Downsizing has claimed another one
The F-Type is now “affordable”, but it’s shed cylinders en route
You can now have an F-Type for under £50k, but you’ll have to make do with a 2.0-litre 4cyl. Yes, an engine you’ll find not unlike one in rep-spec XE saloons now powers Jag’s coupe and roadster. Thought the F-Type rivalled the 911? Well now it’s going for the newly 4cyl Boxster and Cayman, too.
With the aid of a turbo – a break from every other, s’charged F-Type – peak power and torque is 295bhp/295lb ft. Those are 40bhp and 37lb ft deficits on the near-£2,500 pricier V6 340PS, the old entry point to F-Type ownership.
The Jag F-Type: still quite a lot of mouth, slightly less trouser