The feline brand has just slipped a Jaguar F-Pace 25t, a nice and efficient gasoline engine under the hood of its big F-Pace SUV. Diesel is no longer in the smell of holiness. Its announced banishment of the city centers pushes the manufacturers to rethink their mechanical essence, if not to consider their hybridization. For the time being, Jaguar does not seem ready to give into the sirens of electrification. On the other hand, his engineers have devised a new generation of 4 cylinders gasoline that is coming strong about.
Sharing the Ingenium label with homemade diesel, these supercharged mechanics are distinguished by advanced technologies used for efficiency as well as driving approval. For the F-Pace, this is a 2 liter, declined in 250 hp and 300 hp, which arises as an alternative to the powerful 3 liters V6 petrol of 380 hp, with the advantage of lower consumption and emissions. So the big SUV manages to escape the super malls of 10 000 euros introduced in France this year.
Longer and heavier than its rivals in the premium category, the F-Pace accommodates this reduction in power, particularly because it is accompanied by a higher relief than the quintal. We found it at the wheel of a 25t version, equipped with the 4 turbo cylinder of 250 hp.
A driver accustomed to rolling in diesel will be pleasantly surprised by the silence of walking and the lack of vibrations. The recoveries are indented, but the flexibility is excellent and the upper lengthening. The lightened front gear becomes more incisive on a winding road, while the integral transmission in series with the automatic 8-speed gearbox guarantees perfect motor skills.
The consumption gap with diesel of 240 hp can, of course, reach 4 L/100 km, but this “small” F-Pace petrol seems able to attract a clientele running few kilometers, anxious to maintain a free access to large agglomerations. What further broadens the audience of a bestseller who has already allowed Jaguar to double its sales in the hexagon.
Jaguar F-Pace 25t SPecifications
- Engine: 4 cylinders turbo Petrol, 1 997 cm3
- Power: 250 Hp
- Torque: 362 Nm
- Transmission: Integral, Auto box. 8 reports
- Dimensions: L. 4.75, L. 1.94, H. 1.69 m
- Consumption: 7.4 L/100 km (NEDC)
- Emissions (CO2): 170 g/km
- Speed: 217 km/h
- Price: From 52 060 €