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Motor Envy: The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is beautiful yet practical and powerful

It’s perfect for families and driving enthusiasts.

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What’s this then?

This is the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, a five-door executive estate and it can be yours for €68,950.

What’s so special about it?

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a low-slung yet practical car that set the bar high for executive estates with its classy exterior styling, equally classy interior and it range of pretty slick tech features.

Any standout design features?

It’s the first Jaguar to feature gesture sunroof control, meaning you can open and close the sunroof blind with a simple swipe of your hand. The XF also includes All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a reduced-speed cruise control helping the car to maintain a chosen speed – anywhere between 3.6km/h and 30km/h – in low-traction areas, and also aiding the car in pulling off smoothly on descending gradients.

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And what powers this Jaguar XF Sportbrake?

This car has a 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder diesel engine with eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox. It packs 180hp and 430Nm of torque making this rear-wheeled estate fast enough with a zero to 100km/h time of 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 219km/h.

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Does the Jaguar XF Sportbrake have any luxurious touches?

This R-Sport specification emphasises the car’s sporty looks especially with those 20-inch ‘Venom’ alloy wheels. It also comes packed out with features including adaptive LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, rear parking sensors with rear view camera, keyless entry & start and a hands free powered tailgate (just wiggle your foot under the boot and it opens).

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The cabin is upholstered in ‘Jet Grained’ perforated leather and comes with the fully loaded InControl Touch Pro Navigation and a Meridian Sound System.

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But who would drive this car?

Somebody who needs a practical family motor but also loves to drive. The chassis on the XF as well as the steering is wonderful, it’s a very engaging drive, and is sure to please most driving enthusiasts.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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