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Interestingly the XE sounds like the first vehicle with electrically assisted steering that I'm itching to drive. I don't know how they did it but if it really builds steering resistance as speed increases as well as the reviews say it does... lets say home run?

As we reported in our prototype drive of the XE earlier this year, this car has incredible steering feel. It's the supernatural aid in the XE's monomyth if any film buffs are still paying attention. The electrically assisted system ranks in the hall of fame with the rack on the current Porsche 911 Carrera. Lightly weighted, the loads build up in the steering wheel like it's wired to strain gauges on the sidewall of the front tires.

It's not just good programming that makes the XE steer so well, although that's a big part. The rest comes from the chassis. Jaguar engineers claim the double wishbone front suspension uses lessons learned from the F-Type. The rear part of the car's quick responses comes from a multi-link setup Jag calls integrated link. A body 20-percent stiffer than the current XF also contributes to sharp reflexes. Three-quarters of the structure is made of aluminum, and the dashboard crossbeam uses magnesium. Still, we expect a loaded 35t to tip the scales close to 3800 pounds, close to the BMW 335i's weight.
As BMW's move away from that legendary feel Jag has an excellent opportunity to fill in the vacuum...
 

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Well that gets me excited to take it out for a test drive even more than before. Some people complain about electrically assisted steering systems, so I am glad that this one is getting good reviews. I figured there were good systems and bad ones and that it also depends on preferences, and this confirms seems to confirm what I thought.
 

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I'll be more interested in seeing what a reviewer experience in driving a range of sports cars around tracks and curvy roads report on this.
Still at the end of the day will be something i'll have to test for myself.
 

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My last 3 cars have been like this the only thing I remember or miss is feeling the road through the steering wheel in certain situations.
The bright side to all of this is they can do software or calibration changes that can fix complaints in the future or over time.
 

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My last 3 cars have been like this the only thing I remember or miss is feeling the road through the steering wheel in certain situations.
The bright side to all of this is they can do software or calibration changes that can fix complaints in the future or over time.
I come from a history of tuned cars and I miss it even more since that feedback you got factored into the cars character, you became one with it!
 
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