THE JAGUAR F-TYPE: A TRUE SPORTS CAR WITH UNRIVALLED DRIVER APPEAL
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THE JAGUAR F-TYPE: A TRUE SPORTS CAR WITH UNRIVALLED DRIVER APPEAL

Date: 29 Oct 2018 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Jaguar South Africa
Source: Jaguar South Africa
  • F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition Coupé and Convertible revealed to celebrate 70 years of Jaguar sports cars since the XK 120’s introduction
  • Super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
  • Refined damper tune on F-TYPE R, improving ride comfort at low speed
  • 221kW Ingenium engine is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar
  • 322km/h, all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR is Jaguar’s all-weather supercar
  • Full-LED headlights and darkened tail lights give the F-TYPE a distinctive look
  • Lightweight slimline seats deliver improved ergonomics and comfort and offer heating and cooling options
Since launch in 2012, Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seater has firmly established itself as the most desirable sports car in its segment and has won more than 170 awards worldwide. The unrivalled balance of seductive design, stunning performance and outstanding dynamics has always made the F-TYPE unique, in a range that has evolved to include Coupé bodystyles, manual transmissions, intelligent all-wheel drive and a powerful four-cylinder.

The F-TYPE range now offers even more driver-focused technology and a broader model range than ever, comprising 36 derivatives from the purist appeal of the rear-wheel drive, 221kW four-cylinder F-TYPE to the 322km/h, all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR – Jaguar’s all-weather supercar. Customers can make their F-TYPE even more exclusive by specifying one of 18 exclusive premium paints from a bespoke palette created by the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division.

In a fitting celebration of 70 years of Jaguar sports cars, the F-TYPE has been enhanced further by the creation of the Chequered Flag Limited Edition. Based on the F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible, and available with a choice of powerful four- and six-cylinder engines, the Chequered Flag features a range of subtle visual enhancements to the exterior design and to the driver-focussed “1+1” cabin.

Highlights include unique 20-inch wheels in Gloss Black with a Diamond Turned finish, a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé and a luxurious Windsor Leather interior featuring Performance seats with embossed headrests, a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher and – in recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes – a steering wheel with discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said:
“Perfect proportions, design purity and visual drama – every Jaguar must express these qualities, and none more so than F-TYPE. In creating the Chequered Flag we’ve focused on details which enhance F-TYPE’s presence and promise of performance – and in doing so, made a fitting celebration of 70 years of beautiful, fast, Jaguar sports cars.”

The latest 221kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium engine delivers Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. The four-cylinder models retain the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in only 5.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250km/h. Thanks to technologies such as electrohydraulic control of intake valve lift, integrated exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbo with ceramic ball bearings, the engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm is generated from just 1,500rpm. And it is not only the most powerful four-cylinder unit ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also generates the highest specific power output of any engine in the F-TYPE range: 110kW per litre. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range.

Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE, said:
“Introducing our advanced four-cylinder engine to F-TYPE has created a vehicle with its own distinct character. 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 all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR features Jaguar's 423kW/700Nm, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to deliver the supercar performance in all conditions – and unrivalled driver engagement and reward.

The lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system delivers a distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note to enhance the F-TYPE SVR's performance character further. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding. The F-TYPE SVR can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Maximum speed of the Coupé model is 322km/h, the Convertible 314km/h.

Every F-TYPE features the Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen. Its super-fast responses, intuitive tablet-style operation, intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports make every journey more rewarding and put a world of information at the driver’s fingertips.And now, for the first time in F-TYPE, Apple CarPlay to make it easier than ever to access tailored smartphone apps using the vehicle’s touchscreen.

The F-TYPE’s award-wining design is stronger and more focused than ever, with clearer visual range differentiation thanks to model-specific front bumpers and tailpipe finishers. Full LED headlights boost visual appeal still further and help improve driver safety and comfort.

The addition of lightweight slimline seats and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers heighten the driver-focused feel of the interior and perfectly complement the enhanced interior colour schemes including the Siena Tan leather option now available across the core range.

