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Jaguar is launching its gorgeous new XE sports sedan in Europe next spring, but the firm has scheduled its U.S. introduction a year later—it’ll arrive here as a 2017 model—in order to bring us a full smorgasbord of powertrain and driveline options. Well, and also probably so it can work out any kinks and ensure supply equals demand. But the more-stuff-for-us thing is a cooler story.

We’ve learned at events prior to the Paris auto show that the U.S.-spec XE will be available not only with the previously announced supercharged 340-horse V-6 in the XE S, but we’ll also see a turbocharged four-cylinder, perhaps in both 200- and 240-hp states of tune. Also good: The XE will arrive packing optional four-cylinder turbo-diesel power; the global XE offers 163- and 180-hp diesels, but it’s unclear at this point which one we’ll get. (We bet it will be the latter.) All four-hole powerplants will be derived from Jaguar’s new Ingenium engine family.

All-wheel drive will be on the options sheet for the rear-drive XE at launch, as well, but we’ll have to wait an as-yet-unspecified amount of time for the promised row-your-own manual gearbox. An eight-speed automatic will have to suffice for early adopters.
 

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Personally, I don't think either narrative is true. Europe is more Jaguar friendly and more likely to adopt the XE over say a 3 sereis. The US is very much a me too culture, if everone i buying beemers everyone else will buy a beemer as the signifier, so my line of thinking is that Jaguar is allowing Europe to show the US that the Jag can and will not just compete, kick the ish out of the beemer.

Cadillac has had this problem trying to compete head to head with the 3er...
 
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