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Jag's XFR-S Sportbrake for Geneva

2014-02-26 07:42
• Jaguar’s 2015 model year XF range at Geneva 2014
• XFR-S Sportbrake R-S 5.0 sports estate - 400kW+
• Full 2015 XF range from April 2014

The third model in Jaguar’s performance R-S range, the XFR-S Sportbrake, joins its XFR-S sedan sibling at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.

GALLERY: 2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

The XFR-S Sportbrake incorporates features from both the XKR-S and the all-new F-Type and has engine, chassis and body enhancements.

POWER

The 5.0-litre V8 petrol now boasts 405/680Nm (an increase of 29kW/55Nm) achieved through revisions to the engine management system. Mated to an eight-speed auto, XFR-S Sportbrake can accelerate from 0-100km in 4.8 seconds on to an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h.

Fuel consumption is rated at 12.7 litres/100km with emissions of 297g/km

In auto mode, the transmission can detect the manner in which the car is being driven. During enthusiastic driving, the transmission will automatically make the raise the shift point higher in the rev range. Fuel consumption is rated at

DESIGN

The XFR-S Sportbrake has subtle exterior modifications to the front, sides and rear. The biggest change is its extended roofline now affords rear-seat passengers an additional 48mm of headroom and with the seats folded flat, it has a luggage capacity of 1675 litres.

The Sportbrake has been enhanced with the use of carbon fibred and black trim in place of chromed details on the grille, side vents, front and rear screens, windows and bootlid.

Inside, the vehicle benefits from exclusive to R-S trim including, unique leather seat bolsters and arm rests, carbon fibred details, R-S logos and badging. It is fitted with a 825W, 18-speaker system from audio experts Meridian.

It has 20” alloys and the tyres, developed in conjunction with Pirelli exclusively for the XFR-S Sportbrake, are 10mm wider all round at 265/35 and 295/30 front/rear.

The intake system has a symposer that channels more of the induction noise into the cabin.

DYNAMICS

Corner recognition senses when the car is negotiating a bend and the transmission will hold the correct gear for the exit. The transmission will also recognise when the car is performing a series of overtaking manoeuvres requiring rapid changes and, rather than change up, remain in a lower gear ready for the next demand for acceleration.

Along with ist improved suspension, the XFR-S has revised active electronic differential and dynamic stability control systems.

Jaguar’s adaptive dynamics system controls vertical body movement, roll and pitch rates through the use of continuously variable dampers. The system monitors driver inputs and road conditions. The electronic differential has been recalibrated in order to exploit the greater grip offered by the wider rear tyres.

Working in parallel with the differential, the ‘Trac DSC’ setting now offers enthusiastic drivers “more opportunity to explore the outer edges of the handling envelope while nevertheless providing a discreet safety net.”
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