The R-Dynamic models are available with the 221kW four-cylinder as well as the 250kW and 280kW versions of the supercharged V6, broadening customer choice, and is distinguished by 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel designs and by the front bumper’s Gloss Black aperture bezels. The distinctive Gloss Black finish is also applied to the front splitter, bonnet vents, side sills and rear diffuser.

F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic models also feature discreet engine-specific badging on the rear deck, with P300, P340 and P380 badges reflecting the power output in PS of the respective four-cylinder and V6 engines.

Taking learning from the SVR derivative, the damper tune on the F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible models has been refined, giving an improved level of ride comfort at low speed. This has been achieved by reducing the damping by 24% at the lower damping velocities (up to 0.3m/s), whilst increasing overall capacity by up to 30%.

Additionally, the rear upper ball joint from the SVR has been incorporated into the F-YPE R, with modifications to the rear knuckle and upper control arm, further enhancing capability and system robustness.

The F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition is enhanced by the Exterior Black Design Pack, which benefits from SVO extended side sills to subtly increase visual width and give the car even greater presence and poise. The 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with Diamond Turned finish are exclusive to the Chequered Flag and perfectly complement the red finish of the brake calipers. Discreet badges front and rear complete the look of the exterior.

Every F-TYPE in the core range can be made even more exclusive and personalised to the customer’s tastes by specifying one of the 18 bespoke colours in the SVO Premium Palette. Each is available with the choice of gloss or satin finishes, resulting in an exceptionally smooth finish and dramatic depth of colour.

The SVO Premium Palette comprises: Valloire White, Meribel White, Ligurian Black, Borealis Black, Mescalito Black, Bosphorus Grey, Scafell Grey, Windward Grey, Ethereal Silver, Verbier Silver, Desire Red, Spectral Racing Red, Madagascar Orange, British Racing Green, Balmoral Blue, Velocity Blue, Rio Gold and Flux Grey.

The latest F-TYPE range also offers a wide range of advanced driver assistance systems underpinned by the integration of a highly sophisticated forward-facing stereo camera. These systems help to improve safety and reduce driver workload, and include Auto High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.

The rear camera and front park aid are now provided as standard.

There’s also a semi-automated park-assist function designed to make parallel parking in even the tightest of spaces quicker and easier. When passing a potential space, the car’s ultrasonic parking sensors measure its length. If suitable, the system takes care of the steering: all the driver has to do is press a button, engage reverse and control the throttle and brakes. The system will also guide the vehicle out of the space when it’s time to leave.

The F-TYPE range is built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in the UK and consists of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:
221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
250kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
280kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:
221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
250kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
280kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE Chequered Flag Coupé and Convertible:

221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
250kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD
280kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD

F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:
405kW 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:

423kW 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
Design
For the latest F-TYPE the front end look becomes clearer and more powerful, with LED headlights adding a technological edge. Inside, lightweight slimline seats deliver more style, more room and greater comfort. A harmonious selection of new interior finishes and materials give a more exotic feel.

A key aim of the design process was to establish a stronger, purer statement for the F-TYPE’s front-end form, while also providing clearer visual differentiation between the different models. The full LED headlights and slimline seats make the car’s aesthetics even more striking and significantly enhance the driving experience.

The F-TYPE’s grille shape and graphic are unchanged, remaining – as ever – key elements in the sports car’s design DNA. However, for the latest models, designers paid particular attention to the bumpers, introducing bolder surfaces and simpler forms with discreet signature features subtly enhancing the front end form, providing greater differentiation across the model range, from the F-TYPE up to the F-TYPE SVR.

In place of the original double ‘shark gill’ apertures, the F-TYPE now features large, powerful single apertures with a lozenge mesh design. Building on this design theme, the F-TYPE R-Dynamic and Chequered Flag models gain Gloss Black bezels.

Reflecting the step up in power and performance, the 405kW V8 R features larger, wider apertures with a distinctive horizontal blade to further accentuate the car’s visual width. The 423kW V8 SVR’s 322km/h potential is clearly expressed through unique apertures designed to offer the maximum possible airflow and aerodynamic efficiency.

The full LED headlights help to signal the greater clarity in the F-TYPE’s design language. Jaguar’s distinctive J-Blade daytime running lights are retained, and these now double as the direction indicators, with the lamp’s ‘eyelid’ indexing with the bonnet’s cutline to further accentuate the lights’ multi-layered graphics.

