The major difference between the XE 300 Sport and XE S is the offering of all-wheel-drive system as the former can achieve zero to 100 kmph in just 5.4 seconds
Jaguar has lifted the veils off a brand new variant of the XE sedan and it comes equipped with the most powerful four-cylinder Ingenium engine within the brand’s lineup. The XE 300 Sport sits right beneath the XE S which is powered by a V6 engine in the global markets. The 2.0-litre unit in the XE 300 Sport dishes out a maximum power output of 296 horsepower and 400 Nm of peak torque.
The major difference between the XE 300 Sport and XE S is the offering of all-wheel-drive system as the former can achieve zero to 100 kmph in just 5.4 seconds. In order to have unique visual features compared to the rest of the XE variants, Jaguar has implemented some appreciable changes to the sporty design cues.
For instance, the Jaguar XE 300 Sport model adorns dark satin trim on front grille surrounds, spoiler and the ORVMs. It is provided in an exclusive 19- or 20-inch alloy wheel options. Buyers can choose between a number of exterior colour schemes including Caldera Red, Santorini Black, Yulong White and Indus Silver.
Jaguar invited Shaolin Sandor Liu, a speed skater who won Olympic gold medal for Hungary, for a race against the XE 300 Sport around an ice track. With Jaguar stability development leader Sean Haughey behind the wheel of the Jag, a lap time of just three minutes and three seconds was achieved courtesy of the AWD in play.
The Jaguar XE 300 Sport was one minute and a second faster than the Olympic hero with an average speed of 59 kmph. There are noticeable interior changes too when you step inside the cabin such as contrast yellow stitches on the door elements, seats and steering wheels while the large 10-inch Touch Pro touchscreen infotainment system is offered as standard fitment. Prices start at £45,160 in the UK and the same trim is also added to the XF and XF Sportbrake lineup.