Though it’s similar, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the F-Type is not the same as the one the base Jaguar XE
. Instead, Jaguar added ceramic roller bearings and chose a turbocharger of the twin-scroll variety in order to cut down on lag. Even with the added cornering ability, Jaguar didn't think things through too well because it struck the six-speed manual from the options list and made the 8-speed automatic the only option. Okay, to be fair this was done because not enough people are buying manuals and was not a decision made out of malice, but we can rest easy knowing Jaguar opted for the rear-wheel drive only orientation (sorry if you live somewhere where you need AWD).