2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition announced for Australia

Brett Davis

A new special edition Jaguar F-Type has been announced for Australia, called the British Design Edition. It brings a collection of otherwise optional features into one package.

2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition

The special edition is based on the S Coupe and S Convertible with the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine. It produces 280kW of power and 460Nm of torque, sending grunt through either a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto, with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Acceleration from 0-100km/h comes up in as little as 4.9 seconds.

For the exterior there’s the Sport Design pack with British Design Edition badges, a set of 20-inch Cyclone alloy wheels in Satin Grey, and red brake calipers. The wheels are wrapped in 255/35 front and 295/30 rear tyres.

Inside, the “one-plus-one” cabin features carbon fibre trimmings with Jet leather in various colours, 14-way power adjustable sports seats with British Design Edition logos, and an InControl touch-screen interface with a 380-Watt Meridian sound system with 10 speakers. A 12-speaker, 770-Watt unit is optional.

Jaguar says that thanks to some repackaging of the cargo area all 2017 model year convertibles come with an additional 8 litres of space over the outgoing model. Even still, this is up from only 196 litres.

The British Design special is being offered in four colours – Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue, and Ultimate Black – inspired by the Union Jack. Ian Callum, director of design at Jaguar, said,

“The F-TYPE is a sports car that excites the senses, with a visual drama that is both individual and very British. Creating the British Design Edition gave us the opportunity to subtly enhance the way the F-TYPE looks – inside and out.”

Australian market entry will take place during the second quarter of this year, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition Coupe V6 280kW RWD manual – $166,650​
2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition Coupe V6 280kW RWD auto – $174,900
2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition Coupe V6 280kW AWD auto – $187,560
2017 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition Convertible V6 280kW RWD auto – $192,680

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