Entry-level cat arrives from $107,012

Australian details for the updated 2018 Jaguar F-Type range have been revealed this week, headlined by the arrival of the new four-cylinder entry model.

Now starting from $107,012 before on-road costs, the British sports car offers the option of a 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre 'Ingenium' petrol engine, making it the most powerful four-cylinder production Jaguar in the company's history.

With the new engine, the F-Type accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 249km/h - that's just 0.4 seconds and 11km/h slower than an automatic-equipped F-Type with the 250kW supercharged V6.

Fuel consumption, meanwhile, is rated at 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle. Really, who cares.

The 2.0-litre unit is available in both coupe and convertible (from $125,712) body styles, along standard F-Type and sportier R-Dynamic trim levels.

Standard equipment on the base 'F-Type' includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, leather/suede sports seats with six-way electric adjustment, an active sports exhaust system, Navigation Pro, and a Meridian sound system.

For a little extra cash, the R-Dynamic (from $114,812) adds 19-inch alloys, LED headlights, a 'Delta' aluminium centre console, and a switchable sports exhaust.

Also new for 2018 is the standard fitment of driver assistance technologies like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning and assist, along with a driver condition monitor across the MY18.5 F-Type range.

The four-cylinder F-Type range joins the carryover V6 and V8 F-Type range, offering both rear- and all-wheel drive derivatives, along with manual and automatic transmissions.

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2018.5 Jaguar F-Type pricing

F-Type Coupe

2.0 RWD 8AT - $107,012

3.0 250kW RWD 6MT - $121,212

3.0 250kW RWD 8AT - $126,212

3.0 280kW RWD 6MT - $148,712

3.0 280kW RWD 8AT - $153,712

3.0 280kW AWD 8AT - $169,512

F-Type Convertible

2.0 RWD 8AT - $125,712

3.0 250kW RWD 6MT - $139,912

3.0 250kW RWD 8AT - $144,912

3.0 280kW RWD 6MT - $167,412

3.0 280kW RWD 8AT - $172,412

3.0 280kW AWD 8AT - $188,212

F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe

2.0 RWD 8AT - $114,812

3.0 250kW RWD 6MT - $129,012

3.0 250kW RWD 8AT - $134,012

3.0 280kW RWD 6MT - $156,512

3.0 280kW RWD 8AT - $161,512

3.0 280kW AWD 8AT - $177,312

F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

2.0 RWD 8AT - $133,512

3.0 250kW RWD 6MT - $147,712

3.0 250kW RWD 8AT - $152,712

3.0 280kW RWD 6MT - $175,212

3.0 280kW RWD 8AT - $180,212

3.0 280kW AWD 8AT - $196,012

F-Type 400 Sport Coupe

3.0 294kW RWD 8AT - $183,512

3.0 294kW AWD 8AT - $199,312

F-Type 400 Sport Convertible

3.0 294kW RWD 8AT - $202,212

3.0 294kW AWD 8AT - $218,012

F-Type R/SVR Coupe

R 5.0 404kW AWD 8AT - $246,012

SVR 5.0 423kW AWD 8AT - $290,512

F-Type R/SVR Convertible

R 5.0 404kW AWD 8AT - $264,712

SVR 5.0 423kW AWD 8AT - $309,212

**All prices exclude on-road costs

Equipment highlights:

F-Type

  • Active sports exhaust
  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights
  • Sport seats with leather/suede trim
  • Six-way electric seats
  • Navigation Pro
  • Meridian sound system

R-Dynamic adds

  • Switchable active sports exhaust
  • LED headlights
  • Delta aluminium centre console
  • R-Dynamic treadplates
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

R adds

  • All-wheel drive (AWD)
  • 380mm front and 376mm rear brakes with red calipers
  • 20-inch R alloy wheels
  • Premium leather interior
  • R Performance seats
  • 12-way electric seats with memory

SVR adds

  • Lightweight 'Titanium and Inconel' exhaust
  • 20-inch forged alloy wheels
  • Redesigned aerodyamics
  • Carbon-fibre rear wing
  • SVR performance seats
  • Heated SVR leather steering wheel with aluminium paddles