Jaguar is already in the electric vehicle segment thanks to the launch of I-Pace. However, it is just the beginning as more such models will follow soon. An insider of the company reports that a new model as the replacement of the F-Type is on the horizon. This news report surfaced on Autocar and it stated that British based luxury automaker is planning to produce all-electric version for the next-gen F-Type. However, it could be ways off. Jaguar F-Type is already six years old and the replacement is not on the horizon for another couple of years.
In an interview to Autocar, Chief Designer Ian Callum stated that Jaguar F-Type is a specialist car and hence, will have a longer life term than many mainstream models. Nonetheless, there is a future for F-Type. The term future is subjective for speculations. Interestingly, Jaguar Land Rover is working with BMW to supply for aging supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine. Thus, there is a strong probability that twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 from German automaker might find its way to the next Jaguar F-Type. It might be used on JLR replacement models such as Jaguar XJ, Range Rover, and Range Rover Sport.
However, it doesn’t mark the first time as Jaguar have earlier used BMW sourced engine. For instance, second generation Range Rover that was produced between 1994 and 2002 used BMW sourced six-cylinder engine. The third generation model features BMW powered 4.4 liter V8 engine till the year 2003. It was eventually replaced Jaguar AJ-V8. It is highly likely that next Jaguar F-Type might use new Ingenium four-cylinder engines and the top-version might receive BMW’s V8. An electric-version from Jaguar will rival against the upcoming Tesla Roadster, just like I-Pace did with Tesla’s Model X.