When Jaguar said it added a four-cylinder model to the F-Type lineup for 2018, I got worried. But then I heard the engine, and now I'm not.
Jaguar put out a new video touting both theand its new four-cylinder engine, part of Jaguar's Ingenium modular engine family. Starting at 0:53 in the video above, you can hear it, and it's not half bad. It's a bit like other four-cylinder performance cars, in that it's got a bass-heavy growl with some free-flowing exhaust burbles.
I was concerned originally because the V6 and V8 F-Types are so insanely excellent on the ears. They roar and pop like nothing else, so the I4 F-Type had a lot to live up to. I4s aren't the best sounding arrangement of cylinders, but this new 2.0-liter unit should fit right into the family photo.
Starting at $59,000, the four-banger F-Type puts out 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. With an eight-speed automatic and all power heading to the rear wheels, it'll hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, which is slower than its more-powerful brethren but still pretty darn sporty.
(Hat tip to Jalopnik!)