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Technical Data
Transmission Automatic
MPG Combined 37.7
CO2 170 g/km
Fuel Type Petrol
0 to 62 mph 6.9 sec
Standard Options
Air Con
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control

Ten Second Review

The XF is a much improved model in the Jaguar line up but while the market has responded to the improvements that have been made, there's not been a lot of variety in the choice of bodystyles on offer - until the XF Sportbrake arrived. This sporty estate model features a 550-litre boot and sleek styling.

Background

Variety. It counts for a lot. Rather than trying to cover all bases with one version, as has been Jaguar's way in the past, these days the company is on an even enough financial footing to be able to offer its customers something a little bit more specialist. The Jaguar XF had long campaigned as solely a saloon model, but in a market sector that values a certain lifestyle statement, saloons were often seen as a little staid. A 2011 facelift of the car came and went, but it wasn't until late 2012 that buyers could get their hands on the XF Sportbrake, a car that significantly broadens the number and type of buyers Jaguar can target. It was first shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and received a generally warm reaction from the motoring industry at large. Now it's a production reality and looking to put a number on the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

Driving Experience

In the mainstream range, Sportbrake customers get to choose between two diesel engines - a 2.2-litre and a 3.0-litre - and both come in two differing states of tune. The 3.0-litre diesel is available in 240 and 275PS flavours and there's an economical four-cylinder 2.2-litre, good for either 163 or 200PS. Why such a focus on oil burners? Jaguar's figures show that the XF saloon sells overwhelmingly in diesel form and given that estate buyers tend to be even more practical, it really made sense to focus on offering economical, low emission engines. The entry level 163PS 2.2-litre diesel will be quick enough for most, stopping the watch as it passes through 60mph in 10 seconds. The 200PS version, which is actually just as clean and economical, manages it in a far more sprightly 8.2s, on the way to a 142mph maximum. With 450Nm of torque available from only 2,000rpm, there's no shortage of muscle with this engine, and the XF eight-speed auto transmission means you're always plugged into the meat of it. At the top of the range, there's a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 550PS. Across the XF line-up, advances have been made in refinement with active engine mounts on the diesels and sound deadening material featuring on the car, as well as redesigned wing mirrors to reduce wind noise.

Design and Build

Jaguar is off to a good start on the Sportbrake as the XF is widely acknowledged as one of the cleanest pieces of styling in its class. The rear glasshouse is artfully integrated into the car's existing chassis hard points, with a genuinely sleek roofline which arches over the rear quarter-lights. The window line tapers gracefully as the flanks meet the rear glass area with its continuous wrap-around curve. The one-piece tailgate incorporates a rear spoiler with integrated high-level stop light and a chrome blade finisher. The rear of the XF Sportbrake also sports full LED tail lights. The XF Sportbrake's styling can be accentuated on the Diesel S model. The front bumper design features black mesh inserts for the lower air intakes. Sculpted side sills and a distinctive rear spoiler also feature. At almost two metres in length and over a metre in width at its narrowest point, the XF Sportbrake's load space features 1,675 litres volume capacity when all the seats are folded down, which sounds impressive, and 550 litres with the rear seats in place - which isn't quite so brilliant but is nevertheless 50 litres up on the saloon. You also get under floor stowage, a 60:40 split rear seat and a remote release. Ease of use is a priority, so a power tailgate system is available. The XF Sportbrake can be specified with Integral Tie Downs which enable fitment of a range of accessories designed to increase versatility. There are also recesses in the side trim, hidden behind mesh fronts, that provide additional space and will enable even awkward loads to be stowed securely across the width of the boot.

Market and Model

Prices run from around £32,000 to just over £50,000 for mainstream diesel models, which is about par for the course in the full-sized BMW 5 Series Touring/Audi A6 Avant-dominated executive estate sector. Most customers will be attracted to the 2.2-litre diesel, which is offered in SE, SE Business and Luxury trim levels. Go for the more satisfying 200PS version of this engine and you'll find the car offered in Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury and Portfolio trims. The mid-level Premium Luxury version is sure to be popular and is fitted as standard with soft grain leather seats, a 600w stereo, Bluetooth, cruise control with speed limiter, hard disk satellite navigation, a heated front window, heated, electrically adjustable front seats and 18-inch alloy wheels. Go for the entry-level SE version and you'll still find a 400W stereo, leather and suede cloth seats, keyless entry and the excellent ride comfort afforded by 17-inch wheels.