The improved aesthetics are more than matched by performance and functionality: light from the LEDs has a colour temperature of 5,500-6,000K, making it similar to natural daylight. Putting higher-quality light on the road improves visibility, helps to alleviate fatigue on long drives and makes it easier for drivers to spot hazards earlier.

The Adaptive Front Lighting system makes the LED headlights even more effective. Networking them to the vehicle’s suite of sensors enables them to switch intelligently between four main driving modes: City, Country, Motorway and Bad Weather.

In normal conditions at up to 48km/h, City Mode provides a wide-angle low beam setting that helps the driver see pedestrians and side roads more easily in built-up areas. To aid progress in heavy rain, Bad Weather mode activates at speeds of up to 64km/h.

When the F-TYPE accelerates above 48km/h, Country Mode activates, providing a narrower, longer beam to improve distance visibility. At speeds beyond 90km/h, Motorway Mode sets its focus further down the road to enable the driver to see even further.

The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. The characteristic light graphic of a horizontal line intersecting a roundel – a feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-type – is accentuated by dark lenses to give the car an even more purposeful appearance.

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

Interior design: more comfort, more luxury, more purity
The F-TYPE’s interior, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer, more concentrated expression of the car’s original elegance and sportiness. Jaguar’s interior designers focused on refining a handful of key elements to create a greater sense of harmony in the finishes, enhance the sense of balance between luxury and performance and to introduce material options that give the car an even more exotic feel.

One of the most significant upgrades are the lightweight slimline seats which combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort. The seat’s flowing contours and sculpted surfaces also contribute to the F-TYPE interior’s heightened sense of anticipation and poise.
The seat frames are pressure diecast magnesium alloy – a material with the high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability required for the ergonomic form of Jaguar’s innovative seat design. The weight saving compared to their predecessors is more than 8kg.

The more supportive backrest bolsters and the seat’s upper curvature provide the driver with exceptional lateral support, heightening the sense of connection between the driver and the car for an even more rewarding driving experience. The design also allows the seatback to move rearwards by up to 50mm more than before, which in turn enables a lower seating position and increased legroom. As well as optional heating, comfort can be further enhanced by a system of cooling elements and fans that deliver conditioned air evenly to the seat surfaces.

The slimline seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The F-TYPE, F-TYPE R-Dynamic and F-TYPE Chequered Flag models come as standard with the pure lines of the Sport version. The Performance version, which has more detailing and more pronounced wings at shoulder height, is standard equipment on the R and SVR – each with unique branding in the headrests.

Originally exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, the Siena Tan leather interior is now offered throughout the core range. Paired with the Performance seats, Siena Tan creates a more sportive environment which reflects the sports car’s dynamic personality and perfectly offsets exterior paint colours such as Carpathian Grey.

The Limited Edition F-TYPE Chequered Flag models feature a full Ebony Windsor Leather interior with contrasting stitching in a choice of Red or Cirrus. The Performance seats also feature embossed Chequered Flag motifs. In recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes the heated steering wheel features a discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

Jaguar’s design team has carefully refined F-TYPE’s interior detailing to produce a more concentrated expression of the F-TYPE’s original style. All models now feature a Satin Chrome finish on the engine-start button and gearshift paddles. A Noble Chrome finish is applied – as a jewel-like accent – to the door switch packs, air vent bezels and steering wheel, bringing stronger visual harmony to the interior design.

The centre console gains new finishers to further differentiate the models in the range: the F-TYPE now sports a simple, knurled aluminium finish, in R-Dynamic models the Delta aluminium finisher adds a sportive feel, Chequered Flag models feature unique Dark aluminium finish, while R models are differentiated by a Linear Vee aluminium finish with the iconic “R” etched prominently into the surface. A carbon fibre console finisher is now available as an option across the core range.

InControl infotainment and connectivity
The state-of-the-art Touch Pro system brings unprecedented levels of in-car technology, from navigation that can tell your friends when you’ll arrive at your destination to a Spotify app that can recommend playlists, and for the first time in F-TYPE, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system ever offered by Jaguar and is standard equipment across the entire F-TYPE range. Designed and developed around state-of-the-art technologies including a powerful quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro delivers world-class performance and functionality and an outstanding user experience.

