New Jaguar F-TYPE Gets A 2.0-Litre Turbocharged Four-cylinder Ingenium Petrol Engine

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It’s still quite a powerful thing! Jaguar is broadening the appeal of the new F-TYPE with the introduction of the four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. The pairing of Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seat sports car with the advanced 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged powerplant is aimed to deliver Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability.

The new model can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155mph (249 kph). The turbocharged engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm, generated from 1,500rpm, together with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission, is claimed to deliver exceptional response throughout the rev range.

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A host of advanced technologies enables the Ingenium engine to deliver this blend of high performance and low fuel consumption. Neatly integrated into the cylinder head is a electrohydraulic valvetrain featuring patented control algorithms developed in-house. This technology is said to enable fully variable control of intake valve lift for optimum power, torque and efficiency throughout the engine’s operating range.

The exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head casting. Coolant flowing through ducts in the manifold reduces warm-up times and therefore reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The manifold is carefully matched to a twin-scroll turbocharger. The design prevents exhaust gas pulsation interference, ensuring that the turbine wheel responds far more quickly: boost pressure is delivered near-instantaneously, making turbo lag almost non-existent, providing the responsiveness so familiar to the F-TYPE driving experience.

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To ensure the best possible launch performance and transient response while still enabling the engine to develop its high peak power output, the turbocharger features ceramic ball bearings. These deliver the lowest possible bearing friction, especially from cold starts.

The 200bar direct injection system features centrally-mounted fuel injectors. Together with optimised spray patterns this technology helps to minimise fuel impingement on the cylinder walls and the piston crowns, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.

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The Ingenium engine contributes to an overall vehicle weight reduction of 52kg – most of which is over the front axle – and this is key to the four-cylinder F-TYPE’s enhanced agility. Meticulous tuning of the chassis to complement the new engine delivers even greater steering response, body control and ride comfort.

The 2018 Model Year Jaguar F-TYPE features visual enhancements to give the sports car an even more powerful presence. Redesigned bumpers, together with optional full LED headlights enhance the F-TYPE’s design and provide greater differentiation between each model in the range.

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At the rear the four-cylinder model features a unique single tailpipe finisher to distinguish it from the twin central exhausts and quad outboard exhausts of the V6 and V8 models. Lightweight 18-inch wheels also identify the latest addition to the line-up, and help to minimise unsprung mass, contributing to the enhanced ride and handling.

The changes to the F-TYPE’s interior, including lightweight slimline seats, Touch Pro infotainment system and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers, heighten the driver-focused feel. A sleek frameless rear view mirror adds another contemporary touch.

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The new F-TYPE range also offers a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems underpinned by the integration of a forward-facing stereo camera. These systems help to improve safety and reduce driver workload, and include Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning as standard, and optional Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.

The new F-TYPE range consists of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:

  • 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
  • 340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
  • 380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:

  • 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
  • 340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
  • 380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE 400 SPORT Coupé and Convertible:

  • 400PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ AWD

F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:

  • 550PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:

  • 575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

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Technical Specifications

 ModelF-TYPE 300PS CoupéF-TYPE 300PS Convertible
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc)1,997
CylindersFour in-line
Valves per cylinder4; DOHC, dual independent variable cam timing, electrohydraulic fully variable intake valve lift system
Bore/ stroke (mm)83.0/ 92.4
Compression ratio9.5:1
Fuel injection200bar direct injection
Boosting systemSingle twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings
Power PS (kW)300 (221) @ 5,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft)400 (295) @ 1,500-4,500rpm
Transmission8-speed Quickshift
Gear ratios (:1)
1st4.714
2nd3.143
3rd2.106
4th1.667
5th1.285
6th1.000
7th0.839
8th0.667
Reverse3.295
Final Drive ratio3.55
CHASSIS
Front suspensionDouble wishbone
Rear suspensionDouble wishbone
Front brakesTwin-piston sliding caliper; 355mm ventilated discs
Rear brakesSingle-piston sliding caliper; 325mm ventilated discs
SteeringRack-and-pinion; electromechanical
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm)4,4824,482
Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)2,042/ 1,9232,042/ 1,923
Height (mm)1,3101,307
Wheelbase (mm)2,6222,622
Track front/ rear (mm)1,597/ 1,6491,597/ 1,649
Weight (kg)From 1,525From 1,545
Boot volume (litres)310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray207
Fuel tank (useable) litres6363
PERFORMANCE & FUEL ECONOMY
0-60mph (sec)5.45.4
0-100km/h (sec)5.75.7
Top speed mph (km/h)155 (249)155 (249)
Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined39.2 (7.2)39.2 (7.2)
CO2 emissions (g/km) EU combined163163
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