ALL IN ONE GREAT BY DESIGN › Form The XE’s designers got a big say in where the vehicle’s ‘hard points’ were placed so they worked with the engineers to get a more raked-back windscreen and cabin and pushed the wheels towards the front and rear for a great stance. › Function This extra length in the wheelbase has the added benefit of increasing space and access for front and rear passengers in-between. › Detail When the designers started the XE they were in the ‘clay model stage’ of the F-TYPE and sought to get some of that halo car’s tauter surfacing in the XE’s flanks (the cars share the same side vent and steering wheel too). BIG CAR QUALITY: The interior look, fit and finish of the XE is parallel with Jaguar’s bigger and more expensive XF and XJ models CONNECTED: A new eight-inch colour centre screen promises next-generation infotainment with easy links to your mobile devices 24 j THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE
THE SECRET BEHIND THE XE’S GREAT PROPORTIONS IS AN ALL-NEW VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE CONCEIVED BY BOTH ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS LIGHTWEIGHT The XE is the first Jaguar to use an all-new aluminiumintensive architecture which saves weight without compromising durability and helps in gaining almost 50/50 weight distribution. Much of the aluminium alloy used is recycled, strong in a crash and the lightweight structure results in reduced fuel consumption and CO 2. BETTER STEERING The XE is the first Jaguar to use Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) as the engineers wanted to wait until they considered the technology mature enough to lead. The EPAS system makes the XE sportier in Dynamic mode, gives more feel on slippery surfaces and also cuts CO 2 and enables a range of driver aids to function. GAINING TRACTION Even with the best traction control, rear-wheel drive cars can sometimes struggle to pull away from rest on very slippery surfaces. Accordingly, Jaguar has developed a completely new feature for this class of car called All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). Developed with input from sister brand Land Rover and its decades of off-road traction experience, the ASPC system works like a low-speed cruise control to deliver optimum traction without skidding and without the driver even needing to use the pedals. 2014 FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS FIGURES XJ MPG (1/100km) Urban 16.7 (16.9) - 39.8 (7.1) Extra Urban 32.8 (8.6) - 51.4 (5.5) Combined 24.4 (11.6) - 46.3 (6.1) C0 2 emissions 159-270g/km* XF MPG (1/100km) Urban 16.7 (16.9) - 48.7 (5.8) Extra Urban 32.8 (8.6) - 64.2 (4.4) Combined 24.4 (11.6) - 57.7 (4.9) C0 2 emissions 129-270g/km.* XK MPG (1/100km) Urban 14.9 (18.9) - 16.5 (17.1) Extra Urban 33.0 (8.6) - 35.3 (8.0) Combined 23.0 (12.3) - 25.2 (11.2) C0 2 emissions 264-292g/km.* F-TYPE MPG (1/100km). Urban 22.8 (12.4) - 17.8 (15.9) Extra Urban 34.0 (8.3) - 42.2 (6.7) Combined 25.5 (11.1) - 32.1 (8.8) C0 2 emissions 205-259g/km.* XE (final environmental data to be available from October 2014 onwards. Ask a dealer for more information) MPG (1/100km). Combined 38.6 (7.3) - 75 (3.8) C0 2 emissions 99–185g/km.* *All fuel economy data has been measured with current European legislation. Under normal use a vehicle’s fuel consumption may differ from that achieved through the test procedure depending on driving technique, road and traffic conditions, environmental factors and vehicle condition. If in any doubt, please ask a dealer. Figures are for current UK-specification cars. The information is correct at time of publication.
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The fuel consumption figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.