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Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder model revealed, 221kW turbo

April 12, 2017

Looking for a more affordable and more efficient alternative to the Jaguar F-Type? What about the new four-cylinder F-Type then?

Yep, Jaguar has just revealed a new four-cylinder version of its sexiest showroom model. The engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo producing 221kW and 400Nm.

It’s only just shy of the otherwise base model F-Type which comes with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 developing 250kW and 450Nm. As you might have expected, the four-banger is the most powerful four ever fitted to a Jaguar production car.

The engine is part of the Ingenium family, offering an average fuel consumption of just 7.2L/100km. It does this with a twin-scroll turbo, and a water-cooled turbine housing. Jaguar promises the system also offers almost no turbo-lag at all.

Like all other F-Type models, the 2.0L, otherwise known as the ‘F-Type 300PS’, uses an eight-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is the sole drive option, against some of the AWD options available for the other engines.

It’s no slouch either, with 0-100km/h coming up in a very respectable, sportscar-like 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 249km/h.

Unique to the four-cylinder model is a single-exhaust rear end, incorporating a bespoke diffuser section. Despite all of its brothers offering a raspy, full-bodied soundtrack, Jaguar says a unique intake and exhaust have been “meticulously tuned to deliver renowned F-TYPE sound.”

In a recent statement, Jaguar’s local arm said: “New F-TYPE four-cylinder goes on sale in Australia from Q4 2017 priced from $107 300.”

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.