The F-TYPE S adds greater power and an increased range of sophisticated driving technologies.
The F-TYPE V8 S provides towering performance and even greater levels of dynamic ability and control.
The F-TYPE R delivers supercar levels of performance combined with advanced dynamic technologies for the ultimate driver-focussed experience.
The F-TYPE AWD delivers increased performance and all weather capability.
The six speed F-TYPE Manual, the car for the true driving experience.
The F-TYPE Project 7, a limited edition model produced by the Jaguar Special Operations Team.
The F-TYPE SVR, the fastest F-TYPE produced to date.
The F-TYPE 400 SPORT - Forthcoming Limited Edition model.
The 4 Cylinder F-TYPE - Another edition to the F-TYPE range of cars.
The F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition.
Developing 340PS, this engine is one of Jaguar’s new generation supercharged 3.0 V6 engines. Powerful and refined it delivers thrilling performance and a rewarding driving experience. The compact supercharger’s sophisticated boost control and secondary throttle valve ensure that the torque curve rises steeply over a broad range of engine speeds, while a water-cooled intercooler increases power and efficiency. It also features a fast-reacting Intelligent Stop/Start system that can improve fuel economy by up to 5 percent, by switching off the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill.
The powerful, refined F-TYPE S engine is one of Jaguar’s new generation of supercharged engines. It generates an extremely high specific power output of 127PS per litre. The compact supercharger’s sophisticated boost control and secondary throttle valve ensure that the torque curve rises steeply over a broad range of engine speeds. A water-cooled intercooler reduces the temperature of the air intake for greater power and efficiency, while an innovative system of counter-rotating front and rear balancer weights aids smoothness and refinement. It also features a fast-reacting Intelligent Stop/Start system that can improve fuel economy by up to 5 percent, by switching off the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill.
The 495PS 5.0 V8 is supremely powerful and delivers an astonishing peak torque of 625Nm from just 2,500rpm. Acceleration is rapid and progressive, response is immediate and predictable. Spray-guided direct injection delivers precisely measured quantities of fuel directly into the centre of the combustion chambers at pressures of up to 150bar for cleaner, more efficient combustion. The Intelligent Stop/Start system can improve fuel economy by up to 5 percent by switching off the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill.
The definitive sports car - F-TYPE R. Powered by Jaguar's incredible 5.0 V8 550PS Supercharged engine with 680 Nm of torque for sheer unadulterated performance that is 100 percent exploitable - 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, best-in-class power and torque as well as best power-to-weight ratios and torque-to-weight ratios.
Jaguar have announced that the addition of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) F-TYPE is just one of a number of performance enhancements to be given to the award-winning model range. Jaguar will be increasing the range from six to 14 derivatives in 2015.
Jaguar have announced that the addition of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) F-TYPE is just one of a number of performance enhancements to be given to the award-winning model range. Jaguar will be increasing the range from six to 14 derivatives in 2015.
F-TYPE model range to include Project 7
F-TYPE Project 7 will be Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful production model to date. They will produce it in an exclusive run of up to 250 units, hand-built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team. It will be a fully road-legal two-seater roadster. With 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine it will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec). First customer deliveries began in mid-2015.
British Design Edition
From the moment it was unveiled, the Jaguar F-TYPE gained global recognition as a great contemporary British design – including the prestigious World Car Design of the Year accolade – and now its appeal has been further enhanced by the creation of the exclusive British Design Edition.
“The F-TYPE is a sports car that excites the senses, with a visual drama that is both individual and very British. Creating the British Design Edition gave us the opportunity to subtly enhance the
way the F-TYPE looks – inside and out.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
Based on the F-TYPE S Coupé and Convertible, and featuring a range of visual enhancements and additional equipment, the British Design Edition is offered in a specially-selected colour palette inspired by the Union Jack: Caldera Red, Glacier White and – new to the F-TYPE range – Ultra Blue. Ultimate Black is also available.
Further enhancements to the F-TYPE’s award-winning design come from the Sport Design pack and discreet British Design Edition badges front and rear, with unique branding on the centre console, headrests and the stainless steel tread plates.
