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The Jaguar XE is slightly longer and wider than a BMW 3 Series, but a fraction lower. In fact, if you consider all the exterior measurements we have so far, the Jaguar XE sits comfortably within the extremes of the German built opposition (see below).

Jaguar says it has worked hard to maximise interior space and quality in the XE, knowing that customers in the class often have only one car and expect it to be able to carry the whole family just as often as it takes a single person on a business trip.

The XE's all-new InControl infotainment system offers the latest technologies to connect car, driver and the outside world. At its heart is an eight-inch touchscreen featuring a clear, intuitive graphical interface and fast response times.

Voice control using plain speech gives access to any level of the system, without navigating through menus, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. InControl's SD card-based navigation allows easy upgrades of map data. The system also supports Bluetooth, audio streaming and USB connectivity.
Smartphones are changing the way people interact with the world around them so the new XE ensures that drivers always stay connected. The car functions as a Wi-Fi hotspot, enabling multiple devices to connect to the internet - the vehicle antenna provides the best possible signal.

legroom up front and in the back is decent in comparison to rivals - although the rear space owes much to the heavily sculpted backs of the front seats that cleverly give extra kneeroom.

Headroom in the back is also aided by a heavily sculpted roof lining, but the result is considerably more accommodating than the plunging roofline might suggest when you are outside the car.

Boot space is decent, at 455 litres. It looks decent enough, but is 25 litres less than offered by the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.

However, the rear seats can be split 40/20/40 to allow for maximum versatility, and there is the option of a powered tailgate - something Jaguar says no rival in the class offers.

Jaguar XE length - 4686mm
(Audi A4 4701mm, BMW 3 Series 4624mm and Mercedes C-Class 4686mm)

Jaguar XE width including mirrors - 2075mm
(Audi 2040mm, BMW 2031mm, Mercedes 2020mm)

Jaguar XE height - 1416mm
(Audi 1427mm, BMW 1429mm, Mercedes 1442mm)

Jaguar XE wheelbase - 2835mm
(Audi 2808mm, BMW 2810mm, Mercedes 2840mm)

Jaguar XE boot space - 455 litres
(Audi, BMW and Mercedes all 480 litres).
 

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I thought the boot space would be less, it does look like it's been cut off a bit compared to others in its class. Still that gives it a more sporty appearance.

Dash looks simple / modern design and seems to be high quality. Shame there are no party piece rotating air vents though.
 

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Does anyone know what is meant by 8 x 8 seat adjustment?
Forwards & Back = 2
Backrest recline up & down +2
Seat cushion up & down + 2
what are the other 2?
Seat cushion tilt? Simple lumbar support? (a fancy one is an option).
 

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According to a twitter follower (@madbadger65 - Thanks!) it's this:

Drivers / passenger adjustment Fore/Aft (2)
Cushion Height (2)
Squad Recline (2)
Cushion Tilt (2)
 

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I see on another thread that the user manual can be viewed and downloaded online. I read that, and the manual seat go backwards and forwards, up and down, and the backrest reclines. How does that get described as 8 x 8? Sounds like 6 x 6 to me!
 

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You are correct the manual seat adjustment on page 20 of the Owner's Handbook shows 6 seat positions but then you should refer to page 24 which shows the other 2 - i.e. Head Restraint adjustment. Hope this clears up your 8 position description.
 

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You'll find links to the user manual on this forum which shows the electrically adjustable seat.

Extra adjustable are cushion length, cushion tilt, side bolsters, lumbar support (up & down & in & out)
 
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