The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will cost between £31,940 and £51,505 when it goes on sale at the end of the year.
29 June 2012

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will cost from £31,940 when it goes on sale at the end of the year after its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The model will also mark the introduction of new variants of the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel.

The PSA-derived unit will be offered in 160 and 197bhp outputs, and will replace the current 187bhp engine. Both models share the same CO2 rating of 135 or 139g/km, depending on spec, and fuel economy of 55.4mpg. 

A 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine producing either 237 or 271bhp will also be available, but the saloon’s new 335bhp supercharged V6 petrol unit will not be offered at launch.

The saloon’s eight-speed automatic gearbox and stop-start are standard on all models. Jaguar claims these changes reduce emissions by up to six per cent.

Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre supercharged V6 is currently the most potent engine in the standard XF’s line-up. The engine, which will be shared with the Jaguar F-Type, replaces the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 and is capable of powering the XF saloon to 62mph in 5.7sec. Jaguar claims combined fuel consumption of 30mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 224g/km.

Trim grades follow the current XF saloon, comprising SE Business, Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury and Portfolio.

The Jaguar XFR saloon can now be specified with a Speed Pack, which raises the top speed to 174bhp, and equipped with revised engine and gearbox settings, a front splitter and new rear wing.

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The Jaguar XF is a sublime British executive saloon. It has a tremendous interior and even greater dynamics

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28 June 2012

Saw one of these yesterday on the M40 and it looked great. This is bound to take sales from the Germans.

28 June 2012

Apart from the dodgy D-pillar, I think it looks very good, and I can't wait for the supercharged V6 engine. The V8 is the big news though, even though the diesels are likely to account for most of the sales.

28 June 2012

I've seen one of these too and it simply knocks spots of its dour German rivals in terms of style and desirability.

28 June 2012

looks great, apart from the back pillar. i wonder how many will choose a black one to hide it, as most seem to with the XK.

Will other markets be losing the V8 for a supercharged V6, or is it just Europe? However despite the fact i would prefer a V8, getting a petrol XF under 225g/km is very good work. i hope they dont overprice the petrol version as they did with the V8 so they sell a few more. 

 

 

 

29 June 2012

not sure most people could tell the difference between the three quarters view of the Mondeo estate and the XF estate (sorry, "sport brake")

29 June 2012

This is a great addition, what a shame it has taken them 4 years to produce. We can't be that far from replacing the entire range. An 'Allroad' edition would also be fantastic.

Despite the grumbles above, I would definitely have one...

29 June 2012

Broughster wrote:

Despite the grumbles above, I would definitely have one...

I agree, I would have one over the Germans too. Perhaps when I win the lottery* I will buy one of these as my every day car. What more could you want?

*I have to play the lottery mind you

29 June 2012

Looks a very attractive and desirable car indeed - at least as a 3.0 litre. As others have commented, Jaguar should have produced this variant of the XF long ago. (Some of us just can't manage with a saloon!).

There is a snag, though. I can't buy used cars, and the 2.2 litre diesel is just about affordable, but there is no way that I'm going to consider one with a PSA engine. Yes, I know that all manufacturers buy in bits from third parties. I can live with outsourcing the electrics and such, but the engine is the heart of the car. PSA - No way!

Flame away - I don't care!

29 June 2012

Audi_A5 wrote:

There is a snag, though. I can't buy used cars, and the 2.2 litre diesel is just about affordable, but there is no way that I'm going to consider one with a PSA engine. Yes, I know that all manufacturers buy in bits from third parties. I can live with outsourcing the electrics and such, but the engine is the heart of the car. PSA - No way!

Flame away - I don't care!

You deserved to be flamed for a comment like that!  The 2.2 litre PSA diesel engine (developed in partnership with Ford and tweaked by Jaguar engineers) is one of the finest diesel engines in the world.  And don't forget that PSA have been leading in diesel technology for years now.  For most people the 2.2 D is the sweet spot in the XF range and both What Car? and AutoExpress recommend this engine.

30 June 2012

Dark Isle wrote:

You deserved to be flamed for a comment like that!  

Why? What is so controversial about saying that it is not a real Jaguar unless it has a Jaguar engine?

Dark Isle wrote:

The 2.2 litre PSA diesel engine  . . .is one of the finest diesel engines in the world.

I never said that it wasn't. You are just building a straw man to knock down.

Dark Isle wrote:

And don't forget that PSA have been leading in diesel technology for years now.  

I think that if you check the performance figures, MPG stats and driver reviews that you will find that it is BMW who have been "leading in diesel technology for years now."

Dark Isle wrote:

For most people the 2.2 D is the sweet spot in the XF range and both What Car? and AutoExpress recommend this engine.

Not exactly! Auto Express likes it (But then, they like Audis, so what do they know) but What Car don't feel as positive as you make out.

Here is what they actually say about the engine: "You notice the shortage of go when you really put your foot down, and this engine isn't as efficient as those in rival four-cylinder execs." Link: http://www.whatcar.com/car-reviews/jaguar/xf-saloon/2-2d-163-se-4dr/summary/64775

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