Search in:
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Review our Privacy and Cookie Notice for more details. X

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Preview

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Preview

By Jeff Youngs, December 05, 2013
Fast Facts:
  • 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

Introduction
Calling 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 Features
Boasting 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 Features
Standard 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 Features
In 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 Hood
The 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.

Safety
Choose 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.

Technology
A 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.

Additional Research:


  New for 2017: Jaguar
Intent on significantly increasing its market share in 2017, Jaguar introduced a new entry-level luxury sport sedan called the XE and its first SUV, the F-Pace. See what else is new for Jaguar...
     
  Photo Gallery: Jaguar I-Pace Concept SUV at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show
See photos of the Jaguar I-Pace Concept SUV from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
     
  Jaguar Previews First Electric I-Pace SUV Concept Before L.A. Auto Show
Before the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show opens this week, Jaguar gave media, film, and sports stars who are Jag enthusiasts the first global look at its I-Pace electric performance vehicle concept.
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2015 Jaguar XK
Although Jaguar ended production of its XK premium sporty car with the 2015 model year, there has been speculation about a 2017 model, but it is unlikely. Below are five fast facts about the 2015 Jaguar XK...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2017 Jaguar XE
Jaguar's new 5-seat XE luxury sedan is built on a lightweight, modular, mainly aluminum platform. Here are five fast facts about the 2017 Jaguar XE...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Jaguar XJ
For 2016, the 5-seat XJ, which the automaker calls “the pinnacle of Jaguar sports sedans,” gets a few exterior tweaks and more advanced information and safety systems. On the pages that follow are five fast facts about the 2016 Jaguar XJ...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Jaguar F-Type
The aluminum-chassis Jaguar F-Type launched as a convertible in 2015, followed later by the F-Type Coupe. Below are five fast facts about the 2016 Jaguar F-Type for midsize premium sporty car shoppers...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace compact premium SUV is built on the same lightweight-aluminum architecture as Jaguar’s XF and XJ sedans with design inspiration from the F-Type. Here are five fast facts about the 5-seat Jaguar F-Pace...
     
  Jaguar to Debut 2017 F-Type SVR Sports Car in Geneva
In early March, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar will unveil its fastest, lightest, and slickest F-Type in recent history.
     
  New for 2016: Jaguar
Jaguar’s offerings for 2016 include three fresh models—an all-new 2017 XE compact premium sport sedan, a redesigned XF midsize premium sedan, in addition to what Jaguar calls the F-Pace, its first “seductive” performance 5-seat SUV.
     
  Jaguar Divulges Details on New 2017 XE AWD Compact Sport Sedan
Jaguar displayed at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show an updated entry-level XE compact premium sport sedan for 2017 that will be available in U.S. dealer showrooms next spring.
     
  2017 Jaguar F-Pace Preview
Based on the award-winning Jaguar C-X17 Concept, the new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is a 5-passenger, performance-oriented crossover SUV that delivers more off-roading capability than many of its competitors, according to Jaguar.
     
  2016 Jaguar XJ Preview
The 2016 Jaguar XJ sedan will arrive in dealer showrooms this fall with a refreshed exterior and Jaguar's latest driver technology and infotainment systems.
     
  2016 Jaguar XF Preview
With the complete redesign of the midsize 2016 XF, the imminent arrival of the compact 2017 XE, and the existing XJ flagship model, Jaguar's immediate future includes a trio of luxury sport sedans that it hopes will reverse sagging fortunes.
     
  New for 2015: Jaguar
Jaguar's lineup underwent significant changes in 2014, including the addition of the F-Type convertible, and two new models are scheduled to arrive in 2016; thus, changes for 2015 aren't extensive. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Jaguar models...
     
  2017 Jaguar XE Preview
Jaguar has introduced its new entry-level luxury sports sedan, the 2017 Jaguar XE, which will slot beneath the midsize XF and large XJ models.
     
  2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Preview
Calling 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.
     
  New for 2014: Jaguar
Though small in number, Jaguar's lineup of 2014 models has undergone some significant revisions, most notable being the addition of the all-new F-Type convertible.
     
  2013 Jaguar XK Preview
The Jaguar XK is the maker's sportiest and most powerful model. It's a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, available as a coupe or convertible, with 20-inch wheels standard on all but the base model. That base, known as the XK Touring, is new for 2013, and offers most of the XK's traditional standard features at a lower price.
     
