Jaguar xe 25t review




Jaguar xe 25t review

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  • comparison Review We noticed it last year, when the Jaguar XE petrol was launched with two BMW i M Sport, Jaguar XE 25t Portfolio.

    Jaguar XE 25T front end in motion. Jaguar XE 25T rear end in motion. Jaguar XE 25T rear three quarter. Jaguar XE 25T.

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    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Got a favourite already? The XE is on offer in two trims, Pure which is the base and the fully-loaded Portfolio you see here. Except, the Jaguar can come back at the Alfa with its sheer Jaguarishness. Now strictly, this particular Alfa Romeo is one rung below the Jaguar in power output, with its 1,cc four-cyl turbo motor good for bhp and lb ft.

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    BMW i vs Jaguar XE 25t comparison - Autocar India

    When two of the best-handling luxury sedans get powerful turbo-petrol engines in their model range, you can bet we will pit them against each other. Too long has petrol played second fiddle to diesel in India; too long! Over the past decade, thanks to the popularity of the dark stuff, petrol variants of luxury cars were reduced to one namesake variant in the line-up and sometimes not included at all. You sit low and your view over the dash is a long, horizontal bonnet with a bulge in the centre.

    In the Bimmer, you sit lower still, but the cabin design is a little more straightforward and standard BMW fare. But aha, this is the M Sport you can also have it in Luxury Line spec , so you get a thick-rimmed steering wheel with massive shift paddles, and seats with side bolster support adjustment for those truly bendy mountain roads.

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    These feel comfy, but they are a tad slim, and larger drivers might prefer the bigger, if slightly firmer, seats of the Jaguar. Both these motors suffer from a bit of turbo lag, but the BMW does a better job of countering it, thanks to its gearbox.

    Where the i quietly slushes through the early gears at low speed, you have to be very measured with the throttle in the XE. Get it right though and that surge is thoroughly enjoyable.

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    As you wind it open, closer to its 6,rpm redline, you even get a nice, positive mechanical buzzing noise and a mild rasp from the exhaust. The BMW sounds a bit flat in comparison, the acceleration is accompanied by some turbo whoosh overlaying a mild growl. However, it makes up for this by being far freer revving and linear in its acceleration. Where the Jag punches you in the kidneys in the mid-range, the Bimmer gives you a mild lump of torque and then just pulls rapidly to an equally lofty redline, and this is the car with the better top-end whack.

    It does in 6. So far so similar, then. It still has near-perfect weight distribution and is very low to the ground. But, in the interest of comfort, on the Indian car at least, they have softened it a bit too much.

    In corners, though, it turns in sharply and follows through tidily this M Sport version has wider rear tyres that really help with grip , it does roll a bit. But the bigger issue is at high speeds in a straight line, where it will bounce quite a lot. It may not be as quick to turn in as the BMW but it rewards your added effort with so much feedback and confidence from the front end. And it backs that up with a chassis that stays hunkered down through it all.

    Jaguar xe 25t review

    A Jag that out-handles a 3-series? This might just be it. Like how the Jag has a more usable boot because its spare is stowed under the floor, while the BMW makes you keep it in the boot itself. The 3-series is not bad in isolation, but the Jag is truly impressive on this front.

    The XE 25t has an entertaining motor that has a lot of punch and makes a nice noise, but its gearbox does it no favours, with its unpredictable nature and jerky shifts. The i is smoother and more effortless in any situation, whether idle pottering around town or blasting down the highway.

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