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0-62mph takes 6.5 seconds.• Best family cars 2017Other tweaks for the Mercedes E-Class rival include new Adaptive and Configurable Dynamics options on certain models, a gesture operated boot lid, new driver and front passenger seats as well as a trio of new safety assists, including blind spot detection.Jaguar’s BMW 3 Series rival is furnished with changes under the bonnet too, with three new engine options and a power boost for the performance flagship XE S model.At the top of the petrol range, the XE S now comes packing 375bhp, though Jaguar has not yet released any revised performance figures.Diesel buyers have the option of the 237bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder power unit with all-wheel-drive, delivering 54.4mpg, 137g/km CO2 and 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds.Jaguar has steadily updated the car with new powertrains and minor styling updates, but new spy photos seem to indicate that the fast cat will be getting its first major facelift in more than six years.
The big news is the addition of three new Ingenium engines, including petrol versions of the new Jaguar Land Rover power units for the first time.
A 2.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine is available in two different states of tune – 197bhp and 247bhp – alongside a new 237bhp twin-turbo Ingenium diesel packing up to 500Nm of torque.197bhp and 247bhp petrol models will get 20t and 25t badging, while Jaguars with the new diesel powerunit will be known as 25d cars.• Best 4x4s and SUVs Jaguar has also launched a new app for the infotainment systems fitted in each vehicle, which allows users to pay for fuel at Shell petrol stations directly from their cars.
Order books for the three refreshed Jaguars and their new derivatives are open now.
In terms of fuel economy and emissions, Jaguar claims 41.5mpg and 154g/km CO2.
The more potent 247bhp version of the new 2.0-litre engine gets the same efficiency numbers while delivering a quicker 0-62mph time of 6.6 seconds.