The new 2017 Jaguar F-Type continues to broaden its appeal thanks to the finely-crafted cabin, a new manual transmission system, stirring and occasional flamboyant performance, and an all-wheel drive options. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
For 2017, Jaguar continues with its tradition of offering the F-Type with a lust-worthy blend of style, luxury and performance. The result is a thrilling and appealing driving dynamics that combine with a lustrous cabin to produce one of the most desirable car on the market today.
Mechanically, the new model offers a standard six-speed manual transmission system, as is the all-wheel drive system. The latter will definitely appease buyers who appreciate the added traction that comes handy in dry or wet conditions or for those who live in inclement weather climates, while the manual transmission will certainly be appealing to driving purists who look forward to a three-pedal setup.
The interesting bit about the suspension setup is that the system is able to send about 50% of the output to the front wheels for a more improved grip whenever hustling the F-Type on slippery surfaces or a curvy road. As for the output, Jaguar says, the R trim model should be able to provide a whopping 550 horsepower from its supercharged V8 engine in its hood.
You’ll realize that the F-Type means business once you enter both the convertible and coupe interior. There’s no mistaking them for anything but a sports car. They offer well-bolstered seats, racy stitching, central air vents, and top-notch materials. They’re calm on the highway apart from the occasional buffeting on gear changes.
Foibles do exist, nonetheless. They include a limited truck and passenger space, and lacking a rear-wheel drive option. Even so, these are overwhelmingly compensated by the innumerable features the F-Type offers, and shouldn’t be an excuse not to buy it. But for those who’d want to sample what the competition offers, there still exist some desirable in the segment. They include the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster, and the Porsche 911.
2017 Jaguar F-Type – Available trims
Two body styles are offered: a hardtop coupe and a fabric-top roadster. Base, S, and R trim models are provided for each of the body configurations. The SVR review is handled on its own.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Interior Review
Standard equipment offered for base trims include a leather and simulated suede upholstery, an automatic single-zone climate control, automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, an eight-way power seats, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic wipers, LED running lights, simulated leather interior trim, an 8” touchscreen display, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a panoramic glass roof, an auxiliary audio jack, an active sport exhaust, a fully powered retractable soft top, a 12-speaker Meridian audio system, driver memory settings, satellite and HD radio, smartphone app integration, an iPod/USB interface, and a CD player.
Opting for the F-Type S model gets you a flat-bottom heated steering wheel, a selectable dynamic driving mode, an adaptive suspension system, a more powerful engine, a multicolor ambient lighting, an active sports exhaust, a mechanical limited-slip differential, and 19” wheels.
At the zenith of the trim pole is the F-Type R model that adds auto-dimming mirrors, larger rear brakes and rear brake calipers, a supercharged V8 engine, a heated steering wheel, a full leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, an electronic active differential, metal pedals, 20” wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, an interior trim, heated sports seats, and red brake calipers.
2017 Jaguar F-Type Engine Specs
Inspiration for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type is offered by a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. The rear-wheel drive is optional, as is the six-speed manual transmission system.
Zipping from 0-60 mph only needs 5.5 seconds with the base F-Type with a manual transmission, and 5.1 seconds with the optional six-speed automatic.
More oomph is offered by the midrange F-Type S trim model that makes use of the same V6 but pumps up the power to 380 horsepower and 339 pounds-ft. of torque. Jaguar says the engine should be able to zip return fuel economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg with the automatic.
Finally, the F-Type R gets a 550 hp- and 502 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 5.0L V8 engine. The top speed is unknown but should be in the public domain months ahead of its release date.
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.)
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3455 lbs
Top Speed: 171 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Caldera Red, Ebony Black, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver Metallic and Storm Grey Metallic
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Release Date & 2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Price
The R Convertible will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $103,600, $65,000 for the S coupe, $68,100 for the F-Type Convertible, and $165,000 for the F-Type Project 7. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.