Jaguar has introduced the 2015 XE at the Paris Motor Show where the hotter S version is at the forefront of the range.

Jaguar has introduced the 2015 XE at the Paris Motor Show where the hotter S version is at the forefront of the range.

The XE represents Jaguar's answer to the German premium compact sedan and their most powerful tool at this moment is the S version which features a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. Sourced from the F-Type, the motor develops 340 HP (250 kW) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) sent to the rear wheels through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the Jaguar XE S needs only 4.9 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run and tops out at an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h).

Aside from getting a bigger & more powerful engine, the XE S can also be distinguished by its slightly more aggressive body with bigger air intakes in the front bumper, along with side sill extensions and a rear spoiler. In addition, it comes with red brake calipers, a gloss black rear valance and 19-inch wheels or optional 20-inch Propeller rims.

At the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar is exhibiting the full XE range which aside from the range-topping S will be available in SE, Prestige, Portfolio and R-Sport trims. Engine choices include a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline unit offered with 200 HP & 280 Nm and 240 HP & 340 Nm. There's also a 2.0-liter turbodiesel available with 163 HP & 380 Nm and 180 HP & 430 Nm. Depending on engine selection, a six-speed manual gearbox is offered alongside the already mentioned eight-speed auto transmission.

Full details can be accessed from the attached press release.

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