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Jaguar XF Sportbrake details announced

  • All-new estate version of popular Jaguar XF
  • Sportbrake gets a range of diesel engines
  • SE Business trim costs around £225 per month

Jaguar has announced prices and engine specifications for its estate version of the XF, dubbed the Sportbrake.

The eagerly awaited version of Jaguar’s popular 5 Series and E-Class competitor is set to come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard and a range of two diesel engines, each with two power outputs. First up there’s a 2.2-litre diesel, which will come with either 161bhp and 400Nm of torque, or 197bhp and 450Nm.

Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are the same for both models – 55.4mpg and 135g/km, rising to 139g/km if you choose wheels bigger than 17-inch. The former will hit 62mph in 10.9 seconds, while the latter will hit 62mph in 8.8 seconds.

For those after a bit more power, there’s also a 3.0-litre V6 available that’ll come with either 237bhp and 500Nm or 271bhp and 600Nm in ‘S’ incarnation. Once again, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are the same for both models, rated at 46mpg and 163g/km. The lower-powered version will hit 62mph in 7.1 seconds, while the higher-powered S will do that same speed in 6.6 seconds.

There will be a version of the 2.2-litre-engined car geared specifically towards company car drivers. Known as ‘SE Business’ trim, it’ll consist of an uprated sound system, leather upholstery, HID headlights, a seven-inch touchscreen display, stop/start, sat nav, DAB digital radio and 17-inch alloy wheels. Prices for the SE Business model will start at £31,940 for the 161bhp version and £33,990 for the 197bhp derivative.

With CO2 emissions of 135g/km, the XF Sportbrake SE Business slots into the 21% Benefit-in-Kind band for 2012/13. If we assume a P11d value of £31,940, that equates to a monthly company car tax bill of £224 for a 40% tax payer. A similarly spec’d Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate will cost £250 per month.

The first deliveries of the new XF Sportbrake will begin towards the end of 2012.