May 2, 2013: British luxury car giant, Jaguar is now all set to launch the new F-Type Sports car in India sometime in July. Jaguar F-Type is likely to come up with two engine options- a V6 S and the V8 S. The V6 S is a 3.0-litre supercharged powertrain, capable of churning out the maximum power output of 375bhp. While the V8 S is a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol mill that produces 490bhp. Both the engines will be mated to an eight-speed transmission gearbox. Jaguar F-Type is the come back car for Jaguar in Sports car segment, as the E-type was the last car rolled out from the factory 38 years ago.
Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has introduced the all new Jaguar F Type sports car in India with a price starting at Rs. 1.37 Crore (ex showroom price Mumbai). This is the two door convertible, which was first unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motors show. It is the spiritual successor of the iconic Jaguar E type and it is made available in two variants with code name Jaguar F Type V6 S and V8 S. This sports car has come up with two engine options such as 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol and a massive 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol beast. This new sports car lineup from JLR has got a unique body panel and exterior design that can simply grab the attention in the first look. These two variants have been introduced with an advanced “Quickshift Transmission”, which comes in with 8-speed gear box that ensures smooth performance by responding instantaneously. This Quickshift Transmission gearbox functions with intelligent and adaptive software technology that optimizes fuel economy and outright performance of the engine. This new sports car comes with a lightweight aluminum body, which is strong and rigid that redefines high power to weight and torque to weight ratios. It is perhaps an ideal platform for this convertible sports car and for the way it performs. This is the sports car that outperforms any other sports car of its class with advanced mechanism and functionality. The company has taken utmost care about the body design of this convertible sports car to ensure low lift levels and for excellent stability at high speed. This sports car comes with active aerodynamics that allows it to initiates auto deploy at 100 Kmph and reduces lift by up to 120 Kgs. On the other hand, it comes with an adaptive dynamics that instinctively modifies the response of this sports car to the road conditions and driver inputs.
This will certainly enhance the experience by providing ultimate driving dynamics. There are several other assistance and reassurance aspects incorporated to this high end sports car that provides information and control, which helps the driver to focus on the drive. These assistance functions include cruise control with automatic speed limiter and blind spot monitoring that are crafted to alert the driver about the presence of any car in adjacent lanes. On the other hand reverse traffic detection can provide warnings of other vehicles in reversing path. This truly represents the pinnacle of the hard work and innovations made by the engineers at the JLR.
It is the most stylish sports car in the Indian automobile market and it is blessed with a high performance 3.0-litre petrol engine. This is a supercharged petrol engine that has the ability to displace at 2995cc. This sports car can churn out a superior power output of 374.8bhp at 6500rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 339Nm at 3500 to 5000rpm. Amazingly, this sports car comes with astonishing fuel efficiency of about 14.30 kmpl, which is something that no other sports car and produce. On the other hand, it is offered with an advanced Quickshift 8-speed automatic transmission gear box, which indeed enhances the performance and power of the engine....
This is the most powerful sports car in its series. It is equipped with a supercharged 5.0-litre petrol mill, which produces an unbelievable power of about 488.3bhp at 6500rpm and 460Nm of torque at 2500 to 5500rpm. This high end sports car has the ability to reach its maximum speed of about 300 Kmph, which is astonishing. On the other hand, it can accelerate from 0-100 Kmph speed from a standstill in just about 4.3 seconds, which explains about the power of engine. This sports car is built on a die-cast lightweight aluminum platform, which makes it body rigid and tough. Its interiors can be customized according to the buyers taste and personality, which is really overwhelming....
Ed's take: The mileage of the F-TYPE is the last thing the buyer will look into. A sportscar is meant for power than fuel efficiency.
The all new Jaguar F Type is available with two petrol engine options such as 3.0-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8 petrol engines. The Jaguar F Type with the 3.0-litre supercharged petrol engine has the ability to return 7.81 Kmpl in city conditions and 14.3 Kmpl on the highways, when driven under standard conditions. While the other more powerful Jaguar F Type fitted with the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol mill can return 6.29 Kmpl in the traffic laden city roads and about 12.0 Kmpl on the bigger highways. These are the most attractive figures you can get to see in any sports car of its class. Truly, the company has proved it once again that it is the home of innovations.
Ed's take: The V6 S has good power, however the V8 S is a mad powerhouse that can create a bellow in your chest.
