New for the 2018 model year, the Jaguar F-Type has a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four entry level engine on display for the worldwide audience of the New York Auto Show.
The F-Type is one busy model line – it has no less than ten different powertrain options and no less than 24 model variants – quite a handful for a sports car. The rumors started long ago about Jaguar slapping the F-Type with a base four cylinder and now it’s official, the version is only available with RWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will deliver 296 horsepower (221 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque, 1,500 right up to 4,500 rpm, enough to enable a sprint to 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds and an electronically governed maximum speed of 155 mph.
The other powertrains go on unchanged – 3.0-liter supercharged V6 good for 340, 380 and 400 hp, as well as the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 or 575 hp. The new 2.0-liter is part of Jaguar’s Ingenium engine family and the twin-scroll turbocharger is Jaguar’s first use of ceramic ball bearings for a turbo. This base version also makes the F-Type version the lightest in the family – tipping the scales at 3,360 pounds (1,524 kilograms). Now all versions for the 2018 model year get a raft of upgrades: new front fascia, modified LED taillights, new lightweight seats, full-LED headlights, a self-parallel-park function, and Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is now standard.