Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport launched


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 19 Mar 2019

    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 19 Mar 2019

    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 19 Mar 2019

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

  • ian_cab28 19 Mar 2019

    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 19 Mar 2019

    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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