Jaguar XE Trains for 3-Series War

Jaguar's entry-level sedan may spawn wagon, coupe and convertible variants.

Plowing in to a very crowded and extremely competitive market segment,Jaguar is placing a lot of faith in its upcoming XE sedan. Aimed at the likes ofthe Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series, the new Jag is expected to hitthe market in 2015. Caught heavily camouflaged in these spy shots is the sedanversion of the XE – which will be the first to be released and is expected tobe followed by wagon, coupe and possibly even a convertible variants.

According to company reports, the XE uses significant amounts of aluminum in both its body and its platform, keeping weightdown and allowing for very agile handling. The new Jaguar will be offered witha range of engines – everything from a four-cylinder diesel to asupercharged V8, which is expected to produce over 500 horsepower in the R model.

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