The British carmaker has decided to release a few additional details about the highly anticipated Jaguar XE, the midsize luxury sedan that will fight the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. The XE, which is the successor of the X-Type (whose production ended in 2009, will be getting a lot of advanced features in order to make it a worthy competitor in the segment. According to the company’s officials, the car’s front suspension will be “borrowed” from its sporty brother, the F-Type, while the rear suspension will be a multilink system. The new Jaguar XE will be built on an aluminum platform and will mark a first for the British brand, being their first model to feature electronic power steering and with all these features, Jaguar is hoping to create one of the best handling cars in its class
Under the bonnet, the XE will be powered by engines in the Ingenium range, with the most fuel efficient version getting CO2 emissions lower than 100 grams per km. Jaguar engineers also developed a new system called “All Surface Progress Control”, whose purpose is to make sure the car doesn’t lose traction under any circumstances. Thanks to this technology, the RWD version of the XE could get better handling than the 3-Series, which is currently regarded as best in the class.
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