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 |  Feb 01 2011, 8:28 AM

It’s no secret that Jaguar is considering building a rival for the BMW 3 Series, but now comes word that the car won’t just be limited to a sedan. And while a wagon (popular in Europe) is also likely, the more exciting news is Jag’s interest in developing a coupe model styled on the same platform.

The news comes via AutoWeek in an interview with Jag’s new global brand director, Adrian Hallmark. Delivering a more luxury oriented coupe model would help Jaguar compete directly with the Mercedes E-Class Coupe, as well as a planned C-Class Coupe.

Jaguar and Land Rover are both pursuing a new global strategy that has the two brands developing more high-volume, low cost models.

Sadly, a Jaguar sports sedan isn’t in the cards any time soon with the next model from Jaguar likely to be a new roadster, competing against the Porsche Boxster and fitting under the XK in Jag’s current lineup. A Jaguar Crossover is reportedly also under consideration.

[Source: AutoWeek]