The system’s 10-inch capacitive touchscreen features superb quality graphics and the homescreen can be customised and widgets added to provide shortcuts to specific features and functions. It’s even possible to add additional customised home screens if desired.

New to the F-TYPE, Apple CarPlay and Android auto to make it easier than ever to access tailored smartphone apps using the vehicle’s touchscreen. This delivers a new level of seamless connectivity to customers and enables even greater choice of features such as navigation and music streaming.

Data stored on the Touch Pro system’s high-speed SSD can be accessed far more quickly than with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Zooming in and out of maps couldn’t be simpler thanks to ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gestures – just like on a smartphone or tablet.

A 4G data connection enables access to a suite of smart, location-based features. For example, enter a destination and Fuel Finder will check if there’s enough fuel in the tank to get you there. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are displayed on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint. Fuel prices can also be shown.

Commute Mode learns your daily drive so it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. But if you do get caught in a jam, Share ETA can send your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to selected contacts via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.

Touch Pro’s smart navigation features can help you even as your journey is coming to an end: Arrival Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you’re some 200 metres distant – it can even show you where the nearest available parking spaces are and then direct you to them.

A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can even help you to complete the final stage of your journey on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between devices and the new F-TYPE’s Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.

Excellence as standard: Meridian Audio
InControl Touch Pro provides outstanding audio performance too, and offers a choice of two systems developed specifically for the new F-TYPE with experts from world-renowned British firm Meridian. The standard-fit system has 10 speakers, while the optional Surround Sound system features 12 speakers and delivers exceptionally clear, crisp sound optimised for both driver and passenger.

The experience is enriched with Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive – a massive 10GB is dedicated to user media storage. Touch Pro also has smart functions such as ‘Play more like this’ which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.

Jaguar Land Rover is on a mission to transform the way customers listen to music in cars, which is why a unique app was developed in collaboration with Spotify for streaming music. Accessed using InControl Apps, the app mirrors the Spotify interface that users will recognise from their smartphones – intuitive swipe and touch gestures are used to navigate content, helping to minimise distraction.

Tapping into Spotify’s ‘deep learning’ which recognises listening habits, users can access ‘Just for You’ playlists containing recommended tracks, saving time when scrolling through music on the move. Drivers in low-signal areas don’t need to worry, as Spotify’s ‘Offline Mode’ will display downloaded content even if there’s a poor internet connection.
 
Design
For the latest F-TYPE the front end look becomes clearer and more powerful, with LED headlights adding a technological edge. Inside, lightweight slimline seats deliver more style, more room and greater comfort. A harmonious selection of new interior finishes and materials give a more exotic feel.

A key aim of the design process was to establish a stronger, purer statement for the F-TYPE’s front-end form, while also providing clearer visual differentiation between the different models. The full LED headlights and slimline seats make the car’s aesthetics even more striking and significantly enhance the driving experience.

The F-TYPE’s grille shape and graphic are unchanged, remaining – as ever – key elements in the sports car’s design DNA. However, for the latest models, designers paid particular attention to the bumpers, introducing bolder surfaces and simpler forms with discreet signature features subtly enhancing the front end form, providing greater differentiation across the model range, from the F-TYPE up to the F-TYPE SVR.

In place of the original double ‘shark gill’ apertures, the F-TYPE now features large, powerful single apertures with a lozenge mesh design. Building on this design theme, the F-TYPE R-Dynamic and Chequered Flag models gain Gloss Black bezels.

Reflecting the step up in power and performance, the 405kW V8 R features larger, wider apertures with a distinctive horizontal blade to further accentuate the car’s visual width. The 423kW V8 SVR’s 322km/h potential is clearly expressed through unique apertures designed to offer the maximum possible airflow and aerodynamic efficiency.

The full LED headlights help to signal the greater clarity in the F-TYPE’s design language. Jaguar’s distinctive J-Blade daytime running lights are retained, and these now double as the direction indicators, with the lamp’s ‘eyelid’ indexing with the bonnet’s cutline to further accentuate the lights’ multi-layered graphics.

