2018 Jaguar XE Receives A New Engine To Complete The 2018 Jaguar Lineup

Feb 17, 2017 07:56 PM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

The 2018 Jaguar XE compact sports sedan just launched in the US last year, and it already received several upgrades for 2018. The new model gets an all-new inline-four plucked from Jaguar's Ingenium powertrain family. The automaker also added new features such as a new digital gauge cluster display and padded the options sheet with a few extra active safety and convenience features.

The 2018 Jaguar XE sedan is now powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder rated at 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The all-aluminum mill spins the back wheels through an automatic transmission, but all-wheel drive can also be ordered at an extra cost.

Another version named XE S will also join the lineup for 2018. It comes with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that is borrowed from the F-type and is properly tuned to generated 380 horsepower. Jaguar didn't reveal any details about the car's performance, but the S is anticipated to out-run the other members of the XE lineup.

Other new features for the next model year will be a limited-edition model dubbed Portfolio. It's the most refined XE to date, and it's equipped with heated rear seats, power rear sunshades, a hands-free trunk lid, a 10-inch touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, and an 825-watt surround system with 17 speakers.

Other available tech features will include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that's completely configurable, Forward Traffic Detection, emergency braking, Forward Vehicle Guidance.The F-Pace Portfolio sells at $63,200, while the XF Portfolio costs $68,025.

Jaguar has teamed up with Shell to create an innovative, cashless in-car payment system. The new feature will allow drivers pay for fuel without going out of the car. As of now, the in-car payment system is only offered in the UK, but according to the automaker, the feature will be introduced worldwide before the year ends.

The latest entry-level engine decreases the 2018 Jaguar XE's price to $35,725. The XE S starts at $52,275, while the limited edition Portfolio version is priced at $56,910. Jaguars Ingenium lineup that includes the XE, XF, and F-Pace is expected to appear in showrooms in the coming months.

 

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