Engine power is the term which is never ignored by any sports car enthusiast in the automobile segment. It is the term that comes first and help the manufacturer to draw in more sales from the market. The all new Jaguar F Type 3.0 V6 S is blessed by a 3.0-litre petrol engine that has the displacing capacity of about 2995cc. This engine can trigger a Peak power of 374.8bhp at 6500rpm and yields a maximum 339Nm of maximum torque at 3500-5000rpm. On the other hand, Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S sports a 5.0-litre V8 petrol mill that produces a displacing capacity of 5000cc. This commanding engine can release a mammoth power of 488bhp at 6500rpm and generates a hammering peak torque output of 625Nm at 2500-5000rpm, which is truly exceptional. Both these petrol engines are further equipped with superchargers that enhances the power and enables the engine to deliver a class leading performance like no other in the segment. On the other hand, ultimate handling aspects, faster acceleration, and improved fuel efficiency is determined by its lightweight aluminum body. The engine power is derived by an advanced 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission gearbox, which is superbly refined and lightning fast that transmits all the power to the rear wheel. This Quickshift automatic transmission gearbox will offer the benefit of conventional automatic and dual clutch transmission without limitations on either of them.
Ed's take: The acceleration produced by the Jaguar F-TYPE is as good as any other sportscar.
The all new Jaguar F Type sports car not just represents the innovation technology and advanced features in it. It also makes its mark with its perkier pickup and acceleration. The company's next generation 3.0-litre, V6 supercharged petrol engine can reach 275 Kmph of maximum speed, while braking the 100 Kmph barrier in just about 4.9 seconds. On the other hand, its 488bhp, 5.0-litre petrol beast has the ability to reach 300 Kmph mark, while accelerating from 0 to 100 Kmph speed in just about 4.3 seconds, which is incredible. The acceleration of these two models are rapid and progressive and responds in a quick way. It is designed with an advanced technology that delivers exceptional performance and redefined efficiency. Its lightweight die-cast aluminum block contributes its part for increasing the rigidity.
The all new Jaguar F Type sports car comes with an extremely sporty and aerodynamic body design that not just improves its stability but also make it look more attractive in the segment. It has the finest body panel and exterior design that make it look eye-catching. To begin with its front facade, the new Jaguar F Type comes with an aerodynamic front fascia with head lamps incorporated on to its glossy finish body, which has got a smoked and detailing aspects. This headlight cluster is equipped with an LED based daytime running lamps and side turn indicators. Its bonnet is very sleek with expressive lines on it, which is further equipped with air ducts for a better air intake. It has got a sporty design body colored bumper with a large radiator grille integrated. This radiator grille is beautifully crafted with a chrome outline, while the chrome plated Jaguar logo is incorporated on to it, which is accompanied by “S” symbol. This front bumper is further incorporated by air ducts and chin guard at the bottom for enhanced sporty look . The side profile is extremely stylish with a lot of sporty elements. You can get to see the body colored external rear view mirrors with indicator blinkers integrated on it, while the stylish set of light weight alloy wheels will give it a classy look. The Jaguar F Type 3.0 V6 S gets 19 inch propeller based silver alloy wheels fitted to its wheel arches, while the F Type V8 S is offered with 20 inch turbine silver alloy wheels. Both these alloy rims have been fitted with robust tubeless radial tyres, which have a superior grip on the road. The side profile is further enhanced by the chrome garnished air ducts that compliments the entire side view. When it comes to the rear end, the Jaguar F Type V6 S gets a center mounted twin exhaust pipes while the top end, whereas the Jaguar F Type V8 S is offered with quad exhaust pipes. The design of the tail lamps is extremely slim but can produce bright light. The rest of the body design is the same for both V6 S and V8 S models.
The exterior dimensions of the Jaguar F Type V6 S comes with 4470mm of length and 1923mm of width . This sports car has the height of about 1308mm, while the wheel base is calculated at around 2622mm, which creates lavish space inside for the occupants. On the other hand Jaguar F Type V8 S is designed with 4470mm of length and 1923mm of width. While it slightly higher than its V6 S model with 1319mm of height but the wheel base is about 2622mm.
Ed's take: The interiors of the F-TYPE are extremely sporty with everything being designed around the driver. It feels like a 1+1, than a 2 seater.
