Jaguar is mulling a range-topping SVR version for its all-new XE sedan, scheduled for a debut on September 8

Jaguar is reportedly planning a range-topping SVR version for its all-new XE sedan, scheduled for a debut on September 8.

Auto Express reports the vehicle in question is set to fight the BMW M3 and will be powered by the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine from the F-Type S tuned to 489 bhp (364 kW). The unit will be matted to an 8-speed automatic transmission programmed to offer faster shifts than in the standard car. This will enable the sports sedan to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in around four seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The report also says larger brakes, stiffer and lower suspension and an electronically controlled limited slip rear differential are expected. Other goodies will likely include an active exhaust system and a full aerodynamic body kit with modified front bumper and grille, a redesigned rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and quad tailpipes and bigger wheels.

The XE SVR will be designed and prepared by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team and will arrive by early 2016 for around $100,000 (£60,000).

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