Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition front 3/4
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Short of maybe driving a Morgan while wearing tweed and smoking a pipe, automobiles don't come much more quintessentially British than a Jaguar. But now the F-Type is going to be even more so with the launch of the new British Design Edition. It's based on the six-cylinder F-Type S, but upgrades with a series of special touches to set it apart.

Red, white, and blue are the dominant colors from which buyers will be able to choose both the exterior color and that of the interior contrast stitching. The leather interior comes in black, and those less patriotically inclined can spec the outside to match. The British Design Edition also features 20-inch wheels in dark gray satin finish, packing upgraded brakes with red calipers. The Design package comes standard with upgraded aero, as does the 12-speaker Meridian sound system. And naturally there are special insignia inside and out.

Buyers will be able to choose between coupe or convertible and rear- or all-wheel drive, but either way motivation comes in the form of JLR's 3.0-liter supercharged V6, driving 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Only 300 units will be coming to the United States, with prices starting at $92,100 (plus a $995 destination charge) – representing a substantial $14.8k premium over the $77,300 price of entry for an F-Type S Coupe. Spec one out with similar options and you'd be looking at $86,250, which makes the privilege (and resale value) of acquiring the limited edition a $5,850 proposition. Any way you cut it, though, the elbow patches cost extra.
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Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition

- Exclusive F-TYPE British Design Edition based on the 380HP V6 S enhances the award-winning design of the F-TYPE and features a wealth of additional equipment as standard
- British Design Edition badging front and rear, in addition to unique branding on the headrests, treadplates and the satin-finish carbon fiber center console trim
- Available in four colors: Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue and Ultimate Black
- Jet premium leather interior with contrast stitching in Red, Ivory or Reims Blue
- 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Dark Grey finish
- Jaguar Super Performance Braking System standard
- Available with 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission in rear- or all-wheel drive
- 8-inch touch-screen navigation and infotainment with 770W Meridian® Surround Sound System
- Limited volume of 300 units for North America, on sale from Spring 2016, priced from $92,1005

(MAHWAH, N.J.) - January 4, 2016 - From the moment it was unveiled, the Jaguar F-TYPE gained global recognition as a great contemporary British design - including winning the prestigious World Car Design of the Year accolade - and now its appeal has been further enhanced by the creation of the exclusive British Design Edition for the 2017 model year.

Based on the F-TYPE S Coupe and Convertible and featuring a range of visual enhancements and additional equipment, the British Design Edition is offered in a specially-selected color palette inspired by the Union Jack: Caldera Red, Glacier White and - new to the F-TYPE range - Ultra Blue. Ultimate Black is also available.

Exterior enhancements include the addition of 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Grey finish which surround the uprated Jaguar Super Performance Braking System featuring red calipers.

Outside, the British Design Edition features discreet British Design Edition badges front and rear, as well as unique branding on the center console, headrests and the stainless steel treadplates.

Complementing the range of exterior colors is a crafted premium Jet leather interior finished with contrast stitching in a choice of three colors: Red, Ivory and Reims Blue. The driver-focused theme of the 'one-plus-one' cabin is heightened by carbon fiber trim around the center console.

"The F-TYPE is a sports car that excites the senses, with a visual drama that is both individual and very British," said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design. "Creating the British Design Edition gave us the opportunity to subtly enhance the way the F-TYPE looks - inside and out."

The Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition will be available in Coupe and Convertible body styles. Power comes exclusively from the 380HP supercharged 3.0-litre V6 gas engine, matched to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission in rear- or all-wheel drive.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

As the winner of more than 140 international awards since its launch in 2012, the all-aluminum Jaguar F-TYPE is not only the embodiment of Jaguar DNA, it is the definitive British sports car.

The Design Package enhances the dramatic lines of the F-TYPE. Optional on the S RWD model, the Design Package is standard equipment on the British Design Edition and includes a gloss black front splitter, body-colored side sill extensions and rear venturi.

20-inch Cyclone wheels with Satin Dark Grey finish are unique to the British Design Edition and are fitted with 255/35/R20 and 295/30/R20 tires front and rear respectively. British Design Edition center caps are available as an accessory fit.

