New Jaguar XF to rival Audi and BMWJaguar XF Sportbrake to cost from £31,940

04 July 2012

Jaguar has confirmed pricing and specification of its XF Sportbrake – an estate version of the XF saloon.

The new Jaguar XF goes on sale at the end of this year and will cost from £31,940. That's less than both of its closest rivals, the Audi A6 Avant and the BMW 5 Series Touring, which start at £32,455 and £32,555 respectively.

01 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

XF estate trim levels

Jaguar’s XF estate will be available in five trim levels – SE Business, Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury and Portfolio – and has the same standard kit as the saloon.

Equipment on the entry-level £31,940 SE Business model  includes satellite navigation, keyless start and a digital radio. Upgrading to Luxury or Sport trims costs £3,500 or £5,500, and adds Bluetooth and a rear parking camera, or larger 18-inch alloy wheels and xenon headlights respectively.

Premium Luxury models start at £39,690, while the range-topping Portfolio specification costs £44,690 and gets heated and cooled front seats and an upgraded stereo.

Diesel only for Sportbrake

The XF Sportbrake gets an updated line-up of turbodiesel engines. Efficiency is improved, thanks to the adoption of stop-start and a eight-speed automatic transmission across the range.

03 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar’s 2.2-litre unit will be offered in 161bhp and 197bhp guises alongside the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel. In standard form, this latter engine produces 237bhp, rising to 271bhp in S specification - with a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds.

The 2.2-litre unit will be the most efficient, with both power outputs returning a claimed 55.4mpg combined with 135g/km CO2 emissions (£120 annual car tax).

Improved practicality

With a maximum luggage capacity of 752 litres more than the XF saloon, the estate version offers a good practicality and flexibility.

Boot space stands at 1,675 litres with the 60:40 split folding rear seats down. A power-operated tailgate should make loading and unloading relatively easy.

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