Introduced three years ago as the successor of the E-Type, the F-Type has grown to become to what it is today. And with the 2017 Jaguar F-Type knocking on the doors, it seems it isn’t stopping anytime soon. Offered in both convertible and coupe body styles, it ranks among the best in the segment in terms of offering appealing features. Its release date has been confirmed for early 2017. MSRP pricing estimates have also been released. Read on to get the details.
Five trims are offered for the new 2017 Jaguar F-Type, with the least powerful being the base model and the most powerful in the range being the F-Type SVR and the F-Type Premium, F-Type R, F-Type S, and the F-Type Premium slotting in between the two. The Jaguar F-Type SVR is the first Jaguar SVR model developed to retain its inherent tractability, lightweight sports car potential, and everyday usability.
Under the hood of the 2017 Jaguar F-Type are four engines, with the base getting a generous 340 horsepower from a supercharged 3.0L V6. Buyers have the option of deciding whether it mates to the eight-speed automatic or the six-speed manual. Its top speed is 161 mph, and it can go from naught to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. At the top of the trim ladder is a powerful supercharged 5.0L V8 engine rated at 550 horsepower and 502 lbs. ft. of torque that powers up the F-Type R model. With this engine mammoth beneath the hood, drivers should expect to go from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph.
The new 2017 Jaguar F-Type is lighter, powerful, and benefits from active aerodynamics and enhanced driveline and chassis. Although the lower trim levels deliver a performance to marvel about, the top-of-the-range 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR offers an unrivaled supercar performance regardless of the conditions. The 2017 SVR Convertible is able to hit a top speed of 195 mph, and 200 mph for the 2017 SVR Coupe. 0-60 mph run only takes 3.5 seconds.
Yet, there’re rivals still daring enough to rival it. The rivals in question include the 2017 Porsche 911, and the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage. The Porsche 911 gets mild updates inside and out. With an output rated at 520 and 560 horsepower for the Porsche Turbo and Turbo S models, they are not more powerful than the F-Type but also accelerate much faster. Pricing for the Turbo starts at $151,000. The Aston Martin Vantage S gets a 6.0L V12 engine mammoth capable of sending 565 horsepower and 457 lbs. ft. of torque to the wheels. It zips from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, and gets a mind-boggling top speed of 205 mph.
2017 Jaguar F-Type Release Date & Price
Anyone interested in owning the jaguar should probably get certain facts correct. Facts here connote the MSRP pricing info, here’re the details – F-Type – $61,400, F-Type R – $105,400, F-Type S – $79,100, F-Type Premium – $66,800, and the F-Type SVR – $125,950. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.
2017 Jaguar F-Type Exterior
As can be seen from the pictures, the new model carries over unchanged from last year. Although two years have gone by since it first went for sale, the Jaguar F-Type continues to be one of the sexiest sports car around. As we previously mentioned, the new model is available in five trims, each with a distinct personality.
Some of the features that are unique depending on the trim model include a slightly higher hood line, new vents, a front differential, body-colored side sills, unique diffuser, “AWD” badges, and a body colored venturi.
2017 Jaguar F-Type Interior
Just like most of the exterior elements, the interior carries over unchanged from last year. Some of the features to expect include fully-adjustable seats, Smart Keyless entry, SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio, a premium 770-watt Meridian audio system, and a panoramic glass.
Five trims should be expected for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type: base, Premium, S, SVR, and R. Two body styles are offered – Coupe and Convertible. The 2017 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 review is offered elsewhere on this blog.
Four engines are available for buyers: a supercharged 3.0L V6 rated at 340 horsepower; a 380 horsepower – yielding 3.0L V6; a 5.0L V8 rated at 500 horsepower; and a new 5.0L V8 good for 575 horsepower. The F-Type R model gets 550 horsepower and with it is able to zip from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It is restricted to an AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission only.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.2 in. (103.2 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8 in. (176 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Height: 4 ft. 3.6 in. (51.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3782 lb
Top Speed: 171 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Polaris White, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Caldera Red, Storm Grey Metallic, Ebony Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Safety technologies include a Blind Spot Monitor, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Reverse Traffic Detection, and Intelligent High Beam. Crash impact protection results by the NHTSA are yet to be offered. Check back for updates on this area some few weeks to its release date.