Video: Jaguar XE spotted with screaming supercharged V6

Jaguar has been spotted test driving a prototype version of the new XE mid-size premium sedan out on the Nurburgring. You get a clear sample of its supercharged V6 soundtrack, which means a performance variant is on the way.

Jaguar XE supercharged V6 prototype

Jaguar was always expected to introduce a range-topping variant of the all-new XE featuring the company’s raucous 3.0-litre supercharged V6. Now here is the proof.

The specific output numbers on the engine are yet to be known, however, reports believe it could come with a slightly tweaked version of the 280kW V6 as seen in the F-Type V6 S.

With over 280kW on tap it would become a fitting competitor to the acclaimed BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG. This prototype also features serious brakes too, providing more clues to a proper high-performance variant joining the lineup.

All will be revealed later this year. In the meantime click play on the video below, provided by TouriClips YouTube channel, and have a listen to that awesome V6 scream.

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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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.