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Video: Jaguar XE S hits the track with Martin Brundle

February 17, 2015

One of the first promo videos for the new Jaguar XE S mid-size sedan has been released, showing the sporty cat hitting the track in the hands of F1 ace Martin Brundle.

Martin Brundle Jaguar XE S

The Jaguar XE will be a very important model for Jag and it could change the game in the mid-size premium sedan segment. It will compete with the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Initially it will be available in five different variants with five different powertrain options. They span from 2.0-litre turbo-petrol units, to 2.0-litre turbo-diesel units, to a range-topping XE S with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 producing 250kW. The latter of which is featured in the video below.

Jaguar Australia is yet to confirm local specifications and prices, but it is expected to be positioned very competitively against its rivals. Click play below for a preview.

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.