The XE is Jaguar's entry into the small executive sports sedan segment. It's sleek modern Jaguar styling combines elegance and sportiness. Unlike the old FWD-based X-type, the XE is built on a well balanced rear-wheel drive platform. It also features a lightweight construction which uses 75% aluminum.
There are three engine options, a 2.0-liter oil-burner which makes 178hp and 428Nm of torque, a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline mill which produces 237hp and 340Nm of torque and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline motor which pumps out 335hp and 450Nm of torque. All three powerplants are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.