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Jaguar Magazine 03/2017 – English

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Wir geben Gas! In London sorgt Automobiljournalist Guy Bird im brandneuen E-PACE für Aufsehen und zeigt uns ganz nebenbei nahezu unentdeckte Tipps in der britischem Hauptstadt – seiner Heimat. Warum sich der Jaguar XE bestens als Grundlage für den leistungsstärksten Jaguar mit Straßenzulassung aller Zeiten – den XE SV Project 8 – geeignet hat, hat uns David Pook erklärt, Leiter der Special Vehicle Operations bei Jaguar Land Rover. Lesen Sie mehr in der aktuellen Ausgabe THE JAGUAR 03. 



XF SPORTBRAKE IT‘S HARD TO RECONCILE THAT TYPICALLY JAGUAR COUPÉ-LIKE SLEEK PROFILE WITH THE 565 LITRE CAPACITY OF THE LOADSPACE Both sports require a lot of kit, so what better way to test the load bay of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. We brought you the first images of the new car last issue, but when you actually see it in person it’s hard to reconcile that typically Jaguar coupé-like sleek profile with the generous 565 litre (or 1,700 litres with the seats down) capacity of the loadspace. Jaguar’s design team under Ian Callum has retained the award-winning exterior of the XF saloon from the assertive upright nose to the trailing edge of the front doors. From the rear doors back, the new XF Sportbrake keeps the saloon’s hallmark haunches and its ‘spear of light’ wraparound rear lamps. Clever design like the subtle, integrated roof-rails and spoiler let the new roofline taper elegantly to the rear. Paraglider Phil Barron (left) is an expert ‘cloud surfer’ and the expansive space afforded by the new XF Sportbrake (above) is more than enough to accommodate his extensive kit MAGNIFICENT DRIVE The car’s low drag figure of just 0.29 seems particularly relevant as we drive into the breeze from Belfast along the magnificent A2 coast road, part of the Causeway Coastal Route. The area’s roads are varied, but always good: you’ve a combination of fast, open stretches over the tops of the Glens of Antrim, and tighter sections with hairpins and hair-raising gradients which lead down to the shore. A sweeping part of THE JAGUAR 61