Great news Australians! We have the official pricing and specs for the Australian version of the Jaguar XE S.
The Jaguar XE S will be powered by the 250kW/450Nm 3.0-litre supercharged V6 from the F-Type. The engine will be mated to the same 8-speed automatic gearbox that the F-Type has, and claims to have a 0-100 km/h time of 8.1 seconds. One other difference between the standard models and the XE S is the adaptive sport suspension.
And all this for $104,200!
Now let's see how the Jaguar XE S will compete against some of its rivals. It will be directly competing with yet to be released vehicles, like the BMW 340i and the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG.
The BMW 340i will come with a 240kW/450Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine, and the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG is powered by a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 engine that produces 270kW/520Nm.
The XE S is competing about on par in terms of power, but Jaguar is really banking on the XE S standing out because of its ride and handling which should be excellent due to aluminium construction and a sophisticated suspension setup.