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2017 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300 verdict and specs

You can now buy the Jaguar F-Type sports car with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, but can this new model match the appeal of the pricier V6 and V8 variants?

Words By Alan Taylor-Jones

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Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300 nose


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 Β£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 Β£6500 less.

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Rated 3 out of 5

Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300

Price Β£49,900

Engine 4cyl, 1997cc petrol, turbo

Power 296bhp @ 5500rpm

Torque 295lb ft @ 1500-4500rpm

Gearbox 8-spd auto

0-62mph 5.7sec

Top speed 155mph

Economy 39.2mpg (official average)

CO2, tax band 163g/km, 31%

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