Jaguar XE to gain entry-level diesel image

Jaguar has disclosed that the newly unveiled XE premium entry-level sedan will gain an entry-level diesel engine, which will be offered in two power levels.

Jaguar has some big plans for its newest model up to date, the XE, and in order to make it a more viable competitor for the BMW 3-Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the company has announced a new entry-level diesel engine which will be adopted by this vehicle. The official successor of the X-Type will gain a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, with variable valve control and other technologies, which will help it meet the Euro 6 emission standards and to become the most economical diesel ever created by the company.

The unit will be offered with two power levels, with the first one and the most efficient being the one to produce 163 HP (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. This will be burning just 3.7 liters of fuel every 100 km and it will be emitting just 99 g/km of CO2. The second version of the 2.0 liter diesel unit will be producing 180 HP (132 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. The Ingenium range will also include a 2.0 liter petrol burner. More details on this are limited for the moment.