently set a lap record for production sedans at the Nürburgring as the model lapped the green hell in 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds. That’s significantly faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio but it doesn’t mean the British brand is ready to take on the competition.

According to Road and Track, Jaguar doesn’t have any plans to offer a V8 engine in either the XE or XF. The only exception is the XE SV Project 8 which features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 600 PS (441 kW) and enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h).

When asked about the possibility of high-performance models, Jaguar design director Ian Callum told the publication “We work volume out proportionally” and “If we do an M3 version of XE, for instance, they’ll take the proportion of M3 to 3-Series and work it back from there.” Callum went on to say he doesn’t agree with this approach but “I’m not the one making those decisions.”

While we shouldn’t the company to introduce direct competitors to the BMW M3 and M5, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has plans to introduce at least one model every year so we can expect an assortment of high-performance variants in the future.

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Jaguar XEL Love Edition Arrives In China 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Jaguar, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar XE, new cars, prices, video on 11 29th, 2017


Jaguar are celebrating the introduction of the China-only XEL with a limited edition of the car, called Love.

Offered in 100 units and endorsed by a local singer and actor that goes by the name of William Chan, the new Jaguar XEL Love Edition will be available for sale until December 13.

It carries a price tag of 332,800 yuan (equal to $50,399), which makes it some 33,000 yuan ($4,997) more expensive than the entry-level XEL.

So what does paying the sticker price bring you? Well, let’s see, you won’t get any special ‘Love Edition’ badges, exterior colors, and interior novelties, as it appears that the only things present that you cannot have on the regular versions of the car are the 17-inch alloy wheels, with a two-tone finish, and ‘Luxtec’ stitching inside.

The new XEL Love Edition is only available with the automaker’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which feeds 200PS (197hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque to the wheels. If you were craving for the 250PS (246hp) and 365Nm (269lb-ft) variant of the same lump, then you will have to settle for the regular long wheelbase variant.

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Jaguar XEL Love Edition Arrives In China 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Jaguar, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar XE, new cars, prices, video on 11 29th, 2017


Jaguar are celebrating the introduction of the China-only XEL with a limited edition of the car, called Love.

Offered in 100 units and endorsed by a local singer and actor that goes by the name of William Chan, the new Jaguar XEL Love Edition will be available for sale until December 13.

It carries a price tag of 332,800 yuan (equal to $50,399), which makes it some 33,000 yuan ($4,997) more expensive than the entry-level XEL.

So what does paying the sticker price bring you? Well, let’s see, you won’t get any special ‘Love Edition’ badges, exterior colors, and interior novelties, as it appears that the only things present that you cannot have on the regular versions of the car are the 17-inch alloy wheels, with a two-tone finish, and ‘Luxtec’ stitching inside.

The new XEL Love Edition is only available with the automaker’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which feeds 200PS (197hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque to the wheels. If you were craving for the 250PS (246hp) and 365Nm (269lb-ft) variant of the same lump, then you will have to settle for the regular long wheelbase variant.

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets Nurburgring Sedan Record Of 7min 23sec 29
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar XE, Nurburgring, Record, video on 11 29th, 2017


The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has become the fastest sedan to ever lap the Nurburgring, recording a blistering time of 7 minutes and 23 seconds.

The previous record was a 7 min 32 sec set by the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio but Jaguar managed to slashed a full nine seconds off that record with the hardcore XE SV Project 8 in production-intent specification.

Unlike the Giulia Quadrifoglio which is sold throughout the world and in large numbers, Jaguar will only build 300 examples of the Project 8. Nevertheless, it shows the Germans and Italians that they can’t have the high-performance sedan market all to themselves.

Speaking about the Nurburgring record, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations managing director John Edwards said, “SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capability. The hand-assembled XE SV Project 8 takes that principle to the limit, extracting supercar-beating performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan. The Nürburgring Nordschleife record underlines our commitment to deliver the most extreme Jaguar ever to Project 8 clients, who will soon experience this sensational sedan for themselves.”

Sitting at the heart of the XE SV Project 8 is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with 600 PS. Connected exclusively to an eight-speed transmission, the super sedan can accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h).

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Jaguar Reveals Black Edition Models For The Holiday Season 27
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, new cars on 11 27th, 2017


As the end of the year approaches, Jaguar has unveiled five ‘Black Edition’ vehicles in the UK.

