Guys, I need help. I heard something highly distressing today about how Jaguar might do away with its lovely, incredible, perfect supercharged V6 engines. I don’t think my heart could take it if it did.
The horrible news comes via Autocar, which alleges that Jag has killed off the XE S and XF S, both of which use the 3.0-liter supercharged V6.
From the story:
The brand blamed the move on poor sales and changes in emission regulations.
While there is no word from Jaguar yet, it’s highly likely that the V6 unit will also be dropped from other models, including the XJ and F-Pace. The V6 F-Type is likely to remain, though, since its low-volume numbers could potentially be exempt from the emission changes.
Well... at least the F-Type might stay. That’s good.
If true, this is simply a tragedy. That supercharged six was the engine you wanted. Sure, the four-cylinder is fine, just fine, and the V8 is simply awesome, but it was also, at times, too much. Too much engine, too much power. That V6 was a great middle ground. Goldilocks would have been pleased with it.
And it sounded awesome.
It’s unclear if Autocar’s story just concerns models in the UK or includes the U.S. as well.
We’ve reached out to Jaguar for confirmation and will update if we hear back.
Update 4:22 p.m. EST: A Jaguar spokesperson declined to comment on future product plans, but supplied that the V6 is still available in the 2018 XE, XF, XJ, F-Type and F-Pace.