There are only a few high-performance sport wagons on the market, and now Jaguar is joining this small group with the hot XFR-S Sportbrake. The Jag offers all the utility of a wagon — or an “estate,” as they’re called in Europe — but retains the performance of the XFR-S sports sedan. That means the Sportbrake can haul its cargo at speeds as high as 186 mph, thanks to a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that puts out 550 horsepower.
Perry Stern’s automotive career began over 20 years ago as an advisor at a vehicle consulting firm. One of the original staff members of CarPoint, Microsoft’s automotive website that launched in 1995, he became editor of the site in 2002, which is now known as MSN Autos. Stern has also contributed to MSNBC and various MSN properties in Canada, Japan and Europe.