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Models become latest Jaguars to get performance-inspired range toppers

The Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF have become the latest models in the firm’s range to receive a Sport variant with uprated performance, bespoke design features and Amazon Alexa connectivity. 

Both come with the existing most powerful engine: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit producing 296bhp and 309lb ft. For the Jaguar XF Sportbrake and saloon, 0-62mph is achievable in 5.8sec, while the XE completes the same sprint in 5.6sec. The top speed for both models is pegged at 155mph. 

Jaguar claims a combined economy figure of 58.9mpg for the XE and 57.6mpg for the XF saloon. 

The two 300 Sport models also benefit from Jaguar’s Black Pack, which includes a gloss black contrasting roof and privacy glass. They also gain 20in alloy wheels that can be specified in either grey or silver.  

On top of Jaguar’s standard range of colours, two premium exterior paints – Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver - can be selected. 

Inside, the XF and XE feature aluminium and ash-coloured veneers, along with metal gearshift paddles and pedals. 

Like all other Jaguar models, the new XF and XE come with Amazon Alexa connectivity, which is integrated into the Pivi Pro infotainment system. It’s also available as an over-the-air update for current owners. 

The XF and XE follow the Jaguar F-Pace and the Range Rover Velar (HST 400) in receiving a Sport edition.

Prices for the XE 300 Sport start from £42,345. The XF 300 Sport, meanwhile, opens at £47,730 for the saloon and £49,005 for the Sportbrake. Both models are positioned at the top of their respective model ranges.


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abkq 27 April 2022

Not a fan of retro design or slavish continuation of tradition, but Callum's renovated Jaguar range has thrown away too much Jaguarness and replaced them with some interesting ideas that would do well in a new brand, but in an established marque these replacement ideas look diluted.

By contrast, Volvo manages to preserve its Volvoness throughout its evolutions. 


Rodester 26 April 2022
Stunning. Simply stunning.

Both models offer the ultimate, premium experience in the compact and medium sized saloon markets, they make a mockery of the claims made by the Fritz for their pathetic, feeble attempts.

The powerful, engines compliment the premium powertrains, sublime, design lead interiors, the cutting edge infotainment and sporting drives. It all makes for a package so complete, that competition simply doesn't exist, these operate in a class of their own, a class above, premium.

Symanski 26 April 2022

Jaguar need to offer both a more powerful and a lower entry point too.   And they need a A-series / 1 series type car to get people in to the brand.


People criticise Jaguar for not matching the sales of the BMW 3-Series or others, but in reality they're not competing one on one.   Jaguars aren't being offered in the 1.5l three cylinder engines.   Or the M powered variants.   I think it's a mistake not to have a more diverse offering.


Scaling up from having an entry level Jaguar helps with parts that are simply hidden away.   Something that can be shared between entry levels and premium is things like washer pumps!   A saving here helps all models being offered.