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.
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 We don’t have any word on that model, but we’re thinking it’ll be withdrawn along with the higher-powered version.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.