Jaguar’s dynamic new estate has been revealed by world tennis number one Andy Murray. The two-time Wimbledon winner of the Championships, Wimbledon, pulled the covers off the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake before placing his men’s single trophy inside and sending it on a UK-wide tour to inspire the next generation of players. Jaguar is the Official Vehicle Partner of The Wimbledon Championships and to celebrate the relationship the premium estate was revealed on a replica Centre Court.
“Winning my first major title ten years ago was an amazing moment for me; the culmination of everything I’d worked for my whole life. I feel very lucky to have got to where I am today and hope that anyone passionate about tennis gets the opportunity to play and improve. Letting go of the trophy will be difficult, but there’s no better vehicle than the Jaguar XF Sportbrake to take it on this UK tour. I’m pleased that people are going to be able to get up close to the trophy when it visits schools and tennis clubs, and hopefully it might encourage people to pick up a racket this Summer.” – Andy Murray, world tennis number one
MenStyleFashion was at this exclusive launch event which besides Andy Murray also featured world Champion boxing star Anthony Joshua.
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After helping to introduce the XF Sportbrake, Andy Murray warmed up for Wimbledon with a light-hearted celebrity doubles match on a pop-up court. Murray and coach Jamie Delgado faced comedians Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr in a contest streamed live online, with commentary by Tim Henman. Jaguar is entering its third season as Official Vehicle Partner to The Championships at Wimbledon.
Introducing the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake
The new XF Sportbrake returns Jaguar to the premium estate segment with a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies that make it the standout performer.
The XF Sportbrake sets new standards for practicality and convenience with user-friendly features and technologies that make every trip safer, smarter and more relaxed. Its combination of space and efficiency make the Sportbrake the perfect companion for customers with active lifestyles.
With a design that retains the distinctive curves of the saloon at the front, the new XF Sportbrake embodies Jaguar’s key design DNA and incorporates an eye-catching roofline, which sets it apart from the competition. Its sleek silhouette projects a dynamic and purposeful profile that transforms the amount of space available inside.
The interior provides spacious accommodation flooded with natural light from the full-length 1.6sq m panoramic roof. Rear occupants benefit from enhanced knee room and improved headroom, while the practical loadspace can accommodate 565 litres of luggage.
“As with the XF saloon, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette. This gives the car a sense of speed and a very dynamic appearance. As a result, I think it looks just as sporty as the saloon, if not more so.” – Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The new XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the saloon and has all of the advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies and aluminium-intensive architectures that have made the XF a multi-award winner. Jaguar Land Rover’s family of innovative Ingenium powertrains equips the Sportbrake with the latest engine technologies.
The suspension set-up has been specially calibrated to reflect the demands placed on premium lifestyle estate models. The stiff and lightweight set-up gives the spacious estate Jaguar’s signature dynamics: a sports car-inspired character with agile handling and dynamic responses. Self-levelling air sprung rear suspension is fitted as standard to ensure the XF Sportbrake maintains its composure, even when fully loaded.
Jaguar’s optional Configurable Dynamics system, enables drivers to fine-tune settings for the steering, transmission and throttle. With Adaptive Dynamics dampers fitted, customers can also tune the suspension settings for a personalised driving experience.
Advanced software functions developed by Jaguar Land Rover, such as All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) put the Sportbrake’s traction in low-grip situations and cornering ability on the same level as the saloon.
Customers looking for the ultimate confidence can choose an AWD drivetrain and Jaguar’s IDD system, which eliminates the understeer and electronic interventions that typically characterise dynamic driving in all-wheel drive models. As a result, the AWD XF Sportbrake retains Jaguar’s trademark rear-wheel drive feel and agile steering responses.
The XF Sportbrake continues Jaguar’s leadership in aluminium-intensive body construction to deliver a lightweight design that is both stiffer and lighter than its predecessor. Featuring an innovative new single-piece polymer tailgate, the Sportbrake delivers a near perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution providing the foundations for its exceptional handling and efficiency.
Measuring 4,955mm, the new Sportbrake is 6mm shorter than the previous model, but its wheelbase has been lengthened by 51mm to 2,960mm. This optimises rear legroom and load space and contributes to the vehicle’s refined ride quality. Aerodynamics with a slippery drag coefficient of 0.29 contributes to CO2 emissions as low as 118g/km.
Jaguar Land Rover’s range of advanced four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines provides customary Jaguar performance, efficiency and towing capacity.
The range starts with a rear-wheel drive 163PS Ingenium diesel with variable geometry turbocharging that drives like a true Jaguar and provides exceptional efficiency. The advanced powerplant delivers CO2 emissions of just 118g/km with fuel efficiency of 62.8mpg (4.5 l/100km).
At the other end of the performance spectrum, customers can choose the 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine**. Paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and Jaguar’s advanced all-wheel drive system, this combination provides sports car performance with the sprint from 0-100km/h completed in 5.5 seconds (0-60mph in 5.3 seconds).
“The XF Sportbrake is the embodiment of everything our brand stands for, bringing Jaguar design and dynamics to create vehicles that excite the senses and support active lifestyles. Its dynamic performance, desirable styling and cutting-edge technologies will introduce a new generation of drivers to Jaguar’s drive, passion and comfort.” – Steven de Ploey, Global Marketing Strategy and Planning Director, Jaguar
The new XF Sportbrake is the perfect choice for customers with active lifestyles and features a series of new convenience features that enhance the practicality of Jaguar’s premium estate. These include Tow Assist technology and Jaguar’s rugged new wearable Activity Key, which lets users secure their vehicle while enjoying outdoor sports or activities without fear of losing their main key fob. Drivers are also able to set the maximum opening height for the gesture tailgate to prevent damage in areas where height is restricted, such as multi-storey car parks and garages.
Cabin air filtration and ionisation removes pollutants entering the vehicle, promoting health and wellness, while gesture controls for the tailgate and the sunblind for the panoramic sunroof underline the XF Sportbrake’s commitment to customer convenience.
A full suite of driver assistance and safety systems is provided, bolstered by Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor which examines a range of inputs to detect signs of drowsiness and warn drivers when they need to take a break.