Based on the XE, XF, XF Sportbrake, F-Pace, and F-Pace S, Jaguar’s Black Edition models come complete with a host of usually-optional features, including a reversing camera and privacy glass.

As the name suggests, all three also adopt a Black Pack exterior styling kit that includes black wheels. However, for those that don’t want black exterior paint, Corris Grey, Firenze Red, Yulong White, and Caesium Blue are also on offer.

The Black Edition trim package builds on the R-Sport versions of the aforementioned models. Consequently, all five models also adopt heated front and rear seats, heated front windscreen, and heated washer jets.

Jaguar unveiled the Black Edition models as part of its Black Event sales promotion that ran from November 24 to 26. Sales of the vehicles will continue into 2018 and won’t be limited.

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Jaguar XEL Debuts In China With A Stretched Wheelbase 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Jaguar, Jaguar XE on 11 17th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this year, Jaguar has unveiled the new XEL at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.

Designed to compete with the Audi A4L and Mercedes C-Class L, the XEL has a wheelbase that has been stretched 3.9-inches (100 mm) to span 115.5-inches (2935 mm) overall. The added length benefits rear seat passengers and helps to create a more accommodating cabin.

The entry-level XEL Elite Edition comes nicely equipped with a panoramic glass sunroof, an automatic dual-zone climate control system, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display. Higher-end variants can be can be outfitted with ambient interior lighting, illuminated door sill plates, and a Meridian audio system. Other options include perforated leather upholstery, a digital instrument cluster, and wood trim.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The entry-level unit is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 PS (147 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph).

Higher-end variants can be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 250 PS (184 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, the dash from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) is cut to 7.3 seconds and the top speed climbs to 240 km/h (149 mph).

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Jaguar Chasing ‘Ring Lap Record With The XE SV Project 8 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Nurburgring, Reports, SVO on 10 24th, 2017


Jaguar is rather unsurprisingly gunning for the four-door lap record in Nurburgring with the XE SV Project 8.
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Jaguar Chasing ‘Ring Lap Record With The XE SV Project 8 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Nurburgring, Reports, SVO on 10 24th, 2017


Jaguar is rather unsurprisingly gunning for the four-door lap record in Nurburgring with the XE SV Project 8.
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Arden Goes To Town On The Jaguar XE 17
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Arden, Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Reports, tuning on 10 17th, 2017


Tuning company Arden has just unveiled its modified Jaguar XE, dubbed the AJ 24.
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Jaguar XEL Is A Long-Wheelbase XE For The Chinese 13
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Jaguar, Jaguar XE, new cars on 10 13th, 2017


The Chinese market is set to receive yet another bespoke, long-wheelbase sedan, this time in the form of the Jaguar XEL.
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2018 Jaguar XE Cabin Described As A ‘Cramped Cubicle’ By Consumer Reports 11
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, Jaguar, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar XE, reviews, video on 10 11th, 2017


Despite its head-turning exterior looks, the Jaguar XE's interior has some catching up to do compared to the competition, says Consumer Reports.
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Would Land Rover’s SUV Styling Work On A 4-Door Sedan? 28
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Land Rover, Range Rover Velar, Renderings on 09 28th, 2017


If you want to know the answer to that question, look no further than this Jaguar XE saloon rendered with Range Rover Velar front and rear design elements.
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Jaguar’s Out-Of-This-World XE SV Project Priced From Over $188,000 28
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, new cars, prices, Reports, SVO on 09 28th, 2017


Global production of the insane Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be restricted to just 300 units globally. Consequently, it’s not surprising the British marque has affixed a rather ridiculous price tag to the sports sedan.
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Jaguar XE Interior Gets Style Boost Thanks To Carlex Design 16
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Carlex, Jaguar, Jaguar XE, tuning on 09 16th, 2017


Less than a week after going to work on a BMW 320i interior, Polish tuner Carlex Design has focused its resources on a 3-Series rival, the Jaguar XE.
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Ian Callum Says Jaguar XE Sportbrake Ain’t Happening 16
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Reports on 09 16th, 2017


If you were waiting for Jaguar to release an estate body style for its smallest sedan, the XE, you might be disappointed to learn that the British company has no such plans. 
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