What is it?
The good news is that the refreshed Jaguar XE S has retained all the character of the old car while gaining a decent shove of added performance. The bad news is…well, there isn’t much.
We gave Jag’s performance saloon, which goes head to head with more cooking variants of the BMW 3 Series in the sub £55k sector, 4.5 stars when it had a measly 335bhp to play with. But now, its characterful supercharged V6 runs with the same specification as the most potent V6 Jaguar F-Type, meaning output peaks at 375bhp.
There are changes inside the cabin too, where Jaguar now offers its latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 12.3in TFT instrument display cluster and 10.1in touchscreen which gets dual pixel technology so you can view the sat-nav while your passengers watch a film. And more driver assist features are included, like a pedestrian detection function wth the car’s automatic emergency braking, blind spot assist and forward traffic detection systems.