A FOUR-CYLINDER F-TYPE? YEP...

JAGUAR has jumped on the downsizing bandwagon, introducing an entry-level F-Type powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine from its ‘Ingenium’ family.

Thankfully, performance hasn’t dropped as drastically as the cylinder count, with Jaguar claiming 221kW/400Nm is enough to push the F-Type to 100km/h in 5.4sec.

Obviously, acoustics are an issue, with the four-pot lacking the wail and snarl of its V6- and V8-powered siblings. However, online teaser videos hint at a surprising amount of growl.

Best of all, the price has fallen in concert with the capacity. The F-Type now starts from $107,300 plus on-roads, putting it head-to-head with premium coupe rivals like the Porsche 718 Cayman, Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, BMW M2 and Audi S5.

We’ll bring you a first drive of the new F-Type when it lands locally towards the end of 2017.