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2017 Jaguar XE Powertrains for U.S. Market Detailed

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/28/2015 Joseph Capparella

We got the chance to drive the European Jaguar XE range earlier this year, and had nothing but good things to say about the BMW 3 Series competitor. The 2017 Jaguar XE sedan is still about a year away from arriving in the U.S., but now we at least know which powertrain options will make it to our shores.

The two launch models of the 2017 Jaguar XE in America will be the XE 20d and the XE 35t. The 20d is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that’s part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium engine family. It makes 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque, pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and offers all-wheel drive as an option. This model will be the first diesel Jaguar has ever sold in the U.S., and will compete with cars like the BMW 328d.

2016 Jaguar XE© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE The 2017 Jaguar XE 35t comes with a more familiar powertrain, namely the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 currently found in the Jaguar F-Type and XF. It makes 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque in this application, and, like the diesel, pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Jaguar estimates that the 35t will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 155 mph.

Available trim levels for both the 35t and 20d versions of the XE will include Premium, Prestige, and R-Sport. The performance-oriented R-Sport trim adds a different front fascia, gloss black window surrounds, side sills, a rear spoiler, and optional 20-inch alloy wheels for sharper handling and a more aggressive appearance.

2017 Jaguar XE R Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2017 Jaguar XE R Sport There’s no word yet on whether or not the previously announced gasoline four-cylinder Ingenium engine will be offered in the U.S., but we expect it to join the lineup later on. This turbo four-cylinder will likely produce around 240 hp in the XE, and may even pair with an available six-speed manual transmission.

Keep an eye out for more news on the 2017 Jaguar XE as we near its arrival in the U.S. next spring.

2016 Jaguar XE S Rear Three Quarter View 4© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE S Rear Three Quarter View 4
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