The Jaguar XE S is the flagship model for the XE range, a sporty saloon that excels in all of the most important areas. An eye-catching and elegant exterior hides a spacious and inviting interior, while under the bonnet is a superb V6 petrol engine. For these reasons, the XE is the saloon of choice for many private and business motorists.
Separating the XE S from its siblings is the 'S' body kit which fits a unique front bumper, side sills, rear valance and boot lid spoiler. There's a new set of 19-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels too which sit over distinctive red brake callipers. Those familiar with the XE will see that the shape remains the same. The car hugs the road and has compact dimensions which help you to navigate narrow streets with greater ease.
When inside your eyes are drawn to the meshed aluminium accents and polished stainless steel pedals. The sports seats are wrapped in soft-touch perforated 'Taurus' leather and have been stitched with a contrasting thread. From your position in the drivers seat it is easy to reach the dashboard functions, and if you carry passengers they can relax in comfort. Up to five adults are accommodated here and space for 455 litres of luggage remains in the boot.
Innovative technology makes the Jaguar XE S a class leader. The Jaguar Smart Key System with keyless entry is of benefit before you even take your seat. Once you do you can connect your smartphone to the InControl Touch eight-inch colour touchscreen display and interact with your device's apps. The system also enables you to operate climate, audio and satellite navigation functions safely through voice commands. With a DAB digital radio fitted as standard you have access to a wide range of stations that stream audio clearly and without interruption.
The 'S' is the only model in the XE selection not to include a range of engines, simply because the sole unit is so special. It is Jaguar's 3.0-litre V6 petrol which has been tuned to produce 340PS and 455Nm of maximum torque. All of this power is fed to the road through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to propel the saloon from standing to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds. The addition of Adaptive Dynamics as standard optimises the car's performance to suit your driving style. It records how you drive and makes adjustments for an experience that is responsive, controlled and always exciting.
Motoring is much safer when you have full control of the XE, and Jaguar has equipped it with a variety of systems to support you at the wheel. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) monitors the traffic in front and automatically applies the brakes if it detects an imminent collision. If you begin to leave your lane unintentionally the Lane Departure Warning System will prompt you to take action and avoid a potential accident. Emergency Brake Assist, Hill Launch Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and more are also included at no extra cost.