The flagship sports car from Jaguar gets a completely new 2.0 Litre Petrol engine and subtle exterior and interior updates

Jaguar has decided to update the F-Type for the year 2017, the car may not look old, but it has been on sale in the market for almost five years now. Although there are not many changes made to the updated model it does become more economical. We explain how? Back at the 2017 New York Auto Show Jaguar has revealed an entirely new smaller displacement four-cylinder engine which joins the lineup of other powerful engines of the F-Type. Besides the engine, the exterior, as well as the interior too, received few subtle cosmetic updates as well.

Now, this new four-pot 2.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine will also power some other Jaguar-Land Rover products as well for this year. This drivetrain comes with many advanced technologies as well and apart from F-Type this 2.0 Litre unit will also power the XE and the XF. This is also the engine which will also sit under the hood of the entry level Range Rover Velar.

Click past jump to find out the other changes that the F-type has received for this year

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL
  • Year: 2018
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: F-type
  • Engine: inline-4
  • Transmission: 8 speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 300 @ 1500
  • Torque @ RPM: 295 @ 1500
  • Displacement: 2.0 L
  • 0-60 time: 5.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed: 161 mph (Est.)
  • Price: High-End
  • car segment: sports cars
  • body style: convertible
  • Overall: 8.8/10

EXTERIOR

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Exterior
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2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Exterior
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2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Exterior
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Like we already said earlier that although the F-Type has been on the market for almost 5 years now, it does not look old. However, to keep things, fresh Jaguar still decided to add some subtle cosmetic updates to the front and side profile.

The front profile of the 2018 model year F-Type receives new LED headlamps which also come with adaptive functions. The headlights design has been slightly tweaked as well. The front bumper now also gets a different looking air intake which replaces the two slotlike outer air intakes. Apart from these changes the F-Type still continues with the same front nose and grille. The side profile too now gets a slightly bigger side vents. The four-cylinder model in particular features a unique single tailpipe which helps it differentiate it from the from the twin central exhausts and quad outboard exhausts of the V6 and V8 models.

Lastly, there is also a new lightweight 18 inch wheels which also has been added to the lineup.

DIMENSION

F-TYPE 300PS Coupé F-TYPE 300PS Convertible
Length (mm) 4,482 4,482
Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm) 2,042/ 1,923 2,042/ 1,923
Height (mm) 1,310 1,307
Wheelbase (mm) 2,622 2,622
Track front/ rear (mm) 1,597/ 1,649 1,597/ 1,649
Weight (kg) From 1,525 From 1,545
Boot volume (litres) 310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray 207

INTERIOR

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Interior
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Just like the exterior, the changes to the interior are also subtle, the changes include a lightweight, slimline seats and the dashboard gets a Touch Pro infotainment system. The interior also gets a new chrome and aluminium trim finishers which help in enhancing the driver-focused feel. It also gets a sleek frameless rearview mirror which helps in adding another unique styling. The standard touch pro infotainment system gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen display and customizable home screen.

DRIVETRAIN

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The one and only engine worth mentioning here is the new 2.0 Litre, four-cylinder petrol unit which has been added recently to the lineup. This smaller displacement unit will power the base variant of the new F-Type and produces about 300 Ps of peak power at 1500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1500 rpm. This also happens to the most powerful engine unit which has been offered in a Jaguar. Apart from power this engine also is also fuel efficient at the same time in the entire F-Type range.

The state of the art engine gets a state-of-the-art electrohydraulic valvetrain which features patented control algorithms developed in-house. This technology enables fully variable control of intake valve lift for maximum power, torque and efficiency throughout the engine’s operating range. The new Ingenium petrol engine is also 53 Kilogrammes lighter which has helped in delivering better steering response, body comfort and ride quality.

Although this is a smaller engine the signature exhaust note, however, has been retained which is also why people prefer the F-Type. The 2.0 Litre petrol unit also gets an Active exhaust system as standard while the R Dynamic model gets a switchable Active exhaust system.

Apart from the new drivetrain 2018 F-Type also features a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems including a sophisticated forward-facing stereo camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.

So now the updated F-Type range consists of the 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD, 340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD, 380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD. Then there is the F-TYPE 400 Sport Coupé and Convertible which is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 400 Ps unit. The F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible get the biggest engine of the lineup, powered by a 5.0-litre V8 unit which is capable of producing 550 Ps of peak power. Lastly, the wildest car of the lot is the F-TYPE SVR which is also available in both Coupe and Convertible body forms. The most powerful unit of the lineup is capable of producing about 575 Ps of peak power and is available only in AWD variant only.

SPECIFICATION

Engine capacity (cc) 1,997
Cylinders Four in-line
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC, dual independent variable cam timing,
electrohydraulic fully variable intake valve lift system
Bore/ stroke (mm) 83.0/ 92.3
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel injection 200bar direct injection
Boosting system Single twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings
Power PS (kW) 300 (221) @ 5,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft) 400 (295) @ 1,500-4,500rpm

PRICE

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Exterior
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The base F-Type with the 2.0 Litre petrol engine has not been launched yet however, we do believe that there is a fair chance of its being launched in the Indian market soon.

CONCLUSION

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL Exterior
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We liked the idea that Jaguar introduced a new base petrol variant of their flagship sports car which not only provides ample of power but is also lightweight and fuel efficient at the same time. The base petrol variant apparently will be priced quite aggressively as well which will definitely make owning the F-Type easier.

We will update you with the price and details as soon as it is launched here.

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  • * Will still be expensive
  • * Less power
  • * No significant visual upgrades
Riju Ganguly
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