Pretty hot new pack of Jags on the prowl for UK shoppers: the 2016 British Design Edition. Wearing all the sexiest options and four special colors, the BDE is offered in hard or soft-top form, exclusively in the 380HP AWD with the new eight-speed automatic paddle-shifter.
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition
JAGUAR LAUNCHES F-TYPE BRITISH DESIGN EDITION
- Exclusive F-TYPE British Design Edition based on the 380PS V6 S enhances the F-TYPE’s multi award-winning design and features a wealth of additional equipment as standard
- Coupé and Convertible body styles
- Available in four colours: Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue and Ultimate Black
- Exterior Sport Design Pack
- Jaguar Super Performance Braking system with red calipers (black optional)
- 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Dark Grey finish
- Jet premium leather interior with contrast stitching in Red, Ivory or Reims Blue
- British Design Edition badging front and rear, in addition to unique branding on the headrests, tread plates and the satin-finish carbon fibre centre console trim
- 380W Meridian Sound System or optional 770W Meridian Surround Sound System
- InControl Remote App – now also available for the Apple Watch – enables remote fuel level check, lock/ unlock and even remote engine starts
- Eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with all-wheel drive
- Available to order at Jaguar UK retailers priced from £75,225 for Coupé version, and £80,390 for Convertible
- Customer deliveries begin Spring 2016
The Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition
From the moment it was unveiled, the Jaguar F-TYPE gained global recognition as a great contemporary British design – including 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.
“The F-TYPE is a sports car that excites the senses, with a visual drama that is both individual and very British. Creating the British Design Edition gave us the opportunity to subtly enhance the way the F-TYPE looks – inside and out.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
Based on the F-TYPE S Coupé and Convertible, and featuring a range of visual enhancements and additional equipment, the British Design Edition is offered in a specially-selected colour palette inspired by the Union Jack: Caldera Red, Glacier White and – new to the F-TYPE range – Ultra Blue. Ultimate Black is also available.
Further enhancements to the F-TYPE’s award-winning design come from the Sport Design pack and discreet British Design Edition badges front and rear, with unique branding on the centre console, headrests and the stainless steel tread plates.
Behind the 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Grey finish is an uprated braking system featuring red calipers (black is available as an option).
Complementing the range of exterior colours is a crafted premium Jet leather interior finished with contrast stitching in a choice of three colours. The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ cabin is heightened by carbon fibre trim around the centre console.
Jaguar’s InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus infotainment systems are offered with upgraded audio equipment developed together with leading British experts Meridian. InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus support a range of apps which make it easier than ever for the driver to stay connected.
The Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition will be available in Coupé and Convertible body styles. Power comes exclusively from the 380PS/ 460Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, matched to the eight-speed Quickshift transmission all-wheel drive.
Winner of more than 140 awards since its launch in 2012, the all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE is not only the embodiment of Jaguar DNA – it is the definitive British sports car.
Befitting its status, the F-TYPE British Design Edition model is offered in Caldera Red, Glacier White and – new to the F-TYPE range – Ultra Blue. Customers also have the choice of Ultimate Black.
Enhancing the F-TYPE’s dramatic lines is the Sport Design Pack. Optional on the S model, this is standard equipment on the British Design Edition and comprises a gloss black front splitter, body-coloured side sill extensions and rear venturi – a fixed rear spoiler is also available for the Coupé.
The 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 tyres front and rear respectively. British Design Edition centre caps are available as an accessory fit.
And as well as larger wheels and tyres than the F-TYPE S, the British Design Edition also features uprated stopping power courtesy of the Jaguar Super Performance Brake system. The calipers are finished in red, with black available as an option.
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.
The F-TYPE’s interior is a special place to be. The combination of a driver-orientated ‘one-plus-one’ cockpit, superbly comfortable and supportive seats, and luxury materials and finishes make Jaguar’s sports car different.
The British Design Edition builds on this theme, offering premium Jet leather throughout together with contrast stitching in a choice of three distinctive colours: Red, Ivory and Reims Blue. The 14-way sports seats feature headrests embossed with British Design Edition branding.
Replacing the aluminium of the F-TYPE S, carbon fibre trim is used on the centre console – this is also complete with British Design Edition branding. The texture and satin finish of this material complements the premium Jet leather interior perfectly.
Thanks to repackaging of key components at the rear of the vehicle, all 2017 model year F-TYPE convertibles offer an additional eight litres of luggage space.
Technology that brings driver and F-TYPE even closer
The standard specification of the British Design Edition also includes upgraded audio compared to the F-TYPE S, equipping vehicles with the InControl Touch infotainment system benefit from a 380W Meridian system with 10 speakers. There is also the option of the InControl Touch Plus system delivers 770W of Meridian surround sound through 12 speakers.
Both InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus support the familiar InControl Apps and InControl Remote features, but the InControl Remote App is now available for the Apple Watch. Interacting with the vehicle – from anywhere in the world – has never been easier.
Functionality is similar to the current InControl Remote smartphone app, so drivers will be able to use their Apple Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and find it on a map. It’s even possible to set the climate control and start the engine to bring the cabin to the desired temperature before the journey begins.
TECHNICAL DATA: F-TYPE BRITISH DESIGN EDITION
|AWD Coupé||AWD Convertible|
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||2,995|
|Valves per cylinder||4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing|
|Bore/ stroke (mm)||84.5/ 89.0|
|Fuel injection||150bar direct injection|
|Boosting system||Twin-Vortex supercharger|
|Power PS (kW)||380 (280) @ 6,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lb ft)||460 (339) @ 3,500-5,000rpm|
|Gear ratios (:1)|
|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|
|Width inc./ excl. mirrors (mm)||2,042/ 1,923||2,042/ 1,923|
|Track front/ rear (mm)||1,585/ 1,627||1,585/ 1,627|
|Weight (kg)||From 1,674||From 1,694|
|Boot volume (litres)||310/ 408 with/ without parcel tray||206.7|
|Fuel tank; usable (litres)||70||70|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||171 (275)||171 (275)|
|Fuel consumption mpg (litres/100km) EU combined||31.7 (8.9)||31.7 (8.9)|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)
Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time of going to press
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