Jaguar F-Pace – Powertrain
In the beginning, the only option available was the 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine. It is the same engine featured in the Jaguar F-Type coupe and makes 340 PS @6,500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque @4,500 rpm in the F-Pace. The new base model introduced in 2018 had the Ingenium 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder engine. The output was 250 PS @5,500 rpm and 365 Nm torque figure @1,500 to 4,500 rpm. Currently, for the 30t model, power is raised to 300 PS (+50 PS) and 400 Nm (+35 Nm) at the same rpm range from the same engine.
Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission from the German manufacturer, ZF. The V6 engine uses the 8HP70 gearbox to handle high torque. Meanwhile, the Ingenium four-cylinder uses the 8HP45 gearbox which is lighter and more compact. It has a pendulum damper that helps absorb low-frequency vibrations to enable the engines to run at low speeds without sacrificing smoothness.
The ZF gearbox is highly responsive, smooth, and efficient by delivering rapid shifting for effortless acceleration and overtaking. Gears are chosen with a rotary dial, similarly to Land Rover’s, and can be shifted with Jaguar Sequential Shift via the steering wheel paddles.
F-Pace is built on Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminum Architecture which is an 80% aluminum-intensive body structure strong enough to offer excellent protection to all occupants. It helps to reduce weight, boosts efficiency, and enhances handling and braking. F-Pace is among the lightest cars in its class to achieve a weight distribution with near perfect 50:50 balance.
Jaguar took the Double Wishbone from the F-Type for the front and the Integral Link from the XE for the rear. The highest trim, R Sport Hi-Spec is equipped with Adaptive Dynamics, an electronically controlled damper and together with the Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR), the F-Pace can modify dampening and respond with maximize grip on all type of surfaces.
All units of F-Pace sold in Malaysia are all-wheel drive models. Having said that, the system only sends around 10% of the power to the front wheel on normal drives. When needed, a maximum of 50% can be sent to the front wheels, making the all-wheel drive a rear-wheel bias system.
Although not meant to focus on its off-road abilities, that did not stop Jaguar from including several features such as the All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC) that is a low speed, off-road cruise control that helps maintain optimum handling and the Low-Friction Launch (LFL, a Jaguar first) for getting a grip on slippery surfaces. The F-Pace also has Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) adjusts engine and brake settings after recognizing different surfaces to exploit available grip.