Jaguar done, in all fairness, just chuck the first bomb.
I don't think its all that unobtainable either. The C-class is ponderous at best, The A4 is FWD based 4x4 and the 3 series has taken a step backwards for the new generation.Lack of weight isn't only good for economy but will also, says Jaguar, help the XE endear itself to the helmsman fraternity. "It will be the true driver's car in the segment," claims Jag. Them's fighting words.
What else do we know about the new baby Jag? That it'll take its front suspension from the F-Type with XFR levels of stiffness, will feature an integral link rear setup, latest-gen electric power steering, ‘all surface progress control' (think advanced traction control), and the new ‘Ingenium' range of engines around 80kg lighter than today's units.
"We are on target to deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms our rivals," says Jaguar's chief engineer Mike Cross.