I’ve been a closet wagon from way back so you could imagne how exfcited I am know that Jaguar have released details of it’s 2018 XF Sportbrake which will be launched in Australia November 1st.
The Sportbrake will be available in 4 models at launch XF R-Sport 20d, R-Sport 25t, XF S 30d and a range topping XF S First Edition 30d and come with 3 engine choices a 184kW 2.0-litre petrol and 2 diesel engines a 132kW 2.0-litre diesel and a 221kW 3.0-litre V6 diesel all engines will be backed by a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission .
Prices for the Sportbrake start at $90,400 for the entry level R-Sport 20d up to $137,300 for the XF S First Edition 30d.
With a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution and Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Intensive Architecture the Sportbarke will have the brawn to match it’s amazing looks and ensure the Sportbrake has the performance and handling that you come to expect from a Jaguar with Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics package optional on all models.
I could probably go on for a week about the Sportbrake but rather then bore you with my ramblings check out all the details below massive thanks to Jaguar for the pics and info.
New Jaguar XF Sportbrake Pricing Announced
Sydney, Australia, Wednesday 2nd August – Introducing the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake: grace, space and pace for the 21st century.
- Dramatic proportions lead to aerodynamic efficiency of Cd 0.29
- Outstanding usability and Flexibility: 565 litres of boot space expands to 1,700 litres with the split folding rear seats lowered
- Self-levelling rear Integral-Link air suspension ensures an effortless ride even with towing a load up to 2,000kg
- Clean air zone for you and your family: cabin air filtration and ionisation removes pollutants entering the vehicle
- Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitoring system detects signs of drowsiness and warn drivers when they need to take a break, and joins a full suite of driver assistance and safety systems
- Introduction of gesture control blind for 1.6m2 panoramic roof, gesture tailgate opening and Jaguar’s wearable waterproof Activity Key for running, cycling and water sports
- Super-fast 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system acts as your on-board digital butler
- New state-of-the-art four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines deliver clean, efficient power from 132kW to 184kW, with CO2 emissions as low as 124g/km
- Powerful 221kW/700Nm 3.0-litre V6 diesel sprints to 100kph in 6.6 seconds
- Stiff, light and agile: Aluminium-intensive architecture and a kerb weight from 1,705kg ensuring agility and efficiency
- With low ownership costs, due to predicted high residual values and low running costs, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be launched in Australia from 1 November 2017
- Priced from $90,400 (R-Sport 20d automatic RWD)
“The award winning Jaguar XF is already established as the most dynamic saloon car in the business segment. With the addition of the Sportbrake, we’re adding space and usability to the existing fun-to-drive package. And with super clean Ingenium engines, we have developed a car to appeal to customers who want an efficient premium estate with low ownership costs.” Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XF
Introducing the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake
The new XF Sportbrake returns Jaguar to the premium estate segment with a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies that make it the standout performer.
The XF Sportbrake sets new standards for practicality and convenience with user-friendly features and technologies that make every trip safer, smarter and more relaxed. Its combination of space and efficiency make the Sportbrake the perfect companion for customers with active lifestyles.
With a design that retains the distinctive curves of the saloon at the front, the new XF Sportbrake embodies Jaguar’s key design DNA and incorporates an eye-catching roofline, which sets it apart from the competition. Its sleek silhouette projects a dynamic and purposeful profile that transforms the amount of space available inside.
The interior provides spacious accommodation flooded with natural light from the full-length 1.6m2 panoramic roof. Rear occupants benefit from enhanced knee room and improved headroom, while the practical loadspace can accommodate 565 litres of luggage.
“As with the XF saloon, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette. This gives the car a sense of speed and a very dynamic appearance. As a result, I think it looks just as sporty as the saloon, if not more so.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The new XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the saloon and has all of the aluminium-intensive architectures that have made the XF a multi-award winner. Jaguar Land Rover’s family of innovative Ingenium powertrains equips the Sportbrake with the latest engine technologies.
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 a personalised driving experience.
Advanced software functions developed by Jaguar Land Rover, such as All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) and Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) put the Sportbrake’s traction in low-grip situations and cornering ability on the same level as the saloon.
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 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 refined ride quality. Aerodynamics with a slippery drag coefficient of 0.29 contributes to CO2 emissions as low as 124g/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 132kW Ingenium diesel with variable geometry turbocharging that drives like a true Jaguar and provides exceptional efficiency. The advanced powerplant delivers CO2 emissions of just 124g/km with fuel efficiency of 4.8 l/100km.
At the other end of the performance spectrum, customers can choose the 221kW 3.0 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.
“The XF Sportbrake is the embodiment of everything our brand stands for, bringing Jaguar design and dynamics to create vehicles that excite the senses and support active lifestyles. Its dynamic performance, desirable styling and cutting-edge technologies will introduce a new generation of drivers to Jaguar’s drive, passion and comfort.”
Steven de Ploey, Global Marketing Strategy and Planning Director, Jaguar
The new XF Sportbrake is the perfect choice for customers with active lifestyles and features a series of new convenience features that enhance the practicality of Jaguar’s premium estate. These include Tow Assist technology and Jaguar’s rugged new wearable Activity Key, which lets users secure their vehicle while enjoying outdoor sports or activities without fear of losing their main key fob. Drivers are also able to set the maximum opening height for the gesture tailgate to prevent damage in areas where height is restricted, such as multi-storey car parks and garages.
Cabin air filtration and ionisation removes pollutants entering the vehicle, promoting health and wellness, while gesture controls for the tailgate and the sunblind for the panoramic sunroof underline the XF Sportbrake’s commitment to customer convenience.
A full suite of driver assistance and safety systems is provided, bolstered by Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor which examines a range of inputs to detect signs of drowsiness and warn drivers when they need to take a break.