Jaguar XE & XF receive new 300 Sport variant


Special edition XE gets all-wheel drive and bespoke design elements.

. Like the now defunct F-Type 400 Sport, both special editions will only be available for a single model year.

Jaguar has axed its warm XE and XF variants, the XE S and XF S, which use the auto maker's supercharged six-cylinder engine.

The 300 in the name stands for the car's power figure in PS, which is equivalent of 296bhp.

In other news, Jaguar has confirmed its intention to remove the range-topping 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine from United Kingdom price lists. Moreover, all petrol engines are now equipped with particulate filters to make them even cleaner.

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There's no missing the 300 Sport badging front and rear, which is joined by a dark gray finish on the grille surround, side mirror caps and rear spoiler. Additionally, the vehicle is offered with model-exclusive 19- and 20-inch wheels.

Contrasting with the body are some yellow accents for the interior, with yellow stitching for the steering wheel, armrest, and seats. Other modifications include 300 Sport labeling on the door sills, floor mats, headrests and steering wheel. The XE, XF and XF Sportbrake also gets Jaguar's advanced Touch Pro 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard.

The headline reason is that the V6 Supercharged models account for less than one in 50 of XE and XF sales, and delivering the four-pot engine with 296bhp brings nearly as much performance as the S models, but at a slightly lower price point. But considering that high-performance, all-wheel drive petrol saloons are a niche in India, chances of the XE 300 Sport launching here are quite slim.