The improved aesthetics are more than matched by performance and functionality: light from the LEDs has a colour temperature of 5,500-6,000K, making it similar to natural daylight. Putting higher-quality light on the road improves visibility, helps to alleviate fatigue on long drives and makes it easier for drivers to spot hazards earlier.

The Adaptive Front Lighting system makes the LED headlights even more effective. Networking them to the vehicle’s suite of sensors enables them to switch intelligently between four main driving modes: City, Country, Motorway and Bad Weather.

In normal conditions at up to 48km/h, City Mode provides a wide-angle low beam setting that helps the driver see pedestrians and side roads more easily in built-up areas. To aid progress in heavy rain, Bad Weather mode activates at speeds of up to 64km/h.

When the F-TYPE accelerates above 48km/h, Country Mode activates, providing a narrower, longer beam to improve distance visibility. At speeds beyond 90km/h, Motorway Mode sets its focus further down the road to enable the driver to see even further.

The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. The characteristic light graphic of a horizontal line intersecting a roundel – a feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-type – is accentuated by dark lenses to give the car an even more purposeful appearance.

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

Interior design: more comfort, more luxury, more purity
The F-TYPE’s interior, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer, more concentrated expression of the car’s original elegance and sportiness. Jaguar’s interior designers focused on refining a handful of key elements to create a greater sense of harmony in the finishes, enhance the sense of balance between luxury and performance and to introduce material options that give the car an even more exotic feel.

One of the most significant upgrades are the lightweight slimline seats which combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort. The seat’s flowing contours and sculpted surfaces also contribute to the F-TYPE interior’s heightened sense of anticipation and poise.
The seat frames are pressure diecast magnesium alloy – a material with the high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability required for the ergonomic form of Jaguar’s innovative seat design. The weight saving compared to their predecessors is more than 8kg.

The more supportive backrest bolsters and the seat’s upper curvature provide the driver with exceptional lateral support, heightening the sense of connection between the driver and the car for an even more rewarding driving experience. The design also allows the seatback to move rearwards by up to 50mm more than before, which in turn enables a lower seating position and increased legroom. As well as optional heating, comfort can be further enhanced by a system of cooling elements and fans that deliver conditioned air evenly to the seat surfaces.

The slimline seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The F-TYPE, F-TYPE R-Dynamic and F-TYPE Chequered Flag models come as standard with the pure lines of the Sport version. The Performance version, which has more detailing and more pronounced wings at shoulder height, is standard equipment on the R and SVR – each with unique branding in the headrests.

Originally exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, the Siena Tan leather interior is now offered throughout the core range. Paired with the Performance seats, Siena Tan creates a more sportive environment which reflects the sports car’s dynamic personality and perfectly offsets exterior paint colours such as Carpathian Grey.

The Limited Edition F-TYPE Chequered Flag models feature a full Ebony Windsor Leather interior with contrasting stitching in a choice of Red or Cirrus. The Performance seats also feature embossed Chequered Flag motifs. In recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes the heated steering wheel features a discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

Jaguar’s design team has carefully refined F-TYPE’s interior detailing to produce a more concentrated expression of the F-TYPE’s original style. All models now feature a Satin Chrome finish on the engine-start button and gearshift paddles. A Noble Chrome finish is applied – as a jewel-like accent – to the door switch packs, air vent bezels and steering wheel, bringing stronger visual harmony to the interior design.

The centre console gains new finishers to further differentiate the models in the range: the F-TYPE now sports a simple, knurled aluminium finish, in R-Dynamic models the Delta aluminium finisher adds a sportive feel, Chequered Flag models feature unique Dark aluminium finish, while R models are differentiated by a Linear Vee aluminium finish with the iconic “R” etched prominently into the surface. A carbon fibre console finisher is now available as an option across the core range.

InControl infotainment and connectivity
The state-of-the-art Touch Pro system brings unprecedented levels of in-car technology, from navigation that can tell your friends when you’ll arrive at your destination to a Spotify app that can recommend playlists, and for the first time in F-TYPE, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system ever offered by Jaguar and is standard equipment across the entire F-TYPE range. Designed and developed around state-of-the-art technologies including a powerful quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro delivers world-class performance and functionality and an outstanding user experience.

