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Jaguar reveals F-Type with four-cylinder engine

Wednesday 12 April 2017, By Autovolo

Jaguar reveals F-Type with four-cylinder engine

Jaguar reveals F-Type with four-cylinder engine

Jaguar has lifted the lid on its new four-cylinder-engined F-Type.

The latest variation of its flagship sports car has a turbocharged 2.0-litre Ingenium engine that churns out 296bhp, meaning it goes from 0-60mph in just 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.

And with 400nm of torque generated through the rear wheels, the new F-Type can safely overtake lorries even in the smallest of gaps.

The 2.0-litre version is also the most frugal F-Type yet, emitting 163g/km of CO2, which is a 16 per cent improvement over the 3.0-litre V6.

But Jaguar’s director of design Ian Callum says that despite the Ingenium power plant being less powerful, it is still a thoroughbred Jaguar: “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.”

This is also evident in the fact the F-Type has shed some weight. Having a smaller engine alone has saved around 52kg, the equivalent of an average person.

Jaguar claims this has sharpened up the steering, body control and ride comfort.

Some new standard technology will also be available including lane departure warning and an autonomous emergency braking system, which automatically brakes the car if it determines that a crash is imminent.

Other optional equipment will include traffic sign recognition. This uses a front facing camera to keep the driver informed of any upcoming speed limit changes, including temporary ones and also of any traffic jams ahead.

The F-Type 2.0-litre will be available from spring this year, costing from £49,900.