The new F-Type variant will still be capable of 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, which matches the V6 version, and is just 7mph shy of the V6’s top speed of 162mph. The figures Jaguar would like to trumpet, centre around economy, naturally – the new Ingenium unit, the most powerful four-cylinder Jag has done, is a quoted 16 per cent less thirsty than the V6, with an official combined economy figure of 39.2mpg. Partly, this is down to weight-saving measures that total 52kg. Much of that weight loss has come from the front of the car, which also means the car now has 50:50 weight distribution.
For those worried about the lack of a V6 growl, Jaguar has fitted the 2.0-litre version with an active exhaust as standard.
The only transmission on offer is the eight-speed automatic gearbox, which, like the suspension, has been tweaked to suit the four-cylinder engine.