Behind the 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Grey finish is an uprated braking system featuring red calipers (black is available as an option).
Complementing the range of exterior colours is a crafted premium Jet leather interior finished with contrast stitching in a choice of three colours. The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ cabin is heightened by carbon fibre trim around the centre console.
Jaguar’s InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems are offered with upgraded audio equipment developed together with leading British experts Meridian. InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus support a range of apps which make it easier than ever for the driver to stay connected.
The Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition was made available in Coupé and Convertible body styles. Power comes exclusively from the 380PS/ 460Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, matched to the eight-speed Quickshift transmission all-wheel drive.
THE NEW 200MPH JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR
The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show and went on sale in summer 2016. Capable of 200mph, the new F-TYPE SVR was the first Jaguar SVR developed to exploit the two-seat aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability.
Lighter, faster and more powerful, the F-TYPE SVR takes performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level yet retains the comfort and duality of character inherent to all Jaguar cars.
“The new F-TYPE SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design.
“The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day – we even made a Convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system.”
2018 F-TYPE AND F-TYPE 400 SPORT
For the 2018 model year the front end look became clearer and more powerful, with LED headlights adding a technological edge. Inside, lightweight slimline seats deliver more style, more room and greater comfort. A harmonious selection of new interior finishes and materials give the F-Type a more exotic feel
A key aim of the design process was to establish a stronger, purer statement for the F-Type's front-end form, while also providing clearer visual differentiation between the different models. The addition of full LED headlights and slimline seats make the car's aesthetics even more striking and significantly enhance the driving experience.
The Jaguar F-Type's grille shape and graphic are unchanged, remaining - as ever - key elements in the sports car's design DNA. However, for the 2018 model year, designers paid particular attention to the bumpers, introducing bolder surfaces and simpler forms with discreet signature features subtly enhancing the front end form, providing greater differentiation across the model range, from the F-Type up to the F-Type SVR.
In place of its predecessor's double 'shark gill' apertures, the new F-Type features large, powerful single apertures with a lozenge mesh design. Building on this design theme, the F-Type R-Dynamic models gain Gloss Black bezels.
Reflecting the step up in power and performance, the 550PS V8 R features larger, wider apertures with a distinctive horizontal blade to further accentuate the car's visual width. The 575PS V8 SVR's 200mph potential is clearly expressed through unique apertures designed to offer the maximum possible airflow and aerodynamic efficiency.
The new full LED headlights help to signal the greater clarity in the Jaguar F-Type's design language. Jaguar's distinctive J-Blade daytime running lights are retained, and these now double as the direction indicators, with the lamp's 'eyelid' indexing with the bonnet's cutline to further accentuate the lights' multi-layered graphics.
The improved aesthetics are more than matched by performance and functionality: light from the LEDs has a colour temperature of 5,500-6,000K, making it similar to natural daylight. Putting higher-quality light on the road improves visibility, helps to alleviate fatigue on long drives and makes it easier for drivers to spot hazards earlier.
The Adaptive Front Lighting system makes the new LED headlights even more effective. Networking them to the vehicle's suite of sensors enables them to switch intelligently between four main driving modes: City, Country, Motorway and Bad Weather.
In normal conditions at up to 30mph (48km/h), City Mode provides a wide-angle low beam setting that helps the driver see pedestrians and side roads more easily in built-up areas. To aid progress in heavy rain, Bad Weather mode activates at speeds of up to 40mph (64km/h).
When the F-Type accelerates above 30mph (48km/h), Country Mode activates, providing a narrower, longer beam to improve distance visibility. At speeds beyond 56mph (90km/h), Motorway Mode sets its focus further down the road to enable the driver to see even further.
The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. The characteristic light graphic of a horizontal line intersecting a roundel - a feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-type - is now accentuated by darker lenses to give the car an even more purposeful appearance.
Interior design: more comfort, more luxury, more purity
The 2018 model year F-Type's interior, like the exterior, evolves into a purer, more concentrated expression of the car's original elegance and sportiness. Jaguar's interior designers focused on refining a handful of key elements to create a greater sense of harmony in the finishes, enhance the sense of balance between luxury and performance and to introduce new material options that give the car an even more exotic feel.
