New Jaguar F-Type Reportedly Coming In 2020 With BMW Power

Jaguar design director Ian Callum recently said “there’s not a plan” to replace the F-Type quite yet, but that hasn’t stopped Car Magazine from reporting a redesigned model could arrive in 2020.

While there have been countless rumors about the next-generation F-Type, the publication is bucking the rumor mill by saying the model will remain front-engined. While have a handful of reports have claimed the car will be mid-engined, Car says that’s an entirely different model altogether.

Regardless, the publication says the 2020 F-Type will ride an updated aluminum architecture which will reportedly be called the D7b evolution. Details are limited, but the platform could be even lighter than the one used on the current model.

This weight saving could prove to be rather impressive as the 2020 F-Type will reportedly be larger than its predecessor. Nothing is official, but the magazine says the next-generation F-Type will be a 2+2 that targets the Porsche 911. Despite featuring room for up to four people, it appears the rear seats will be relatively tiny and best used as a means of last resort.

Coupe and convertible variants are expected and the publication says power will be provided by an assortment of different engines including an Ingenium four-cylinder. Perhaps the interesting detail is the mention of an available twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 sourced from BMW. The report claims the engine will replace the company’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and produce 560 hp (417 kW / 567 PS).

The engine is eventually expected to find its way into other Jaguar Land Rover products. The report doesn’t mention which models, but they would likely include the next-generation Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Jaguar XJ.

The rumor about the BMW-sourced V8 engine is interesting as previous reports have suggested the company would eliminate V8s altogether. Of course, this and other rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

  • Bo Hanan

    Tata Motors has all that money and they can’t produce a decent V8 engine for their own cars?

    • designer_dick

      A British car using a V8 engine supplied by a ‘foreign’ competitor wouldn’t exactly be unprecedented in Britain’s motoring history. Some might say it’s a British tradition.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Look at Toyota. They’re one of the largest automakers in the world yet they went to BMW for making inline six engines for the Zupra

      • ksegg

        I’m not sure they “went to BMW”; because they did a joint venture on the Zoopra, I think they decided to go with a BMW I6 versus any one of Toyota’s V6’s they have on hand.

    • Matt

      It’s about ROI – return on investment. If they spend billions developing a new engine that will find itself being used in less and less models within a market where the demand for V8s is getting smaller, it doesn’t make financial sense to build a new engine from scratch.

    • TheBelltower

      It’s not about money. It’s about ability. Neither Tata nor JLR is exactly expert at building this kind of engine.

      • Matt

        Is there something wrong with JLR’s current V8 engine design that would make you come to that conclusion?

        • Belthronding

          as far as i know, jag v8 is being made by ford in britain and sharing some components with ford derivatives.apart from that it sounds fantastic and still good offer for sure.

  • Axel Cortez

    I would rather go with AMG for the v8 like aston martin did

    • Matt

      Well first AMG would need to let you use their engines…. it was easy for Aston Martin because a technical partnership was already established due to the fact Mercedes owns a stake in the company.

      • Not to mention Aston Martin targeting specific customer that Mercedes don’t usually go to.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Looks like the upcoming Supra may not be the only non-BMW product with a BMW-sourced motor after all…

    😛

    • Matt

      Don’t forget Weissman.

      • I really hope they succeed again, I haven’t heard any news about their revival since few months ago.

  • EM1

    I don’t think this idea will satisfy everybody.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Ha! The N63 motor is garbage in any form, ask my old SA, or any of my buddies who’ve owned 550’s or XM’s and M’s. Jaguar should stay away from the problem child. Rumor this is, they’re too smart to take a failing motor that’s been in bad shape since the naturally aspirated version of it the N62 was in commission. False rumor.

  • That just don’t make any sense, why would BMW supply it’s rival with an engine that would be used in all of their line up.

  • Astonman

    I don’t like the idea of a 2 + 2. Might as well call it an XKR because it will be bigger in size. I like the dimensions now.

  • Miknik

    Whilst I can understand that nowadays, with R&D budgets going into electrification, SUVs etc, a V8 for a sports car isn’t exactly top priority, and likely the BMW V8 is better in all measurable ways, the (btw. also foreign, as Ford derived) Supercharged V8 has such a characteristic growl, and wild manners, that are a huge part of the flair of those powerful Jags; BMW engines are nowadays rather devoid of sound, with those artificial crackles everywhere in the M models (hardly surprising, given how a twin turbo setup “turbines” out all actual engine sound), I’d – as others here – prefer the Mercedes/AMG engines, they kind of fit the character of a Jaguar better….

    • DMJ

      I’m sure that Jaguar will work on the exhaust note, they are experts on that, just like Maserati.

  • Belthronding

    no need any damn changes. just bring it on with new techs / slightly updated design and show must go on.
    it is not an easy task to challange other GTs in the market like 911, so jag must stick with f type and have some more passion.
    making it mid engine supersport + more expensive than ever is not the key of success for upcoming f type,it has to stay as a GT.

  • ksegg

    Are the Brits completely incapable of designing/engineering their own powertrains?

    • LeStori

      Considering we are facing an EV revolution, it might not be economical to produce new bespoke engines to meet Euro regulations? Jaguar has put a lot of its eggs into Diesel. and the basket has fallen.

      • ksegg

        It’s not just Jag. Aston now relies entirely on AMG, and Ford before that.

        Land Rover – hell I don’t even know for certain who they source for their powertrain, but I think they still go to Ford for their V6/8/Diesel.

        It’s sad to the point of hilarity that even TODAY, “British Engineering” is still synonymous with “That’ll Do!” engineering, aka it’s complete utter crap.

  • LeStori

    Roads not getting any larger especially in the UK and the vehicles getting larger. Get stuck on the road getting to the country estate!

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