Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport and Chequered Flag editions revealed

The Jaguar F-Pace is now available in two special edition variants, with a focus on performance and technology

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 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 , which both develop 296bhp. The petrol has 400Nm of torque and a claimed 0–62mph time of 6.1 seconds, while the diesel musters 700Nm of torque and can cover 0–62mph in 6.4 seconds, the brand says.

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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, plus a choice of three exclusive paint colours.

Interior updates include 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, 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 that car 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 brings a smattering of additional equipment, including a panoramic glass roof, 10-way electric seats and meshed aluminium trim. As with the 300 Sport, it also offers 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 all-wheel-drive 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 boasting a claimed 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, while 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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