Jaguar Has Killed Off The Supercharged V6 XE And XF

JLR has confirmed that poor sales and new emissions regulations have forced the company to take the XE S and XF S off sale throughout Europe
Jaguar Has Killed Off The Supercharged V6 XE And XF

You know how yesterday we were pitching the V6-powered Jaguar XE S as a sort of sporty-ish consolation prize for the lack of XE SVR? Well, about that: the model has just been deleted from the range in Europe. Oh, and the XF S too.

We checked the status of the XE-range topper with Jaguar Land Rover after noticing it had disappeared from the UK configurator. And the news isn’t good. A company spokesperson told Car Throttle the following:

“380PS accounted for less than 2% of XE and XF sales in the UK. Coupled with impending changes to emissions regulations, it makes sense from a business perspective to remove these variants from sale in the UK and Europe.”

The petrol V6 versions of the XE and XF (pictured) will live on in the USA, but European sales have been halted
The petrol V6 versions of the XE and XF (pictured) will live on in the USA…

Although not name-checked directly by JLR, this is all to do with the new, more realistic ‘WLTP’ emissions tests. All other petrol-powered Jaguars now have particulate filters, but it simply doesn’t make sense to develop one for the supercharged V6 engine when it’s such a niche option. Presumably, this means the V6 petrol F-Pace will eventually be dropped in Europe too.

The news coincides with the release of the XE 300 Sport (below), which uses a much lighter 2.0-litre inline-four. The turbocharged engine produces 296bhp, and is hooked up to Jaguar’s all-wheel drive system.

Jaguar Has Killed Off The Supercharged V6 XE And XF

It’ll do 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, which makes it damn near as quick as the outgoing XE S. Albeit with a much less interesting soundtrack. It’s been spruced up with Dark Satin Grey details, Satin Technical Grey 19- or 20-inch wheels depending on what you spec, a bunch of 300 Sport badges and some nice yellow stitching in the cabin.

It’s yours for £45,160, around the same as the departing V6.



Jaguar have officially lost their minds

04/19/2018 - 16:11 |
24 | 0

idk, from a business stand point, Jaguar probably lost their mind if they keep the V6 in production. I mean, why do you keep on producing stuff people don’t want and costing yourself butt load of money in process.

04/26/2018 - 01:56 |
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04/19/2018 - 16:20 |
8 | 0

me reading this at a wedding

04/19/2018 - 16:22 |
44 | 0

It’s yours for £45,160, around the same as the departing V6

why the hell would i pay the same for the same car and 2 less cylinders!?

at least make it cheaper dammit

04/19/2018 - 16:24 |
40 | 0

why jag why

04/19/2018 - 16:25 |
0 | 0

ive also just realised,

a 5DR Golf R is officially quicker and MUCH more cheaper than a top of the line Jag Model

04/19/2018 - 16:26 |
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GTRTURTLE 🔰 🐢(Oo \ S K Y L I N E / oO) (Koen

That means we are getting a V8 version right? Pls Jaguar?

04/19/2018 - 16:24 |
6 | 2

No we’re not

04/19/2018 - 20:05 |
0 | 0

rip in peace, twisty sucky bois

04/19/2018 - 16:25 |
154 | 0

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

but even the i4 has a spinny suckey boi…….

04/19/2018 - 17:02 |
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Ian MacDonald

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Now i’ll turn to comfort eating…

04/19/2018 - 20:00 |
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Robert Gracie

Come on JLR are you freaking NUTS….

04/19/2018 - 16:25 |
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Aaron 15

Jag’s engine lineup is now officially boring. And with the death of the V8 bound to be, that’s a sign that the brand is going to stagnate fairly soon 😔

04/19/2018 - 16:27 |
24 | 2

Stagnating in the eyes of petrolheads maybe, but the figures don’t lie - ‘normal’ folk just don’t buy the things, at least not in Europe. 2%…

04/19/2018 - 17:11 |
10 | 2
Robert Gracie

Also Jaguar want us all to have XJs with the Supercharged 5L V8 engine….so we are all Mob Bosses! after all, Bad Guys ONLY drive Jaguars….we all know that!

04/19/2018 - 16:27 |
2 | 0

your point is?

04/19/2018 - 16:29 |
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Freddie Skeates
04/19/2018 - 16:31 |
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