New XF R-Sport will begin a new era of R-Sport models.
The XFR-S Sportbrake will be the main attraction at Jaguar’s Geneva booth, but it won’t be the only Leaping Car at the Swiss expo. Alongside the high-performance wagon, the new XF R-Sport will be on show in both sedan and Sportbrake guise. Similar to BMW’s M Division and Mercedes’ AMG Line (minus the power and suspension mods), the Jaguar’s R-Sport models are aimed at buyers that want the sporty looks of the XFR but without the performance upgrades.
Highlights include an aggressive front bumper, side sills, a rear spoiler, R-Sport badging, gloss-black window surrounds, and 17-inch alloys wrapped in low rolling resistance tires. Interior changes are limited to black “Suedecloth” seats with a choice of dove, tan or red contrast stitching, stainless steel pedals, and carbon fiber/piano black/dark oak trim. Jaguar is currently only offering the new R-Sport with the 2.2-liter diesel in sedan or Sportbrake format, which is rated at 163 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The sporty look will doubtless be extended to the XJ at some point down the line too.