Published on February 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Jaguar Reveals The R-Sport Line
Jaguar Cars UK has decided that it is time to introduce its own styling pack for the XF to compete with Audi S-Line, BMW M and Mercedes AMG. As a result, the British carmaker has just unveiled the R-Sport line. According to the official press release, the new Jaguar XF R-Sport adds real-world efficiency as well as a raft of exterior enhancements. As you can see from the photos, the first Jaguars to wear the new R-Sport badges are the XF-R Sport Saloon and Sportbrake. Under the hood of these models, we find a 2.2-liter diesel engine delivering 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the XF R-Sport sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds) and has a top speed of 130 mph or 209 km/h. The R-Sport is capable of achieving 57.7mpg with a CO2 figure of just 129g/km. The low emissions figures are enhanced by helped further by Jaguar’s Stop-Start system, which uses a Twin Solenoid Starter (TSS) to shut down the engine when the car comes to a halt and restarting it in less time than it takes for the driver’s foot to move from the brake to the accelerator. A secondary battery is fitted especially for the engine re-starting. Regarding the design, the 2014 Jaguar XF R-Sport model comes with a new Sport front bumper, ‘R’ style side sills and a unique rear spoiler. Furthermore, we find a new set of 17-inch Ursa alloy wheels wrapped in low rolling resistance tyres. The car is available with an optional Black styling pack for additional on-the road presence. The Black Pack adds extended black pack is also available which includes full gloss black grille surround, gloss black lower bumper inserts, gloss black trunk lid finisher and gloss black roof rails for Sportbrake.Inside, we find a new charcoal on charcoal interior, including Suedecloth seats available with contrast stitching in either Dove, Tan or Red. The interior is also highlighted by a selection of Dark Oak, Piano Black or Carbon Fibre veneers to choose from. A Jet Morzine headlining comes as standard while a Dove headliner is available as an option and also for when a sunroof is specified. Gloss black window surrounds are offered as standard on the XF R-Sport.