With the advent of a new model year, Jaguar has opted for significant updates from the technical standpoint for the XE, XF and F-Pace series, set to receive new Ingenium 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engines.
Performance buyers will not take a second glance though at these updates, instead focusing on the 3.0-liter V6 engine that is also present in the F-Type, now packing 380 horsepower in the 2018 XE S, which is a mindful upgrade of no less than 40 hp over the preceding model year version. Entry-level models in the XE range will also pack a new four-cylinder 2.0-liter Ingenium gasoline engine with two specifications – 200 hp base and 250 hp. The affordable model will carry the XE 20t badge and hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.1 seconds. The feistier one will be named 25t and come as RWD or AWD with 6.3 seconds and 6.2 seconds acceleration times.
But there’s also the option to go for the new biturbo four-cylinder turbodiesel packing 240 hp and a 500 Nm peak torque, with the Ingenium sedan fitted with AWD and sprinting to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.1 seconds. It will also get 5.2 liters / 100 km on average, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 137 g/km. The XE range also boasts a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster when selecting the Touch Pro infotainment, which also hosts the Dual View technology for the central 10-inch screen.
The bigger XF is also treated to the same 200 hp & 250 hp 2.0-liter gasoline mill, with RWD and optional AWD for the more powerful version. The new diesel option is also offered with both RWD and AWD. The F-Pace crossover now gets a new base 163-hp 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel with manual transmission and RWD for a fuel economy of 4.8 liters / 100 km, thus becoming the most efficient in the lineup. The 180 hp Ingenium is now treated to an auto gearbox for the RWD and the new 240 hp diesel can be had as the 25d AWD with 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and fuel economy of 5.8 liters for every 100 km. In the UK at least Jaguar is also offering the 250-hp Ingenium 2.0-liter gasoline unit with AWD.