Jaguar F-Type facelift! Is four-cylinder F-Type a proper Jaguar sports car?

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British brands Jaguar & Land Rover (JLR) have launched their Jaguar F-Type facelift which was unveiled earlier in 2017.

The new Jaguar F-Type facelift features newly designed air-intakes for the bumper, a fresh set of alloy wheels, updated full-LED headlights and new paint finishes among others. On the interior front – updated materials, lighter ‘Slimline’ seats, and a brand new 8-inch infotainment system mark their presence.

Another significant update to the F-Type line-up is the discontinuation of the base 3.0-litre V6 version – the sports car is now only available with 5.0-litre V8 engine. The eight-cylinder powertrain on the British sports car develops a healthy 543bhp and 680Nm of power and twist force respectively. This engine will come as the sole option on both coupe and convertible variants of the 2017 India-spec Jaguar F-Type. New prices of the car begin at Rs. 2.08 crore (ex-showroom).

The 2.0-litre, in-line four-cylinder petrol is capable of 237 horses and 340Nm of max torque – quite modest considering the car’s mammoth 2.3 tonne kerb weight. The Mercedes S-Class rivalling saloon commands Rs. 97.39 lakh for the sole petrol Portfolio model.

 

Is the four-cylinder F-Type a proper Jaguar sports car

One was that it was quick enough to honestly be classed as a serious performance Jaguar; the other that it sounded like it.

Proof came quickly. The rear wheels chirped and then big thrust instantly established itself in the small of my back, relieved in five or six nano-instants as the Quickshift gearbox picked up the next ratio at 6500rpm. Read more…

 

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