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I've been doing some reading on the Jaguar XE's suspension system. Apparently it is the most sophisticated system in the segment. That is a move that Jaguar had to make in order to have the Jaguar XE be a competitor to the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The Jaguar XE uses a new "integral-link" suspension system for the rear. This is said to be a major improvement over the conventional multi-link design that most other car manufacturers use. This system should give drivers sharper response and handling, and also a more comfortable ride. The system also provides more lateral and longitudinal stiffness, in addition to being lighter due to the use of components being made from hollow cast-aluminum.

The front suspension is a widely spaced double wishbone layout that delivers more wheel control, but costs more, and is based on the F-Type's suspension system. The unit is mounted to a subframe with aluminum towers and includes parts from both the F-Type and the XFR sedan.

The improved suspension system allows the Jaguar XE to sit about 15mm lower than the A4 and 3-Series. Could this new suspension system be the key to Jaguar taking on the Germans? It certainly will be part of it. I, for one, can't wait to take a test drive in a Jaguar XE to feel out this new suspension for myself. Can anyone provide any more real world info on the new system?
 

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I can not wait to test drive this car especially in XE-S trim the only thing I hope is U.S. dealers have a good variety of models to check out with this car because I have been looking at local Jag dealers and their inventory does not have much variety.
Honestly put everything they have that is brand new colors wise I would not even consider buying.
 

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I can not wait to test drive this car especially in XE-S trim the only thing I hope is U.S. dealers have a good variety of models to check out with this car because I have been looking at local Jag dealers and their inventory does not have much variety.
Honestly put everything they have that is brand new colors wise I would not even consider buying.
I'm not sure I get what you're saying. You are unhappy with the color selection for the XE? Or just at the color selection available on dealer lots at the moment?

Seems strange to talk about in a thread on suspension.
 

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Excited yes, but also slightly wary. Sophisticated is thinly veiled marketing speak for complicated and complexity ALWAYS breaks... I just hope this car is not a nightmare in that sense...
 

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It would be best for this thread and the forum as a whole to keep this on topic, there are color threads where colors can be discussed, do it their or even create thread to post about colors in.
 

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Excited yes, but also slightly wary. Sophisticated is thinly veiled marketing speak for complicated and complexity ALWAYS breaks... I just hope this car is not a nightmare in that sense...
that's what i'm worried about
as great as all it sound, the problems it might bring out way worries me
 

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I'm not sure I get what you're saying. You are unhappy with the color selection for the XE? Or just at the color selection available on dealer lots at the moment?

Seems strange to talk about in a thread on suspension.
Variety in Color and trim is poor at my local dealers IMO which would put a damper on my excitement after a test drive if only black and greys was stocked on the lot.

Sorry all for the thread drift..
 

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Variety in Color and trim is poor at my local dealers IMO which would put a damper on my excitement after a test drive if only black and greys was stocked on the lot.

Sorry all for the thread drift..
It's no problem but I'm sure they'd let you order the color of your choice. You'd just have to wait for it to be built and sent to you. Can you be patient????
 

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I can see that being a deal breaker for some people as when you buy a car you're stuck with it for some time, might as well get it right from the start.
 

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that's what i'm worried about
as great as all it sound, the problems it might bring out way worries me
I am not going to get worried until there is actually a problem. Besides, that is why I am going to wait for the car to be out for a little it before I go putting down a deposit.
 

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I wouldn't hesitate if it were a Lexus since they have such a reputation for quality, but anything else I would reserve my decision for a bit.
 
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