The Jaguar XE Will Come To America With Lusty Diesel Power And AWD

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Americans woke up this morning to a deluge of 2016 Jaguar XE news, and it's especially good news for fans of fuel efficiency and torque: the XE will come to the U.S. with its diesel engines intact, along with all-wheel drive. Huzzah!

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Jaguar executives may have said they aren't interested in chasing BMW 3-Series-style volume with their new entry-level sport sedan, but they're definitely making sure potential buyers have a lot of choices.

We also finally know the specs on the four-cylinder gasoline and diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engines that will power the XE.

The oil-burners come in versions with 163 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque or 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet; the gasoline engines get either 200 horsepower and 206 pound-feet or 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet.

If you like to party, there's also the supercharged 340 horsepower V6 from the F-Type, which tops the XE range.

Power will go to either the rear wheels or all four via an 8-speed ZF gearbox or a six-speed manual. It's not clear from the initial specs whether the U.S. will get the manual transmission in any of these configurations, but here's hoping. Wouldn't you want a diesel manual Jaguar XE? The only way it could be better if it was a wagon. And brown.

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Automotive News says the XE will be coming to the U.S. in 2016 as a 2017 model so they could be sure to include all these features for us Americans. Prices for the U.S. version haven't been announced yet, but in Europe it's in-line with the 3-Series and its ilk. It should be an interesting mix to that range of cars.

Technical Data (all fuel economy numbers are European-cycle)

Jaguar XE 2.0 Diesel 163
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)1,999
Cylinders4 in-line
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm)83.0/ 92.4
Compression ratio15.5:1
Fuel injection system1,800bar common rail
Boosting systemSingle variable geometry turbo
Power PS (kW)163 (120) @ 4,000rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)380 (280) @ 1,750-2,500rpm
TransmissionZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
PERFORMANCE & FUEL ECONOMY
0-60mph (sec)7.9 [man] / 7.7 [auto]
0-100km/h / 0-62mph (sec)8.4 [man] / 8.2 [auto]
Top speed mph (km/h)132 (212)
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined75.0 (3.8) [man] / 71.7 (3.9) [auto]
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined cycle99 [man] / 104 [auto]
DIMENSIONS & VOLUMES
Length (mm)4,672
Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)2,075/ 1,850
Height (mm)1,416
Wheelbase (mm)2,835
Track front/ rear (mm)1,607/ 1,608
Kerbweight (kg)From 1,474 [man] / 1500 [auto]
Boot volume (litres)450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) litres47
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Jaguar XE 2.0 Diesel 180
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)1,999
Cylinders4 in-line
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm)83.0/ 92.4
Compression ratio15.5:1
Fuel injection system1,800bar common rail
Boosting systemSingle variable geometry turbo
Power PS (kW)180 (132) @ 4,000rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)430 (317) @ 1,750-2,500rpm
TransmissionZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
PERFORMANCE & FUEL ECONOMY
0-60mph (sec)7.4 [man] / 7.4 [auto]
0-100km/h / 0-62mph (sec)7.8 [man] / 7.8 [auto]
Top speed mph (km/h)140 (225)
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combinedFrom 67.3 (4.2) [man] / 67.3 (4.2) [auto]
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined cycleFrom 109 [man] / 109 [auto]
DIMENSIONS & VOLUMES
Length (mm)4,672
Width inc./excl. mirrors (mm)2,075/ 1,850
Height (mm)1,416
Wheelbase (mm)2,835
Track front/ rear (mm)1,602/ 1,603
Kerbweight (kg)From 1,550 [man] / 1,565 [auto]
Boot volume (litres)450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) litres56
Jaguar XE 2.0 Petrol 200
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)1,999
Cylinders4 in-line
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm)87.5/ 83.1
Compression ratio10.0:1
Fuel injection150bar direct injection
Boosting systemSingle monoscroll turbocharger
TransmissionZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec)7.1
0-100km/h / 0-62mph (sec)7.7
Top speed mph (km/h)147 (237)
Power PS (kW)200 (147) @ 5,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)280 (206) @ 1,750-4,000rpm
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined cycle179
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm)4,672
Width inc./excl. mirrors (mm)2,075/ 1,850
Height (mm)1,416
Wheelbase (mm)2,835
Track front/ rear (mm)1,602/ 1,603
Kerbweight (kg)From 1,530
Boot volume (litres)450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) litres63
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Jaguar XE 2.0 Petrol 240
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)1,999
Cylinders4 in-line
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm)87.5/ 83.1
Compression ratio10.0:1
Fuel injection150bar direct injection
Boosting systemSingle monoscroll turbocharger
TransmissionZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec)6.5
0-100km/h / 0-62mph (sec)6.8
Top speed mph (km/h)155 (250)
Power PS (kW)240 (177) @ 5,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)340 (250) @ 1,750-4,000rpm
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined cycle179
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm)4,672
Width inc./excl. mirrors (mm)2,075/ 1,850
Height (mm)1,416
Wheelbase (mm)2,835
Track front/ rear (mm)1,602/ 1,603
Kerbweight (kg)From 1,535
Boot volume (litres)450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) litres63
Jaguar XE 3.0 Petrol 340
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)2,995
CylindersV6
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC
Bore/ stroke (mm)84.5/ 89.0
Compression ratio10.5:1
Fuel injection150bar spray-guided direct injection
Boosting systemTwin-Vortex supercharger
TransmissionZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec)4.9
0-100km/h / 0-62mph (sec)5.1
Top speed mph (km/h)155 (250)
Power PS (kW)340 (250) @ 6,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)450 (332) @ 4,500rpm
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined34.9 (8.1)
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined cycle194
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm)4,672
Width inc./excl. mirrors (mm)2,075/1,850
Height (mm)1,416
Wheelbase (mm)2,835
Track front/ rear (mm)1,602/ 1,603
Kerbweight (kg)From 1,665
Boot volume (litres)450 / 455 [no spare]
Fuel tank capacity (usable) litres63

DISCUSSION

colorfulyawn
colorfulyawn

So, if the F-Type's six fits, that pretty much means the 5.0 V8 fits too, doesn't it...