Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday December 19, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Quote:
Jaguar’s upcoming estate version of the XF (dubbed Jaguar XF Sportbrake) has been scooped in winter testing for the first time. The load-lugging XF will carry the Sportbrake name for production and will be revealed at the Geneva motor show in less than one month.

These spy pictures reveal a gently sloping roofline, sharply raked tailgate and subtle rear spoiler for the Sportbrake to help maintain the sporty profile of the XF saloon. The Sportbrake also looks to be the same length as the 4961mm-long saloon, as the rear overhang has not been increased.

Jaguar engineers are understood to have provided the XF Sportbrake with a load capacity similar to that of the Audi A6 Avant and BMW 5-series Touring, which have figures of 565-litres and 560-litres respectively. The desire to provide the Sportbrake with a sporty profile means it won’t be able to match the class-leading Mercedes E-class estate’s load capacity figure of 695-litres.

The XF Sportbrake is identical to its saloon sibling from the B-pillars forwards. The heavy disguise over the rear lights indicate that Jaguar may be tempted to offer a different styling direction for the XF Sportbrake to give it greater visual distinction over the saloon. Some sources have suggested it may even borrow the rear light design and blacked-out rear pillar treatment from the XJ to bridge the gap between the XF and XJ saloons.

The engine range of the XF Sportbrake is likely to mirror the saloon’s, with the exception of the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 from the XFR. That means 2.2-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre V6 diesels will be offered alongside the normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol.

The XF Sportbrake is only the second estate in Jaguar’s history, after the X-Type wagon. The model was not part of the original XF’s product plan, as the word ‘estate’ was off-limits at Jaguar after the X-Type. But the popularity of premium estate cars in Europe, in particular the UK, has convinced bosses that an estate version of the XF is a necessity.

Another imminent development to the XF range is the addition of all-wheel-drive. Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark said all-wheel drive XFs, along with all-wheel drive XJs, were “critical”, in particular to the company’s growth in the US market.

“In the snowbelt of America it accounts for 70 per cent of sales, and overall it accounts for 30 per cent of sales, so we are working on it and in the final stages of a decision. It is core to our future offering,” he said.



















* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: in a minefield of caddishness.
Vehicle:
1984 That's *Sir*
Weinerlicks of Douche 2u.

Default

I was expecting a swoopy 3-door hatch like the Ferrari FF.

That's a wagon... which is OK too.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
White out
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 46277
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Michigan
Vehicle:
** Ring Time of
7:40

Default

Does it come with the roof mounted lights.

Last edited by White out; 02-26-2014 at 01:33 PM.
White out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
shikataganai
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92634
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Vehicle:
2007 Land Cruiser
2013 LEAF

Default

Jaguar Magnum. Ugh.
shikataganai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
design1stcode2nd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 112178
Join Date: Apr 2006
Default

XF supercharged with AWD and updated nav/info would be great. Sedan, wagon, whatever is fine by me.
design1stcode2nd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
Derbagger
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32113
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Trollhatten, Japan
Vehicle:
05 Saabaru
Satin Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shikataganai View Post
Jaguar Magnum. Ugh.
Mid-size sedans do fairly big numbers in Europe. Jaguar is expanding the market for the XF, first with the diesel, and now this.
Derbagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
gotsol
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17346
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: All Over NC
Vehicle:
08 Cayman S
White

Default

I like that they tagged the cameo with a website for more info.
gotsol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
lark6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2715
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: where GW crossed the Delaware
Vehicle:
70 911T

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus View Post
I was expecting a swoopy 3-door hatch like the Ferrari FF.

That's a wagon... which is OK too.
I've understood shooting brakes to be 3-doors as well.

On the potentially more affordable end, I'm following this build of a 944 shooting brake that could end up with a Subaru drivetrain: http://www.johndglynn.com/porsche-92...ak-kombi-build

If it comes out as nicely as the DP Cargo I'll be impressed.

lark6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
Rodeoflipper1818
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 193977
Join Date: Nov 2008
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle
Vehicle:
2007 2.5i Wagon
2004 Honda RC51

Default

A render



Looks like a winner to me. I'm going to love seeing this go up against the Cadillac Vagon
Rodeoflipper1818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM   #10
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
'08 2.5i,'65 Stang
'80 Vette L82,'73 914 2.0

Default

Wow, a Jaguar wagon (or Jagon?). I would not have expected that. If it looks like the above render, that has to be one of the best looking wagons on the market. What a way to standout from the BMW, MB, Audi, crowd.
subyski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
HipToBeSquare
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 119958
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: (IA) flyover cornfield country
Vehicle:
1992 SVX LS-L

Default

Not bad at all. Maybe even a bit more distinctive in appearance than the sedan.

