Jaguar XE and XF get 300 Sport trim

Jaguar XE and XF get 300 Sport trim

Jaguar has unveiled a pair of special edition models to mark the 2019 model year updates for its XE and XF ranges.

The XE 300 Sport uses the existing 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, capable of 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and 155mph flat out.

In other news, Jaguar has confirmed its intention to remove the range-topping 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine from United Kingdom price lists. In some markets Jaguar will also offer the 300 Sport trim on XFs fitted with an available 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel engine, and it too keeps its stock rating of 296 hp and 516 lb-ft.

Unfortunately there's no extra power to be had from the 2.0-liter engine so peak output remains capped at 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Overseas buyers can also option all-wheel drive for improved cross country ability.

Distinguishing the trim is the addition of dark satin grey highlights around the exterior of each vehicle - such as on the door mirror caps, rear spoiler and grille surround - along with 300 Sport badging on the front grille and boot lid. Moreover, the 19-inch or 20-inch satin technical grey finish wheels are exclusive to the special edition along with 300 Sport-branded brake calipers. The XF comes in a choice of three colours: Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black, while the XE is also offered in Caldera Red.

Contrasting with the body are some yellow accents for the interior, with yellow stitching for the steering wheel, armrest, and seats. Other modifications include 300 Sport branded treadplates, sport carpet mats, badged steering wheel and embossed headrests.

It is not known if this special edition XE will make it to India.