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Including the first diesel Jag in the US

The two launch models of the 2017 Jaguar XE in America will be the XE 20d and the XE 35t. The 20d is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that’s part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium engine family. It makes 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque, pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and offers all-wheel drive as an option. This model will be the first diesel Jaguar has ever sold in the U.S., and will compete with cars like the BMW 328d.
The 2017 Jaguar XE 35t comes with a more familiar powertrain, namely the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 currently found in the Jaguar F-Type and XF. It makes 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque in this application, and, like the diesel, pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Jaguar estimates that the 35t will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 155 mph.
Available in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trims.

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Shame that it's such a limited choice of engines as I was really hoping Jaguar would change their mind and have the Ingenium petrols available at launch. Seems like that would be the time when people would be most likely to learn about the new car and, if they hear the only two options are a diesel or a 50K(*) non-diesel, that might just reinforce the notion that Jaguars are weird and expensive. They really need a competitor in the 328i's price range to gain market share.

(*) Assuming the pricing is on par with a 335i.
 

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Interestingly, Car and Driver says today that there will be three engines available for the XE in the US. Looks like there's still some confusion and nobody will know for sure until Jaguar spills the official beans.

Car and Driver said:
For starters, while we know that the mainstream 2017 XE will ultimately offer three engines, a manual transmission, and rear- or all-wheel drive, so far Jaguar’s only talking about two of the engines, one ZF eight-speed automatic, and the rear- and all-wheel drive bits.
 

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I think that there will eventually be 3 engines available, but not at launch. Notice Car and Driver says "ultimately" while the OP is talking about "launch models".

I just happy they are bringing a diesel over. Its too bad it has so much less power compared to the other option but what can you do.
 

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That makes sense.

The official Jaguar release has been posted on a few websites and it does look like there won't be any volume leader engines available at first US release. Perhaps they're still a bit nervous about the petrol Ingeniums and the worry that, after the X-Type, they only get one shot at this and *any* mechanical problems would kill Jaguar's US aspirations.

On a side note, is the press release correct that the diesel has six valves per cylinder? That's pretty amazing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS* V6 2.0L Diesel
Cylinders 6 4
Valves per cylinder 4 6
 

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That makes sense.

The official Jaguar release has been posted on a few websites and it does look like there won't be any volume leader engines available at first US release. Perhaps they're still a bit nervous about the petrol Ingeniums and the worry that, after the X-Type, they only get one shot at this and *any* mechanical problems would kill Jaguar's US aspirations.

On a side note, is the press release correct that the diesel has six valves per cylinder? That's pretty amazing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS* V6 2.0L Diesel
Cylinders 6 4
Valves per cylinder 4 6
talk about an expensive intake service ;)
 
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