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Preliminary 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Launches Without Prices

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/8/2014 Karla Sanchez

The 2016 Jaguar XE is so close to hitting dealerships, we can taste it. Until then, the British automaker wants prospective buyers to start visualizing their XE using their newly launched online configurator, and even though pricing information still isn't available, that doesn't mean you can't play around with it.

From the start, it looks you can build the XE, XE-R Sport, and the XE S. The XE S is powered by a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 that's mated to an eight-speed automatic. The XE S has 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque on tap, and Jaguar says it will run from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, to a top speed of 155 mph. The Jaguar XE S was initially confirmed for the U.K. only, though it looks like this variant will be offered in the U.S. 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Screen Shot© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Screen Shot

The XE and the XE-R Sport available with 13 exterior colors, though the number of wheel choices depends on the trim chosen. The XE is available with six wheel choices, while the XE-R Sport bumps it up to 10 choices. As for headlights, you can choose between the standard halogen headlights or the upgraded bi-function HID Xenon headlights that come with the signature J-blade running lights. Inside, the XE can be outfitted with either black Jet Luxtec, Latte Luxtec, or Light Oyster Luxtec. Gloss-black veneers are the only option on XE models, though upgrading to the XE-R Sport means there's a variety to choose from, including carbon fiber. The XE-R Sport also means you get real black leather upholstery, though the configurator allows you to choose among four colors for the contrasting two-tone color scheme. 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Screen Shot Veneers© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Screen Shot Veneers

While the configurator doesn't reveal much else, we already knew some things about Jaguar's new compact sedan. The 2016 Jaguar XE will feature a new infotainment system, dubbed Jaguar InControl. Other features will include Wi-Fi hotspot capability, plain speech voice command, and smartphone integration. A number of advanced safety tech features will also be available, including stereo camera, traffic sign recognition, and lane departure warning systems. A laser head-up display will be optional, as well as an adaptive cruise-control system, a blind spot monitor, reverse traffic detection, and a semi-automatic parallel and perpendicular parking system. Standard on the XE will be Jaguar's new All Surface Progress Control technology, an advanced traction control system.

Preliminary 2016 Jaguar XE Configurator Launches Without Prices

Until pricing becomes available, head over to the automaker's website to visualize your XE.

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