Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake gets 32K price tag
The car, an estate version of the already successful XF saloon, will be offered with four diesel engines in 2.2 and 3-litre sizings.
The smaller unit has been worked on to produce two new versions, with either 160 or 197bhp, the second a replacement for the previous 187bhp unit. The updates aid emissions and economy, with 135g/km and 55.4mpg now available.
Those wanting more power will be able to choose two versions of the 3-litre V6 turbo diesel, starting from £38,355 and with either 236 or 271bhp.
Both 3-litre units return 163g/km and 46mpg. The larger engine will hit 60mph in 6.1 seconds, the smaller version point six down.
Saloon versions of the XF get the same engine upgrades and the two models share further improvements, including adopting an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Stop/Start as standard across the engine range – this cuts the V6 Diesel engine emissions by six per cent on the saloon.
Inside the Bowers & Wilkins audio system that has always been a part of the XF range has been replaced, by a Meridian system.
There’s a new range-topping engine too, only available in the saloon, a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol unit remarkably replacing the previous naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8.
The 335bhp unit, which will also appear in the forthcoming F-Type sports car, offers 0-60mph times of 5.7 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph, returning fuel economy figures of 30mpg on the combined cycle and producing CO2 emissions of 224g/km.
And if even that is not enough… Jaguar now offers the XFR Speed Pack, with its speed limiter raised to 174mph, due to revised engine and gearbox calibration offering some 502bhp. A new front aero splitter and a new rear wing distinguish the Speed Pack car.
Words by: Andrew Charman