Jaguar F-Type gets smaller four-cylinder Ingenium engine

Jaguar assures us that their signature-and frankly amazing-F-Type sound will not be lost on their new four-cylinder models by way of a "meticulously tuned intake and exhaust".

The newly four-tified F-Type will cull Australian entry to the British sports auto range by $12,000 when it lands in the fourth quarter starting at $107,300 plus on-road costs.

Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, said: "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".

The 2.0-liter 2018 F-Type comes with just one transmission choice, a ZF eight-speed automatic. The power figures on the entry-level F-Type are highest in all Ingenium engines. "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". The result is a zero-to-60 miles per hour time of 5.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 miles per hour. With the new engine, the F-TYPE claims 39.2mpg and emits 163g/km of CO2.

You might recall that the Ingenium gas engine is replacing an older 2.0-liter turbo four in the XE, and also will show up in the F-Pace and XF.

For 2018, Jaguar has also made the InControl Touch Pro multimedia system standard across the entire F-Type line-up.

It will come with redesigned bumpers, together with optional full LED headlights.

In return, the four-cylinder option is only 44 horsepower less potent than the base V6. Its success can be attributed to its sporty and exotic lines, numerous body types (coupes and convertibles), and its more diabolical models, like the SVR which features a 5.0L V8 that blasts 550 horsepower. This special edition will also benefit from upgraded brakes and 20-inch wheels as standard equipment.

Pick your flavor of Jaguar F-Type convertible: All but a diesel version is on the menu at this point - and the seventh and latest trim level of the ragtop Jaguar is built in secret to control all.

Using a twin-scroll turbocharger and electrohydraulic valvetrain to allow fully variable valve timing, the F-Type's Ingenium engine produces 221kW and 400Nm. "For the 2018 model year F-Type, we looked at how we could fine-tune key details to deliver even more clarity of objective in the overall design - for the driver, the passenger and onlookers". Some of these include autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, speed limiter and a driver condition monitor as well.

  • Zachary Reyes