Special edition XE gets all-wheel drive and bespoke design elements.
Jaguar has added a new 300 Sport variant to the XE saloon’s lineup. This is a special edition model which sports all-wheel drive as standard.
The 300 in the name stands for the car’s power figure in PS, which is equivalent of 296bhp. This horsepower is pumped by Jaguar’s latest 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, Ingenium petrol engine, which also generates 400Nm of torque. Additionally, the petrol engine is now also equipped with particulate filters to make them cleaner.
As per Jaguar, the petrol engine now features close-coupled filters that trap ultrafine particles as the exhaust gas passes through them. Under normal driving conditions, the trapped particles will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.
Being a special edition, the XE 300 Sport features unique Dark Satin Grey details including the door mirror caps, rear spoiler and grille surround, along with 300 Sport badging on the front grille and bootlid. Distinctive 19-inch or 20-inch grey finish wheels are exclusive to the special edition along with 300 Sport-branded brake callipers. Customers can choose from four exterior colours - Yulong White, Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Caldera Red.
Additionally, special design accents continue inside with yellow contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats, door casings and armrest. Other modifications include 300 Sport branded treadplates, sport carpet mats, badged steering wheel and embossed headrests. Jaguar's Touch Pro 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system also comes standard.
It is not known if this special edition XE will make it to India. 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.