At the soon to commence Geneva International Motor Show, our beloved Jaguar is going to unveil the 2015 Model Year XF range. Jaguar says the 2015 model year XF is complete in all senses as it delivers real world efficiency and storming performance at the same time, without making any compromises on the luxury and refinement fronts.
But the biggest surprise of the entire range, will be the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S. This is the first high-performance sports estate model to be developed by Jaguar and is expected to be the showstopper at 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
You must be wondering what makes the new Jaguar XFR-S so special? Leaving the styling aside for moment, which obviously is familiar, it is the powerful engine that sits under the hood of this estate model. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is good enough for 550 PS of max power and an astonishing 680 Nm of peak torque. These figures help the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieve an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.
The mighty engine is mated to am 8 speed transmission featuring Quickshift functionality that ensures optimal acceleration throughout the rev band. While offering performance figures that would match any of the sports cars, the XFR-S turns out to be practical enough with its 1675 litres of rear load space.
To produce the XFR-S, Jaguar took the XFR-S saloon’s chassis, tuned it specifically for the new model, and installed it. Other features that the Sportbrake borrows from the saloon model, include Active Electronic Differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems.
The 2015 XFR-S Sportbrake rolls on20-inch ‘Varuna’ forged alloy wheels wrapped in bespoke tires for increased grip. The interior of the car features exclusive materials including carbon leather with contrast micro-piping and stitching.
The car will be available in five exterior color options: Ultra Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Polaris White and Italian Racing Red.
2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Image Gallery
2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Technical Specifications
|Engine||5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol|
|Peak Power (PS@rpm)||550@6500|
|Peak Power (kW@rpm)||405@6500|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||680@2500-5500|
|Transmission||Eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic|
|Top Speed (mph | km/h)||186 | 300 (electronically limited)|
(EU mpg | l/100km)
|22.2 | 12.7|
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||297|