2016 Jaguar F-Type Reviews
The 2016 MY Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Convertible variety made its world-wide at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. New powertrain and driveline alternatives - including the inclusion of all-wheel drive and manual transmission versions, as well as the debut of an F-Type R Convertible - extend the Ftype range between six to 14 derivatives.
Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover, Group Advertising Director said: "The F-Type Coupe and Convertible already characterize whatever you'd expect from a Jaguar sports car - alluring design, breathtaking performance and astonishing agility. The inclusion of all-wheel drive and manual transmission alternatives to the range will further improve the Ftype's dynamic ability and provide even greater motorist wages - widening its appeal to sports car enthusiasts worldwide."
The AWD alternative can also be on F-Type S Coupe and Convertible versions.
To satisfy with the requirements of the enthusiast sports car drivers who would like the fulfillment of shifting gears Jaguar has engineered a six-speed manual transmission option for the Ftype.
The principles stay true to Jaguar's core DNA of perfect proportions, refined strength, lightweight building and layout that is excellent - but the F-Type Coupe and Convertible models deliver a much more rewarding, instinctive drive across a more extensive variety now crossing 14 derivatives.
Chassis technologies and the most recent driveline heighten the sense of connection between driver and car and empower the Ftype to offer an even greater width of ability that is dynamic.
"Our goal with engineering the all-wheel drive Ftype was to keep that engaging back-drive character that is essential to Jaguar sports car DNA, yet offer even greater dynamic ability. The end result is an exploitable controllable and blisteringly quick operation auto in most road and weather conditions. Together with the manual transmission option for the V6 F Types, we have gone to spans that were elaborate to engineer a specialized, very exact and reactive degree of interaction involving the clutch, the motorist along with the transmission shift mechanism.
The improvements extend the Ftype range to 14 versions, in the new 340PS Coupe and Convertible using the supercharged V6 driving the rear wheels via a manual gearbox, to the 550PS F-Type R Coupe and Convertible using the supercharged V8, AWD and eight-rate Quickshift transmission.
Incorporating AWD needed just subtle changes to the Ftype's acclaimed styling - a prerequisite which Jaguar's design and engineering teams worked side by side to reach - as well as the improvements give AWD F Types even more existence.
The aluminium clamshell bonnet increases a deeper power bulge that is central. Either side are identifying new ports, placed further forward and farther apart than those of rear-wheel drive F Types. AWD V6 versions additionally feature unique 19-inch Volution alloy wheels in silver or diamond-turned Technical Gray.
From behind the wheel drivers will immediately see the additional dimension that AWD adds to management, operation and road holding in all states - and particularly on slick road surfaces.
Working on the torque-on demand principle, the AWD system sends 100 per cent of the torque of the engine to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions. This keeps the Ftype's rear-wheel drive handling features as well as reduces parasitic losses in the drivetrain.
In the event the device discovers the back wheels are approaching the limit of grip that is available the electronically-managed coupling that is center transfers torque to the front axle, enhancing traction.
Another advantage of AWD is the capability to alter the front: rear torque split to mitigate lead by giving yaw damping during cornering.
While Jaguar's eight-rate Quickshift transmission has an unequalled combination of refinement, comfort and shift rate, there will stay a select band of enthusiasts who desire the satisfaction which comes from shifting gear.
To satisfy that demand, the Ftype's engineering team developed a six-speed transmission only for the high-revving V6 and rear-wheel drive (RWD) settings. The brief-traveling gear lever having a throw of just 45 mm -spaced ratios, and pedals perfectly set for heel and toe shifts define what for some will function as the definitive Jaguar sports car experience.
The Ftype becomes the very first Jaguar sports car to use EPAS. Years of development feel anticipated and make sure the technology is currently mature enough to provide the standard answer. And as electricity support is provided by the machine 's electric motor only when desired, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are reduced - by up to 4g/kilometers on the combined cycle that was European.
Incorporated to the DSC system braking the wheels mitigates lead that is inside, helping the motorist to take the line that is best through the curve. TVbB additionally really helps to stabilise minimise steering input signal and the vehicle during manoeuvres including emergency lane changes.
Those seeking the ultimate in style and functionality will now discover it in the new F-Type R Convertible, accessible in RWD and AWD type and replacing the RWD-only 495PS Ftype V8 S. Jaguar's renowned 5.0-litre V8 joins direct injection and a double-vortex supercharger to supply prompt answer to the motorist's request for power. Together with an open road and the roof down, the unmistakable soundtrack of this engine becomes a lot more exhilarating.
680Nm and developing 550PS, the all-alloy quad-cam unit is fit only to the Quickshift transmission as well as the back or selection - or all-wheel drive.
Improvements will not be restricted to the driveline and chassis technology. The infotainment system is updated also: navigation routing is not considerably slower than before and SD card-based mapping can be obtained for the very first time.
And the Ftype is now able to be set with InControl Remote telematics functions and InControl Safe. If the vehicle be stolen, InControl Safe works to find and recover the car and alerts the driver by means of a smartphone program. InControl Remote makes it possible to check on info including the fuel level or the door lock status by means of a smartphone when away from your car.
For the best in advantage and relaxation, the motorist may make use of a smartphone to start the engine, empowering the climate control system prior to the journey starts to bring the cottage to the required temperature.
Using composite technologies developed in aerospace and motorsport, Jaguar has engineered a carbon fibre roof choice for the F-Type Coupe. At only 4.25kg, the carbon fibre panel is even lighter than the aluminium pressing. The high-gloss lacquer finish leaves the distinguishing 'twill' weave of the fibres plainly observable.
2016 Jaguar F-Type
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