Jaguar’s all-new rival of the 3-series, the XE, has begun production at the firm’s heavily improved Solihull plant in England’s West Midlands. The brand new XE is Jaguar’s first model to be produced in the historic Land Rover factory. Jaguar Land Rover has put over $700 million into what is called a ‘factory within a factory’, containing the largest aluminum body shop in all of Europe – after the firm’s $2.2 billion they put into the new aluminum architecture that will hatch future Jaguar models.
The XE is the first of the Jaguar models to use the new modular architecture, with the F-Pace next in line. Approximately 75% of the Jaguar XE’s structure consists of aluminum. It is the ‘lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic saloon’ Jaguar has ever built.
The new XE is also Jaguar’s most customizable model and upon its release, it is expected to rival the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4 range. At the top of the range, the XE S features a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 providing 340 horsepower, the same engine powering the F-TYPE V6. The vehicle’s torque figures at 450 Nm allowing a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 4.9 seconds and a top speed, limited electronically to 155 mph.
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