Until recently, the Jaguar F-Type was available only with either a supercharged V6 or V8 engine. But last month, the British sportscar announced a new entry-level four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium unit for the recently facelifted model. And now we have local pricing, despite the fact that these derivatives arrive in SA only in the third quarter of this year.
In this application, the four-pot makes 221 kW and 400 N.m, which Jaguar says translates to a 5,7-second sprint to 100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h.
The entry-level engine will power four derivatives locally, including coupé and cabriolet body styles. An eight-speed Quickshift torque converter automatic transmission will be standard issue, as will an active exhaust system, satellite navigation and a Meridian sound system.
With a bit of extra cash, you can opt for the R-Dynamic trim level, which throws in a switchable active exhaust and signature LED headlamps, as well as some other toys. All models come standard with a five-year or 100 000 km maintenance plan.
Pricing (excluding CO2 emissions tax):
Jaguar F-Type Coupé 221 kW: R953 400
Jaguar F-Type Coupé R-Dynamic 221 kW: R1 034 900
Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet 221 kW: R971 000
Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet R-Dynamic 221 kW: R1 052 500