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Jaguar to offer AWD in F-Type R Coupe

All-wheel-drive 2016 model will make its public debut at Los Angeles auto show

Published: November 6, 2014, 9:35 PM
Updated: June 7, 2015, 9:50 AM

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD

Jaguar is adding all-wheel-drive as standard fitment on its F-Type R Coupe, beginning with the 2016 model year. In addition, the F-Type model range will grow from six to 12 derivatives for 2016.

The AWD R Coupe, along with the rest of the expanded F-Type model range, will make its public debut at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 19.

"Our target with engineering the all-wheel-drive F-Type was to maintain the engaging rear-drive character that's so important to Jaguar sports cars, yet offer even greater dynamic capability," says Ian Hoban, Jaguar's vehicle line director.

The addition of what it calls Instinctive All-Wheel-Drive, plus Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, will provide F-Type R drivers with improved traction and confidence in a variety of road conditions, the company says.

It is said to accelerate from 0-to- 97 km/h (60 mph) in 3.9 seconds – an improvement of 0.2 seconds from its RWD counterpart, and the same limited top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph).

Full details of the 2016 F-Type model range will be revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 19. Additions are expected to include variants with manual transmissions and availability of a high-performance four-cylinder engine from JLR's new Ingenium engine family.