3 series is still the benchmark, even when they stretched it and went cab-rearward, they still retained the "sport' in sport-sedan. Then MB went cab-rearward with the new C, but put the emphasis squarely on lux, not sport. The A-4 is getting long in the tooth, so I would expect to see (since they have been in the Beemer's rear window for years now) a sportier and more cab-rearward redesign. Jag has it just right with what I see so far in the XE. Customers will expect lux from Jag and they will also get all this new tech, a completely different type of "sport" design, more XF coupe' like body, with all aluminum parts to boot. If the interior has plenty of F type cues, Jag is going to have a seriously big hit on their hands. Can you say Jag-u-ahhhhrrr?