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By Andy Enright
Added 19th June, 2015
The Jaguar XF is one of the more interesting choices in the executive car sector and it seems much more appealing in post-2011 facelifted guise. One look at used prices will demonstrate the esteem the trade holds these cars in, so if you're expecting a car with all the handling of a BMW 5 Series for Ford Mondeo money, you might come away a bit crestfallen. The 2.2-litre diesels will be the default pick for most people but the XF-R and XFR-S models could be where the bargain hunters look first.
Jaguar's XE is much improved. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised range with its electrified diesel technology
It's hard not to have pre-conceptions about what this Jaguar might be like, especially if you're the kind of buyer who might ordinarily prefer a German-branded sports car. You might come into a test drive in this car with just such a preference, but we also think you might end it understanding afresh just why this F-TYPE is such an appealing prospect. Jaguar needed to find a younger, more demanding, hungrier audience for its sports cars. It needed to convince people like you that here and now in this market at this time in history, it could be great again. Try this car and you might see that as mission accomplished.
If you think the big three prestigious German brands have the Executive car segment sewn-up, a drive in the improved version of Jaguar's second generation XF may be enough to make you reconsider. Even in the face of tough competition from rivals like the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes E-Class and the Audi A6, this car offers a compelling range of virtues. As before, there's a choice of saloon or Sportbrake bodystyles.
The XF range now hinges around a 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine and while that doesn't sound too exciting, it's where the big sales are. It now comes in a single 204PS D200 state of tune, offers customers the option of rear wheel drive or AWD and features the brand's latest MHEV mild hybrid engine tech, which can assist the engine under acceleration. There are also conventional P250 (RWD) and P300 (AWD) 2.0-litre petrol models. As for design, well the looks have been smartened but from almost any angle, you'd know this was a Jaguar. You'd know this was an XF.
Bold, innovative, forward-thinking and able to level with the class best, this XE proved to be the most credible Jaguar sports saloon we'd seen since the Sixties. It chased bigger sales but unlike some of its predecessors, didn't dilute crucial elements of brand credibility to do it. On the contrary, it's a model company founder Sir William Lyons might have been proud of. He sought to make cars that made their owners feel 'alive' and the objective of this one was exactly that, aiming at nothing less than a fresh dynamic benchmark in the German brand-dominated compact executive segment, a target it got very close to achieving.
Failings are relatively few. Yes, buyers will lack a little when it comes to boot space and some may find selected areas of the styling approach to be slightly conservative. There's nothing wrong with the fundamentals of this design though and the aluminium underpinnings that lie beneath that taut bodywork are more sophisticated than anything previously seen in this segment in this era. In short, this is an under-rated car. Before you opt for a used 3 Series, C-Class or A4 in this segment, seek an XE out. We think you might like it.
Jaguar's XE is much improved. Jonathan Crouch drives the volume D180 diesel version.
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