If you want some droptop efficiency and a lower cost of entry, Jag may just have what you’re looking for (soon)
Jaguar’s undeniably sexy roadster may not keep its equally-undeniable high price of entry for much longer.
With JLR’s new line of Ingenium four-cylinder engines set to debut in the Jaguar XE, other products within the family could also be fitted with smaller engines, says CarAdvice.
When the Australian publication asked chief engineer of Ingenium engines, Paul Whitwood, about the F-Type, he responded, “[Ingenium] is modular. It will go in [the F-Type]. The world is [our] oyster, really.”
He later added, “Having four cylinders is not a barrier to making very high-performance vehicles anymore.”
If a four-cylinder engine were to find its way under the F-Type’s hood, it would not be naturally-aspirated. Instead, it would need to produce almost as much power as the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, which pumps out 355 hp from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.