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Jaguar XE on sale in Australia from $60,400, arrives September

A potential game changer is almost here; the new Jaguar XE sedan. Local prices and model variants have just been announced before it arrives on September 1.

Jaguar XE S

Four variant grades will be available, spanning from the Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio, to the range-topping S. These are divided up further with four different engine options for certain levels.

Kicking off the range, the Prestige will come in 2.0-litre turbo-petrol form producing 147kW and 280Nm, followed up by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 132kW and 430Nm. At the top for the Prestige is the ‘25t’ featuring a 2.0-litre turbo with 177kW and 340Nm.

Moving up to the R-Sport, customers will be able to select between the same three engine options mentioned above, while the Portfolio will be only available with the 25t 2.0-litre offering 177kW.

At the very top of the range, the S comes exclusively with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 barking out 250kW and 450Nm. This is the same glorious engine that powers the F-Type sports car, where it lets out an almighty six-cylinder soundtrack.

All models come with double wishbone suspension with integral link rear suspension promising precise handling and a comfortable ride. Jaguar is calling the XE the smallest, lightest, and stiffest Jaguar sedan. It’s also the most aerodynamic, with a drag co-efficient of just 0.26.

In terms of numbers, the base model diesel consumes an unbelievable 4.2L/100km on the official combined cycle, while the top V6 can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Part of this performance comes thanks to the all-new aluminium chassis, with kerb weights spanning from 1565kg for the diesel, to 1530kg for the 2.0T, to 1665kg for the V6.

All variants are impressively equipped, with standard features like an 8.0-inch touch-screen interface at minimum, a 380-Watt Meridian audio system at minimum, power seats, HID xenon headlights, and an eight-speed auto across the board.

Jaguar XE Prestige-interior

See below for the starting prices (excluding on-road costs), and further below for the highlight standard features for each model grade.

Jaguar XE Prestige 20t 147kW/280Nm – $60,400
Jaguar XE Prestige 20d 132kW/430Nm – $62,800
Jaguar XE Prestige 25t 177kW/340Nm – $64,900

Jaguar XE R-Sport 20t 147kW/280Nm – $64,400
Jaguar XE R-Sport 20d 132kW/430Nm – $66,800
Jaguar XE R-Sport 25t 177kW/340Nm – $68,900

Jaguar XE Portfolio 25t 177kW/340Nm – $70,400

Jaguar XE S V6 250kW/450Nm – $104,200


  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Jaguar All Surface Progress Control with torque vectoring
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 18-inch ‘Arm’ six spoke alloy wheels
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear camera
  • Automatic park assist with parallel and bay parking and parking exit
  • Blind spot monitor with reverse traffic detection and closing vehicle sensing
  • Lane departure warning with autonomous emergency braking
  • Electric power folding mirrors with auto-dimming and reverse auto-dipping
  • Keyless start and keyless entry
  • Bi-function HID Xenon automatic headlamps
  • 8.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation and voice control
  • 380W Meridian sound system with 11 speakers and subwoofer
  • Taurus leather seats with 10×10 way electric adjustment plus 4-way electric lumbar adjustment
  • Memory control for exterior mirrors, steering column and driver front seat
  • Dual zone climate control with air quality sensor
  • 40:20:40 split fold rear seat

In addition to Prestige standard specification

  • 18-inch ‘Matrix’ seven-twin spoke alloy wheels
  • Soft-grain Windsor leather seats with Herringbone perforation and tonal stitching
  • Leatherette wrapped instrument panel
  • Gloss figured ebony veneer
  • Rear window electric sunblind

In addition to Prestige standard specification:

  • Sports seats in Luxtec with Technical mesh inserts
  • 18-inch ‘Star’ five spoke alloy wheels
  • Sports suspension
  • R-Sport bodykit includes R-Sport front  bumper, body coloured side sills and bootlid spoiler, gloss black window surrounds
  • R-Sport branding on steering wheel, sill plates and side power vents

In addition to Prestige standard specification:

  • Sports seats Taurus leather with suedecloth inserts
  • Adaptive Dynamics with sports suspension
  • 19-inch ‘Venom’ five-twin spoke allow wheels with red brake calipers
  • ‘S’ bodykit includes ‘S’ front bumper, body coloured and gloss black side sills, gloss black rear valance and window surrounds
  • Sports leatherette wrapped instrument panel
  • ‘S’ branding on steering wheel, sill plates
  • Bright finish pedal kit, black headlining and tailpipe finishers


Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.