Jaguar has confirmed pricing and engines for the new XF Sportbrake premium estate, which will start from £31,940 when it hits UK showrooms towards the end of 2012.
First presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, the XF Sportbrake is based on the same platform as its saloon counterpart but will look to challenge other luxury estate cars including the Mercedes E-Class Estate and BMW 5 Series Touring.
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The Sportbrake range will be offered with two updated variants of Jaguar's 2.2-litre diesel engine. The units will deliver 160bhp and 197bhp respectively and replace the current 187bhp unit currently found on the XF saloon.
In standard trim these engines emit 135g/km in Co2 and offer a combined fuel economy of 55.4mpg.
The XF Sportbrake will also offer a more potent 3.0-litre V6 diesel, delivering 237bhp or 271bhp and a 0-60mph time of 6.7 and 6.1 seconds respectively. Both engines return 46mpg on the combined cycle and emit 163g/km in CO2.
After the Sportbrake's launch the range will also eventually feature a 335bhp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine. The unit will replace the previous XF's naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 and will also be available on the 2013 Jaguar F-Type.
On the Sportbrake this engine offers a 0-60mph sprint time of 5.7 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph. Furthermore the combined fuel economy is 30mpg and CO2 emissions are at 224g/km.
All the new engines will also become available on the 2013 model year XF saloon, which is available to order now. First UK deliveries of the updated saloon will be made in September 2012.
As for the XF Sportbrake, from launch it will be sold in five trim levels and 13 specifications in total. The most expensive model on sale will be the 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio priced at £51,505.
More details about the XF estate including its equipment list will be revealed closer to launch.