But I still am waiting for the production version of the C-X16 coupe. Hopefully at Geneva...
HipToBeSquare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
shikataganai
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92634
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Vehicle:
2007 Land Cruiser
2013 LEAF

Default

This thread seems to be an appropriate place to post this. Jaguar: even worse than VW and Audi. Amazing.

shikataganai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 12:17 AM   #13
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: in a minefield of caddishness.
Vehicle:
1984 That's *Sir*
Weinerlicks of Douche 2u.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shikataganai
This thread seems to be an appropriate place to post this. Jaguar: even worse than VW and Audi. Amazing.
Mazda jumped up after discontinuing the RX-8, huh? Don't get me wrong.. I'd love a R3.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 12:23 AM   #14
kileryoyo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 160683
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: VA Beach
Vehicle:
2002 wrx
2008 GT500, 13 WRB WRX

Default

Looks similar to the Porsche panamera rear end.
kileryoyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #15
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: in a minefield of caddishness.
Vehicle:
1984 That's *Sir*
Weinerlicks of Douche 2u.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kileryoyo
Looks similar to the Porsche panamera rear end.
Time to visit an eye Dr.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #16
ping
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 67176
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
DGM

Default

Those wheel spokes make the wheel look assymmetric from every angle.
ping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #17
torquemada
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 128484
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Germany
Vehicle:
2006 EDM WRX STI
WRB

Default

Quote:
XFR-S Sportbrake Technical specification*

XFR-S SPORTBRAKE
Engine 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol
Capacity (cc) 5000
Bore/Stroke (mm) 92.5/93
Peak Power (PS@rpm) 550@6500
Peak Power (kW@rpm) 405@6500
Peak Torque
(lb/ft @rpm) 502@2500-5500
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm) 680@2500-5500
Transmission Eight-speed 'Quickshift' automatic
0-60mph (secs) 4.6
0-100km/h (secs) 4.8
Top Speed (mph | km/h) 186 | 300 (electronically limited)
Combined Economy
(EU mpg | l/100km) 22.2 | 12.7
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 297
*Manufacturer's figures
Quote:
In the market for an amped-up Jaguar? Look for the letter R, adorning such performance models as the XFR and XJR sedans, the XKR coupe and convertible and the new F-Type R. But if it's bonkers performance you're after, you'll want to add the letter S into the mix as well. Jaguar uses the letters to connote its most hard-core performance variants like the two-door XKR-S and four-door XFR-S. And now it's applied them to the XF wagon as well, skipping the R treatment and going straight for the new XFR-S Sportbrake.

Leaked just the other day and headed for the Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar has now revealed its new power wagon in full. The XFR-S Sportbrake packs Coventry's ubiquitous 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine boasting 542 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. That's the same version that powers the XKR-S and XFR-S sedan (not to mention the F-Type R and XJR), and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic to rocket the estate to 60 in 4.6 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 186 miles per hour.

That may be pretty quick, but doesn't quite stack up to the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Estate whose 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 offers up 577 hp and 590 lb-ft for a 3.6-second 0-60 time, or to the Audi RS6 Avant whose 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 churns out 552 hp and 516 lb-ft for a 3.9-second 0-62 sprint. Though the Jaguar is only a little behind in output, it's a good second slower where it's measured. Granted that the Benz and the Audi are both all-wheel-drive where the Jaguar powers the rear only, but if four-wheel traction is how you get the power to the road, we wonder why Jaguar wouldn't fall in line. Particularly when the Jag's starting price in the UK (don't expect to see it imported here) is quoted at £82,495 – several grand more than the £76,985 RS6 but just shy of the £85,880 Mercedes gets for the E63 S-Model wagon in the UK (where the less potent 'base' version is also available as the cheapest in the bunch at £75,885).
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/25/j...neva-official/

















torquemada is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #18
OrbitalEllipses
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 178811
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MoCo
Vehicle:
2013 Why don't you
just GFY?

Default

Would definitely drive my kids to school in that.
OrbitalEllipses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 04:09 PM   #19
torquemada
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 128484
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Germany
Vehicle:
2006 EDM WRX STI
WRB

Default













torquemada is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:12 PM   #20
SCRAPPYDO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 873
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Just outside of Houston TX
Vehicle:
2013 F150 King Ranch
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000

Default

It is stunning,

It is beautiful

It is elegant

It is completely wrong..

NO NO NO

Jag should not make wagons. I love wagons, and I love the new Jags, ALL OF THEM, but this just seems wrong somehow. Like Kate Upton with under arm hair.
SCRAPPYDO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #21
alape8
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 337748
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Denver
Default

It does seem odd for a Jag, but it's still an absolutely gorgeous car.
alape8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #22
OrbitalEllipses
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 178811
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MoCo
Vehicle:
2013 Why don't you
just GFY?

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alape8 View Post
It does seem odd for a Jag, but it's still an absolutely gorgeous car.
I don't think there's any recent Jag that's not gorgeous.
OrbitalEllipses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:49 PM   #23
alape8
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 337748
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Denver
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrbitalEllipses View Post
I don't think there's any recent Jag that's not gorgeous.
Truth.

I showed my father the F-Type Coupe, almost convinced him to get rid of his Saturn Sky Oh well, I tried.
alape8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jaguar XF StopSweatinMe Off-Topic 27 05-12-2008 05:22 PM
Jaguar XF bags What Diesel Car of the Year award AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 0 04-16-2008 02:20 PM
Top Gear: James May drives the Jaguar XF AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 8 12-27-2007 11:18 PM
Jaguar XF SV8 review AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 1 12-14-2007 02:04 PM
Spied: Jaguar XF without disguise teh POD Non-Subaru News & Rumors 44 08-30-2007 03:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.