Estate version of Jaguar’s BMW 5 Series rival will be offered with six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines

A Jaguar XF S Sportbrake development car has been spotted testing in the UK ahead of the model’s official reveal later this year.

The S version of Jaguar’s sports estate will sit above the regular XF Sportbrake, which has been confirmed for production, and make use of the same turbocharged petrol and diesel engines as the saloon.

The images, which surfaced on various social media users' feeds, also show that the car bears the model's production name, hashtagged, presumably in order to raise awareness of the car's impending launch.

Both the engines are turbocharged 3.0-litre V6s. The petrol’s headline figure is a 375bhp output, while the diesel has a claimed combined economy figure of 51.4mpg .

The units will be unchanged from those found in the XF S saloon and mated to the same eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Expect all of the running gear to be carried over, although the car’s rear suspension may feature adjustable settings in order to cater for its slightly heavier back end.

The rear-wheel-drive estate’s strongest asset compared with its saloon sibling will be increased rear head room and boot space. The additional weight might mean the estate's 0-62mph sprint time is down on that of the XF S saloon, which covers the benchmark sprint in 5.3sec in its petrol-engined form.

While no official date has been mentioned, sources suggest the XF S Sportbrake could have its debut alongside the XF Sportbrake later this year.

Sales would likely kick-off in the summer, with the Sportbrake's price pushing above that of XF S saloon, which starts at £49,995.

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25 October 2016
The petrol V6 is supercharged, not turbocharged. Get it right Autocar. And when oh when will any of the other Ingenium engines come on stream? Or are they all as awful as the 2l diesel?

16 April 2017
scrap wrote:

The petrol V6 is supercharged, not turbocharged. Get it right Autocar. And when oh when will any of the other Ingenium engines come on stream? Or are they all as awful as the 2l diesel?

If stories on the Internet are true the current Ford built V6 engines, petrol and diesel, will be replaced with Engenium straight sixes, both turbocharged, gradually throughout the JLR range.

25 October 2016
I was hoping a sportier sleeker back end, like a proper shooting brake but with an additional pair of doors.
I'd guess that's why it's called a Sportbrake though it looks too upright and almost SUV-like to be sporty.
Jaguar already has the impressive F-Pace SUV so it would make sense to diversify to a more popular and trendy coupe-like wagon, like a shooting brake body style.

Let's hope this is not just wagon-back add-on like Jag's last wagon, the rather mediocre X-type Sportwagon.

25 October 2016
Jag's last estate was the previous generation XF and this was a great looking estate to compete with 5 series/A6/E-Class.

This should hopefully be the best looking XF, current version is a bit bland versus the orginal

25 October 2016
Jag's last estate was the previous generation XF and this was a great looking estate to compete with 5 series/A6/E-Class.

This should hopefully be the best looking XF, current version is a bit bland versus the orginal

25 October 2016
Jag's last estate was the previous generation XF and this was a great looking estate to compete with 5 series/A6/E-Class.

This should hopefully be the best looking XF, current version is a bit bland versus the orginal

25 October 2016
A sloping back window with a spoiler at the top is poor for aerodynamics increases lift, drag compared to a drooping roofline and a vertical rear window, like an old CRX or an A2. Sloping back windows on estates are a nonsense might as well go the whole hog and be a hatch like an A5 or SD1.

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25 October 2016
Main advantage over the current one will be less weight. But a 300ps 2.0L petrol in this would be attractive. So much so I bet it will be silly money.

25 October 2016
more sense on the XE. I can think of several reasons why. Limited headroom for the backbenchers in the standard version. Jaguar would sell more of them too.

25 October 2016
voyager12 wrote:

more sense on the XE. I can think of several reasons why. Limited headroom for the backbenchers in the standard version. Jaguar would sell more of them too.

Agreed, said it before. This just looks like a lower and longer F-Pace which seems to cover a base too close. A great little sporty XE Estate would have been on my list..

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