A mysterious test vehicle has been spied testing near the city of Stuttgart in Germany

A mysterious test vehicle has been spied testing near the city of Stuttgart in Germany.

While the video description says this is a prototype of a BMW 4-Series or M4, we could assume most likely it is a Jaguar XE mule, judging by the taillights and the rear window. The British company is rumored to be planning a range-topping SVR version of the sedan, so this could be the first time we are taking a look at the car.

According to previous reports, the machine will be equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 unit with up to to 489 bhp (364 kW). It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with faster shifts than in the standard model. 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration will be performed in around four seconds, while top speed will be electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

The XE SVR will be designed by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team. It will hit the market by early 2016 with a starting price of around $100,000 (£60,000).

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