I like picture #2 Propeller 10 spoke best but 20 inch wheels are way to big for the amount of pot holes I have in my area.
I have 18's on my ATS and have had to replace 2 tires this year.
Since 19's are the smallest they have with the XES I will probably go with the 19" Venom twin five spoke in black.
I like the first and second wheel options a lot, but as much as I like them, i'm still planning to go the aftermarket route and use the OEM wheels as my winter beater wheels. HRE might be a brand I pick from.
The Brock rims look very oem which I appreciate. It's nothing that shouts out at you but compliments everything nicely. I feel like @miniman with the black wheels, looks great, but they definitely change the tone of the car to more sport aggressive kind of thing.
It's understandably difficult for Jaguar to market the US. There's a bunch of us owners who are clearly American in our desire for a Jujistu or Spiderman style wheel presentation to suit the modern-day muscle car look. Salutes!
But there's also a bunch of us who hear "Jaguar" and think of the continental european look of straight no-nonsense spokes like Simon Templar's volvo, or Robert Mcall's Jag from the Equalizer tv show. Respect goes out to them too!
Jaguar is definitely trying to go young and racy, rather than posh and elegant.
I like the 6-spoke standard that came with my XE a LOT more than I thought I would (danged things grew on me--they're appropriate).
But I am on the hunt for winter tires for next year, and I want to pick from the XF style of wheels. They look a little more "mature", and I want to try saving money by going for a "last year" model. None of these pictures suits me. Some simple spoke-style rims is what I want. Anyone who knows where I can get a set of XF 'Libra' rims or 'Lyra' rims, please let me know.
Hey, remember, those of you looking to build a winter set of wheels,... try to avoid 18" and 19" rims. 17" is less expensive, and gets you a "taller" tirewall (what you need to stay safe in the snow and sinkholes).
Buying used is always a good route, the only problem with that is you have to really inspect the wheel for stress and damage, not something everyone is up for or well suited for. But sometimes the savings alone and the cost to pay a professional to inspect can be well worth it. I can already think of some older HRE wheels i'd like to see mounted on the XE.
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