Cost of Usership

The 2.2-litre engine is going to mop up over 75 per cent of all XF Sportbrake sales, so it's this that we'll look at in closer detail. It's a modified Ford unit, mounted longitudinally and featuring a host of new parts, including a water-cooled turbocharger and low-friction pistons. Somewhat oddly, the163PS version is no cleaner or more frugal than the 200PS variant with 135g/km of CO2 on 17-inch wheels and 139g/km if you opt for the larger alloys. A combined consumption of 55.4mpg isn't quite up there with the best of the German opposition maybe, but it needs to be set against the 46mpg of the 3.0-litre diesel XF Sportbrake models. Residual figures look extremely promising, with industry experts predicting better retained values than the saloon. I

Summary

The Jaguar XF was always an easy car to recommend if you wanted a saloon. Unfortunately, not that many people actually do. They want the status of the aspirational badge, but also want an element of practicality, of being able to get the goods in at IKEA or get the rubbish out to the tip. Of course, the advertisers would have us believe that these cars are bought by thirtysomethings with snowboards, jetskis and dazzling smiles but the truth is a little more prosaic. The XF Sportbrake does the practical things very well. So far it's hard to pin a single black mark on TATA Motors' stewardship of Jaguar. Everything is bang on the button. The XF Sportbrake continues that winning run of form. It's good looking, well specified, offers that additional element of utility and trades on Jaguar's now excellent reliability and customer satisfaction record. In other words, it can't fail.

CO2 (g/km)
170
HC+NOx
Not Available
Particles
Not Available
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Camshaft
DOHC
Catalytic Convertor
Yes
CC
1997
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Cylinders
4
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery
TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears
8 SPEED
Number of Valves
16
Transmission
AUTO
EC Combined (mpg)
37.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
47.9
EC Urban (mpg)
41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
13.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
12.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
8.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
30.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
33.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
30.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
34.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
35.0
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
38.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
22.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
23.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
30.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
33.2
Badge Engine CC
2.0
Badge Power
250
Based On ID
Not Available
Coin Description
i [250]
Coin Series
Portfolio
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
33E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
Not Available
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Safety Assist %
Not Available
Safety Concerns?
Not Available
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Service Interval Mileage
16000
Special Edition
Not Available
Special Order
Not Available
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
108
Timing Belt Interval Mileage
144000
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
0 to 60 mph (secs)
Yes
0 to 62 mph (secs)
6.9
Engine Power - BHP
250
Engine Power - KW
184
Engine Power - PS
Yes
Engine Power - RPM
5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
269
Engine Torque - MKG
37.2
Engine Torque - NM
365
Engine Torque - RPM
1200
Top Speed
150
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Alloys?
Yes
Space Saver?
Not Available
Tyre Size Front
245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear
245/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style
STYLE 5034
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Height
1496
Height (including roof rails)
Not Available
Length
4955
Wheelbase
2960
Width
1880
Width (including mirrors)
2091
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
74
Gross Vehicle Weight
2260
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1700
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
565
Max. Loading Weight
555
Max. Roof Load
100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1900
Minimum Kerbweight
1705
No. of Seats
5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.9
Cruise control + speed limiter
Rear view camera
Reversing camera
Power tailgate
Power tailgate/boot lid
10" touch screen pro
8" colour display screen
InControl touch pro navigation with dynamic route guidance and 10" touchscreen + HDMI
InControl touch SD navigation
Electric folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with approach lights
Gloss Figured Ebony veneer
Meridian 380W premium sound system with 11 speakers and subwoofer
Meridian 380W sound system with 11 speakers
25t badge
Chrome grille
Chrome grille with chrome surround
Solid paint
Bi-Xenon headlights
LED daytime running lights
Xenon headlamps With LED signature
Dual zone climate control
12V accessory sockets - front and rear
Light oyster morzine headlining
Lockable glovebox
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Suedecloth headlining
Ambient interior lighting
10 way electric front seats
10 way electric front seats
Heated front seats
Keyless entry system
18" 5 spoke alloy wheels - style 5034
18" 5 spoke silver alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit

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Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel Petrol
Seats 5 5 5
Doors 5 5 5
CO2 170 g/km 135 g/km 172 g/km
MPG 37.7 57.7 38.2
BHP 250 194 250
0 to 62 6.9 sec 7.7 sec 7.4 sec

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