Jaguar Spied Prototyping 2.0-Liter Engine in F-Type
Jaguar has been spied in Germany prototyping what’s been identified as an entry-level, 2.0-liter, turbo powered F-Type coupe. The fast folks from AutoGuide spied the car and noted that it sounds different from other F-Types in the past. Forced-induction four-cylinder engines are working lately for Alfa Romeo and Porsche; can Jaguar do the same with a turbo four-cylinder F-Type?
From a global standpoint, Jaguar wants to add a four-cylinder to their F-Type for more attainable luxury at a lower price. Interesting that the F-Type was originally set to compete with similarly-sized rear-drive sports cars, matching its 176-inch overall length with the 911 Carrera, Corvette, and SRT Viper. However reporters have been comparing this turbo four-cylinder F-Type to shorter, lighter, and less prestigious cars like the 718 Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4Cs.
Over the past couple of years, Jaguar has developed a highly-advanced turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Ingenium class four-cylinder engines will first be seen on entry-level models like the XE, but Road & Track makes a fascinating point that Jaguar could be testing a higher-output version. Although more power doesn’t replace that purist feel of more pistons pumping a supercharged V6 or V8, does it?
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Via [R&T, AutoGuide]