One of the most significant upgrades are the new lightweight slimline seats which combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort. The seat's flowing contours and sculpted surfaces also contribute to the F-Type interior's heightened sense of anticipation and poise.
The seat frames are pressure diecast magnesium alloy - a material with the high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability required for the ergonomic form of Jaguar's innovative seat design. The weight saving compared to their predecessors is more than 8kg.
The more supportive backrest bolsters and the seat's upper curvature provide the driver with exceptional lateral support, heightening the sense of connection between the driver and the car for an even more rewarding driving experience. The design also allows the seatback to move rearwards by up to 50mm more than before, which in turn enables a lower seating position and increased legroom.
As well as optional heating, comfort can be further enhanced by a system of cooling elements and fans that deliver conditioned air evenly to the seat surfaces.
The slimline seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The Jaguar F-Type and F-Type R-Dynamic model lines come as standard with the pure lines of the Sport version. The Performance version, which has more detailing and more pronounced wings at shoulder height, is standard equipment on the 400 SPORT, R and SVR - each with unique branding in the headrests.
Previously exclusive to the F-Type SVR, the Siena Tan leather interior is now offered throughout the range. Paired with the Performance seats, Siena Tan creates a more sportive environment which reflects the sports car's dynamic personality and perfectly offsets exterior paint colours such as Carpathian Grey.
Jaguar's design team has carefully refined the interior to produce a more concentrated expression of the F-Type's original style. All models now feature a Satin Chrome finish on the engine-start button and gearshift paddles. A Noble Chrome finish is applied - as a jewel-like accent - to the door switch packs, air vent bezels and steering wheel, bringing stronger visual harmony to the interior design.
The centre console gains three new finishers to further differentiate the models in the range: the Jaguar F-Type now sports a simple, knurled aluminium finish, in R-Dynamic models the new Delta aluminium finisher adds a sportive feel, while R models are differentiated by a Linear Vee aluminium finish with the iconic "R" etched prominently into the surface. A carbon fibre console finisher is now available as an option across the range.
Unrivalled driver appeal: F-Type 400 SPORT Launch Edition
To mark the introduction of the new F-Type range Jaguar has developed the exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition. Offered worldwide but for one model year only, the 400 SPORT features an uprated version of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with maximum power increased from 380PS to 400PS.
Customers will be able to choose between rear- and all-wheel drive to suit their preferred driving style, and all models benefit from the eight-speed Quickshift transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential.
Distinctive Yellow and Dark Satin Grey 400 SPORT badges on the front and rear hint at the 400PS beneath the clamshell bonnet and perfectly complement the choice of Indus Silver, Santorini Black or Yulong White paint. The car's perfect proportions are enhanced with the Sport Design Pack comprising a more prominent front splitter, extended side sills and rear diffuser finished in sleek Dark Satin Grey.
The extra power is complemented by an uprated chassis comprising Super Performance braking system featuring 380mm front and 376mm rear discs and black calipers with 400 SPORT logo, 20-inch wheels with unique Dark Grey Satin finish and the Configurable Dynamics system which allows drivers to select individual settings for the throttle, transmission, steering and dampers.
The cabin benefits from the same attention to detail. Yellow contrast stitching is used throughout the premium leather interior, and the 400 SPORT logo is embroidered into the headrests of the slimline Performance seats with 12-way adjustment. Additional 400 SPORT branding is applied to the flat-bottomed steering wheel, black brushed aluminium centre console finisher and the sill treadplates. Anodised aluminium gearshift paddles are another highlight of the driver-focused cockpit.
INCONTROL INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
The state-of-the-art Touch Pro system comes to the F-Type for the first time, bringing unprecedented levels of in-car technology, from navigation that can tell your friends when you'll arrive to a Spotify app that can recommend playlists, to the ReRun app developed in collaboration with GoPro
World-first app: ReRun
True enthusiasts will be able to capture and share their driving experiences using the new ReRun app developed in collaboration with GoPro. In a world-first, ReRun enables real-time video from the GoPro camera to be overlaid with key performance data from the new Jaguar F-Type, including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force, g-force and steering wheel angle. The data is displayed using animated gauges.
