2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD Features — New Face of Beloved Coupe

By | 11/14/2014

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD will have its premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new model will be completely stunning: it will combine two great things: the F-Type’s reliability, extravagance and elegance with an impressive all-wheel drive. Looking at it from aside, the new model will not diverge from the regular version. The manufacturer decided not the change the coupe’s exterior, as it is well-established as elegant, modern and powerful. Though some might be disappointed with such solution, we must point out that it would be foolish to expect a full-scale redesign just because the new model will come with a different drive mode. Also, the F-Type is beautiful as it is, so there is really no need for any changes. Also, the manufacturer took the same stand when it comes to the interior. The 2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD will feature the same cabin as its rear-wheel drive counterpart. So, what is new about this model? Well, aside from the fact that it comes with an all-wheel drive, not much, really. But this change alone will make a world of difference when it comes to performance. With it, the Jag F-Type will be loads more fun to drive, and the experience inside of it will be more powerful. The all-wheel drive will improve numerous aspects of coupe’s behavior which will combined together provide the driver and passenger with unique experience.

2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD Exterior

2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD Apperance

As we mentioned before, the 2106 Jaguar F-Type AWD will come with more or less unchanged appearance. However, there will be some small adjustments which will be changed compared to the rear-wheel drive. Reportedly, the new model will come with an altered hood line. This change is not aesthetical, though; it is due to the new drive mode. The new front differential now must be placed under the hood, so the engineers had to provide space for it. Other than this small change, the new F-Type AWD will look the same as its rear-wheel counterpart. As for the interior, there will be no changes whatsoever. This might sound a bit as a letdown, but let us remind you of the model’s uniqueness, level of luxury and comfort and elegance, and soon you will realize yourselves that there was no need for a change to start with. The new AWD coupe will come with the same level of equipment and packages as does the regular model.

2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD New Drivetrain

Powertrain and Specs

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD’s powertrain is still kept away from the eyes of the spectators, but soon we should know more about it. At this point, the basic structure is known. The coupe will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can generate 542 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The new model will be capable of reaching the speed of 60 mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds. This is by a tenth of a second better result that the RWD model’s result, which is not that big of an improvement. However, it is important on short-distance sprints. In addition, the manufacturer is said to have tried to make the AWD model feel the same as the RWD one. This is due to the fact that its customers are used to a certain feel when driving their Jags, and this feel might just be the thing that keeps them coming back. On the other hand, the new 2016 F-Type AWD will come with some rather unique features. The new model will provide impressive traction, and its top speed will be set at 186 mph. In addition, it will also provide more precise handling; better stability and it will be more fun to drive. The new model will especially be interesting to buyers who live in colder climates with more ice and snow, as the new AWD system will be an excellent weapon to fight harsh driving conditions. Moreover, the new model will feature an Instinctive AWD system as standard, and an Intelligent Driveline Dynamics stability control.

2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD Coupe

2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD Premiere

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type AWD will have its premiere soon, at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. This model will be used as a base to offer more versions of the popular coupe. The manufacturer intends to offer 14 different versions instead of the current six. At the LA Auto Show, we will have the opportunity to see them for the first time, as well as their prices.

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