The load-lugging version of Jaguar’s fastest ever four-door, the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, will headline the British brand’s motor show stand when it debuts in Geneva next week.
The XFR-S Sportbrake joins the XFR-S sedan at the top of Jaguar’s luxury large car range, combining its high-performance powertrain and sports-tuned chassis with the practicality and versatility of a wagon body style.
The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 produces 404kW of power at 6500rpm and 680Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels, launching the super station wagon from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.8 seconds (0.2sec shy of its sibling) and on to a sedan-matching 300km/h top speed.
The XFR-S sedan’s chassis has been specifically retuned for the XFR-S Sportbrake, with revisions to the rear spring rates and adaptive damper tune, as well as recalibrated active electronic differential and electronic stability control settings. Jaguar claims the revisions are all in the pursuit of increasing the feeling of connectivity with the road, confidence-inspiring handling, and a suppled, controlled ride.
Overall lateral suspension stiffness has been increased 30 per cent front and rear compared with the regular XF Sportbrake.
Pirelli tyres developed exclusively for the XFR-S Sportbrake wrap around lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels, which house 380mm front and 376mm rear disc brakes and bright red calipers.
The XFR-S Sportbrake’s 60:40 split rear seats fold flat to liberate up to 1675 litres of storage space, while the wagon shape provides an additional 48mm of headroom for rear occupants compared with the sedan.
Local customers will have to make do with the sedan, however, with Jaguar Australia confirming it has no plans to bring the XFR-S Sportbrake to our market.
The XFR-S Sportbrake will make its first public appearance in Geneva on March 4.