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Jaguar done, in all fairness, just chuck the first bomb.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/jaguar-xe-small-saloon-75mpg-29-07-14

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.

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"We are on target to deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms our rivals," says Jaguar's chief engineer Mike Cross.
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.
 

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Thanks for posting this, this is big news especially when it comes to how well this will do against the 3 series, now i'm even more excited to finally see it being compared on a track with the 3 series or even lapping the ring.
 

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At least lately it has been spotted on the nurburgring which shows how much into the process they are.

Can't wait for updates.
 

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What exactly is the "helmsman fraternity?"



If it is going to be a true driver's car then it should be interesting to see how fast it can complete the Nurburgring. Do you think it will be able to beat out some of its rivals, like the 3 series?
 

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What exactly is the "helmsman fraternity?"



If it is going to be a true driver's car then it should be interesting to see how fast it can complete the Nurburgring. Do you think it will be able to beat out some of its rivals, like the 3 series?
its english mate ;) the drivers...
 
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