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Deal of the Day: Jaguar XE

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

Words ByDoug Revolta

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Jaguar XE

We’ve 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.

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 but it still manages to offer a smooth ride even with the firmer suspension set-up.

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

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

Against

The 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 those of 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 wi-fi hotspot for Β£300, a panoramic sunroof for Β£1000 and a head-up display for Β£1000.

What are its rivals?

The XE occupies a hotly contested segment but holds its own with a four-star rating, compared with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's three stars and the BMW 3 Series' four stars, but flags behind the Audi A4's five-star rating its and What Car? Car of the Year status.

The car Jaguar XE 2.0 R-Sport Auto

The saving Β£2984

The list price Β£29,740

The discounted price Β£26,756

The broker Drivethedeal.com