New and Used Chevrolet and JAGUAR in Greensboro, NC
Now that Jaguar’s F-type fleet includes six distinct models, picking one that best suits your fancy can be daunting. The coupes excel in aesthetics and practicality, the convertibles are more fun. Venturing beyond that body-style fork, this test of a V-6 S coupe should assist your smart purchase decision.
The $77,925 S coupe lives at the sensible end of the price range; it is $12,000 more than the base hardtop, $22,000 less than the 550-hp R coupe, and $15,000 less than the most powerful convertible. What you get here is the aluminum-intensive body and chassis common to all F-types, a ZF eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic (a manual is coming soon), and a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 boosted to 380 horsepower. Spending the extra $12,000 over the base coupe means 40 additional ponies, one-inch-larger (19-inch) wheels, bigger front brakes, cockpit-adjustable dampers, a limited-slip differential, launch control, and what Jaguar calls an Active Sport Exhaust system.
Eurobahn Motorsports is an independent Jaguar Repair Service Center for Greensboro, High Point and Burlington, NC.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Delightful back-road manners, potent supercharged six-cylinder, gorgeous body.
Decklid spoiler reduces view when deployed, ride is occasionally too harsh.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
PRICE AS TESTED: $92,575 (base price: $77,925)
ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 183 cu in, 2995 cc
Power: 380 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 339 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Wheelbase: 103.2 in
Length: 176.0 in
Width: 75.7 in Height: 51.5 in
Curb weight: 3825 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.7 sec
Zero to 140 mph: 24.2 sec
Rollinf start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.7 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.9 sec @ 109 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 166 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 157 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g
EPA city/highway: 19/27 mpg
C/D observed: 18 mpg