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Deal of the Day: Jaguar XE

Save more than Β£2900 on the Jaguar XE 2.0 i4 R-Sport

Words ByDoug Revolta

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We’ve recently been behind the wheel of the new 197bhp Jaguar XE in R-Sport trim, and you can read our full review here.

While it may not be a popular choice with fleet buyers because of its high CO2 emissions, we’ve found a discount online that private buyers might find tempting.

The car Jaguar XE 2.0 i4 R-Sport
The saving Β£2942
The discounted price Β£26,798
The broker Drivethedeal.com

For

The XE is now the best car in its class to drive, beating the BMW 3 Series, and it's even better with the larger alloys and stiffer suspension in this R-Sport trim. The body control is very good, and it still manages to offer a smooth ride even with the firmer suspension set up.

Its 2.0-litre petrol engine is quiet, smooth and sounds great, too.

Inside, the car is very impressive, and stacks up well against its premium rivals. The much-improved infotainment system is a real step up from Jaguar’s past efforts.

Against

Its engine offers good performance, but its fuel economy is disappointing. An official return of 37.7mpg, while emitting 179g/km of CO2, is worse than the BMW 320i.

The XE’s rear-seat space and boot capacity is not as good as other rivals, either, but it’s still a very pleasant interior.

Should I add any options?

R-Sport trim is well equipped with 18in alloys, leather seats, bi-xenon headlights, stiffer suspension and a sportier body kit as standard.

If you do want to add any extras then luxury interior options include a WiFi hotspot for Β£300, a panoramic sunroof for Β£1000, as well as a head-up display for Β£1000.

Anything else I should know?

The discounted price includes a Β£738 discount which is conditional upon you taking out finance at 4.9% APR Representative arranged by the dealer. If you're not taking out the finance option, add Β£738 to the quoted price.

What next?

Head to Drivethedeal.com then select β€˜Jaguar’ and β€˜XE Saloon’ from the menus to see the full range of deals available.