Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012–2015)

Model History

March 2012

Jaguar XF Sportbrake unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Sharing its underpinnings with the XF saloon, the Sportbrake's overall length grows by just 5mm, its weight by less 70kg and its chassis structure matches the strength of the conventional XF. These characteristics mean the Sportbrake can closely match the acclaimed handling of the XF saloon yet offers a large and highly practical load space.

Every panel on the XF Sportbrake, from the B-Pillar rearwards, is new. The strong silver signature line running the length of the car is extended while the C-Pillar is finished in gloss black, a trait shared with the XJ saloon. Slim rear light units extend into a strong chrome crossmember that dominates the rear of the car. The result is a car that blends style and function with the rear seat occupants benefitting from 48mm of extra rear headroom.

The large, practical tailgate can be specified with power struts, opening to reveal a wide and highly versatile load space. Measuring 550-litres with the rear seats up, the boot is framed by a set of useful cubby compartments. With the seats folded, the total volume grows to 1,675-litres.

Practical touches are prevalent – and standard equipment – on the XF Sportbrake. Remote fold levers are mounted within the boot area to lower the rear seats – negating the need to stretch into the boot. Powerful LEDs throw a pool of light onto the ground when the boot is open while the tailgate itself features a soft close function, avoiding any requirement for it to be slammed. Set into the boot floor is a panel that splits into three sections to allow smaller loads to be neatly wedged and avoiding a precious or fragile cargo being thrown about. A tray mounted under the boot floor helps protect valuable items.

Beneath the car there are extensive changes to the rear suspension. Self-levelling air suspension aids driving dynamics and means the Sportbrake can serve as an accomplished tow vehicle.

Powering the XF Sportbrake will be a range of efficient yet powerful diesel engines in 2.2-litre four cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder form, each directing drive through the rear wheels via an advanced eight-speed automatic gearbox.

June 2012

Jaguar has announced that the estate version of the XF, which it has called the Sportbrake, will be priced from £31,940. It’ll be offered with 2.2 and 3.0-litre diesel engines, as well as a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol.

The 2.2-litre is likely to be the most popular with company car drivers due to its low emissions. Two outputs are offered - 163PS and 200PS. Emissions are as low as 135g/km, which equates to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle.

The 2.2-litre diesel is complemented by a 3.0 V6 diesel with either 240PS or 275PS. Regardless of power output, emissions are the same at 163g/km, with fuel economy of 46mpg. Finally, a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine will be offered in place of the old V8. This produces 340PS, with emissions of 224g/km and fuel economy of 30mpg.

The finer details of trim levels and standard equipment will be announced nearer the cars introduction to showrooms – however you can expect the standard equipment list to be similar to the saloon model. The full price list is below.

XF SPORTBRAKE

MODEL

OUTPUT (PS)

PRICE (£, OTR)

XF 2.2 Diesel SE

163

31,940

XF 2.2 Diesel SE Business

163

33,990

XF 2.2 Diesel Luxury

163

35,440

XF 2.2 Diesel Luxury

200

36,440

XF 2.2 Diesel Sport

200

37,440

XF 2.2 Diesel Premium Luxury

200

39,690

XF 2.2 Diesel Portfolio

200

44,690

XF 3.0 V6 Diesel Luxury

240

38,355

XF 3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury

240

42,605

XF 3.0 Diesel Portfolio

240

47,605

XF 3.0 V6 Diesel S Luxury

275

44,355

XF 3.0 V6 Diesel S Premium Luxury

275

48,605

XF 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio

275

51,505

June 2013

2014 Model Year XF announced, featuring Jaguar's new four-cylinder, 2.2-litre MY14 XF diesel 163PS ECO2 engine capable of achieving 57.7mpg with a CO2 figure of just 129g/km. MY14 XF with ECO2 engine is offered with an Intelligent Stop-Start system that uses a Twin Solenoid Starter (TSS) to shut down the engine when the car comes to a halt, helping to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption

Eight-speed automatic transmission enables optimal acceleration through the rev range while still maintaining the composed character of the XF saloon. All MY14 XF cars to be fitted with extended navigation system features. Revised exterior paint colours include Osmium replacing Crystal Blue and Dark Sapphire replacing Indigo Blue.

January 2015

XF upgraded for 2015

Specification enhancements, including 20" Black Kalimnos alloy wheels and 770w Meridian Surround Sound system, the XF R-Sport Black offers an additional £8,770 worth of value over standard R-Sport models for a £2,100 increase to its On-the-Road price.

