Jaguar’s flagship sportscar, F-Type is now available with a 2.0 liter four cylinder ingenium petrol engine. Until now, the two door sportscar was only offered with either a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 or a 5.0 liter supercharged V8, prices of which started from Rs 1.29 crores and Rs 2.15 crores.
But, thanks to the introduction of a 4 cylinder engine in the F-Type, the sportscar is now more affordable. Speaking about numbers, this 2.0 liter ingenium powered F-Type does a top speed of 250 kmph and runs from 0-100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds. Peak power output stands at 300 PS at 5500 rpm and 400 Nm torque at 1500-4000 rpm. Tranmission is taken care by a 8-Speed Automatic gearbox. Price starts from Rs 90.93 lakhs for the coupe and Rs 1.01 cr for the convertible (ex-showroom).
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said: “We are very excited about the introduction of the 2.0 l engine on the F-TYPE. This will make our sportscar brand more accessible to Jaguar fans and customers across the spectrum. Enthusiasts are sure to be thrilled by the appeal of this pure breed F-TYPE with its own unique driving character.”
Compared to the more powerful supercharged variants of the Jaguar F-Type, the 2.0 liter variant is also lighter, thanks to reduction in weight by 52 kgs. Jaguar says that most of the weight reduction is done “over the front axle – and this is key to the four-cylinder F-TYPE’s enhanced agility.”
Kerb weight of the car now stands at 1525 kgs while GVW stands at 1925 kgs. Speaking about handling, Jaguar adds that the chassis of this 2018 F-Type has been tuned to deliver better engine response along with body control and ride comfort – keeping Indian road conditions in mind.
What about exhaust? Naturally, you would want a sportscar-like exhaust, cause this is a sportscar. Would that be possible, considering that it is powered by a 2.0 liter engine? Well, Jaguar says – “A finely-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.”