Complementing the larger wheels and tires fitted to the car, the British Design Edition also features uprated stopping power courtesy of the standard Jaguar Super Performance Braking System. Available as an option on the F-TYPE S and standard on the F-TYPE R, the Jaguar Super Performance Braking System features larger steel rotors measuring 380mm and 376mm front and rear, with a twin-piston sliding calipers in the front and single-piston sliding calipers in the rear finished in red.

Completing the exterior enhancements are new badges for the front grille and the tailgate. In place of the red and green of the S roundel, the British Design Edition features Union Jack detailing in subtle monochrome.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The interior of the F-TYPE has always been a special place to be. The combination of a driver-orientated 'one-plus-one' cockpit, superbly comfortable and supportive performance seats, as well as luxury materials and finishes make the Jaguar sports car different from other cars.

The British Design Edition builds on this theme, offering premium Jet leather finished with contrast stitching in a choice of three distinctive colors - Red, Ivory and Reims Blue - the 14-way performance seats also feature headrests embossed with British Design Edition branding to further distinguish the British Design Edition F-TYPE from other S models.

Replacing aluminum in the F-TYPE S, the British Design Edition features satin finish carbon fiber trim on the center console complete with British Design Edition branding; perfectly complementing the premium Jet leather interior.

Technology that brings driver and F-TYPE even closer

The British Design Edition also includes the familiar 12-speaker 770W Meridian™ surround sound system with 8-inch capacitive touch-screen navigation and infotainment interface which support Jaguar InControl® Apps™. Consistent with the other F-TYPE models, Jaguar InControl® Remote and Protect™ is standard.

The InControlRemote App is also available for the Apple Watch®; allowing interaction with the vehicle from anywhere in the world. Functionality is similar to the current InControlRemote smartphone app, allowing drivers to use their Apple Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and find their car on a map as well as set the climate control and start the engine to bring the cabin to the desired temperature before their journey begins.

The Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition will be available in Spring 2016 and will be priced from $92,1005. Production is limited to just 300 units in the United States.

BEST-IN-LUXURY CLASS COVERAGE

All 2017 Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace of mind. First announced for the 2016 model year, Jaguar EliteCare is a best-in-class ownership package offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™ for five-years or 60,000 miles - whichever comes first. Jaguar EliteCare includes:

5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance
5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

TECHNICAL DATA: F-TYPE BRITISH DESIGN EDITION

Coupe

Convertible

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

Engine capacity (cc)

2,995

Cylinders

6 in-vee

Valves per cylinder

4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing

Bore/ stroke (in.)

3.33/ 3.50

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Fuel injection

150bar direct injection

Boosting system

Twin-Vortex supercharger

Power (hp.)

380 @ 6,500rpm

Torque (lb. ft.)

339 @ 3,500-5,000rpm

Transmission

8-Speed Quickshift Automatic

Gear ratios (:1)

1st

4.714

2nd

3.143

3rd

2.106

4th

1.667

5th

1.285

6th

1.000

7th

0.839

8th

0.667

Reverse

3.317

Final Drive

3.31

CHASSIS

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Double wishbone

Front brakes

Twin-piston sliding caliper; 380mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes

Single-piston sliding caliper; 376mm ventilated discs

DIMENSIONS

Length (in.)

176.0

176.0

Width inc./ excl. mirrors (in.)

80.4/ 75.7

80.4/ 75.7

Height (in.)

51.6

51.5

Wheelbase (in.)

103.2

103.2

Track front/ rear (in.)

62.4/ 64.1

62.4/ 64.1

Weight (lbs)

From 3,514

From 3,558

Trunk volume (cu. ft.)

14.4

7.3

Fuel tank; usable (gals.)

18.5

18.5

PERFORMANCE

0-60mph (sec) [AWD]1

4.8 [4.9]

4.8 [4.9]

0-100km/h (sec) [AWD] 1

4.9 [5.1]

4.9 [5.1]

Top speed mph1

171

171



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