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Jaguar F-Type coupe - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Jaguar F-Type coupe has the modest fuel economy you'd expect of such a high-performance car

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With any luck you’ll be having too much fun in your Jaguar F-Type to spend time worrying about fuel economy. It’s always best to bear the F-Type’s performance potential in mind when you consider its economy then the quoted figures don’t look quite so bad – particularly those for the 2.0-litre model.

If you’re hoping to run a Jaguar F-Type as a company car, it’s worth noting that all models fall into the maximum 37% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax rating.

The 2.0-litre will appeal to private buyers thanks to its claimed 29.9mpg fuel consumption. This is more palatable than the 26.8mpg claimed by the most economical V8, the rear-wheel-drive automatic P450 model, but considering the V8 engine is more than double the capacity, the increase isn't too shocking. You could even argue that the power the supercharged P575 model produces makes its 26.4mpg fuel consumption seem somewhat acceptable.

All F-Types attract road tax of £145 a year, plus an additional surcharge of £320 a year the first five times you renew your tax – this is applicable to any car priced at £40,000 or more. That means you can expect an annual bill of £465 during that period.

While the F-Type Coupe is a desirable car, it does depreciate quite heavily; typically after three years and 36,000 miles of ownership, we’d expect a 2.0-litre model to retain 40% of its purchase price, with a V8 model faring slightly worse at around 35% retained value. Thanks to its lower running costs, the 2.0-litre is likely to be more sought-after on the used market.

Insurance

As with any high-performance car, insurance is likely to be expensive. The entry-level four-cylinder model falls into group 41 and the V6 models range from group 43 to group 48 with the 5.0-litre V8 models falling into the highest insurance group 50.

With a car like this, it’s worth contacting your insurance company for a quote prior to making a purchase decision so you can factor the price into the cost of ownership.

Servicing

Routine servicing costs for the F-Type Coupe are roughly equivalent to those for the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ luxury executive saloons. However, frequent high-speed driving is likely to result in some fairly significant bills during ownership – tyres, brake discs and pads can all be expected to need renewing regularly. Keeping a high-performance car in optimal condition can prove costly.

Warranty

All Jaguars sold in the UK are covered by a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, including European roadside assistance. The warranty can be extended at extra cost by arrangement through your Jaguar dealership.

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