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Tony O'Kane | May, 16 2016 | 0 Comments

Eagle-eyed carspotters have exposed what could be a new addition to the F-Type coupe and convertible range, with a four-cylinder prototype recently spied undergoing testing.

How do we know it’s got just four cylinders under the bonnet?

Running the prototype’s number plates through the UK government’s DVLA database reveals the car is registered as having a 2000cc petrol engine, and with Jaguar’s existing engine range only having four-cylinder motors of that size it’s reasonable to assume there are just four - not six or eight - pots inside this Jag.

Currently the least-powerful engine offered in the F-Type range is a 250kW/450Nm 3.0 litre supercharged V6, with a higher-output version of that motor available in the F-Type S and a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 sitting above that.

They’re powerful engines, but right now there’s nothing to cater for buyers who lust after the F-Type’s style but aren’t fussed about speed. For them, a more affordable four-cylinder entrypoint makes sense.

Jaguar already offers a turbo petrol 2.0 litre in a number of configurations, with the most likely candidate for a base model F-Type being Jaguar’s 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol engine that’s due to roll out this year.

The modular Ingenium engine family is based on a 0.5 litre cylinder capacity and turbocharging, so the prototype’s 2000cc engine capacity indicates a cylinder count of four.

For a car like the F-Type an output in excess of 200kW would not be unexpected. It would almost certainly be well in excess of the existing “25t” engine available in the Jaguar XE, which makes 177kW and 340Nm.

And with V6 F-Types already available with a six-speed manual the four-pot F-type may also come with a manual transmission option as well, along with the eight-speed automatic that is virtually universal across Jaguar’s model range..

Expect the updated F-Type range to make its official debut later this year.

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