JLR, one of the iconic luxury car makers has launched the coupe version of its sports car model, Jaguar F Type. The company has introduced three new variants in this model series among which, the Jaguar F Type Coupe is the entry level trim. This particular variant is powered by a 3.0-litre, V6 petrol power plant that comes with a displacement capacity of 2999cc. This new variant has the ability to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just 5.3 seconds and it can reach up to 260 Kmph of maximum speed, which is remarkable. The company has built this particular trim on the same platform on which the F-type convertible was built. The car maker claims that its chassis is now 30 percent stiffer, which helps in adding to the safety quotient. The company is offering this trim with a number of advanced aspects, which include dynamic stability control, sport-shift selector with jet leather, sports suspension are just to name a few. This entry level coupe version roughly comes with all the features that are standard in the base convertible version. This variant also features an advanced 8-inch color touchscreen that supports navigation system and an advanced stereo unit as well.
This newly introduced Jaguar F Type Coupe comes with almost similar body design and structure like that of its convertible version. To start with its front fascia, it comes with a large radiator grille with chrome surround that provides better air intake for engine cooling. The bonnet has a flat surface with integrated air intakes that gives a sleek and aerodynamic look to the frontage. The headlight cluster has a very sleek design and it comes incorporated with a bi-function HID xenon lighting with LED daytime running lights . What really is impressive about the frontage is its sporty bumper that comes fitted with a black colored chin guard. There are air ducts that further enhances the air intake and contributes for the enhancement of engine performance. The side profile of this sports coupe is very sleek unlike other vehicles of its segment. The window sill surround and the side air duct gets a lot of chrome treatment. The wheel arches of this trim comes fitted with 18-inch 'Vella' alloy wheels that gives a trendy look to the sides. The rear end is absolutely stunning, thanks to the sleekly designed taillight cluster and a sporty two tone bumper. On the whole, the company has managed to give this coupe a magnificent design, which will certainly attract the auto enthusiasts.
The Jaguar F Type Coupe is a two seater sports car that comes with a classy interior cabin. There is an extensive use of standard leatherette materials, especially on the dashboard, central console and on the door panels. The company has fitted leather seats with integrated headrest and support 6-way electrically adjustable function . There is also an option to install performance seats, which is premium leather stitched to the front of the seats, while the remaining part is made of the same leatherette upholstery. The leather wrapped steering wheel comes with 3-spokes along with black paddle shifters. The manufacturer has incorporated a number of advanced features inside the cabin, which includes an advanced infotainment system, an automatic climate control system with single zone control along with air quality sensor, an interior rear view mirror with automatic dimming and many more such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is equipped with a 3.0-litre, V6, petrol power plant that comes with a total displacement capacity of 2995cc . This engine comes equipped with 6-cylinders and 24-valves that allows the motor to unleash a maximum power output of about 335Bhp at 6500rpm that results in producing a peak torque output of about 450Nm at 3500 to 5000rpm. The company has cleverly coupled this high performance engine with an advanced 8-speed quickshift automatic transmission gearbox that sends the power to the rear wheels and improves the load distribution. The company claims that the vehicle takes only about 5.3 seconds to reach a speed mark of 100 Kmph and it can go up to a maximum speed of about 260 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
The company has blessed this trim with the Jaguar's super performance braking system that features a 380mm front and 376mm rear disc brakes. These brakes are accompanied with standard black calipers that receives the assistance from the open differential system, dynamic stability control system and electronic active differential system . On the other hand, the company is offering this coupe with sports suspension system that improves the stability of the vehicle and makes handling simpler.
The Jaguar F Type Coupe is one of the luxurious sports coupe available in the car market. The company has blessed it with a number of advanced comfort features. The list includes a single zone automatic AC unit with air quality sensor, internal rear view mirrors with automatic dimming effect, cruise control system with speed limiter, leatherette upholstery, premium sports seats , 3-spoke leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel with mounted buttons and many other aspects. In addition to these, the company has blessed this trim with an advanced 8-inch color touch-screen display that comes incorporated with an advanced Jaguar 180W surround sound system with 6-speakers, which supports the connectivity for a CD/DVD player. This trim also comes with an option to incorporate a reverse park camera with guidance facility as well.
This trim comes with several advanced security aspects that provides high level protection to the occupants inside. It comes with features that include a Jaguar Smart key system with key less start , a pedestrian contact sensing system that automatically deploys the bonnet airbag, a smart airbag system that enhances the safety of the occupants and many other such features. In addition to these, the company has also incorporated a dynamic stability control program along with electronic active differential system that enhances the overall safety standards of this coupe.
Impressive comfort and safety features.
Extremely good looking exteriors.
Initial ownership cost is high.
Fuel efficiency is low.
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