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Americans Get One Engine Choice for the 2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake

Worldwide, the 2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake will be sold with a variety of gas and diesel engines with four cylinders. Except… for the United States. Americans? You get one engine option for the XF S Sportbrake. Don’t be too disappointed, however. That engine choice is none other than the top-of-the-line supercharged V6, which is a 3.0-liter motor that pushes out 380-horsepower. The Sportbrake also has all-wheel drive, rear self leveling air suspension, and charges to 60-mph from 0-mph in just a short 5-seconds. This number might pale in comparison to Dodge’s recent Demon (topping out at 840-horsepower), but it’s still a huge chunk of thrust for what is, ultimately, a wagon.

Because it’s exactly that- a wagon. The Sportbrake has folding rear seats that can be divided with a 40-20-40 split and optional loadspace rails to increase its adaptability and stowing capacity. That’s right- stowing capacity. This wagon has 31.7-cubic feet of it, with rear seats in place. You wouldn’t normally even need to mention a phrase like “stowing capacity” in conjunction with a Jaguar vehicle, but in this instance, it’s relevant and important.

The Sportbrake combines all of the best aspects of Jaguar’s distinct lines and luxurious heritage with a vehicle type that isn’t always associated with sportiness and class. This is no average wagon. The 2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake competes readily with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the all-new BMW 5 Series. Dare we call it practical? Because, it is… for a wagon with a price tag skewing over the $70,000 mark.

The 2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake will also come with a shower of technological features and optional accessories that will make any enthusiast proud. If that sounds like your cup of tea (no British pun intended), stop by your nearby AutoNation-affiliated Jaguar dealership to learn more. And if you’re in America like us? At least you won’t have any confusion about which engine you’ll be getting. You get to choose from all of… one.

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