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Driving Performance

Bringing together the latest Jaguar innovation, technology and design – XE connects driver to car, car to road.

COMFORT AND DYNAMISM

XE responds with agility and performs with dynamism while always maintaining ride comfort – it’s a unique balance that makes it a Jaguar. And now the option of All Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, XE offers even greater capability in challenging road conditions.

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AWD AND INTELLIGENT DRIVELINE DYNAMICS

XE's All Wheel Drive (AWD) system offers a smoother, safer ride on all surfaces. At its heart is an extremely fast-reacting, compact transfer case with integrated Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) software. Exclusively developed by Jaguar, the unique IDD software features sophisticated algorithms to react intelligently to road conditions. Predictive, as well as reactive, the system helps prevent you from losing traction instead of working to regain it.

LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM ARCHITECTURE

LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM ARCHITECTURE

Saving weight without compromising durability, XE’s immensely strong Lightweight Aluminium Architecture helps achieve optimum weight distribution of approaching 50:50. This lightweight structure not only reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, it means that the XE range is able to encompass everything from as low as 99g/km to a maximum speed of up to 250km/h.

TORQUE VECTORING

TORQUE VECTORING

XE’s Torque Vectoring by Braking maximises control through even the tightest corners. Providing controlled independent braking on the individual inside front and rear wheels, the system delivers outstanding sports car-like agility and added driver confidence.

ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE

ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE

Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) recognises differences between surfaces to exploit the maximum available grip in adverse weather and across challenging terrain.*

*AdSR is optional on All Wheel Drive vehicles fitted with Adaptive Dynamics.

ALL SURFACE PROGRESS CONTROL

Unique in this class of car, XE’s All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) helps give added confidence in slippery conditions. It’s a low speed cruise control that helps XE cope with low traction situations, whatever the weather – allowing you to concentrate on steering.*

*Only available with automatic transmission



ADVANCED DRIVING DYNAMICS

Dynamic Mode enlivens XE's sporting character. It sharpens throttle response, increases steering weighting and performs gearshifts more quickly and at higher engine speeds.

CONFIGURABLE DYNAMICS

CONFIGURABLE DYNAMICS

Bringing technology from F-TYPE, the optional* Configurable Dynamics system allows you to set up XE's dynamics for throttle mapping, gearbox shift points and steering to suit your performance driving needs. When optional Adaptive Dynamics is fitted, you can make your setting even more personal by configuring the damper settings.

*Automatic transmission only. Standard on XE S. Not available on 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 163PS Diesel engine.

JAGUARDRIVE CONTROL

JAGUARDRIVE CONTROL

JaguarDrive Control allows you to select Normal, Eco, Dynamic or Rain Ice Snow modes, each subtly changing the steering and throttle mapping. Eco mode encourages fuel efficient driving while Dynamic mode sharpens the throttle response and increases steering weighting. By selecting Rain Ice Snow mode, the system automatically dampens acceleration and applies more gradual traction for slippery conditions.

ELECTRIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING

ELECTRIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING

Giving you fine control at speed and comprehensive assistance during slow manoeuvring, XE’s next generation Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) offers outstanding feedback and immediate power assistance. And it’s only active on demand – saving power for when you really need it, as well as saving fuel.