The Jaguar XE is the anticipated name of a future Jaguar two-seat roadster that is expected to enter production by 2013.
The Jaguar XE was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 2011. The Jaguar XE is Jaguar's smallest car since the 1954 Jaguar XK120, at: 175.0 in length; 80.6 in width; 51.1 in height. This makes its closest rival in scale the fellow two seat Porsche Cayman, but the Jaguar XE is made of aluminium. The Jaguar XE is powered by a new 3.0 Litre petrol V6, which coupled to a supercharger develops 375 brake horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Also in the drive train is a 95 brake horsepower electric motor, which can power the vehicle on its own up to 50 miles per hour (80 km/h), using a 1.6Kwh battery charged through brake regeneration. The engine bay is big enough to accommodate Jaguars petrol V8 or 3.0 Litre diesel engines
The Jaguar XE is our compelling vision for a 21st century Jaguar sports car. It embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future.