If you want a fast wagon and live in the U.S., then your only choice is the Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG 4MATIC. However, in Europe, you have a bit more choice with big names like Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and others offering a variety of quick wagon. At Geneva, another automaker unveiled their plans to join the quick wagon club: meet the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake.
The XFR-S Sportbrake takes the standard XF Sportbrake and injects some more performance into it. The exterior gets a number of changes, including air intakes up front to feed the engine, and a functional splitter. Around back is a carbon-fiber rear diffuser. All of the chrome pieces are now boasting a black finish.
Under the hood is Jaguar's supercharged 5.0L V8 engine producing 542 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic routes all of that power to the rear wheels. The automaker quotes a 4.6 second run to 60 mph and a top speed of 186 mph. Not bad for a vehicle that can seat five people and carry up to 59.2 cubic feet of cargo with the seats folded.
Other mechanical changes include a new rear suspension setup, stiffer bushings, larger brakes, and lighter twenty-inch wheels.
As you may have gleaned from the beginning of the article, the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake will be a Europe-only affair. It goes on sale in April.