Jaguar revises XE, XF and F-Pace, with new engines and tech

Jaguar has updated the XE, XF and F-Pace with a range of new engines and technologies. All three will be available with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with new 200PS and 250PS outputs, plus there is a new twin-turbo 240PS version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel.

In both the XE and XF, the new 200PS and 250PS Ingenium petrol engines are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard, while the 250PS engine is available with optional all-wheel drive. The F-Pace gets the 250PS version of the engine, linked to all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.

The new diesel is the first from Jaguar to use twin-turbocharging. Peak power is 240PS and peak torque is 500Nm, yet economy is just shy of 50mpg in the F-Pace, or more than 50mpg in both the XE and XF. The new diesel comes linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Meanwhile the F-Pace gains a new 163PS 2.0-litre diesel, which provides company car tax friendly CO2 emissions of 126g/km and ecomomy of 59.2mpg, when paired to low rolling resistance tyres.  Additionally, the V6 petrol engine in the sporty XE S has been boosted from 340PS to 380PS.

Other changes specific to the F-Pace include new interior and exterior colours, plus the addition of Dual View for the infotainment system, enabling the driver and passenger to view different things on the same display – for example a DVD video for the passenger and navigation for the driver. Orders for the updated F-Pace are open now and prices start at £34,730.

The XF gains the option of hands free boot opening, plus updated front seats with a higher level of adjustment in Luxury and Portfolio trims. The Dual View screen is also available, plus the active safety systems have been enhanced with the addition of Blind Spot Assist, Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance. Prices for the updated XF start at £32,490.

Finally, the XE also gets hands free boot operation and Dual View, plus a new 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle, much like Audi Virtual Cockpit, when buyers specify Touch Pro infotainment. The same safety systems added to the XF have been added to XE too, along with Pedestrian Detection for the auto emergency brake system. Prices for the XE start at £28,295.


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