First Look: 2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Spied At Nurburgring

Oct 25, 2016 05:10 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

The 2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been captured by spy photographers for the first time testing at the famous German track the Nuburgring. The crossover SUV and the most practical variant in the Jaguar FX range is expected to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in February and will feature a selection of the all-new Ingenium engine of Jaguar and its main attraction - space.

Sleek, Sexy But Roomier

At the recently concluded 2016 Paris Motor Show, the feline brand confirmed with a teaser picture that there will be a new Jaguar XF Sportbrake on the way. The English luxury sedan will offer in its range a crossover SUV due to the growing demand in the US and this week, the first look at a camouflaged testing mule of the XF sports brake, as revealed by AutoEvolution.

Spy photographers managed to catch the 2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake during a test session at the Nurburgring and although the unit photographed has an all exterior vinyl coated to prevent any details to be exposed, one can still find the familiar Jaguar look at the testing car.

The front and profile are very similar to the Jaguar XF sedan with its gaping intakes and deep aching, although the rear is quite another story. The rear area transmits an image of a familiar character and emanating the main virtues of this model, a more spacious rear seats, and a luggage compartment with greater capacity. The spy car also has huge alloy wheels, and the red-painted brake calipers are tell-tale signs about what’s hiding under the hood.

Under The Hood

People can expect the mechanical section of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake to be powerful. It will offer a selection of Ingenium engines both diesel and gasoline four - cylinder and a power range that will be between 163 hp and 240 hp, according to LeftLaneNews.

For those seeking higher performance and sporting soul, the British firm will introduce six - cylinder engines with 3.0 - liter V from the Jaguar F-Type V6 S that can output of between 350hp to 380 hp and will have and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Obviously, the range of engines will be shared with the Jaguar XF sedan. Therefore, depending on the configured propellant, it shall be associated with a manual gearbox or an automatic. We will also have the possibility of opting for the rear drive or four-wheel drive .

Jaguar has confirmed that the new XF Sportbrake will arrive in dealerships later next year.

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