With the smartphone connected wirelessly to the GoPro and to the new F-Type's infotainment system via USB, drivers are ready to start recording. Performance data is taken directly from the vehicle's electronic control networks to the ReRun app, allowing it to be overlaid in real-time with the footage from the GoPro. A unique feature analyses the data to capture highlights such as peak cornering and braking forces.
The ReRun app allows drivers to download either the entire video with highlights included, or just the highlights - and there's also an editing function. The high-quality videos are easy to share via social media platforms, making it possible for the driver to post their driving experiences across the internet.
ReRun is compatible with all new F-Type models equipped with InControl Apps, and with iOS devices and GoPro's HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver cameras. ReRun is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish language formats.
World-class infotainment technology: Touch Pro
Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system ever offered by Jaguar and is now standard equipment across the entire Jaguar F-Type range. Designed and developed around state-of-the-art technologies including a powerful quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro delivers world-class performance and functionality and an outstanding user experience.
The system's eight-inch capacitive touchscreen features superb quality graphics and the homescreen can be customised and widgets added to provide shortcuts to specific features and functions. It's even possible to add additional customised home screens if desired.
Data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed far more quickly than with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Zooming in and out of maps couldn't be simpler thanks to 'pinch' and 'pan' gestures - just like on a smartphone or tablet.
A 4G data connection enables access to a suite of smart, location-based features. For example, enter a destination and Fuel Finder will check if there's enough fuel in the tank to get you there. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are displayed on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint. Fuel prices can also be shown.
Commute Mode learns your daily drive so it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. But if you do get caught in a jam, Share ETA can send your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to selected contacts via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.
Touch Pro's smart navigation features can help you even as your journey is coming to an end: Arrival Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you're some 200 metres distant - it can even show you where the nearest available parking spaces are and then direct you to them.
A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can even help you to complete the final stage of your journey on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between devices and the new F-Type's Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.
Excellence as standard: Meridian Audio
InControl Touch Pro provides outstanding audio performance too, and offers a choice of two systems developed specifically for the new Jaguar F-Type with experts from world-renowned British firm Meridian. The standard-fit system has 10 speakers, while the optional Surround Sound system features 12 speakers and delivers exceptionally clear, crisp sound optimised for both driver and passenger.
The experience is enriched with Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive - a massive 10GB is dedicated to user media storage. Touch Pro also has smart functions such as 'Play more like this' which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.
Jaguar Land Rover is on a mission to transform the way customers listen to music in cars, which is why a unique app was developed in collaboration with Spotify for streaming music. Accessed using InControl Apps, the app mirrors the Spotify interface that users will recognise from their smartphones - intuitive swipe and touch gestures are used to navigate content, helping to minimise distraction.
Tapping into Spotify's 'deep learning' which recognises listening habits, users can access 'Just for You' playlists containing recommended tracks, saving time when scrolling through music on the move. Drivers in low-signal areas don't need to worry, as Spotify's 'Offline Mode' will display downloaded content even if there's a poor internet connection.
THE 4 CYLINDER F-TYPE
Jaguar broadened the appeal of the new F-TYPE with the introduction of the state-of-the-art four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. The award winning F-TYPE family now spans from the entry-level four-cylinder model to Jaguar’s 200mph all-weather supercar – the F-TYPE SVR.
The pairing of Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seat sports car with the advanced 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged powerplant delivers Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character.
The new model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-60mph in only 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155mph. The turbocharged engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm, generated from just 1,500rpm, together with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission, delivers exceptional response throughout the rev range.
Not only is the 300PS Ingenium engine the most powerful four-cylinder unit ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also generates the highest specific power output of any engine in the F-TYPE range: 150PS per litre. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range, with a 16 per cent improvement in fuel economy over the 340PS V6, together with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km on the European combined cycle.
“Introducing our advanced four-cylinder engine to 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.”
