BMW vs AMG Proxy War Looms As Next Jaguar F-Type Could Come With BMW Engine: Report

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type will come with a BMW twin-turbo V8, as CAR Magazine reports. This is some Cold War shit. Jaguar versus Aston Martin, in a proxy war between BMW and AMG.

This is painfully obvious. First AMG starts supplying twin-turbo V8s for Aston Martin to put in its DB11 and Vantage lines. Now we can expect in 2020 a new generation of the Jaguar F-Type with BMW’s vaunted 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. That’s the S63 motor in BMW-speak.


The stated rationale is that eventually Jaguar’s current supply of supercharged Ford V8s is gonna run out and it’ll need a new supplier.

This brings up rather neatly that both Jaguar and Aston Martin both existed under the Ford umbrella for a time, with Jaguar sort of stealing Aston Martin’s Le Mans program away from it, then Aston Martin using the Jaguar XJS platform to underpin the DB7, and then with the two continuing to sort of rival each other in the ‘comfortable British sports/GT car’ market up until they got cut loose as shit was getting real in 2007 and 2008.

That or the F-Type will go away and become mid-engine as per a different report.


Or it will be electric. Whatever! We’ll find out.


I blame Brexit for this. And the Falklands War.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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What we won’t do is act like BMW didn’t win this war years ago, again via British proxy: