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Geneva 2012: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

If you look at the XF Sportbrake, it looks like just another estate. It’s based on the XF platform and comes with a much bigger load volume of 1,675 liters with all the seats down. But it’s so much more than that: it’s a statement from Jaguar that it’s about to change in a major way soon. Because this is about as cool as all the other estates on the market right now combined!
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The Sportbrake is only 48 mm longer than the regular XF, measuring 4,966 mm. But the rest of the proportions have not changed at all. That extra bit of metal has only cost 70 kg (154 lbs) in added weight, which isn’t bat considering how the practicality has improved.

Right now, the powertrains are limited to the 2.2-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter diesels, both equipped with the eight-speed auto.

"The XF Sportbrake matches the saloon in both aerodynamics and torsional stiffness," said Mike Cross, Jaguar's Chief Engineer. "The use of air suspension has allowed us to create a car that captures the unique Jaguar combination of refinement and outstanding dynamic abilities regardless of its load.”

 
 
 
 
 

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