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE
A host of advanced technologies enables the Ingenium engine to deliver this blend of high performance and low fuel consumption. Neatly integrated into the cylinder head is a state-of-the-art electrohydraulic valvetrain featuring patented control algorithms developed in-house. This technology enables fully variable control of intake valve lift for optimum power, torque and efficiency throughout the engine’s operating range.
The exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head casting. Coolant flowing through ducts in the manifold reduces warm-up times and therefore reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The manifold is carefully matched to a twin-scroll turbocharger. The design prevents exhaust gas pulsation interference, ensuring that the turbine wheel responds far more quickly: boost pressure is delivered near-instantaneously, making turbo lag almost non-existent, providing the responsiveness so familiar to the F-TYPE driving experience.
To ensure the best possible launch performance and transient response while still enabling the engine to develop its high peak power output, the turbocharger features ceramic ball bearings. These deliver the lowest possible bearing friction, especially from cold starts.
The 200bar direct injection system features centrally-mounted fuel injectors. Together with optimised spray patterns this technology helps to minimise fuel impingement on the cylinder walls and the piston crowns, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.
Like all members of the Ingenium family, the F-TYPE’s 300PS powerplant was designed and developed in-house. It is manufactured in the UK at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre, alongside the 200PS and 250PS four-cylinder petrol engines, and the 150PS, 163PS, 180PS and 240PS four-cylinder diesels.
The Ingenium engine contributes to an overall vehicle weight reduction of 52kg – most of which is over the front axle – and this is key to the four-cylinder F-TYPE’s enhanced agility. Meticulous tuning of the chassis to complement the new engine delivers even greater steering response, body control and ride comfort.
The introduction of the four-cylinder does not mean that drivers lose out on aural feedback or reward: these have always been an essential part of the F-TYPE’s appeal, and have not been compromised. A meticulously-tuned active exhaust is standard on entry-level F-TYPE models, while the R-Dynamic variants feature a switchable active exhaust for an even more involving driving experience.
“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.”
Erol Mustafa, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar Sports Cars
The 2018 Model Year Jaguar F-TYPE features visual enhancements to give the sports car an even more powerful presence. Redesigned bumpers, together with optional full LED headlights enhance the F-TYPE’s award-winning design and provide greater differentiation between each model in the range.
At the rear the four-cylinder model features a unique single tailpipe finisher to distinguish it from the twin central exhausts and quad outboard exhausts of the V6 and V8 models. Lightweight 18-inch wheels also identify the latest addition to the line-up, and help to minimise unsprung mass, contributing to the enhanced ride and handling.
The changes to the F-TYPE’s interior, including lightweight slimline seats, Touch Pro infotainment system and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers, heighten the driver-focused feel. A sleek frameless rearview mirror adds another contemporary touch.
“Retaining the silhouette of F-TYPE across the model range is really important to us whether it’s the 200mph SVR or the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder. This is a true Jaguar sports car and a true
F-TYPE – we didn’t want to dilute the design DNA. Even so, this car has its own unique character, and the new single tailpipe finisher exemplifies this.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The new F-TYPE range also offers a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems underpinned by the integration of a highly sophisticated forward-facing stereo camera. These systems help to improve safety and reduce driver workload, and include Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning as standard, and optional Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.
The new F-TYPE range consists of:
F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:
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
F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:
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
F-TYPE 400 SPORT Coupé and Convertible:
400PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ AWD
F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:
550PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:
575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
Jaguar Land Rover’s new 2.0-litre 300PS Ingenium petrol engine is the most powerful four-cylinder engine that the company has ever produced. Featuring a suite of state-of-the-art technologies, it delivers exceptional performance, refinement and efficiency
The powerful all-aluminium Ingenium petrol engine is the perfect match for the all-aluminium F-TYPE, and expands the powertrain line-up from 300PS four-cylinder up to 575PS V8 – a breadth of performance unrivalled in the sports car segment.
Just like the supercharged six- and eight-cylinder engines, the turbocharged four-cylinder delivers the driving experience promised by the F-TYPE’s award-winning design, but with new levels of efficiency. Generating 150PS per litre, it has the highest specific power output of any engine in the new F-TYPE range.
