- Horsepower @ RPM:
- 550 (Est.)
- Torque @ RPM:
- 502 (Est.)
- 5.0 L (Est.)
- 0-60 time:
- 4.4 sec. (Est.)
- Top Speed:
- 186 mph (Est.)
Up until now, if you wanted to drive a powerful sports wagon with an output of more than 500 horsepower, you would have to choose between the RS models from Audi or the AMG models from Mercedes. However, Jaguar is working on a model that will give you one more option: an R-S version based on the Jaguar XF Sportbrake .
Our spy photographers caught this new wagon racing around the Nürburgring racetrack, and we have to admit this comes as quite a surprise, as we never expected Jaguar to apply the R-S treatment to a station wagon .
Jaguar tried to camouflage the XFR-S Sportbrake prototype, but it is pretty clear it will get the same aggressive treatment we have seen on the sedan version . Under the hood, the model will retain the same supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 unit that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be connected to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode.
We expect to see the new XFR-S Sportbrake launched sometime by the end of 2013.
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake.
The prototype caught testing by our spy photographers wears a little bit of a camouflage, but it’s easy to see that the production version to look identical to the sedan version, with exception to the rear cargo hull.
This means that the XFR-S Sportbrake will get a deeper front bumper with larger central and side air intakes, and a front splitter at the lower edge of the bumper.
For the rear, Jaguar will add an extended rear bumper and a new spoiler, but the sedan’s rear wing will not convey to the station wagon version.
The RS6 Avant is currently one of the most powerful sports wagon on the market. It is powered by a 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm, and 516.29 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm.
The RS6 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in in just 3.9 seconds and up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. With the speed limiter removed, the RS6 can hit a 189 mph top speed.
gallery: Audi RS6 Avant
A second alternative for those looking for a powerful station wagon is the E63 AMG. It is powered by an AMG 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm.
The E63 AMG wagon sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
gallery: Mercedes E63 AMG
Jaguar introduced the XF to its lineup back in 2007 as the replacement for the S-Type. The XF was previewed by the C-XF concept at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and it hit showrooms in 2008 as a 2009 model year.
The U.S.-spec model initially had the choice of two engines: a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 or a supercharged 4.2-liter V-8 engine. For the 2010 model year, Jaguar replaced the 4.2-liter supercharged engined with a new 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine rated 470 horsepower. Later in the 2010 model year, Jaguar extended the the XF lineup with the addition of the XFR version. It was powered by a new 5.0-liter supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III engine rated 510 horsepower.
In 2012, Europe’s XF lineup received a new member: the XF Sportbrake.
The XFR-S version is the latest model to join the lineup. It is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower.