Even with the new F-Pace SVR and the possibility of an I-Pace SVR, Jaguar has decided against making an SVR version of the XE sedan. That means that Jaguar has sadly decided against releasing a BMW M3 rival. A spokesperson from Jaguar revealed the sad news to Car and Driver, so if you are looking for a high-performance XE, you’re only option is the very limited XE SV Project 8.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Duncan Smith, senior programs manager for Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division revealed that the division is trying to differentiate itself from BMW M and Mercedes-AMG by customizing its projects more to each individual car. It’s clear that the F-Pace SVR obviously played a role in the decision, since high-performance SUVs are gaining more speed than sedan versions.

There’s no word yet on an SVR version of the Jaguar XF.

Source: Car and Driver