Offered exclusively with rear-wheel drive and a specifically-optimised eight-speed Quickshift transmission, the four-cylinder enables fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the European combined cycle of 39.2mpg (7.2-litres/100km) and 163g/km respectively.
“The 300PS Ingenium petrol engine is engineered to deliver a compelling blend of performance, refinement and efficiency. Cutting-edge technologies including electrohydraulic intake valve lift control, integrated exhaust manifold and a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings make this the most advanced petrol engine we’ve ever produced.
“Not only is this the most powerful four-cylinder ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also develops the highest specific power and torque ratings of any engine in the F-TYPE range. It’s a
natural fit for a Jaguar sports car.”
Ron Lee, Engineering Director of Powertrain, Jaguar Land Rover
Neatly integrated into the cylinder head is a state-of-the-art electrohydraulic valvetrain featuring patented control algorithms developed in-house. This technology enables fully variable control of intake valve lift for optimum efficiency, power and torque throughout the engine’s operating range.
Most petrol engines use a throttle valve for load control, but this method increases pumping losses and therefore increases fuel consumption. And, it takes time for the charge air to fill the intake manifold: this delay means that ignition timing must be retarded accordingly to improve response, with a negative impact on response and efficiency.
Ingenium petrol engines use a different approach: load control is managed primarily by the intake valves themselves by varying the amount of lift, and the duration for which they are open. To achieve this, the intake cams no longer operate the valves directly: instead they actuate compact hydraulic pumps via low-friction roller finger followers. The oil pressure generated in these pumps is then used to open and close the intake valves.
Each pump is actuated by a solenoid valve, and highly sophisticated software is used to control the solenoids. When the solenoids are fully open, there’s no valve lift; when they’re closed, full lift is achieved. Varying the solenoid’s state delivers fully variable valve lift – anywhere between 0 and 11mm – for optimised intake air flow throughout the engine’s full operating range.
Ingenium’s electrohydraulic technology is fast enough to deliver cycle-by-cycle control of the combustion process, and, combined with phasers on the intake and exhaust cams delivers even greater flexibility.
Late intake valve opening is used during engine start-up: the combination of low valve lift and short duration provides precise control of the exact amount of air required, especially during cold starts.
At very low speeds and loads, the flexibility of the valvetrain enables the so-called composite mode – a combination of early intake valve closing and late intake valve opening – which delivers enhanced charge motion and therefore more complete and efficient combustion.
At part-load conditions, such as low-speed driving in urban areas or when cruising on the motorway, the valvetrain operates an early intake valve closing strategy combined with a later exhaust valve opening, which delivers optimum efficiency due to the increased expansion ratio. Dual independent cam phasing allows optimal residual gas control with minimal frictional losses. The combination of turbocharging and the highly efficient watercooled charge air cooler means that the charge density remains high, maintaining torque output and ensuring that the engine can always respond immediately to the driver’s demands.
Under full load the system delivers full valve lift and longer duration, combined with an earlier exhaust valve opening to enable maximum air flow, allowing the engine to provide full performance.
Performance, response and efficiency: advanced turbocharger technology
In a first for Jaguar Land Rover, the exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head casting. Coolant flowing through ducts in the manifold reduces warm-up times and therefore reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
The integrated exhaust manifold can also reduce maximum exhaust gas temperatures and therefore the need for enrichment at high load, delivering further efficiency improvements – not only on the official test cycle but also in real-world driving.
The manifold is carefully matched to a twin-scroll turbocharger. For maximum efficiency the duct inside the water-cooled turbine housing is divided in two, with one fed by exhaust gas from cylinders one and three, the other by cylinders two and four.
This arrangement prevents exhaust gas pulsation interference, ensuring that the turbine wheel responds far more quickly: boost pressure is delivered near-instantaneously, making turbo lag almost non-existent, providing the responsiveness so familiar to the F-TYPE driving experience.
