Jaguar F-Type getting 5.0-liter V8 engine - report

Jaguar F-Type sports car prototype 04.04.2012
Jaguar F-Type sports car prototype 04.04.2012

The new Jaguar F-Type was officially confirmed for production at the beginning of this month and we have also been informed a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine will form part of the powertrain options. A report that has been filed by Inside Line now states that a V8 will also be available.

The engine in question is said to be a 5.0-liter V8 unit which we can assume has been sourced from the XF and incorporates supercharging technology. The news stems from a reliable source and it is rumored that the engine will produce as much as 542PS (399kW/535hp) which is sure to appeal to their power hungry punters.

The 3.0-liter V6 unit that will also be employed in the upcoming F-Type was announced at the Beijing Motor Show this week and will be available at two power levels: 380PS (279kW / 375hp) and 340PS (250kW / 335hp) with 450Nm (332lb-ft).

The new 2-seat roadster will be unveiled in full production form later this year before arriving in showrooms during the middle of 2013.


Source: insideline
Published Apr 28th, 2012 1:30am By Clinton Deacon
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Mikeado Mikeado
Seems like wishful thinking to me - wouldn't that completely undermine the XK?
Apr 30th, 2012 1:50pm
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Godfather Godfather
It will probably have the 2.0 ecoboost (240bhp) engine as base engine, 3ltr supercharged (380bhp) as mid range engine and 5.0 supercharged (500bhp) engine as the high spec engine. Why jaguar is still willing to produce a four sweater xk is beyond me. Why not produce a direct rival for the Mercedes sl with the next xk and produce a two door coupe/convertible xj to fill the gt role against the Mercedes cl.
Apr 28th, 2012 2:37pm
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adz911 adz911
I really cannot see this car having a 4 cylinder engine.
Apr 28th, 2012 3:10pm
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Godfather Godfather
It's about power not the amount of cylinders this car has. 240 Bhp is more then appropriate for a car of the size. At the end of the day jaguar is a business which needs volumes and that is what the ecoboost engine will bring. Don't be surprised to see a three cylinder in the future. Btw the outgoing 3.0 n/a v6 jaguar/ford engine was 230 Bhp which was available in the xk and xj. Both car were heavier and bigger then the f type which would have the extra 10 Bhp to help it along so the 2 ltr engine should be more the appropriate.
Apr 28th, 2012 3:15pm
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adz911 adz911
I'm not saying anything about the power. The power is fine, what I mean however, is that the character of a 4 cylinder engine is totally different from that of a 6 or 8 cylinder vehicle. Noise, smoothness, response etc, which in essence is a car's heart and soul. Take for example BMW's latest 328i. Stunning performance from a 4-pot, but I decided not to buy one simply because the engine does no favours for me. While having the power of a 6, the response, the noise and the fact that it runs out of puff at 5k rpm is a bit disappointing. Like I said earlier, the power has nothing to do with it, nor am I saying the power from the ecoboost engine is lacking, because it isn't. For me, a car has to be about character, especially when it comes to the engine.
Apr 28th, 2012 4:24pm
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Alux Alux
Actually this car could quite possibly come with a 4-cyl engine. The Audi TT is available with a 1.8 turbo 4-cyl, and the Mercedes SLK is available with a 1.8 turbo 4-cyl as well. Godfather is right; Jaguar is a business and although plenty of people prefer a V6/V8 (such as yourself adz911), a large majority of people cannot afford to run such a car. Especially here in the UK right now with insane fuel prices, people will be looking to buy a blend of performance (a 4-cyl turbo still wont be slow) and economy. All brands will soon be downsizing their engines i reckon.
Apr 28th, 2012 5:33pm
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adz911 adz911
I did have an SLK 230K at one point, and I only kept it for 4 months because I didn't get on with the engine's character....or lack thereof. I dunno. Maybe it's just me. I'm a straight 6 guy myself, and yes, I totally understand what you mean with the fuel prices. I know that all manufacturers are downsizing, which is a bit of a sad thing really. As far as the UK goes, I seriously hope this daft spiking in fuel costs stops soon.
Apr 28th, 2012 7:08pm
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Alux Alux
I agree. I'd love nothing better than a V6 or V8. Just the other day i noticed an Alfa with a V6 for sale. But absolutely no way would i be able to afford to run it. Even with my current 2.2 Astra SRI, its about £300 a month in fuel. I highly suspect this rise in fuel price is nothing to do with price of oil, or government replacing debt, but rather part of their plan to get each Briton driving sub-100g/km smart cars.
Apr 28th, 2012 7:30pm
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Prestige15 Prestige15
With a power like that in a car such as this that will be one rapid car. Aston Martin Vantage's worst nightmare
Apr 28th, 2012 11:53am
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So its going to be faster than its big brother the XK ?
Apr 28th, 2012 2:17am
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OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Maybe... i don't know am just not exciting about it.. i feel like its not necessary.
Apr 29th, 2012 12:05am
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