The new jaguar F-TYPE four-cylinder: A pure sports car with even greater agility and efficiency.
- Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
- A true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE, with its own uniquecharacter
- New 300PS 2.0-litre is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar
- Acceleration from 0-100 km/htakes just 5.7seconds, maximum speed 250 km/h
- Fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340PS V6, and with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km
- Weight reduction of 52kg and bespoke chassis tuning delivers even greater agility
- Maximum torque of 400Nm together with 8-speed Quickshift transmission delivers excellent response throughout the rev range
- Intake and exhaust meticulously tuned to deliver renownedF-TYPE sound
- Enhanced suite of driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist
Jaguar is broadening the appeal of the new F-TYPE with the introduction of the state-of-the-art four-cylinder Ingeniumpetrol engine. The award winning F-TYPE family now spans from the entry-level four-cylinder model to Jaguar’s 200 mph all-weather super car – the F-TYPE SVR.
The pairing of Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seat sports car with the advanced 300 PS 2.0-liter turbocharged power plant delivers Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character.
The new model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from
0-100 km/hin only 5.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h. The turbocharged engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm, generated from just 1,500 rpm, together with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission, delivers exceptional response throughout the rev range.
Not only is the 300 PS Ingenium engine 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: 150 PS per liter. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range, with a 16 per cent improvement in fuel economy over the 340PS V6, together with CO2 emissions of just 163 g/km on the European combined cycle.
“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.”Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE
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 state-of-the-art electro hydraulic valve-train featuring patented control algorithms developed in-house. This technology enables 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.
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 200 bar direct injection system features centrally-mounted fuel injectors. Together with optimized spray patterns this technology helps to minimize fuel impingement on the cylinder walls and the piston crowns, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.
Like all members of the Ingenium family, the F-TYPE’s 300 PS power plant was designed and developed in-house. It is manufactured in the UK at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Center, alongside the 200 PS and 250 PS four-cylinder petrol engines, and the 150 PS, 163 PS, 180 PS and 240 PS four-cylinder diesels.
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 introduction of the four-cylinder does not mean that drivers lose out on aural feedback or reward: these have always been an essential part of the F-TYPE’s appeal, and have not been compromised. A meticulously-tuned active exhaust is standard on entry-level F-TYPE models, while the R-Dynamic variants feature a switchable active exhaust for an even more involving driving experience.
“Most of the weight reduction is over the front axle, making the car beautifully balanced and really agile to drive – as you’d expect, the car is really at home on beautiful twisty roads. Couple that with a four-cylinder exhaust note and this particular F-TYPE has a character all of its own. I like to think of it as the feisty younger brother of the V6 and V8 models.”Erol Mustafa, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar Sports Cars
The 2018 Model Year Jaguar F-TYPE features visual enhancements to give the sports car an even more powerful presence. Redesigned bumpers, together with full LED headlights enhance the F-TYPE’s award-winning design and provide greater differentiation between each model in the range.
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 unsprungmass, 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 frame-less rear view mirror adds another contemporary touch.
“Retaining the silhouette of F-TYPE across the model range is really important to us whether it’s the 200 mph SVR or the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder. This is a true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE – we didn’t want to dilute the design DNA. Even so, this car has its own unique character, and the new single tailpipe finisher exemplifies this.”Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The new F-TYPE range also offers a wider 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 Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.
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Performance, response and efficiency: advanced turbocharger technology
In a first for Jaguar Land Rover, 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 integrated exhaust manifold can also reduce maximum exhaust gas temperatures and therefore the need for enrichment at high load, delivering further efficiency improvements – not only on the official test cycle but also in real-world driving.
The manifold is carefully matched to a twin-scroll turbocharger. For maximum efficiency the duct inside the water-cooled turbine housing is divided in two, with one fed by exhaust gas from cylinders one and three, the other by cylinders two and four.
This arrangement 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.
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 – a first for a Jaguar Land Rover petrol engine. These deliver the lowest possible bearing friction, especially from cold starts.
Cleaner combustion: inherently low emissions
The Ingenium engine also features a new 200bar direct injection system. The injectors are centrally-mounted: together with optimised spray patterns this configuration helps to minimise fuel impingement on the cylinder walls and the piston crown, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.
The inlet ports deliver high levels of charge motion which, together with the enhancements made to the direct injection system, further reduces wall wetting and promotes greater mixing of the fuel and air for more efficient combustion.
Efficient by design
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction, contributing to inherently good efficiency and refinement. Design features which contribute to this are cylinder bores offset by 12 mm to reduce tangential forces acting on the cylinder walls, and needle roller bearings for the twin balancer shafts and camshafts.
The map-controlled oil pump matches flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, and the switchable piston cooling jets only spray oil onto the underside of the piston crowns when required, further reducing load on the lubrication system.
The split cooling system with map-controlled electric coolant pump ensures rapid engine warm-up by only circulating coolant through the block once the engine comes up to temperature. As well as reducing fuel consumption this also improves passenger comfort because the heater can warm the
F-TYPE’s cabin more quickly.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The new F-TYPE offers a suite of technologies designed to help and support the driver and make every journey easier, safer and more enjoyable
The new F-TYPE is the latest Jaguar to feature a forward-facing stereo camera: this state-of-the-art vision sensor is at the heart of its new advanced driver assistance systems. One of the most important is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system: if the system’s controller determines that a collision with the vehicle ahead is imminent, full braking is initiated automatically, helping to avoid the collision, or to mitigate its effects.
The stereo camera also provides the intelligence for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) systems. By monitoring the vehicle’s position relative to lane markings either side, LDW can help to prevent drivers from inadvertently leaving their lane by triggering a visual warning in the instrument cluster and a hap-tic warning through the steering wheel rim.
LKA provides the next level of assistance and can guide the driver back towards the centre of their lane by applying a small amount of counter-steering through the electric power-assisted steering system. The torque applied to the steering wheel can be easily over-ridden, making the system intuitive in operation.
The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system uses the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of the speed limit – including temporary limits which apply in road works, for example – and the variable limits used on some motorways. The limit is displayed in the instrument cluster, and camera data is always cross-referenced against GPS data for maximum robustness.
Further support for the driver comes from the Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL). This intelligent system uses TSR system data to adjust the set point and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s maximum speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If the TSR system recognizes a higher speed limit ahead, ASL notifies the driver and can smoothly accelerate the vehicle up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can coast down accordingly.
Driver fatigue is a common cause of vehicles drifting out of lane. The F-TYPE’s Driver Condition Monitor system can recognise patterns typical of driving when tired, including periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs, and can show a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster and give audible warnings to prompt the driver to take a break.
|F-TYPE 300PS Coupé||F-TYPE 300PS Convertible|
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||1,997|
|Valves per cylinder||4; DOHC, dual independent variable cam timing,
electrohydraulic fully variable intake valvelift system
|Bore/ stroke (mm)||83.0/ 92.3|
|Fuel injection||200bar direct injection|
|Boosting system||Single twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings|
|Power PS (kW)||300 (221) @ 5,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lbft)||400 (295) @ 1,500-4,500rpm|
|Gear ratios (:1)|
|Final Drive ratio||3.55|
|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|
|Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)||2,042/ 1,923||2,042/ 1,923|
|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|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||155 (250)||155 (250)|
|Fuel consumption mpg
(litres/100km) EU combined
|39.2 (7.2)||39.2 (7.2)|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)
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