Jaguar’s teasing campaign for the new XE sports sedan is a lot more boring than we anticipated to be honest. But hey, these are important points they are making as they have to do with efficiency and economy. Yes, we’d like to know more about the car’s sport chassis and suspension setup, but first it’s the economy ratings.
Number 75 seems to be a key figure in the 2015 Jaguar XE. The car boasts a hybrid structure consisting of 75 percent aluminum; it is made from 75 per cent recycled material; and it is said to be capable of achieving up to 75 mpg.
The highlight of this whole thing is, of course, the aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure. Dubbed RC5754, the new alloy not only makes Jaguar XE more fuel efficient, the lightweight body means it will be sporty and agile and have superb handling characteristics.
Jaguar expects the new construction contribute a lot in their goal of giving the XE fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively.
“The Jaguar XE body uses over 75% aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class. This gives us a body structure with unrivalled low weight: it’s light but also immensely strong with extremely high levels of torsional stiffness. We’ve made sure our aluminium-intensive body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising on vehicle design or refinement,” said Dr Mark White, Jaguar’s Chief Technical Specialist.