In case you missed our coverage of the Jaguar XF R-Dynamic Black Edition, then this news will come as a surprise to you. Jaguar have launched the XE R-Dynamic Black Edition!
In case you did read our previous coverage, you might get a sense of deja-vu. Here’s a small game – if you can spot what Jaguar has provided extra or not provided in the XR when compared to the XF, let us know in the comments section below.
The first correct answer could be in for a surprise!
Jaguar have got into the habit of rolling out special editions. We like the fact that the entire range gets the treatment and no model is left out. This is the turn for the Jaguar XE to be in the limelight and shine. Along with the XF Jaguar has unveiled the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black Edition.
This special edition guise makes the Jaguar XE look an extra bit wicked with the subtle changes in the exterior as well as the interior.
On the outside the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black edition gets bespoke Gloss Black finish applied to the door mirror caps and side sills in addition to the grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, fender vents, and rear badges.
The Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black Edition also gets unmissable 19 inch Gloss black alloy wheels. These are Style 5031 as per Jaguar’s nomenclature. To complete the finish both disc callipers, front and back, are painted red.
There are some goodies on the inside too. The cabin inside is finished in Gloss Grey Figured Ebony. Unlike its XF sibling the Jaguar XR does not get the 30 colours of in-cabin lighting available on demand.
As is now standard with Jaguar, there is the new PiVi Pro entertainment system at the centre of the whole affair. PiVi Pro is staple across the Jaguar range and with every refresh, the number of cars with this next generation infotainment and command system keep increasing. With PiVi Pro Jaguar are making their cars connected and decreasing the need for visits to the service station as software upgrades can be handled remotely.
PiVi Pro comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto as standard. It is also equipped with Dual SIMs. It supports multi-point connect to tow phones. The Dual SIM technology ensures it can play music from Spotify while it receives its SOTA – Software Over The Air Update.
To complete the modern touch there is a wireless charger with network boost technology in the centre console. Another aspect that the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black Edition seems to be losing out on is the Active Road Noise cancellation technology that the bigger brother XF has.
Starting with this edition both the Jaguar XE and XF get cabin air ionisation with PM 2.5 filtration. This ensures ultrafine particles and allergens are trapped, ensuring the cabin is indeed a comfortable and safe space to be in.
Now let us know more about the heart of the Jaguar – its various engines. Interestingly, both the engine options are available with a choice of Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD). There is literally one model for every enthusiast. For the guy who wants to make donuts or the guy who enjoys the grip.
Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black Edition gets petrol powered 2 litre 4 cylinder turbo engines that pump out 250 bhp (365 Nm torque) and 300 bhp (400 Nm torque). Or you can opt for the diesel engine that comes with a 48v Mild-hybrid electric technology. The diesel engine is also a 2 litre 4 cylinder turbo charged engine. With the 48 MHEV it produces 204 bhp with 430 Nm torque.
Both engines are mated to a 8 speed automatic gearbox.
The 300 bhp petrol engine is the fastest of the lot with a 0-100 kmph time of 5.9 seconds while the diesel with the MHEV manages the same feat in 6.2 seconds.
It can be tough to distinguish the changes between the two models. Yet, each manage to retain their own personality. We like the fact that this offers a variety of choices at various price points for interested buyers.
Will this come to India?
No. In India their cheaper cousins come in 'Dark' edition. ;) :P
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