Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2017–)
Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed
The interior provides spacious accommodation flooded with natural light from the full-length 1.6sq m panoramic roof. Rear occupants benefit from enhanced knee room and improved headroom, while the practical loadspace can accommodate 565 litres of luggage.
The suspension set-up has been specially calibrated to reflect the demands placed on premium lifestyle estate models. The stiff and lightweight set-up gives the spacious estate Jaguar’s signature dynamics: a sports car-inspired character with agile handling and dynamic responses. Self-levelling air sprung rear suspension is fitted as standard to ensure the XF Sportbrake maintains its composure, even when fully loaded.
Jaguar’s optional Configurable Dynamics system enables drivers to fine-tune settings for the steering, transmission and throttle. With Adaptive Dynamics dampers fitted, customers can also tune the suspension settings for the ultimate personalisation of the driving experience.
Advanced software functions developed by Jaguar Land Rover, such as All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) put the Sportbrake’s traction in low-grip situations and cornering ability on the same level as the saloon.
Customers looking for the ultimate confidence can choose an AWD drivetrain and Jaguar’s IDD system, which eliminates the understeer and electronic interventions that typically characterise dynamic driving in all-wheel-drive models. As a result, the AWD XF Sportbrake retains Jaguar’s trademark rear-wheel-drive feel and agile steering responses.
The XF Sportbrake continues Jaguar’s leadership in aluminium-intensive body construction to deliver a lightweight design that is both stiffer and lighter than its predecessor. Featuring an innovative new single-piece polymer tailgate, the Sportbrake delivers a near perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution providing the foundations for its exceptional handling and outstanding efficiency.
Measuring 4,955mm, the new Sportbrake is 6mm shorter than the previous model, but its wheelbase has been lengthened by 51mm to 2,960mm. This optimises rear legroom and load space and contributes to the vehicle’s exceptionally refined ride quality. Aerodynamics are also superior with a slippery drag coefficient of just 0.29 contributing to emissions as low as 118g/km.
Jaguar Land Rover’s range of advanced four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines provides customary Jaguar performance, efficiency and towing capacity.
The range starts with a rear-wheel-drive 163PS Ingenium diesel with variable geometry turbocharging that drives like a true Jaguar and provides exceptional efficiency. The advanced powerplant delivers emissions of just 118g/km with fuel efficiency of 62.8mpg (4.5 l/100km) on the Combined cycle.
At the other end of the performance spectrum, customers can choose the 300PS Turbocharged V6 diesel engine. Paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, this combination provides sports car performance with the sprint from 0-100km/h completed in 6.6 seconds (0-60mph in 6.1 seconds)
The new XF Sportbrake range comprises XF Sportbrake Prestige, XF Sportbrake Portfolio, XF Sportbrake R-Sport and XF Sportbrake S.
The powertrain range will include:
- 163PS 2.0-litre diesel manual and automatic; RWD
- 180PS 2.0-litre diesel automatic; RWD and AWD
- 240PS 2.0-litre diesel automatic; AWD
- 300PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel automatic; RWD
- 250PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic; RWD
Black Edition announced
Black Editions are available across five Jaguar models: XE, XF, XF Sportbrake, E-Pace, F-Type and F-Pace. All Black Edition cars come fitted as standard with black alloy wheels, Black Pack, Privacy Glass and metallic paint – in a choice of colours – as standard.