Entry-level version of Jaguar’s sports car to come with 2.0 litre engine…
Having driven the supercharged 5.0 litre V8 Jaguar F-TYPE my first thought was that a 2.0 litre four-cylinder version might just be a bit of a letdown.
But I guess if there’s one engine that might just do the job it is the impressive Ingenium petrol engine from the Jaguar Land Rover stable.
The British car manufacturer announced overnight that it would be offering the F-TYPE with the 221kW/400Nm turbocharged engine in a new entry-level offering in the near future, though there’s no word yet on whether it will be offered here.
Many classic British sports cars had four-cylinder engines.
Jaguar tell us the Ingenium engine will propel the big coupe/convertible to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
While the lower capacity engine version also benefits from a not unsubstantial 57kg weight saving over V6 variants.
The four-cylinder Jaguar F-TYPE will offer 29kW less power than the V6 version, but will use 16% less fuel and Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director of Jaguar F-TYPE, says that’s good reason to go ahead.
“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 four-cylinder Jaguar F-TYPE will be only available with an eight-speed auto transmission and with rear-wheel drive.
We will bring you more news, particularly in relation to Australian availability, as it comes to hand in our Jaguar F-TYPE News section.