The new Jaguar XF R-Sport is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show with all the looks of a sexy performance sports car matched to the luxury and comfort of a Jaguar sedan.
The idea behind the new R-Sport line is to maintain the refined, elegant appeal of a Jaguar on the inside while making it look like a performance vehicle. They’ll be making it available in both the sedan and wagon with a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel with 161 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
That engine will help make the choice an economical one that can get 57.7 MPG. It’s also equipped with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start and an 8-speed automatic transmission designed to offer superior performance combined with lower emissions.
The Jaguar XF R-Sport has lots of exterior design elements that will differentiate the vehicle from the standard XF. There’s a Sport front bumper, R-style side sills, a special rear spoiler and 17″ Ursa alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires to aid in fuel efficiency.
Buyers can also opt for a special Black styling pack for an even more modified look. It includes a full gloss black grill surround, lower bumper inserts, trunk finisher and even black roof rails on the wagon.
There are also special touches on the inside of the Jaguar XF R-Sport like charcoal on charcoal coloring with Suedecloth seats and contrast stitching in Dove, Tan or Red. A choice of Dark Oak, Piano Black or Carbon Fiber veneers is available along with stainless foot pedals and R-Sport badging for the side power vent and steering wheel.
Unfortunately, there are no plans to have produce the Jaguar XF R-Sport for the North American market but there’s always a chance something similar could arrive on our shores in some kind of non-diesel variant.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.