  2013 Jaguar XJ Preview
The Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury sedan, the maker's flagship model, introduced in 1968.
     
  2013 Jaguar XF Preview
The Jaguar XF is a midsize luxury sedan, introduced in 2007 for the 2008 model year to replace the Jaguar S-Type. It's built with a high, square tail, and a coupe-like slope to the roofline to enhance its aerodynamics.
     
  2014 Jaguar F-Type Preview
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a new 2-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car with a soft convertible top. When it goes on sale in the United States in the summer of 2013, the new F-Type will be offered in V6, S, and V8 S model designations.
     
  New for 2013: Jaguar
Jaguar introduces new powertrains for its 2013 XF and 2013 XJ sedans. Find out what else is new for the 2013 Jaguar lineup...
     
  New for 2011-Jaguar
HistoryFounded in 1922, Jaguar is a British automaker specializing in luxury and performance vehicles. Headquartered in England, the company started business as a motorcycle manufacturer named the Swallow Sidecar Company. The company made its first car in 1935, and officially changed its name to Jaguar in 1945.After decades under British ownership, when the company launched such cars as the famed E-Type and the Mark IV, Jaguar was purchased by Ford Motor Company in 1989 (in a deal that included Land Rover, Volvo and others). A bit more than 20 years later, Ford transferred its ownership in 2008. This time, the company was purchased by Tata Motors, of India.
     
  2011 Jaguar XJ Preview
Critical Knowledge:XJ, XJL, Supercharged and Supersport models availableEngines range from 385-hp V-8 to 510-hp supercharged V-8Six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift featureAir suspension with continuously variable dampingAvailable Active Differential Control systemLightweight aluminum structure, made with 50-percent recyclable materialsStandard and long-wheelbase models, the latter with 5 extra inches of leg room15.
     
  New for 2010-Jaguar
Critical Knowledge:2010 Jaguar XF: Underhood, there is a new 5.0-liter V-8 engine in normally aspirated or supercharged variants. The equipment packages have been reconfigured to align with the new model lineup. All models receive additional sound deadening to reduce cabin noise.2010 Jaguar XJ: All-new for 2010, the sleek XJ sedan coddles passengers within its luxury-oriented cabin offered in both standard- and long-wheelbase models. Performance is ensured by its lightweight aluminum construction and standard V-8 power.
     
  New for 2009-Jaguar
Critical Knowledge:All-new 4-door XF modelNew XJ Portfolio special-edition trim levelXKR Portfolio special-edition trim levelAll Jaguar models come standard with an auxiliary USB unit2009 Jaguar XF:The Jaguar XF is a 4-door sedan that looks like a coup_, and is the first vehicle in Jaguar's lineup to show off the new styling elements that will be the guiding design force of all Jaguars to come. The new XF comes in three trim levels-Luxury, Premium Luxury and Supercharged-all powered by a 4.2-liter V-8 engine that makes 300 hp in the Luxury trims and 420 hp in the Supercharged top-of-the-line model. A 6-speed automatic transmission accompanies the V-8 engine across the lineup. In addition to strong engines, the XF features a long list of high-tech equipment for comfort and driving performance.
     
  2009 Jaguar XF Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new designCoupe styling in a 4-door sedanClass-leading chassis torsional stiffnessStandard 4.2-liter aluminum V-8 rated at 300 hpAvailable supercharged V-8 rated at 420 hpStandard 20-inch wheels on supercharged modelsStandard shift-by-wire 6-speed automatic transmissionCabin ambience enhanced with mood lightingAvailable in March 2008IntroductionJaguar, the classic British automotive nameplate, is synonymous with lavish, elegantly-styled automobiles. From the beautiful Mark V Drophead Coupe and the XK120 sports car, to the E-Type Roadster, Jaguar reaffirms its tradition of combining passion and sport with polish and style. Marking a new era for Jaguar, the 2009 Jaguar XF offers the visual excitement of a coupe in a stylish 4-door sedan. Inside the cabin, 5 passengers are treated to sophisticated luxury, while the hidden mechanicals deliver the ride, drive and performance of a true sports sedan.
     
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement








Get A Quote
Get a Quote