the v8 model definitely has a power advantage over the M3.well on paper lets check it out...
M3: 425 hp/406 lb-ft
F Type V6: 375 hp/339 lb-ft
F Type V8: 488 hp/461 lb-ft
F-Type R: 542 hp/502 lb-ft
So depending on the XE's kerb weight we could have ourselves one cracking showdown