Jaguar announces XE specs, trims

Jaguar has released new details on its upcoming XE sedan.

Jaguar has announced full details for its U.S.-bound XE sports sedan. The XE will arrive in U.S. showrooms during the spring of 2016.

The U.S.-spec Jaguar XE will be offered in two basic flavors — the sport-oriented 35t and the fuel-sipping 20d.

The XE 35t will make use of Jaguar's supercharged 3.0L V6. Developing 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, the XE 35t will be capable of ripping off 0-60 runs in just 4.9 seconds. The 35t will be electronically limited to a top speed of 155mph.

The XE 20d, meanwhile, will use an efficient 2.0L four-cylinder turbo diesel rated at 180 horsepower and 318 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar hasn't announced fuel economy figures for either model, but the company promises the XE 20d will be the most efficient vehicle in its lineup.

Both engine will come paired to an updated version of the eight-speed auto found throughout Jaguar's vehicle lineup.

In addition to the XE's two powertrains, buyers will also have the choice of three trim levels — Premium, Prestige and R-Sport. All XE models will ship standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive can be specified for an additional charge.

On the technology front, the XE will be equipped with Jaguar's latest InControl infotainment system. The system boasts an eight-inch touchscreen and smartphone connectivity. A navigation system will be an optional extra.

Pricing for the Jaguar XE will be announced closer to the car's 2016 on-sale date.

Photos by Drew Johnson.

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