The system’s 10-inch capacitive touchscreen features superb quality graphics and the homescreen can be customised and widgets added to provide shortcuts to specific features and functions. It’s even possible to add additional customised home screens if desired.

New to the F-TYPE, Apple CarPlay and Android auto to make it easier than ever to access tailored smartphone apps using the vehicle’s touchscreen. This delivers a new level of seamless connectivity to customers and enables even greater choice of features such as navigation and music streaming.

Data stored on the Touch Pro system’s high-speed SSD can be accessed far more quickly than with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Zooming in and out of maps couldn’t be simpler thanks to ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gestures – just like on a smartphone or tablet.

A 4G data connection enables access to a suite of smart, location-based features. For example, enter a destination and Fuel Finder will check if there’s enough fuel in the tank to get you there. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are displayed on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint. Fuel prices can also be shown.

Commute Mode learns your daily drive so it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. But if you do get caught in a jam, Share ETA can send your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to selected contacts via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.

Touch Pro’s smart navigation features can help you even as your journey is coming to an end: Arrival Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you’re some 200 metres distant – it can even show you where the nearest available parking spaces are and then direct you to them.

A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can even help you to complete the final stage of your journey on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between devices and the new F-TYPE’s Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.

Excellence as standard: Meridian Audio
InControl Touch Pro provides outstanding audio performance too, and offers a choice of two systems developed specifically for the new F-TYPE with experts from world-renowned British firm Meridian. The standard-fit system has 10 speakers, while the optional Surround Sound system features 12 speakers and delivers exceptionally clear, crisp sound optimised for both driver and passenger.

The experience is enriched with Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive – a massive 10GB is dedicated to user media storage. Touch Pro also has smart functions such as ‘Play more like this’ which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.

Jaguar Land Rover is on a mission to transform the way customers listen to music in cars, which is why a unique app was developed in collaboration with Spotify for streaming music. Accessed using InControl Apps, the app mirrors the Spotify interface that users will recognise from their smartphones – intuitive swipe and touch gestures are used to navigate content, helping to minimise distraction.

Tapping into Spotify’s ‘deep learning’ which recognises listening habits, users can access ‘Just for You’ playlists containing recommended tracks, saving time when scrolling through music on the move. Drivers in low-signal areas don’t need to worry, as Spotify’s ‘Offline Mode’ will display downloaded content even if there’s a poor internet connection.
 

TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 221kW Coupé

F-TYPE 221kW Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

1,997

Cylinders

Four in-line

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC, electrohydraulic fully variable intake valve lift system

Bore/ stroke (mm)

83.0/ 92.3

Compression ratio

9.5:1

Fuel injection

200bar direct injection

Boosting system

Single twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings

Power kW

221 @ 5,500rpm

Torque Nm

400 @ 1,500-4,500rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714

2nd

3.143

3rd

2.106

4th

1.667

5th

1.285

6th

1.000

7th

0.839

8th

0.667

Reverse

3.295

Final Drive ratio

3.55

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 355mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 325mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,482

4,482

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,597/ 1,649

1,597/ 1,649

Weight (kg)

From 1,525

From 1,545

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

63

63

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

5.7

5.7

Top speed km/h

250

250

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

7.9

7.9

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

179

179

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press


TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 250kW Coupé

F-TYPE 250kW Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

2,995

Cylinders

V6 Supercharged

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC

Bore/ stroke (mm)

84.5/ 89.0

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Power kW

250 @ 6,500rpm

Torque Nm

450 @ 3,500-5,000rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift, [6-speed manual]

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714 [4.110]

2nd

3.143 [2.315]

3rd

2.106 [1.542]

4th

1.667 [1.178]

5th

1.285 [1.000]

6th

1.000 [0.846]

7th

0.839 [ - ]

8th

0.667 [ - ]

Reverse

3.317 [3.727]

Final Drive ratio

3.15 [3.31]

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 355mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 325mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,482

4,482

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,597/ 1,649

1,597/ 1,649

Weight (kg)

From 1,577 [1,567]

From 1,597 [1,587]

