The new Jaguar XE will be capable of achieving over 75mpg, thanks, in part, to its lightweight aluminium structure.
Jaguar also claims that its lightweight structure will help it to be the best driver’s car in the segment.
Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar’s DNA and Jaguar is at the cutting-edge of aluminium technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have all been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminium structures: now the XE becomes the latest model to use this aerospace-inspired technology.
The weight reduction ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively.
The Jaguar XE body uses over 75% aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class. This gives a body structure with unrivalled low weight: it’s light but also immensely strong with extremely high levels of torsional stiffness.
The Jaguar XE is also the first car in the world make use of a new grade of high strength aluminium called RC 5754 which has been developed specifically for the XE. This new alloy features a high level of recycled material and makes a significant contribution to Jaguar’s goal of using 75 per cent recycled material by 2020.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the XE will be the first Jaguar to be manufactured at a new purpose-built production facility at the company’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands in the UK.
The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on September 8th.
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