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The preceder, meet what made the XE. B99 Bertone, the grill transferred quite well...


 

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Its a good looking Jaguar. I'm not sure I quite see how the XE is related to it from a design standpoint. It looks a little 90s inspired to me.
 

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Its a good looking Jaguar. I'm not sure I quite see how the XE is related to it from a design standpoint. It looks a little 90s inspired to me.
It's not, at least as far as my knowledge goes, which i'm confident in. But like mentioned before, it would be great to see some of it's design elements on the XE or at least some production Jaguar.
 

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yes but how can you know you dont know something if you dont know you dont know it? ;)

The B99 was reported to be well received at the Geneva Motorshow unveiling and that the B99 might form the basis of a replacement for the previous Jaguar X-Type but Jaguar confirmed that they would not be asking Bertone to develop the concept. Jaguar’s Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark was quoted as saying ‘we appreciate the fact that Jaguar is interesting enough for people to do a concept around. It's not that we are offended by it, or against it - it is just not for us.
As the XE is the successor to the X-type the B99 fits loosly into the relationship indeed!
 

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this was part of Bertones birthday celebrations one year, B99= Bertone 99 years (or something like that)
 

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do wonder if we could see Jaguar embrace the engineering ethos embedded into the B99?

The power train was also developed by Bertone as a hybrid; featuring a 1.4 L engine for range extension purposes with two electric motors of 201 bhp (150 kW; 204 PS) each driving the rear wheels. The car’s maximum output of engine and electric motors is 570 bhp (425 kW; 578 PS). Average CO2 emissions were estimated at 30g/km with a claimed 60 mile range electric-only mode.
 
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