To ensure the best possible launch performance and transient response while still enabling the engine to develop its high peak power output, the turbocharger features ceramic ball bearings – a first for a Jaguar Land Rover petrol engine. These deliver the lowest possible bearing friction, especially from cold starts.
Cleaner combustion: inherently low emissions
The Ingenium engine also features a new 200bar direct injection system. The injectors are centrally-mounted: together with optimised spray patterns this configuration helps to minimise fuel impingement on the cylinder walls and the piston crown, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.
The inlet ports deliver high levels of charge motion which, together with the enhancements made to the direct injection system, further reduces wall wetting and promotes greater mixing of the fuel and air for more efficient combustion.
Efficient by design
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction, contributing to inherently good efficiency and refinement. Design features which contribute to this are cylinder bores offset by 12mm to reduce tangential forces acting on the cylinder walls, and needle roller bearings for the twin balancer shafts and camshafts.
The map-controlled oil pump matches flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, and the switchable piston cooling jets only spray oil onto the underside of the piston crowns when required, further reducing load on the lubrication system.
The split cooling system with map-controlled electric coolant pump ensures rapid engine warm-up by only circulating coolant through the block once the engine comes up to temperature. As well as reducing fuel consumption this also improves passenger comfort because the heater can warm the F-TYPE’s cabin more quickly.
The four-cylinder F-TYPE shares the dynamics DNA of the V6 and V8 models but the introduction of the Ingenium engine together with a bespoke chassis tune make it the lightest and most agile yet
From day one the F-TYPE was engineered to provide outstanding agility and response without compromising the day-to-day usability and ride comfort expected from all Jaguar cars.
The stiff, light aluminium bodystructure and all-round aluminium double wishbone suspension have always been fundamental to delivering that duality of character. Now, the development team has meticulously tuned the chassis to take full advantage of the additional weight savings offered by the new four-cylinder engine.
“We wanted the power and efficiency of the new four-cylinder engine to be matched by levels of responsiveness that would make the F-TYPE driving experience even more engaging and rewarding. The
result of the intensive development process is an even better balance, an even more connected feel, and enhanced ride comfort. Enthusiasts will want to drive this car: this is a true F-TYPE, with its
own unique character.”
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Land Rover
Weighing 52kg less than the equivalent model powered by the 340PS V6, this is the lightest F-TYPE yet. The majority of this mass reduction is located over the front axle, delivering maximum benefit to vehicle dynamics, and improved weight distribution – the balance moves one percentage point to the rear.
The front and rear spring rates have been reduced by four and three per cent respectively to suit the reduction in corner weights. The valving of the monotube dampers incorporates learning from the F-TYPE SVR programme: meticulous tuning delivers enhanced ride comfort while maintaining the required handling character.
The F-TYPE’s electric power-assisted steering system – already a benchmark for feel and response – has a unique calibration for the four-cylinder model to extract the full benefit of the weight savings and delivers improved tactility and feedback. Together with the Torque Vectoring system – which can apply precisely-controlled braking of the inner wheels during cornering to mitigate understeer – the changes make the F-TYPE even more engaging and enjoyable to drive.
The entry-level four-cylinder models are equipped as standard with new, lightweight 18-inch wheels fitted with 245/45/R18 tyres at the front axle and 275/40/R18 tyres at the rear: these help to reduce unsprung mass, further improving responsiveness and control.
The R-Dynamic models have 19-inch wheels as standard with 245/40/R19 and 275/35/R19 tyres front and rear respectively. All four-cylinder F-TYPE models can be specified with a range of optional 19- and 20-inch wheel designs.
As standard, the braking system on all four-cylinder models has 355mm and 325mm discs at the front and rear respectively and provides impressive stopping power. As an option, all four-cylinder models fitted with 19- and 20-inch wheels can be upgraded to the Jaguar Super Performance Braking System which features 380mm and 376mm discs.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYTEMS
The new F-TYPE offers a suite of technologies designed to help and support the driver and make every journey easier, safer and more enjoyable
The new F-TYPE is the latest Jaguar to feature a forward-facing stereo camera: this state-of-the-art vision sensor is at the heart of its new advanced driver assistance systems. One of the most important is the standardised Autonomous Emergency Braking system: if the system’s controller determines that a collision with the vehicle ahead is imminent, full braking is initiated automatically, helping to avoid the collision, or to mitigate its effects.
