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2022 Jaguar F-Type price and features: Model range halved as Porsche Boxster rival sharpens focus on beefy V8

Just three F-Type variants are available now, down from six.

Jaguar’s F-Type sports car has just copped a $30,000 increase to its entry price, but there’s a good reason for it.

As part of a 2022 model year update, Jaguar has not only dropped the supercharged V6 variants, but the entry level four-cylinder turbocharged petrol models have also been pulled from the roster.

That means the striking two-door coupe and convertible is now a V8-only proposition. All variants use the same 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8, albeit in two states of tune.

The 280kW/460Nm V6 was deleted from the F-Type range globally, and while Australia has opted to shelve the four-cylinder version, it will continue to be offered in some markets.

Dropping from six grades to just three, the F-Type is now offered in R-Dynamic P450 Coupe and Convertible guise, with the range topped by the fire-breathing coupe-only F-Type R all-wheel drive.

Previous F-Type pricing started at $127,924 before on-road costs for the four-cylinder R-Dynamic rear-wheel drive coupe and topped out at $264,842 for the V8 R Coupe.

Pricing now kicks off at $159,900 before on-roads for the R-Dynamic P450 Coupe, increasing to $164,900 for the Convertible version, while the R Coupe has barely moved at $264,966.

That entry price puts the F-Type somewhere between the Porsche Cayman S and GTS ($144,080-$180,490), but slightly more than an Audi RS5 Coupe ($153,900). The R Coupe is still more affordable than any Mercedes-AMG GT variant.

In R-Dynamic P450 tune, the V8 pumps out 331kW of power and 580Nm of torque, driving the rear wheels only via an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has an electronic active rear differential and can cover 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.

The R Coupe retains the 423kW/700Nm version of the V8, driving all four wheels via the same transmission. This propels the R from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds.

This could be the last hurrah for JLR's big V8 in a Jaguar model. This could be the last hurrah for JLR's big V8 in a Jaguar model.

The R-Dynamic P450 Coupe and Convertible come with the R-Dynamic Pack, 20-inch six split-spoke wheels and an active exhaust system, while all F-Types feature Jaguar’s adaptive dynamics setup and a ‘quiet start’ function.

For the 2022 model year, R Coupe standard specification now includes metallic or premium paint, a fixed panoramic roof, 20-inch satin grey five split-spoke alloy wheels, an aluminium gearshift lever, a black exterior styling pack, blind spot assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

This will likely be the V8’s last hurrah in a Jaguar model following the Indian-owned British marque’s announcement earlier this year that it will begin to transition to an electric-only brand from 2025.

Jaguar Land Rover boss Thierry Bollore has confirmed that all current Jaguar model lines will be discontinued by 2025 as the company moves even further upmarket as a more exclusive EV brand.

That means the XE and XF sedans, F-Type sports car, E-Pace and F-Pace SUVs will be gone, while the future of the I-Pace EV is unknown. The flagship XJ sedan has already been discontinued, with Mr Bollore shutting down the program for the next-generation XJ just before it was due to make its debut.

The F-Type went on sale in Australia back in mid-2013 and received a major makeover in late 2019 that ushered in a sharper design and mechanical and safety updates.

2022 Jaguar F-Type pricing before on-road costs

R-Dynamic P450 CoupeAutomatic$159,900
R-Dynamic P450 ConvertibleAutomatic$164,900
R Coupe Automatic $264,966