Jaguar has announced the upcoming 2015 XE will be available with the F-Type's V6 engine.

Jaguar has announced the upcoming 2015 XE will be available with the F-Type's V6 engine.

Set to go up against the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Jaguar XE will also spawn a high-performance variant equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 engine taken from the F-Type. They don't say anything about a horsepower figure but we remind you in the F-Type it puts out 340 HP (250 kW) and 380 HP (279 kW) in F-Type S.

This engine will likely power the already confirmed range-topping version capable of doing 186 mph (300 km/h) while on the other end of the spectrum will be an economical four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel part of the new Ingenium family allowing the XE to have CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km.

The Jaguar XE will be unveiled sometime this year before going on sale in 2015 but don't expect the V6 version to be offered from day one.

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Jaguar confirms 2015 XE will receive F-Type's V6 engine