|Jaguar XE aluminum structure.|
In a new press release, Jaguar tells the story more….
The innovative new
Jaguar XE will redefine the standard in its segment. Designed around Jaguar’s
modular vehicle architecture, 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.
milestone in body engineering, a product of Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in
high-volume production of aluminium vehicles, ensures that the Jaguar XE
combines outstanding design with benchmark levels of ride and handling – it
will be the true driver’s car in the
segment when it launches locally, in September.
construction is a core element of Jaguar’s DNA and Jaguar is at the
cutting-edge of aluminium technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ,
XK and F-TYPE have all been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and
riveted aluminium structures. The XE is the latest model to use this
first car in the world to make use of a new grade of high strength aluminium
called RC 5754 which has been developed specifically for the XE. This new alloy
features a high level of recycled material and makes a significant contribution
to Jaguar’s goal of using 75 per cent recycled material by 2020.
weight savings ensure that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet. With
its 2.0-litre i4 turbo diesel engine, producing 132kW and 430Nm, it boasts a
combined fuel consumption figure of 4.2 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of only
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,” says Dr
Mark White, Jaguar’s Chief Technical Specialist for lightweight vehicle
beautiful, eye-catching lines, the Jaguar XE’s aluminium-intensive body
structure still offers exceptional torsional stiffness. Lightweight, yet strong,
it incorporates highly advanced suspension systems to deliver unparalleled
levels of ride quality, handling and steering.