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The new Jaguar F-Type

Everything you need to know about Jaguar's two-door sports car

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Jaguar has unveiled an all-new F-Type, and the British sports-car maker is accepting orders right now. Here's everything we know about the awesome looking two-seater.

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ModelEngineDrivetrainPrice
F-Type R-Dynamic Coupé221kW: 2.0-litre, four-cylinderRWD$126,400
280kW: 3.0-litre V6RWD$173,100
F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible221kW: 2.0-litre, four-cylinderRWD$145,100
280kW: 3.0-litre V6RWD$191,800
F-Type First Edition Coupé280kW: 3.0-litre V6RWD$205,300
F-Type R Coupé423kW: 5.0-litre V8AWD$263,300

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Design the most beautiful sports car, with purity, proportion and presence that's unmistakably Jaguar.

The goal Jaguar set for the new F-Type.

Jaguar F-Type R-Dyanmic coupé

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic highlights

The F-Type R Dynamic is the entry point to the new two-seater sports-car range. You get a solid level of equipment for your money, including the following:

A switchable active exhaust, R-Dynamic body kit, LED headlights with signature DRLs, sport seats, six-way electric front seats, Jaguar's Interactive Driver Display, a Meridian sound system and R-Dynamic branded metal tread plates.

The F-Type as standard also receives rain-sensing wipers, a solar attenuating windscreen, heated power door mirrors, flush door handles, LED tail-lights, a chrome exhaust finisher, passive suspension, an open diff, rain/ice/snow modes, dynamic stability control (DSC), an electric parking brake (EPB), an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD).

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic interior

Interior highlights

There's also a power-adjustable steering column, an auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, an overhead lighting console, deployable air-vents, cabin lighting, single-zone climate control, twin cup holders, metal pedals and a low-profile cubby box.

Jaguar F-Type infotainment screen

Infotainment highlights

The infotainment system is a 10-inch touchscreen with the aforementioned Interactive Driver Display. There's also connected navigation pro, the online pack (in other Jags this enables a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot), a smartphone pack, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, power sockets plus USB and 12V plugs in the centre console.

Jaguar F-Type interior

Safety highlights

Safety is decent, with the following standard features:

  • Driver-condition monitor
  • Emergency braking
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Remote central locking with deadlocks
  • Perimetric alarm and immobiliser
  • Valet mode (disables the touchscreen to protect contacts and locks luggage and glove compartments)
  • Six airbags
  • Rear camera
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Front and rear parking aids
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button ignition
Body type
Coupé or convertible
Coupé 2.0-litre price
$126,400
Coupé 3.0-litre V6 price
$173,100
Convertible 2.0-litre price
$145,100
Convertible 3.0-litre V6 price
$191,800
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
Smartphone connectivity
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Active exhaust system
Yes
Forced induction
Turbocharger on 221kW models, supercharger on V6 and V8
Pixel LED headlights
Yes
Sport seats with leather and suede cloth facings
Yes
10-spoke, 20-inch alloys
Yes
Lightweight aluminium body
Yes

Jaguar F-Type First Edition coupé

Jaguar F-TYPE First Edition highlights

First Edition F-Type models get 12-way, instead of six-way, adjustable seats. They also have 20-inch, five-spoke alloys with a diamond-turned finish. The interior is unique to the First Edition. You get Windsor leather performance seats, a model-specific aluminium instrument panel, a leather steering wheel with alloy spokes, aluminium gearshift paddles and First-Edition branding on metal tread plates.

As a V6 F-Type, it has twin centre-mounted exhausts. You also get adaptive dynamics. The mirrors are power-folding, heated and auto-dimming. There are steering column adjustment memory settings as well as upgraded suede cloth on the vanity mirrors.

Body type
Coupé
Coupé 3.0-litre V6 price
$205,300
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
20-inch five-spoke diamond-turned finish
Yes
First Edition interior
Yes
Windsor leather performance seats
Yes
12-way electric memory front seats
Yes
Auto-dimming, heated, folding rear-view mirrors
Yes
Aluminium gearshift paddles
Yes
Aluminium trim pieces
Yes
Leather steering wheel with aluminium spokes
Yes
Suede-cloth vanity mirrors
Yes
Lightweight aluminium body
Yes

Jaguar F-Type R coupé

Jaguar F-TYPE R

One of the key reasons to go for the R is its mammoth V8 and AWD system. You also get red brake callipers (underlining the sporty look), with larger disc brakes, pixel LED headlights and an R-specific interior. There's also an aluminium centre console with R branding and R-badging on the leather steering wheel. If that wasn't enough, you also get quad tailpipes and configurable dynamics.

Body type
Coupé
Coupé 5.0-litre V8 price
$263,300
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
AWD
Yes
Red brake callipers
Yes
R branding and body kit
Yes
Pixel LED headlight
Yes
Quad exhausts
Yes
Premium cabin lighting
Yes
R interior
Yes
Electronic active differential with torque vectoring
Yes
Large brake discs
Yes
20-inch, ten-spoke diamond-turned alloys
Yes

Performance

For the 2.0-litre F-Types, the maximum speed is rated at 250km/h. 0-100km/h takes a modest 5.7 seconds, thanks to 221kW kicking in at 5,500rpm. Peak torque of 400Nm is available from 1,500-4,500rpm.

V6 F-Types will top out at 275km/h and blast from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds. Max power of 208kW is delivered at 6,250rpm. There's 460Nm between 4,500-5,000rpm.

The F-Type R keeps going to 300km/h and shaves the 0-100km/h down to a mere 3.7 seconds. The 5.0-litre V8 makes 423kW at a roaring 6,500rpm and max torque is 700Nm. Peak torque is available across a wide range of 3,500-5,000rpm. V8s have a gross vehicle weight of just 2,150kg.

We'll try get our hands-on the new F-Type as soon as we can for a car review.

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