We can certainly see the appeal of the 2.0-litre F-Type; it looks almost identical to the V6 model, aside from the fact it has a single exhaust rather than two, yet it's cheaper to tax and bumps the official average fuel economy from 28.8mpg to 39.2mpg. But at almost £50k it's hardly for those on a budget, and anyway, we'd expect economy to be closer in the real world.
Given that there's also a narrow price gap between this 2.0-litre and the 3.0-litre V6, we’d still recommend the latter for its more tuneful engine note. Or if you're not worried about such things, then you should consider the faster and more agile Porsche 718 Cayman, which costs about £6500 less.
What Car? says...
Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300
Engine 4cyl, 1997cc petrol, turbo
Power 296bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 295lb ft @ 1500-4500rpm
Gearbox 8-spd auto
Top speed 155mph
Economy 39.2mpg (official average)
CO2, tax band 163g/km, 31%
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