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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

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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, but European sales have been halted

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.

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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.