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

70

70

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

5.3 [5.7]

5.3 [5.7]

Top speed km/h

260

260

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

9.8 [10.3]

9.8 [10.3]

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

224 [234]

224 [234]

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press
Figures in square brackets refer to manual transmission


TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 280kW Coupé

F-TYPE 280kW Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

2,995

Cylinders

V6 Supercharged

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC

Bore/ stroke (mm)

84.5/ 89.0

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Power kW

280 @ 6,500rpm

Torque Nm

460 @ 3,500-5,500rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift, [6-speed manual]

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714 [4.110]

2nd

3.143 [2.315]

3rd

2.106 [1.542]

4th

1.667 [1.178]

5th

1.285 [1.000]

6th

1.000 [0.846]

7th

0.839 [ - ]

8th

0.667 [ - ]

Reverse

3.317 [3.727]

Final Drive ratio

3.31 [3.31]

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 325mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,482

4,482

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,597/ 1,649

1,597/ 1,649

Weight (kg)

From 1,594 [1,584]

From 1,614 [1,604]

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

70

70

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

4.9 [5.5]

4.9 [5.5]

Top speed km/h

275

275

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

9.8 [10.6]

9.8 [10.6]

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

223 [242]

225 [242]

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press
Figures in square brackets refer to manual transmission


TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 280kW AWD Coupé

F-TYPE 280kW AWD Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

2,995

Cylinders

V6 Supercharged

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC

Bore/ stroke (mm)

84.5/ 89.0

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Power kW

280 @ 6,500rpm

Torque Nm

460 @ 3,500-5,500rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714

2nd

3.143

3rd

2.106

4th

1.667

5th

1.285

6th

1.000

7th

0.839

8th

0.667

Reverse

3.317

Final Drive ratio

3.31

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 325mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,482

4,482

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,597/ 1,649

1,597/ 1,649

Weight (kg)

From 1,674

From 1,694

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

70

70

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

5.1

5.1

Top speed km/h

275

275

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

10.2

10.2

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

233

233

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press


TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 405kW AWD Coupé

F-TYPE 405kW AWD Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

5,000

Cylinders

V8 Supercharged

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC

Bore/ stroke (mm)

92.5/ 93.0

Compression ratio

9.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Power kW

405 @ 6,500rpm

Torque Nm

680 @ 3,500rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714

2nd

3.143

3rd

2.106

4th

1.667

5th

1.285

6th

1.000

7th

0.839

8th

0.667

Reverse

3.317

Final Drive ratio

2.56

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 376mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,482

4,482

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,585/ 1,627

1,585/ 1,627

Weight (kg)

From 1,730

From 1,745

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

70

70

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

4.1

4.1

Top speed km/h

300

300

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

10.9

10.9

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

249

249

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press

TECHNICAL DATA

F-TYPE 423kW AWD Coupé

F-TYPE 423kW AWD Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine capacity (cc)

5,000

Cylinders

V8 Supercharged

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC

Bore/ stroke (mm)

92.5/ 93.0

Compression ratio

9.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Power kW

423 @ 6,500rpm

Torque Nm

700 @ 3,500-5,000rpm

Transmission

8-speed Quickshift

Gear ratios (:1)

 

1st

4.714

2nd

3.143

3rd

2.106

4th

1.667

5th

1.285

6th

1.000

7th

0.839

8th

0.667

Reverse

3.317

Final Drive ratio

2.56

CHASSIS

 

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 376mm ventilated discs

Steering

Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical

DIMENSIONS

   

Length (mm)

4,475

4,475

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)

2,042/ 1,923

2,042/ 1,923

Height (mm)

1,311

1,308

Wheelbase (mm)

2,622

2,622

Track front/ rear (mm)

1,585/ 1,611

1,585/ 1,611

Weight (kg)

From 1,705

From 1,720

Boot volume (litres)

310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray

207

Fuel tank (useable) litres

70

70

PERFORMANCE &
FUEL ECONOMY

   

0-100km/h (sec)

3.7

3.7

Top speed km/h

322

314

Fuel consumption
(litres/100km) NEDC equivalent combined

10.9

10.9

CO2 emissions (g/km)
NEDC equivalent combined

249

249

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press

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