The stereo camera also provides the intelligence for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW - standard) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA - optional) systems. By monitoring the vehicle’s position relative to lane markings either side, LDW can help to prevent drivers from inadvertently leaving their lane by triggering a visual warning in the instrument cluster and a haptic warning through the steering wheel rim.
LKA provides the next level of assistance and can guide the driver back towards the centre of their lane by applying a small amount of counter-steering through the electric power-assisted steering system. The torque applied to the steering wheel can be easily over-ridden, making the system intuitive in operation.
The optional Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system uses the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of the speed limit – including temporary limits which apply in road works, for example – and the variable limits used on some motorways. The limit is displayed in the instrument cluster, and camera data is always cross-referenced against GPS data for maximum robustness.
Further support for the driver comes from the optional Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL). This intelligent system uses TSR system data to adjust the set point and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle's maximum speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If the TSR system recognises a higher speed limit ahead, ASL notifies the driver and can smoothly accelerate the vehicle up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can coast down accordingly.
Driver fatigue is a common cause of vehicles drifting out of lane. The F-TYPE’s optional Driver Condition Monitor system can recognise patterns typical of driving when tired, including periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs, and can show a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster and give audible warnings to prompt the driver to take a break
JAGUAR F-TYPE HERITAGE 60 EDITION
Jaguar is marking the 60th anniversary of the E-type sports car in 2021 with the introduction of a new limited-edition 575PS V8 Supercharged F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition. Just 60 examples of these all-wheel drive sports cars will be available for sale worldwide, each one hand-finished by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke.
A specially curated commemorative specification includes solid Sherwood Green paintwork, an original E-type colour that hasn’t been offered on a new Jaguar since the 1960s, and extended duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interior trim.
The new limited-run model also features a unique aluminum console finisher inspired by the E-type’s rear-view mirror casing, the E-type 60th anniversary logo embossed on the headrests of the lightweight Performance seats and E-type 60 badging shared with the limited-edition E-type 60 Collection vehicles announced by Jaguar Classic earlier this year. Commemorative treadplates, an SV Bespoke commissioning plaque and Caraway-edged carpet mats provide finishing touches.
The F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition is available in both Coupé and Convertible body styles with exclusive Diamond-Turned Gloss Black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, Gloss Black and Chrome exterior accents and black brake calipers.
Each Heritage 60 Edition is being built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant and finished by the SV Bespoke team at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire. The new model is priced from £122,500 in the UK.
JAGUAR F-TYPE REIMS EDITION
Jaguar has released a F-TYPE Reims Edition. Finished in a striking French Racing Blue, it’s available only to UK customers, with just 150 units produced in either P300 or P450 RWD Coupé configurations.
The bespoke exterior shade is reserved only for the F-TYPE Reims Edition. Other exterior enhancements include the standard fitment of the Exterior Black Pack, with gloss black side vents, Jaguar script and Leaper, and grille surround and a set of 20-inch five split-spoke gloss black alloy wheels.
Inside, Reims Edition customers are treated to a timeless Ebony/Ebony interior combination, finished with the Interior Black Pack – gloss black door switches, door handles, instrument cluster finisher and more. Amongst which them are the Fixed Panoramic Roof, heated seats and the Climate Pack, to include two-zone climate control, heated steering wheel and a heated windscreen.
All of these extras are included in the F-TYPE Reims Edition price: £58,950 for the P300 and £71,450 for the P450, offering savings of up to £4,160.
The Reims Edition moniker is inspired by Jaguar’s sporting heritage, specifically the D-type’s maiden victory at the 12 Hours of Reims in 1954 which marked the start of a truly golden era in Jaguar competition history, and went on to influence all future Jaguar sports cars, from E-type to F-TYPE.
The F-TYPE ‘Reims Edition’ is available to order now, with the first customer deliveries taking place in March 2021.