Jaguar Australia Releases 2016 F-TYPE Pricing and Specs

MyDrive | Jaguar Land Rover – Sydney, Australia – The F-TYPE, Jaguar’s all-aluminium sports car, will in 2015 set new standards for dynamics and driver involvement with the addition of intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) and six-speed manual transmission options, and Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) standard across the range.

The fundamentals remain true to Jaguar’s core DNA of lightweight construction, refined power, perfect proportions and outstanding design – but now the F-TYPE Convertible and Coupé models deliver an even more rewarding, intuitive drive across a broader range now spanning 12 derivatives.

Brief Overview;

  • Switchable Active Sports Exhaust system is now standard equipment on all 16MY F-Type models.
  • F-Type V6S & R models now include Reverse Park camera and Front Parking Aid as standard
  • Torque on demand all-wheel drive (AWD) extends the F-TYPE’s performance and dynamic capability on all road surfaces and in all conditions
  • In AWD form, the 404kW F-TYPE R Coupé will accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.1 seconds, with a limited top speed of 300kph
  • Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control strategy developed in-house to exploit maximum performance potential of AWD traction while retaining rear-wheel drive character
  • AWD F-TYPE models gain a unique bonnet design featuring a deeper ‘power bulge’ and distinctive new vents
  • Six-speed manual transmission option for rear-wheel drive supercharged V6 Coupe& Convertible and V6S Coupe models delivers the purest sports car driving experience
  • Jaguar’s 404kW supercharged V8 comes to the F-TYPE R Convertible – available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations
  • Electric Power Assisted Steering enables even greater precision and feel and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 4g/km on the EU combined cycle
  • Torque Vectoring by Braking improves agility and – standard on R derivatives – is now available on V6 models
  • Sport Design Packs for Coupé and Convertible models enhance exterior styling and enable greater personalisation
  • The new 2016 model year F-TYPE range goes on sale from April 2015 (Manual versions from July 2015)

Engaging, rewarding: A sports car for purists

The F-TYPE’s six-speed manual transmission has been designed to give enthusiasts the most rewarding driving experience possible. The combination of the free-revving supercharged V6, semi-dry sump gearbox and precise, perfectlyweighted shifts deliver enjoyment on a completely new level

Jaguar’s outstanding Quickshift transmission is still a benchmark for shift speed and refinement but for a select group of enthusiasts around the world, the purest driving experience comes from executing perfectly timed shifts using a manual gearbox.

To meet this demand, Jaguar’s engineers have integrated a highly efficient six-speed transmission into the F-TYPE’s lightweight aluminium body structure, matched exclusively to the rear-wheel drive 250kW and 280kW V6 powertrains.

“A manual transmission in a sports car is always the purist driver’s choice – and to meet their expectations the manual F-TYPE had to offer a completely engaging driving experience.

“The short throw of the gear lever, the mechanical quality of the shift, pedal spacing ideally suited to heel-and-toe changes, the tune of the V6 supercharged engine itself – all have been subject to detailed scrutiny to ensure driving a manual F-TYPE is as fun as it is fast.”
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

Rear-wheel drive feel, all-wheel drive traction

Torque on demand all-wheel drive and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control maintain the F-TYPE’s handling balance while making the performance even more accessible – in all weathers

Applying Jaguar Land Rover’s unrivalled expertise in all-wheel drive (AWD) technology to the F-TYPE makes it the most capable sports car the company has yet produced.

Building on the experience gained from the highly successful AWD XF and XJ, the AWD FTYPE shares many of the driveline modules with the saloons but benefits from nextgeneration control. And whereas the focus for the XF and XJ is on traction, the focus for
the F-TYPE is on ultimate performance and dynamics – in all conditions.

The AWD system is offered in the 280kW V6 F-TYPE S Coupé and 404kW V8 R Coupé and Convertible, all equipped with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission.

The underlying development philosophy for AWD was to maintain the inherent agility and precision of the F-TYPE’s rear-wheel drive character while delivering on the limit traction and handling benefits that torque on demand offers.

“What we require of our AWD system in F-TYPE is optimal traction in all weather conditions, but preserving the Jaguar DNA and sports car character – that means rear-drive feel and steering without any corruption. The key to this is Intelligent Driveline Dynamics – IDD.

“IDD allows us to provide ‘torque on demand’ – only delivering torque to the front wheels when it’s required to enhance traction. That means we get great steering precision and the efficiency of a rear-drive car, but with additional traction via the front wheels precisely delivered to match the driver’s demand, the road surface and the driving situation.”

Russ Varney, Vehicle Programme Director, Sports Cars, Jaguar

Under normal sub-limit driving conditions, 100 per cent of engine torque is sent to the rear axle. When required, the electromechanically-actuated coupling in the transfer case enables smooth transfer of torque to the front axle – the process is virtually transparent to the driver.

  • 16MY F-TYPE Line-up & RRPs
  • F-TYPE Manual Coupe -$119 470
  • F-TYPE Manual Convertible – $138 170
  • F-TYPE Automatic Coupe – $124 470
  • F-TYPE Automatic Convertible – $143 170
  • F-TYPE S Manual Coupe – $151 770
  • F-TYPE S Automatic Coupe-$156 770
  • F-TYPE S Automatic Convertible – $175 470
  • F-TYPE S AWD Automatic Coupe – $172 470
  • F-TYPE R Automatic Coupe – $226 970
  • F-TYPE R Automatic Convertible – $245 670
  • F-TYPE R AWD Automatic Coupe – $242 670
  • F-TYPE R AWD Automatic Convertible – $261 370

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