Jaguar F-Type coupe is actually a hatchback, goes on sale Q3 2014

Jaguar has just revealed the very sexy coupe companion to the F-Type convertible. In addition to a fixed roof, the F-Type coupe introduces torque vectoring and carbon ceramic disc brakes to the F-Type range.


All F-Type coupes are fitted with supercharged petrol engines, slimline LED tail-lights and a boot that’s been engineered to consume two whole golf bags, which really goes to show you who the true target market is. Equipment available throughout the F-Type coupe range includes dual-zone climate control air con, electronic parking brake, automatic engine stop/start, rear spoiler with driver adjustable height control, cruise control and speed limiter, electric seat adjustment with memory, sat nav, and a top-shelf Meridian sound system.

The range topping F-Type R is fitted with both an active electric rear differential and torque vectoring to help get all the power to the ground and improve cornering. An option on the F-Type S and R coupe is a new ceramic braking package, which is said to not only dramatically improving stopping ability, but also shave around 21kg of weight from the car.

The new F-Type coupe range go on sale in Australia from the third quarter of 2014. Australia specs and pricing have yet to be confirmed.

Dimensions

Length: 4,470mm
Width: 1,923mm
Height: 1,309mm; 1,321mm F-Type R
Wheelbase: 2,622mm
Boot space: 315L up to parcel shelf; 407L up to tailgate

Engines, performance, fuel economy

F-Type coupe F-Type S F-Type R
Capacity 3 litres 3 litres 5 litres
Type V6 supercharged V6 supercharged V8 supercharged
Transmission 8-speed auto 8-speed auto 8-speed auto
Power 250kW 280kW 404kW
Torque 450Nm 460Nm 680Nm
Top speed 260km/h 275km/h 300km/h
0-100km/h time 5.3s 4.9s 4.2s
Weight 1,577kg 1,594kg 1,650kg
Fuel economy 8.8L/100km 9.1L/100km 11.1L/100km
CO2 emissions 205g/km 213g/km 259g/km
Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]