2017 Jaguar XE V8: The BMW M3 contender?

A quick one on the 2017 Jaguar XE V8 and how it measures up to the its rivals. Tagged "The Diesel Beast", it sure stacks up to its name as a powerful cat on wheels. Looking closely, it takes a slight jab on the BMW M3 which at this time may be the most suitable contender.

2017 Jaguar XE V8 front
The most striking spec of this car is the 5.0-litre V8 engine! This is usually what you'd get on high-class SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S or Mercedes-Benz GLA and G-series. However, Jaguar decided to compress those massive performance traits into a small, boxy sedan. The V8 engine gives off 550 horsepower while the models vary - the XE, XE R-Sport, and XE S.

2017 Jaguar XE rear

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