New Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder here this year
Jaguar has made its F-Type coupe and convertible more accessible with the introduction of a new four-cylinder model.
Jaguar has introduced a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, based on the Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ingenium’ platform built in the UK, to power its F-Type. It becomes the company’s most powerful four-cylinder yet and produces 221kW at 5500rpm and 400Nm at 1500rpm-4500rpm.
According to Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, Ian Hoban, the new four-cylinder F-Type introduces both a new personality and lower price point to the model lineup: “Introducing our advanced four-cylinder engine to the F-Type has created a vehicle with its own distinct character. Performance from an engine of this size is remarkable and is balanced with improved fuel efficiency and affordability, making the F-TYPE experience more accessible than ever before.”
The new model is priced from $107,300 (+ORCs) -$12,000 less than the current price of the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged F-Type – which will move the six-cylinder from entry to middle-tier model between the 2.0-litre four and 5.0-litre supercharged V8.
The new model will be available in the fourth quarter in Australia but won’t be available with either manual transmission or all-wheel drive layout, instead only receiving a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive configuration.
At 1525kg – 52kg lighter than the V6 – the new entry model F-Type will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.7sec and its suspension has been duly tuned for its lower weight upfront.
“Most of the weight reduction is over the front axle, making the car beautifully balanced and really agile to drive – as you’d expect, the car is really at home on beautiful twisty roads. Couple that with a four-cylinder exhaust note and this particular F-TYPE has a character all of its own. I like to think of it as the feisty younger brother of the V6 and V8 models,” says Erol Mustafa, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar.
The new four-cylinder F-Type will arrive here in in the fourth-quarter and be available in either F-Type or F-Type R-Sport grade which adds a switchable active exhaust. No pricing for the R-Sport model has been announced yet.