Jaguar will start to deliver the new XF Sportbrake in the UK during the later part of this year. Its pricing details and engine lineup were recently unveiled. Jaguar said that the XF Sportbrake is available with a lineup of efficient and powerful diesel engines in 2.2- and 3.0-litre capacities, marking the debut of new derivatives based on the 2.2-litre diesel unit.
The engine is offered in either 163 PS or 200 PS, which replaces the current 190PS output engine. The two offer impressive CO2 emissions figures, beginning with only 135 g/km. The fuel economy rating is at 55.4 mpg. The Sportbrake is available with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine in 240 PS Diesel and 275 PS Diesel S derivatives.
Each would emit only 163 g/km of CO2 and will offer 46mpg on the combined cycle. Even when the XF Sportbrake is determined to be versatile in Diesel S form, it could sprint from zero to 60mph in just 6.1-seconds. The 240PS variant can accomplish the same move in 6.7-seconds.
The XF saloon will also receive the new engine upgrades. The new 2.2-litre Diesel engines, when used on the saloon, have the same economy and CO2 figures as the Sportbrake. Deliveries of the saloon will start this September, with starting prices of £29,940 on-the-road. The XF saloon and Sportbrake will both use the eight-speed automatic gearbox and Stop/Start.
These will be standard throughout the engine range. They improve the emissions on the V6 Diesel engines by 6% on the saloon. The XF range is available with the Meridian audio system for the first time. It replaces the Bowers and Wilkins system and pledging the precise yet powerful sound quality with the use of sophisticated amplifier and high quality speaker units.
Heading the XF range is the new XFR Speed Pack. It features a speed limiter raised to 174mph. The 510PS XFR Speed Pack car gets revised engine and gearbox calibration to go with the increased top speed. The Speed Pack car gets a new front aero splitter and a new rear wing. The range also includes a new 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine developing 340 PS.
The engine, which is also set to appear in the new F-TYPE, replaces the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 in the XF range. The 3.0-litre V6 S/C can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 155mph, returning fuel economy figures of 30mpg on the combined cycle and offering a CO2 emissions level of 224g/km.
Released in 2008, the XF brought in a coupe-like structure to the template of sports cars and it gained worldwide acclaim for its enticing mix of performance, design, dynamics, quality and luxury. Redesigned just right on both the exterior and the interior for the 2012 model, the saloon is currently accompanied by the Jaguar XF Sportbrake which considers its unparalleled performance and practicality as assets.
Jaguar style principle stems from fluid, continuous lines that guide the gaze through and around the car and this can be seen easily in the Jaguar XF Sportbrake which, in spite of having a similarity with the saloon's wheelbase, is still able to exude an even stronger appeal.
The first of these sleek uncomplicated feature lines starts in the blades (that are patterned from propellers) installed to the air intakes at the sides, moving the gaze of the onlooker to the wing crease below and then towards the sills of the vehicle and then around the bumper at the back. The second feature line flows from the outer corner of the air intakes, giving definition to the front wings then embracing the body of the vehicle, producing the XF Sportbrake's masculine shoulder line.
Having the similar latest lightblade headlight innovation like the saloon, the XF Sportbrake also has the latest, functional bonnet and more straight-up grille, providing an improved back-view mirror worth noticing. The lamps also showcase bi-function HID xenon innovation and LED running lights for daytime use well fitted into a significant Jaguar 'J-Blade' style.