Jaguar’s Discontinuing The Top XE S and XF S (In Europe)

Jaguar has yet to come out with SVR versions of any of its sedans. Until it does, the S models serve as the top versions of both the XE and XF. But they’re reportedly being discontinued. In Europe, that is, at any rate.

Chalk it up to European regulations, which have compelled BMW to stop selling some of its top models. Now Autocar reports that they’re forcing Jaguar to do the same with the XE S and XF S.

Both the sports sedans are powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. The engine is rated at 375 horsepower (380 ps/279 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. In the XE S, that’s said to be enough to send it rocketing to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds. The larger XF S takes 5.3 seconds to do the same.

A lower-output version of the same engine is offered in both, detuned to 335 hp (340 ps/250 kW) but offering the same amount of torque. We don’t have any word on that model, but we’re thinking it’ll be withdrawn along with the higher-powered version.

300 Sport’s The New Top Dog

That would leave the new 300 Sport as the most potent versions of both sedans. That model packs a high-output version of JLR’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four Ingenium engine, delivering 296 hp (300 ps/221 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. In the XE 300 Sport, that’s enough to deliver a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds.

Fortunately the supercharged V6 is expected to live on in America, where emissions and fuel economy are set to a different standard. Now if Jaguar would only put the exclusive XE SV Project 8 into standard production as an XE SVR, and produce a new XF SVR to succeed the old XFR-S, we’d be all set.

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  • Howstar

    its starting… the strangulation of automakers… buy one quick while you can

  • They won’t make any V8 engine XE, the Project 8 is only available with LHD because the engine compartment is so tight that right hand drive version is impossible. Not to mention the modification in firewall that wouldn’t be viable for mass production.

  • haudit

    They’re being withdrawn because nobody bought them. The XE sold 19,000 units across Europe last year, and only very few of those were the V6 version. Given the poor sales figures, and the current legislative climate in Europe, it makes sense for Jaguar to replace the AJ126 with a high boost version of the Ingenium 4-cylinder until the rumoured inline-6 is ready.

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