2018 Jaguar XE 300 Sport verdict

New 300 Sport performance model aims to bring some sparkling exclusivity to the Jaguar XE line-up - look through our gallery review to find out if it's any good...

Jaguar XE

2018 Jaguar XE 300 Sport verdict

The XE is a wonderful executive car to drive, and this engine is a good fit, but if you can do without some badges and yellow stitching inside, we'd recommend sticking with a lesser-trimmed, less exclusive version of the XE.

This variant is engaging and versatile, sure, but there's little in the way of performance excitement, and the extra money you pay for the 300 Sport doesn't enhance the XE dynamically, so we’d take this engine in a lesser trim for better value.

Jaguar XE

What Car? rating: 3 out of 5

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Jaguar XE 300 Sport

Price £45,640 Engine 4cyl, 1997cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 296bhp at 5500rpm Torque 295lb ft at 1500-4500rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 5.4sec Top speed 155mph Official economy 37.2mpg CO2, tax band 173g/km, 35%

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