Jaguar has unveiled two new inline six-cylinder engines in its F-Pace SUV, one diesel, one petrol and both sports cars. It is an important renewal the British manufacturer which aims to position its vehicles belonging to the SUV segment among the most sought-after in the market.
The mechanical capabilities of the car
The 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine will be available in the Jaguar F-Pace 300 SPORT, while the petrol version (which also displaces 3.0 litres) will power the F-Pace 400 SPORT. Both diesel and petrol models feature the same 48-volt mild hybrid system, which allows for an electric range of 53 km (33 miles) in the WLPT cycle.
The diesel boasts a fuel economy figure of 38.2 mpg in the UK and, with the help of two turbochargers, produces 296 horsepower and 478 lb-ft of torque. The diesel-powered F-Pace can accelerate from 0 to a hundred kilometers per hour in just 6.1 seconds, and in addition to that it can reach a top speed of 143 mph or what is equal to about 230 kilometers per hour.
The gasoline-powered version
The gasoline version touts a power figure of 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The engine has turbocharging and electric supercharging and can make the sprint at 60 per second faster than diesel with a time of only 5.0 seconds, and can also reach a maximum speed of about 155 mph or about 250 kilometers per hour.
The technology they have
In addition to the new powertrains, the F-Pace now comes standard with Amazon Alexa connectivity and enables voice connectivity with Pivi Pro infotainment system features such as navigation, music, podcasts, and calls. F-Pace owners who already have the Pivi Pro infotainment system will be offered Alexa in an over-the-air software update. Two new shades of grey are also available, with glossy black accents and 21- or 22-inch forged wheels.
Seen from the outside
From the front we can see a really striking car, which presents elegant lines but at the same time aggressive. The bonnet as such is short but pronounced forward, with lines descending to match the optics of the car and its central grille. The optics or daytime running lights come in the already traditional LED “L” shape, which support the night lights. The grille of the car is hexagonal, and features the manufacturer’s slogan right in the center; the grill is black and comes in grid. On the sides of the bumper we have air inlets, which are supported by the central air intake to keep the car engine in optimal temperature conditions.
When we pass to the sides we can see darkened black alloy wheels or wheels, which hide a complete and efficient brake system that is composed of discs and calipers on each of its wheels. At the rear of the front mudguard has a detail that highlights its elegance. The door locks are the same body color. The mirror housings are dyed black.
Behind the car remains striking, as it shows a radio antenna embedded in the roof with the already accustomed shark fin shape, sports decorative spoiler that hides a third stop, brake lights or stop in LED that cover up to the trunk door, auxiliary lights embedded in the bumper and two exhaust outlets.
The price of the car
In the UK, the F-Pace is priced at £62,250 or the equivalent of about $81,120 at the current price) for the 300 SPORT diesel and £68,520 or what is equal to about $89,291 for the petrol 400 SPORT.