Jaguar Chief Designer Confirms XFR Estate

Ever thought those performance station wagons were a bit strange-looking but very cool? We don’t, they’re just awesome. And the Germans are kings of this hill: Mercedes has the E63 AMG, Audi will introduce a new RS6 next year and BMW is sure to follow up the M5 sedan with an estate version. However, were not here to talk the Saxon tongue, and we’ll instead focus on the Brits.

A couple of days ago, we were telling you that Jaguar is working on an estate version of the XF, which will reportedly be called Sport Break and will take on the new A6 Avant and BMW 5-Series. Not wanting to be left behind in the performance world, the big cat will also be offering an XFR version with a cavernous boot. Why? Because they can!

Ian Callum, Jag’s chief designer, recently told the Dutch publication Autovisie that the company will indeed present and XFR variant of the estate. It will of course be powered by the same 510-hp supercharged V8 of the sedan, giving the Germans something to think about.

According to Callum, designing the long-roof XF was tough, and you can bet the R version, with its bonnet bulge and aggressive looks, was even tougher. As the XFR was one of our favorite cars ever to drive, we can’t wait to see what the variant in which you can put a ton of stuff in the back will look like.

Let’s just hope that Jaguar has learnt its lesson from the X-Type estate, which saw a lackluster market performance. “Originally, a station wagon version wasn’t even on the agenda as part of the XF line-up” Callum said.
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