- New closed coupe version of F-Type Convertible
- Design derived from Jaguar C-X16 Concept car
- Standard, S, and R variants in increasing levels of performance
- F-Type Coupe R gets 550-horsepower engine
IntroductionCalling it the "most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever," the luxury automaker debuted the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new F-Type Coupe is essentially a closed version of the existing F-Type Convertible, but is offered in a high-performance R variant that is unavailable for the convertible.
Exterior FeaturesBoasting all-aluminum construction, the 2015 F-Type Coupe possesses greater torsional rigidity than any previous production Jaguar, according to the company. Highlights include bi-xenon headlights with signature J-blade LED running lights, LED taillights, and retractable door handles. A rear spoiler automatically deploys when the car travels faster than 70 mph, adding 265 pounds of additional downforce on the rear drive wheels.
Interior FeaturesStandard equipment for the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe includes push-button engine starting, active retractable center air vents, and a touch-screen infotainment and navigation system with an 8-inch color display. Jaguar says the F-Type Coupe holds 11.65 cu. ft. of cargo, enough for two sets of golf clubs.
Optional FeaturesIn addition to offering escalating levels of power and performance in the form of S and R models, the new F-Type Coupe can be fitted with premium leather, an extended leather treatment, performance seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Additionally, Jaguar offers keyless passive entry with its Smart Key system, as well as reconfigurable interior lighting, a panoramic glass roof, and what the automaker refers to as a power-operated tailgate. Jaguar also offers several exterior design packages for the F-Type Coupe, along with a Performance Pack offering hardware upgrades from more expensive versions of the car.
Under the HoodThe least expensive F-Type Coupe is equipped with a 340-horsepower, supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine delivering 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph, according to Jaguar. The F-Type Coupe S bumps output to 380 horsepower, shaving the zero-to-60 acceleration time to 4.8 seconds and pushing maximum velocity to 171 mph.
Both of these engines are paired with an 8-speed Quickshift transmission with Auto and Sport modes providing full manual control over gear changes via shift paddles or the SportShift gate on the console. The F-Type Coupe S is also equipped with Adaptive Dynamics powertrain programming, an Active Sport Exhaust, Active Dynamics suspension, and a High Performance braking system.
The F-Type Coupe R model has a supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine making 550 horsepower--55 more horsepower than in the F-Type Convertible S V8. This version of the new F-Type Coupe also includes an Electronic Active Differential to provide a torque-vectoring effect, thereby improving the car's handling and responsiveness, according to Jaguar. A sports suspension with Adaptive Dynamics Damping and a Configurable Dynamic Mode is also standard for this model, along with a manually switched Active Exhaust system and a Super Performance braking system. Acceleration to 60 mph requires just 4 seconds, according to Jaguar, and the F-Type Coupe R's top speed is 186 mph.
Jaguar also offers an optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking system for the S and R models, which is designed to virtually eliminate brake fade while simultaneously reducing unsprung weight.
SafetyChoose the F-Type Coupe's optional Vision Pack and the car is equipped with an adaptive front-lighting system with Intelligent High-Beam. This feature swivels the headlights when turning to help the driver better see around corners, and automatically activates the high-beam headlights when it is safe to do so.
Additionally, the Vision Pack includes front and rear park-assist sensors, a reversing camera, Reverse Traffic Detection system, blind-spot monitor, and a Closing Vehicle Sensing system that warns the driver when faster traffic is approaching as a warning to wait to make a lane change.
TechnologyA navigation system is standard for the new F-Type Coupe, and Jaguar offers its newest sports car with an optional 770-watt Meridian surround-sound audio system designed specifically for this car.
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