Sharing is most definitely caring in the car industry, so it should come as no surprise that just a couple of months on from announcing a new 297bhp inline-four for the F-Type, Jaguar has confirmed the engine will make its way through the most of the current stable.
The engine is being introduced to the XE, XF and F-Pace ranges. In the XE, that means a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds - just half a second down on the XE S, while giving 41.5mpg on the combined cycle, compared to 35 in the S.
So it’ll be damn near as quick as the range-topping, V6-powered model, but significantly more efficient. It won’t sound as good, of course, but hey - you can’t have everything.
The XF is good for 40mpg combined and a 0-62mph time of 5.6 seconds, and finally the F-Pace SUV musters 37mpg and completes the benchmark sprint in six seconds dead.
Tempted? You’re looking at £38,145 for the XE, £44,335 for the XF and £44,760 for the F-Pace. That equates to nearly £10,000 less than an XE S, £6765 less than an XF S, and £8605 less than an F-Pace S for a relatively small performance deficit. Option the four-pot Jags to the equivalent of S spec though, and that gap will narrow significantly.
All are available to order now. Would you have one over a V6?