Jaguar won’t be attending the Geneva Motor Show empty handed this year. Instead, it plans to debut the XFR-S Sportbrake.
The British bad boy of luxury automobiles is at it again, this time with a more practical station wagon version of its red-hot XFR-S. It uses the same blown 5.0-liter V8 as its sedan sibling for 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. Other technical details include an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
It boasts all the same aggressive cladding as its four-door counterpart and rolls on 20-inch staggered wheels. Other enhancements from the XFR-S sedan carry over like an upgraded suspension, but in this case there’s 60 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded flat.
The extra bulk puts more weight over the rear suspension, so Jaguar’s engineers had to modify the rear spring rates and adaptive dampers to retain the sedan’s responsive handling.
Jaguar’s doesn’t sell the XF Sportbrake in the U.S. and doesn’t plan to change that for its hotrod version either. In the U.K., it will be priced from £82,495, which is about $137,000.
GALLERY: 2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
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