All models in the XF saloon and Sportbrake range now come with Winter Comfort Pack and Parking Pack as standard. This includes heated seats and windscreen plus front parking sensors and a rear camera. In addition, Portfolio, Diesel S Portfolio, XFR and XFR-S variants all benefit from Blind Spot Monitor as standard, while most models in the range gain upgraded alloy wheels.

SE, SE Business and Premium Luxury trim levels have been discontinued, as have the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 240PS 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engines. As a result, the range now starts with the Luxury trim.

As well as getting the Winter Comfort Pack and Parking Pack as standard, all Luxury models now also come with Gloss Dark Oak veneer. 200PS models also get upgraded from 17" Ursa alloys to new 18" Manra wheels, although cars with the 163PS engine retain the 17" wheels to keep their CO 2 emissions to 129g/km. The extra equipment represents an additional £1,870 worth of value, with just a small On-the-Road price increase of £600 on 200PS models and £500 on 163PS variants.

All R-Sport models now come with Winter Comfort Pack, Parking Pack and the 380w Meridian Audio system as standard. All versions also now come with the Gloss Dark Oak veneer. 200PS models get 19" Grey Aquila wheels instead of 18" Lyra alloys. R-Sport variants now benefit from £2,460 worth of extra value for a small On-the-Road price increase of £800 on the 200PS models and £700 on 163PS cars.

Available exclusively with the 2.2-litre turbocharged 200PS diesel engine, the new R-Sport Black features a range of equipment and aesthetic enhancements as standard. These include: 20" Black Kalimnos alloy wheels, Black Pack, 770w Meridian Surround Sound system, full bond-grain leather upholstery and 18way Sports seats with memory function. R-Sport Black models come with a choice of five no-cost paint colours: Kyanite Blue, Italian Racing Red, Glacier White, Ultimate Black and Stratus Grey - with the Kyanite Blue option limited to just 100 units. In total, these models benefit from £8,770 worth of added upgrades over R-Sport models for a price premium of £2,100.

The price for luxurious Portfolio spec cars has been reduced by £3,500. Despite this, it now benefits from the addition of the Parking Pack, Blind Spot Monitor and 19" Artura wheels as standard equipment, while 20" Hydra and Silver Draco alloys have been added to the option list. Suedecloth headliner and metallic paint are no longer standard, plus Portfolio models now come with the 380w Meridian system.

Diesel S Portfolio models retain Suedecloth headliner, metallic paint and the 770w Meridian Surround Sound system but now also benefit from the full Parking Aid Pack and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment. That's an additional £960 worth of value with no On-the-Road price increase.

The ferocious XFR gets a host of new spec as standard, including: stainless steel pedals, Speed Pack, Rear View Camera, Blind Spot Monitor and Red Brake Calipers. The extra equipment represents £3,760 worth of added value with no On-the-Road price increase.

The range-topping XFR-S now comes as standard with Rear View Camera and Blind Spot Monitor. The On-the-Road price hasn't increased but the extra equipment is worth £860.

Trim level Engine Body style OTR price
XF Luxury 2.2 i4 163PS Saloon £33,445
2.2 i4 200PS Saloon £34,550
2.2 i4 163PS Sportbrake £35,945
2.2 i4 200PS Sportbrake £37,050
XF R-Sport 2.2 i4 163PS Saloon £34,695
2.2 i4 200PS Saloon £36,250
2.2 i4 163PS Sportbrake £37,195
2.2 i4 200PS Sportbrake £38,750
XF R-Sport Black 2.2 i4 200PS Saloon £38,350
2.2 i4 200PS Sportbrake £40,850
XF Portfolio 2.2 i4 163PS Saloon £37,195
2.2 i4 200PS Saloon £38,700
2.2 i4 163PS Sportbrake £39,695
2.2 i4 200PS Sportbrake £41,200
XF Diesel S Portfolio 3.0 V6 275PS Saloon £49,515
3.0 V6 275PS Sportbrake £51,995
XFR 5.0 V8 510PS Saloon £65,440
XFR-S 5.0 V8 550PS Saloon £79,995
5.0 V8 550PS Sportbrake £82,495

May 2016

Comfort suspension kit for XF Sportbrake available from Spires Tuning

What does a Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012 – 2015) cost?

List Price from £34,935
Buy new from £30,643
Contract hire from £401.11 per month