Jaguar fully reveals the $71,445 XF S Sportbrake

Jaguar has finally revealed the 2018 XF Sportbrake without any sort of camouflage or subterfuge. It does look pretty much the way we expected, though; an XF with a longer, but still low and sleek roof. That’s a good thing in our book. That nice, long roof also allows for an impressive 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which we should point out is just a bit more than the far less attractive BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo revealed yesterday.

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake also comes with plenty of performance since it’s only available with all-wheel drive and the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 380 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Jaguar claims this powertrain will get the wagon to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Jaguar also includes self-leveling rear suspension on the Sportbrake.

Inside, you’ll find the same interior as the XF sedan, with one key difference: a vast, fixed sunroof. Though it’s a bit disappointing that it doesn’t open, the unbroken view of the outside is beautiful. But if you don’t like the view, you can close a sun blind over it, and you don’t have to touch a button. You simply wave your hand past a sensor and it will open or close. Though novel, we can see many incidents of accidentally opening or closing it while reaching for, say, the overhead map lights. The Jaguar activity key wristband is also available, along with large screens for instruments and infotainment.

The sun blind gesture controls, activity key, and additional screens seem to be options though, as they aren’t included on the base S model that starts at $71,445. That’s nearly a $3,600 upcharge over the sedan. However, you do get a gorgeous car with more space. It’s also barely more expensive than that aforementioned BMW. If you do want those fancy tech options, you can option them in, or have them added as part of the First Edition Sportbrake, which starts at $73,095.

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