One should step inside this Jaguar F Type sports car from JLR that provides an experience like never before. The seats are extremely wide and spacious that assures lavish luxury for the occupants. The seats are wrapped in leather that offers rich experience to the passengers. Its inside cabin gets a three spoke steering wheel, which is also wrapped in leather for enhanced driving experience. The interior cabin also gets a configurable ambient lighting with selectable palette. The company has offered this sports car as the first of its kind that allows the customers to personalize it according to their taste. The buyers can choose the interior color combination in order to make this F Type unique. The company is offering unique set of accessories, collection of style packs and other options that will help customers to make it an ideal sports car.
When it comes to the interior comforts, there are tons of equipments that takes care of the passenger's drive comforts and conveniences. These two variants are available with two seat styles each offers superb comforts and support. The list of interior comfort features include automatic climate control system with single zone air quality sensor (for V6 S) and with dual zone air filtration and air quality sensor (for V8 S). Apart from these, this sports car also gets some of the most sophisticated features include cruise control and automatic speed limiter, internal rear view mirror with automatic dimming, valet mode, wind deflector and several other such sophisticated features. This sports car also gets an 8 inch brilliant color touch screen, which is incorporated to the meridian sound system that delivers high definition sound. This sophisticated multimedia system also incorporates AM/FM player, Single slot CD/DVD and Bluetooth telephonic connectivity.
This sports car comes with a huge space inside that can accommodate only 2 passengers by providing full comfort and convenience aspects. Apart from the massive leg room, this sports car also provides ample head and shoulder space for the occupants. The distance between the seats is rather good and there is a lot of knee as well as elbow room between the passengers.
Ed's take: The performance of the V8 engine is brutal and when you step on the gas pedal, a boundless power gushes from the engine to the wheels.
The Jaguar F Type V6 S is powered by a 2995cc, 3.0-litre, V6 petrol mill that has the capacity to generate 374.8bhp of maximum power at 6500rpm and yields a maximum torque of about 339Nm at 3500 to 5000rpm, which is rather thrilling. On the other hand, the Jaguar F Type V8 S is blessed by a 5.0-litre, 5000cc supercharged petrol beast that triggers 488bhp of maximum power at 6500rpm and releases 460Nm of mammoth torque at 2500 to 5000rpm, which is incredible. These two models comes with rear wheel drive options that derives the power from the engine through an advanced eight speed Quickshift automatic transmission gearbox, which ensures smooth and easy gear shifts at all times.
Ed's take: The F-TYPE is available with several extra fitment options, and you can completely customise your vehicle.
The company is offering some stylish accessories that enables the customers to personalize their car according to their needs. They can choose the interior color scheme, seating upholstery options, wheel options, music system, woofers and various other aspects that truly defines their personality.
The Jaguar F Type V6 S variant is offered with 19 inch propeller silver alloy wheels fitted to the wheel arches which are further equipped with 245/40 R19 size tyres at front and 275/35 R19 sized tyres at the rear. On the other hand, the Jaguar F Type V8 S model is blessed with a 20 inch turbine silver alloy wheels that are fitted with 255/35 R20 sized tyres to the front wheels and 295/30 R20 sized tyres at the rear wheel.
Ed's take: The brakes on the F-TYPE are sharp and we like the way it performs. The handling is agile and driver involving too.
The company has taken utmost care about the braking and handling aspects of this sports car which is the reason why the all new Jaguar F Type gets a world class braking and handling mechanism. Both the front and rear wheels are equipped with ventilated disc braking mechanism, which are further enhanced by emergency brake assist system, electronic brake force distribution system and several other sophisticated functions. On the other side, it is incorporated with a highly responsive power assisted steering system that responding instantaneously for better driving dynamics. JLR has designed this sports car with advanced active and passive safety system that takes care of this high end sports car in all situations.
Ed's take: The safety features on the F-TYPE are plenty and the vehicle drives just like a dream.
When it comes to the most important safety and handling aspects, you can get to see the best in class safety functions in this F Type sports car from JLR. The safety aspects of this sports car represents the heights of innovations made by the company in the automobile segment. The list of its safety aspects include smart air bags (including two front air bags), side air bags, seat mounted with head protection, pedestrian contact sensing, front and rear parking aid with touch screen visual indicator and many others. This car also gets advanced features like Jaguar Smart Key system with key less start and several other advanced features.
Jaguar F Type Pros :
Extremely sporty, incredibly comfortable, amazing comfort features.
Jaguar F Type Cons :
Price is too high, rear profile could be more attractive.Jaguar F Type 3.0 V6 S
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|7.81||14.3||374.8bhp @ 6500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|6.29||12.0||488.3bhp @ 6500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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