Jaguar has announced two special edition versions of its F-Pace SUV called the 300 Sport and the Chequered Flag, priced from £52,980 and £46,995 respectively. The former starts adds a range of performance-inspired interior and exterior upgrades, while the latter provides a host of additional standard equipment.
F-Pace 300 Sport buyers are given the choice of two engines: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 3.0-litre V6 diesel both develop 296bhp. The petrol has 400Nm of torque and a 0–62mph time of 6.1 seconds, while the diesel musters 700Nm of torque and a 0–62mph time of 6.4 seconds.
Exterior styling tweaks for the 300 Sport include 22-inch alloy wheels, satin grey trim, satin grey mirror caps, 300 Sport badges for the front grille and rear tailgate and a choice of three exclusive paint colours.
Interior updates leather upholstery with yellow contrasting stitching, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10-inch infotainment system, 14-way electrically adjustable front seats, a Meridian premium sound system and 300 Sport badging for the treadplates, steering wheel, floor mats and headrests.
For buyers with deeper pockets, Jaguar also offers a range of optional extras, such as 18-way electrically adjustable seats, heated rear seats, a panoramic roof, adaptive cruise control and four-zone climate control and a head-up display.
The Jaguar F-Pace Chequered Flag is essentially a better-equipped, better value version of the R-Sport model. Updates over the R-Sport include 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, gloss black exterior trim, a redesigned front bumper and a choice of three unique paint codes.
Inside, the Chequered Flag gets a smattering of additional equipment, including a panoramic glass roof, 10-way electric seats and meshed aluminium trim. Like the 300 Sport, it also gets leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10-inch dash-mounted infotainment screen and a Meridian sound system.
Buyers can choose from three of Jaguar’s 2.0-litre AWD powertrains. The range opens with a 176bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel, which claims economy figures of 41.9mpg. Jaguar also offers a 237bhp four-cylinder diesel and a 247bhp four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine; the latter of which boasts a 0–62mph time of seven seconds and a top speed of 135mph.
For 2019, Jaguar has also updated the rest of the F-Pace range, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard and improving emissions by up to 8g/km across the board with new low-rolling-resistance tyres and a range of ECU tweaks.
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