At the top of the BMW 3 Series range we find the 335i but if you spend more of your Rands you can opt for the M335i, a sportier version complete with big wheels and many go-faster bits. BMW call this the M Performance package. Now Jaguar has decided to give its customers the same sort of sporty exclusivity on its XF model with what they’re calling, the ‘R-Sport.’
The “R” bloodline runs deep through the British brand with models such as the XFR and the even loonier XFR-S. Jaguar’s new R-Sport badge extends the brand’s performance DNA through to the XF which is the first model to receive this sportier look and feel.
The ‘R-Sport’ is a combination of cutting edge technology, handling and intelligent performance, which allows drivers to benefit from Jaguar’s strong racing heritage with seductive styling and luxury features.
The XF R-Sport boasts a number of exterior cosmetic upgrades which, in our opinion, give it more road presence. These upgrades include a rear boot lid spoiler, sport bumpers and R-style side sills. Rounding off the sportier exterior is a set of 18-inch Lyra wheels.
Buyers can also specify the XF R-Sport with the optional Black Pack, which includes gloss black surrounds for the windows and boot lid finishes, along with a black grille set inside a black chrome surround, for an even sportier more aggressive look.
The XF R-Sport is equipped with Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, expecting 250kW and 450Nm. So the new XF R-Sport offers drivers performance and driving enjoyment to match its looks.
Inside the R’ness continues with an R-badged steering wheel and stainless steel pedals. The charcoal-on-charcoal interior features seats finished in suede cloth with dove contrast-stitching, or optional red or tan contrast stitching. An optional Sports Interior Pack adds heated, 18X18-way front sport seats, with two memory settings for the driver.
The XF R-Sport 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged is available to order at dealerships, with pricing starting at R777 430.