0-60 in the Supercharged 2017 Jaguar XE: Normal vs. Dynamic Mode
The Jaguar XE is the 3-series fighter that the brand has long needed. With it’s classic front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and proportions, it is poised to be a volume seller for the brand. Until an SVR variant is released, the top dog XE uses a supercharged 3.0L V6 lifted from the F-Type. That engine is good for 335HP, 332 lb-ft of torque and it paired to a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission.
How Does the Jaguar XE Respond in Normal Mode vs. Dynamic Mode?
With that powertrain, it’s no surprise that the XE is a quick car. However, as is the way with all news, the XE has selectable drive modes that change the behavior of the car. Things like throttle response and transmission shift programming, among others, are altered when toggling between different drive modes. On some cars, the changes are rather overstated and not a tangible factor in how the car drives. Is that the case for the Jag? Here is a straightforward 0-60mph test using Normal and then Dynamic mode.
Rather surprisingly, the answer is yes: Dynamic mode does appear to make the car perform appreciably better. It seems that improved shift speeds are providing the majority of the performance increase. Impressive results for such a simple change in calibration.