Jaguar has announced the 2016 F-Type will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission developed in collaboration with ZF.

Jaguar has announced the 2016 F-Type will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission developed in collaboration with ZF.

Earlier this month we found out the F-Type will get an all-wheel drive system and now Jaguar has confirmed the rumors about the availability of a manual gearbox. However, it will be offered only on the rear-wheel drive versions equipped with the V6 3.0-liter engine in both 340 HP & 380 HP flavors. The gearbox benefits from a lightweight aluminum alloy casing and has a semi-dry sump lubrication system for improved efficiency.

As for the aforementioned AWD system, it will be standard on the F-Type R Coupe & Convertible and optional on the 380 HP V6 F-Type S Coupe & Convertible. Moreover, Jaguar has announced the 2016MY will replace the hydraulic steering with an Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system which promises to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Other changes include the adoption of a standard 770-watt Meridian surround sound system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio, keyless entry and 14-way power-adjustable seats. Opt for the coupe and you also get a standard panoramic sunroof while the R Coupe gets a power tailgate. Lastly, the F-Type S models now come with a driver-selectable active exhaust, flat-bottomed race-like steering wheel and a configurable dynamic mode.

Additional details can be found in the press release area.

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