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Jaguar XE gains mild hybrid diesel engine and new tech

Date: 06 October 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Jaguar has made a mild hybrid diesel engine available with its XE saloon, along with new technology.

The new engine is a 2.0-litre, 204hp diesel engine with a 48V mild hybrid system, which can assist the engine when accelerating and adds refinement to the stop-start system.

Jaguar says that as well as being 24hp more powerful than the conventional engine it replaces, it features improved fuel economy and emissions, with respective figures of up to 58.5mpg and from 127g/km on the WLTP cycle.

Other engines in the range are 250hp and 300hp petrols. All come with eight-speed automatic transmission, and the diesel and 250hp petrols are rear-wheel drive, while the 300hp petrol is all-wheel drive.

The XE's interior has gained Jaguar's latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, featuring over-the-air updates, and dual-sim capability, allowing it to carry out multiple functions at the same time.

There's also a second-generation wearable Activity Key, allowing drivers to lock, unlock and start the car without the conventional key fob.

Also fitted is an enhanced cabin air filtration system, designed to capture ultra-fine particles and allergens.

The revised XE range is available to order now. Prices start from £29,635, for a 250hp petrol S model.

The new mild hybrid diesel engine is available from £30,205, also with S spec.