The new-gen Jaguar F-Type will reportedly be powered by a BMW engine. In addition, it will also get two more seats. The news about this was first published on CAR magazine, saying that the 2020 F-Type will offer more interior space than before, but at the same time it will lose some weight. The car will use 2+2 setup to get close to the likes of the Porsche 911.
According to the report, which is still unconfirmed, the future F-Type will come with a BMW-derived 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 unit dubbed “Project Jennifer”. It looks like the engine will be the same as the one found in the 600-HP BMW M5. However, CAR magazine said the output will be different for the F-Type, which will make around 560 HP. The current range-topping F-Type packs a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine and is available with only two seats.
Preceding in taking a similar step, Aston Martin recently joined forces with Mercedes-AMG, resulting in the latter’s V8 laying under the hoods of the new Vantage and DB11. Could this be a sign of Bavarian engines gaining some fame among British automakers?
The new F-Type won’t be the only one to borror BMW’s V8, but other top-line Jaguar Land Rover models are rumored to use the German engine too. As for the company’s lower-end cars, they will continue to rely on the Ingenium family.
It’s also reported that the 2020 F-Type will sit on a new lightweight architecture which is called the D7b evolution. We don’t know the full details yet, but we suspect the platform will be lisghter than the one rode by the outgoing model, as it’s said to use lots of aluminum materials.