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Ostensibly, the 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake the dimensions are virtually unchanged compared with its sedan sibling and identical to the sedan up until the B-pillar with designers borrowing the XJ saloon’s gloss black treatment. Other highlights include the tail-lamps feature LEDs for brake and also available with two optional exterior design packages.
“Creating the Sportbrake was a great opportunity for us to extend the XF’s design aesthetic,” said Wayne Burgess, Studio Director, Jaguar Design. “The flow and connection of lines that lead the eye around the car result in an entirely practical estate car consistent with Jaguar’s reputation for drama and elegance.”
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake features a cargo area of 1,675 liters when they’re lying flat and packs a usable load-space capacity of up to 59 cubic feet once its 60:40 split rear seats. Additionally, available with the Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics System which continuously monitors the suspension and can alter damping rates up to 500 times a second.
The engine offering for the 2013 Jaguar XF Sportback will come from a range of diesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed gearbox and Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system. The diesel options will include a 2.2 liter and two different versions of a 3.0 twin-turbo V6 with 275PS (271bhp).
In further explaining the sporty design, Jaguar Studio Director Wayne Burgess explains, “There is a faily high roofline by necessity, but because of the rising waistline, it still gives the impression of this tapering side window so the car still looks low and lean.”