Jaguar has announced its new XE model, designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series, is expected to deliver 75mpg.
The West Midlands manufacturer says the XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure.
The weight reduction realised means Jaguar expects the XE to be the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively.
Mark White, Jaguar’s chief technical specialist, said: "The Jaguar XE body uses over 75% aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class. This gives us a body structure with unrivalled low weight: it’s light but also immensely strong with extremely high levels of torsional stiffness. We’ve made sure our aluminium-intensive body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising on vehicle design or refinement.”
The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on September 8th.