Jaguar XF 2018: Sportbrake First version 30d
If a Jaguar owner has been in a deep hole since 2003, the company in which they bought their car is almost unrecognizable. Before that, it was a bewildering mess when creating a strange kind of car, which didn’t appear in the light after Ford’s confused and debauched ownership period.
Why 2003? Fifteen years is a beautiful round number and before the arrival of XF brand savings.
Today Jaguar has three stunning SUVs and F-Type, XE, second-generation XF and large XJ. It has three SUVs (F-Pace, E-Pace and I-Pace) because without them, Jaguar would be the right manufacturer for a long time, because big cars, formerly brand brands. signal, is continuing to fall slightly. Curiously, one of the market segments that signed contracts even faster than convertibles was horse carriages.
So what better time to launch into a drainage table from the table three meters than it is now? Jaguar bravely took that risk and gave us the cryptic XF Sportbrake.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Over the years, XF has risen above the high-end market and is currently playing with the Germans in the big luxury segment. And as Jaguar is now customary, Sportbrake is available in the First Edition guise. The first version is available for the first year of production of a model and is usually based on top specifications (in the case of Sportbrake, it’s 30d S) with a few bits and additional pieces to make everything. become interesting.
While the S 30d retails for $ 123,450, the FE weighs $ 137,300. So you’ll leave the showroom with 19-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, giant panoramic glass roof with gesture blinds, surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, Meridian 11 speakers – brand stereo with DAB, sat nav, head-up display, electric gesture tailgate, keyless start and start, rear air suspension, headlights Auto LED, auto wiper, leather trim and space saving widget.
Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘InControl’ media system is presented on a giant 12.3-inch screen and, as always, is steadily improving but without Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound is, as you might expect, pretty good.
Our vehicle has a few equipped options. ‘Active safety package’ (see below), carbon fiber trim ($ 3470), driver and passenger memory package ($ 3210, including perforated leather trim), upgraded wheels 20 inch ($ 2790), cold climate package ($ 2540), metal lighting ($ 2110), security glass ($ 950), ‘InControl Protect’ ($ 630), preset interior lights configuration ($ 540), mesh and rails ($ 390 and $ 320 respectively), additional power outlet ($ 240) and ‘InControl Application’ ($ 100)). Most of them are cosmetic and / or unnecessary and take us to $ 158,950.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
The second generation XF is a very nice car. A few carmakers had a crack in that four-door coupe idea, but Jaguar’s Ian Callum had it from the start. You might expect the car to be a bit dirty but it’s away from it. That’s not to say that chariots are not good looking – many look better than the one on which they are based (the oddly proportioned carriage is the exception to the rule). The convertible XF looks just right.
Anyway, Sportbrake is basically the same until after the B column, with the roof continuing to slope glass behind. Obviously the light is different there but it’s a nicely integrated job, it’s not like a dodgy extension. Rolling on optional 20-inch wheels, it looks great – low, long and proportioned. Unfortunately, it is more like the more ambiguous black (the only color of the First Version).
Inside is the standard XF, with the exception of obviously the rear seats and the large open loading area. With the glass roof of this first version, the cabin seems endless. Either way it is big and comfortable, although the fit and finish may be a little tighter.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Front and rear passengers enjoy plenty of space. The storage includes a tray not big enough for a phone before a dialer selector and a pair of mugs. The people in the back have plenty of space, except for the person in the middle seat who has to sit on a powerful transmission tunnel. The rear armrest holds a pair of cupholders and the door has a thin pocket.
The boot holds 56 liters with the seat in the right position and “up to” 1700 liters with the seat down – the figure then doesn’t feel like the VDA number.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
The first version shipped with Jaguar’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine. Good for an incredible 221kW and 700Nm power, upstream for the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
With all that power and torque, the XF Sportbrake cracked 100km / h from the rest in 6.6 seconds.
The air suspension means you can tow up to 2000kg with a towing vehicle with brakes.
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
Jaguar claims a combined cycle number of 5.9L / 100km. Our time with it was mostly going around the suburbs with a few runs on the highway and we managed a respectable 8.3L / 100km.
What safety devices are equipped? What is a safety assessment? 8/10
XF comes with six airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, AEB forward, reversing camera, lane departure warning and tire pressure monitoring.
For child seats, you can choose three top anchor points or two ISOFIX points.
Our vehicle has a $ 4360 Active Safety Package, with blind spot monitoring, traffic alert, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise, and driver attention detection. If you ask me, this small batch should be the standard at this level.
Despite this, XF achieved a maximum of five ANCAP stars after the 2015 review.