RE: Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport launched

RE: Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport launched

Tuesday 19th March

Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport launched

If you thought the hottest non-SVR F-Pace lacked the dress to match its muscle, Jag's now got you covered



If you wanted a Jaguar F-Pace with decent power and looks to flaunt its grunt, your choice was pretty much limited to the red-blooded and V8-engined SVR. Now, however, Jaguar has introduced a new Sport 300 variant that uses a petrol or diesel engine producing 300hp and wears more aggressive bodywork than the existing, comparably discreet R-Sport, on which the new variant builds.

Buyers can choose from either JLR's 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder or 3.0-litre V6 diesel for the model, both of which offer the same peak power output to give the new trim level its name. The petrol produces 295lb ft of torque while the oil burner offers a greater 516lb ft, but the former hits 62mph in 6.1 seconds, three tenths quicker than the weightier latter. Drive is supplied through a ZF eight-speed auto in both.


These powertrains were, of course, already available in the range, so it's the introduction of 22-inch Sport wheels and Dark Satin Grey exterior trim that sets the 300 Sport apart from its siblings. The front grille surround, side window outlines and side vents are finished in this colour, as are the mirror covers and bumper valance. There are also 300 Sport badges and three exclusive body colours: Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black.

Inside, there's yellow contrast stitching and lots of 300 Sport logos, which come on the kickplates, carpets and steering wheel, as well as the seat headrests. As standard, this 300hp F-Pace comes with JLR's Touch Pro Navigation with Connect Pro remote control, all featured within the infotainment and its 12.3-inch display. There's also the top Meridian sound system, a panoramic roof and 14-way heated electric front seats that can save your settings.

And that's that. Total the bits you get on the F-Pace 300 Sport ­and they come to £8,430 worth of options, but JLR asks £5,000 for the premium of buying a 300 Sport petrol compared to the R-Sport equivalent, so the deal doesn't look too bad. Course, that does still mean the starting price for a 300 Sport is a not-insignificant £53,980, which is almost £5k more than Porsche charges for its more potent Macan S. But the Jag is the roomier and, arguably, prettier model, and it's a fine handling machine in itself. Plus, you do get all those badges.






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rplo08

Original Poster:

2 posts

24 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Car will doubtless still have an infotainment that demonstrates an inability to sync your iPhone every time you get in. Nice to drive but a bit crap for 60 plus k

NJJ

152 posts

20 months

Tuesday 19th March
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F-Pace desperately needs a tech upgrade to match latest XE. But where is the F-Pace SVR?!!! Anyone on here at JLR know the back story to this.....it seems to be missing in action for some time now?

Andy83n

18 posts

2 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Dunno - my e_pace works just fine and since the last upgrade now has apple & google car mode things.

ian_cab28

183 posts

157 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Yep almost certainly. Good news now is that you can "dumb screen" all those gubbins with wired apple carplay . Parts bin special ahead of next years significant mid life update.

tomr97

1 posts

11 months

Tuesday 19th March
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NJJ said:
F-Pace desperately needs a tech upgrade to match latest XE. But where is the F-Pace SVR?!!! Anyone on here at JLR know the back story to this.....it seems to be missing in action for some time now?
New here, F-Pace SVR orders should be happening any time now, unsure of what the delay was but I saw a post earlier where a customer had received their car.
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Harry H

1,560 posts

96 months

Tuesday 19th March
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£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.


aarondbs

641 posts

86 months

Tuesday 19th March
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I have much love for the FPace I’m driving currently with the 300bhp V6 diesel. Sadly back in the X5 tomorrow and I shall miss it terribly. This is making me think stuff the company car tax and get one. Looks great, drives great!

bakerstreet

4,023 posts

105 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Harry H said:
£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.
Agreed. Will depreciate like a stone too.

aeropilot

17,508 posts

167 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Harry H said:
£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.
Unless you do big miles and want a diesel of course............

stumpage

1,689 posts

166 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Andy83n said:
Dunno - my e_pace works just fine and since the last upgrade now has apple & google car mode things.
I'm finding the same with my XF since it was upgraded to the latest software. It now works great and it's good to have apple car play.

pb8g09

287 posts

9 months

Tuesday 19th March
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For those like me who are not mechanically minded, can someone educate me on how if the petrol and diesel have the same power output, but the diesel so much more torque, why the petrol still has faster acceleration? Is the Diesel engine that much heavier?

stumpage

1,689 posts

166 months

Tuesday 19th March
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pb8g09 said:
For those like me who are not mechanically minded, can someone educate me on how if the petrol and diesel have the same power output, but the diesel so much more torque, why the petrol still has faster acceleration? Is the Diesel engine that much heavier?
The petrol can hold onto a gear a lot longer and although the max torque is lower it is availiable through more of its rev range. (I think)

ArmouredBiscuit

1,104 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th March
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pb8g09 said:
For those like me who are not mechanically minded, can someone educate me on how if the petrol and diesel have the same power output, but the diesel so much more torque, why the petrol still has faster acceleration? Is the Diesel engine that much heavier?
As far as I know, diesel is more calorific, i.e. it contains more chemical energy than petrol for the same volume of fuel. As such, it burns longer than petrol when ignited in-cylinder and supports a longer piston stroke than petrol; that helps generate the greater torque.

Or something...... biggrin

Cold

6,499 posts

30 months

Tuesday 19th March
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rplo08 said:
Car will doubtless still have an infotainment that demonstrates an inability to sync your iPhone every time you get in. Nice to drive but a bit crap for 60 plus k
Serves you right for buying an iPhone. You'll be posting photos on their side next and blaming the website.

BenjiS

429 posts

31 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Harry H said:
£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.
Unsurpsingly, once you’ve put enough options on the Macan S to match the standard spec of the F-Pace 300, the Porsche is more expensive. Who’d have thunk it? How Porsche can sell a car without even parking sensors as standard amazes me.

T1berious

1,130 posts

95 months

Tuesday 19th March
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BenjiS said:
Unsurprisingly, once you’ve put enough options on the Macan S to match the standard spec of the F-Pace 300, the Porsche is more expensive. Who’d have thunk it? How Porsche can sell a car without even parking sensors as standard amazes me.
My personal favourite was the charge for "matching paint on wing mirrors" and "painted headlamp washer covers" nono

As much as I loved the idea of getting a new porker the sting of all the extras that are standard everywhere else at their price point was just shocking.



Big GT

577 posts

32 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Harry H said:
£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.
I think most people will go for the Jag over the Porsche because er... its better in every way.

300bhp diesel one please!!!


Jag_NE

1,595 posts

40 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Would far prefer the big diesel in a car like that versus the 4cyl petrol. 0-60 might be better on the petrol but the diesel with all that low torque will be great in the real world. I can’t imagine fuel costs being significantly different but at that price point it probably isn’t a major factor anyway.

dme123

4,608 posts

129 months

Tuesday 19th March
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A rare case where the diesel is the enthusiasts choice, with a more appropriate number of cylinders for the price.

The Wookie

11,592 posts

168 months

Wednesday 20th March
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BenjiS said:
Harry H said:
£5 grand more than a Macan S. They haven't got a hope in hell of selling lots of these. Want a sporty SUV ? that'll be the one with a Porsche badge then.
Unsurpsingly, once you’ve put enough options on the Macan S to match the standard spec of the F-Pace 300, the Porsche is more expensive. Who’d have thunk it? How Porsche can sell a car without even parking sensors as standard amazes me.
First thing I thought when I saw the suggestion that the Macan was cheaper... the base price is pretty much tape deck and wind up windows on most Porsches