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.
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.