When the F-Pace was launched a couple of years ago, there seemed to be a yawning chasm in the modelís line-up. Sure there was the barnstorming 296bhp 3.0-litre diesel engine crowning the top of the range, but the next most powerful unit was a relatively pedestrian 177bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. Now Jaguar engineers have plugged the gap with the arrival of a twin-turbocharged 237bhp 2.0-litre unit. Paired exclusively with all-wheel-drive, it wears a 25d badge on the carís rump. With 369lb ft of torque on tap, the strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is designed to boost power at high engine speeds, as well as enhancing responsiveness at a gentler pace. Compared to the single turbo variant, this new engine boasts 60 more bhp and 52 lb ft of extra torque, while managing to sprint to 62mph 1.5 seconds quicker. CO2 emissions rise by 14g/km, fuel economy worsens by 4.6mpg and the list price increases by a hefty £3,285.
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Beautifully finished interior, with good quality materials. Great refinement and comfortable ride. Itís the driverís car of the segment.
Touchscreen can be slow to respond. Engine gets vocal when pushed. Panoramic roof limits rear headroom for taller occupants.