Jaguar’s new sports saloon, the long-awaited BMW 3 Series-rival, finally has a release date. Called the XE, the new car will make its official debut in London on September 8, promising class-leading dynamics, refinement and technology.
The initial details released on the Jaguar XE indicate that despite being the entry-level model, the car is going to be packed with features and benefit from high-end technologies. The highlights of the XE include a lightweight aluminum construction and a range of new Ingenium engines.
Aluminum is also used to make the sophisticated integral link suspension system used in Jaguar XE. This system features the F-Type’s double wishbone front suspension; a sign that Jaguar is serious about it being a proper sports sedan. The Electric Power Assisted Steering is also tuned for responsiveness and a sporty feel.
Jaguar XE will get a brand-new traction control system called All Surface Progress Control, which is developed specifically for rear-wheel-drive cars. It helps the driver gain traction on slippery surfaces, thus eliminating one of the biggest flaws of RWD. It does so without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.