ALL IN ONE “THE XE IS THE CULMINATION OF EVERYTHING THE COMPANY HAS LEARNED OVER THE YEARS. WE WILL DELIVER A VEHICLE THAT DYNAMICALLY OUTPERFORMS OUR RIVALS” Mike Cross, chief engineer, vehicle integrity The car’s windscreen pillar has been nudged and raked back to position the cabin further to the rear of the car – which makes the car look sportier. Meanwhile, the wheels have been pushed towards the edges of the car’s front and rear to give a more solid appearance on the road, while increasing access and space for passengers in-between. Inside the look, fit and finish is parallel with Jaguar’s bigger and more expensive XF and XJ models, with a new eight-inch colour centre screen powered by a brand new infotainment system which includes InControl Apps and connectivity for both Android and Apple smart phones. The power behind the new XE involves all-new engines from the Ingenium family made in a purpose-built plant in Wolverhampton, UK, (see our separate story Heart of the Machine in this issue). Offering ultra-efficient low 99g/km CO 2 ratings to a 155mph (249km/h) top speed for the toprated models, company car drivers and more performanceoriented owners the world over should be equally catered for. An F-TYPE-inspired front suspension system and segment-first Integral Link rear suspension promise a leap in how that power can be harnessed. And torque vectoring technology – that provides controlled braking on the inside wheel – will deliver sportscar agility and added driver confidence. As Mike Cross, chief engineer of vehicle integrity, boldly states: “The XE is the culmination of everything the company has learned over the years. The Integral Link rear suspension provides a combination of supple ride and crisp handling that is unmatched in this segment. We will deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms our rivals.” The XE also offers a special new feature for a rearwheel drive car called All Surface Progress Control. Developed through learning gained from the decades of off-road experience that sister brand Land Rover holds, the system delivers maximum traction in slippery conditions, by acting like a low-speed cruise control and is sure to be boon for drivers in poor weather conditions. Overall then, from its new lightweight aluminium chassis and engines to its stunning design and promise of awesome driving ability, the new XE really does offer a compellingly complete technical package set to shake up the hotly contested premium compact saloon segment. Put a reminder in your diary to test it for yourself come spring 2015. 22 j THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE
JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.
David Gandy and his XK120 charm London’s creative quarter
| How charity In Place Of War channels creativity in conflict zones
| Interior designer Joyce Wang shares the latest trends in luxury
| Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s most successful year in Formula E
| Meet Jaguar’s new design director Julian Thomson
Often provocative, always creative: meet graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister
| The British woodcrafters bringing a new dimension to an age-old skill
| Sample Paul Pairet’s Michelin-starred culinary delights in Shanghai
| See how Iris van Herpen is redefining fashion technology
| Time-travel to the futuristic city of Seoul
Discover a different side to Eva Green
| Will your next taxi be a self-driven Jaguar I-PACE?
| What it takes to break a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife
| The petrolheads racing in Jaguar’s new all-electric race series
| Up close with the latest special edition of the XE and XF: the 300 SPORT
A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve
| The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE
| Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero
| Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon
| Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta
| Can supercomputers revolutionise art?
The latest issue introduces our new ‘cub’, the E-PACE compact practical sports car, which is already turning heads on the street. As we commit to electrifying every new Jaguar from 2020, we explore how pushing boundaries on track helps develop our sports cars, from writing motorsport history at Le Mans, to taking on the Nürburgring with the extreme XE SV Project 8 and being at the very cutting edge with the FIA Formula E Championship.
In this issue, we introduce a fresh new addition to the Jaguar family with the launch of the E-PACE. F1 racer Romain Grosjean reveals his passion for Jaguar while the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team give an insight into their preparations. Plus, we get to grips with the fast-paced sport of drone racing and spend a unique day with the XF Sportbrake.
In this issue we return to top level motorsport but not in a conventional way, and by doing so accelerate the development of electric powertrains. In tandem, we introduce our Jaguar I-PACE Concept vehicle - a revolutionary new model available to reserve now for delivery in 2018.
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