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If we're going by Jaguar convention the XE should have its very own R model sometime after launch. Now going off Jaguars typical R playbook, they stiffen the suspension, sharpen the handling and stuff a meaty engine in there.

This is where the conversation gets interesting, just which engine will be used in the XE-R? Well for one we know that the iQ platform has been designed for additional uses. We know the engine bay will definitely take their 3.0L V6 used across the lineup, we also know that Jaguar has intentions of using the iQ architecture for the upcoming CX-17 SUV and a longer XF saloon. We also know that the CX-17 should be expecting Jaguars 5.0L V8 somewhere in its trim levels, we definitely know that the XF makes use of the 5.0L V8 already.

So with that in mind there are several options we can speculate on for an XE-R. For one the 3.0L V6 Supercharged from F-Type, XJ and XF will fit. with the 3.0L SC you would be looking at 375 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. If Jaguar goes bonkers and decides to shoehorn the 5.0L V8 Supercharged under the hood of XE-R you could expect 500-540 hp and 460-500 lb-ft of twist.

The Final option is of course something we have not seen yet. Jaguar is on record saying that their new range of Ingenium 2.0L 4 cylinder engines are capable of 400 hp...

What do you think?
 

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I can get excited for it, I think it will be great for them along with the segment, it needs another performance model and seeing it compared to the C63 AMG, M3 and the like will be great.
 

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Just because of cost I am probably going to stick with the base engine. It's great that they offer the option for people though. I just think that I'd rather spend extra money on options and packages instead of an upgraded engine.
 

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Just because of cost I am probably going to stick with the base engine. It's great that they offer the option for people though. I just think that I'd rather spend extra money on options and packages instead of an upgraded engine.
How much are you looking to spend here?
And what other vehicles in that price range have you been looking at already?
 

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How much are you looking to spend here?
And what other vehicles in that price range have you been looking at already?
That about a BMW 3-series but not really considering it anymore. I also though about a Volvo, but I am pretty decided on the XE at this point. Looking to spend around $40,000 I think. I don't really want to spend much more than that.
 

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$40k, that will be the base model with no extra's, povety spec wheels and a free paint option, and only if you get a discount...... unless of course us good old foks here in the UK get shafted again, and we eend up paying more than the rest of the world.

The XE should start now at about £28k, as they have made other additions, which would take a US spec just on exchage rates alone, into the $43k territory, then you have all your taxes etc to add.
 
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