BaT Bargain of the Week: Manual 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe

2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe manual on Bring a Trailer article highlights:

  • From 2016 to 2019, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe was available with a manual, though only in V6 and V6 S form
  • One of these rare stick-shift V6 S Coupes, a 2016 model, is currently up for grabs on Bring a Trailer
  • At its current $23,000 price, this 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a true bargain of a RWD luxury sports car

Don’t worry, you can still buy a luxury sports car with a manual transmission in 2022. But while luxury brands haven’t abandoned the manual yet, they understandably charge dearly for it. Fortunately, even in today’s crazy market, you can still get a secondhand high-end sports car with a stick at a reasonable price. And there’s an opportunity to get one this week on Bring a Trailer: a 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe.

The 2016-2019 V6 S isn’t the fastest Jaguar F-Type Coupe, but it’s still stylish, supercharged, and offers a manual

A silver 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe on a canyon road at sunset
2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe | Jaguar
2015-2019 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe
Engine3.0-liter supercharged V6
Horsepower380 hp
Torque339 lb-ft
TransmissionsSix-speed manual (2016-2019)
Eight-speed automatic
Curb weight3492 lbs (manual)
0-60 mph time4.9 seconds (manual)

Today, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Convertible are only available with V8s. But up until last year, the F-Type also offered supercharged V6s and turbocharged four-cylinder engines. And prior to its 2020 facelift, starting in 2016, you could briefly order it with a manual transmission. It was only available with the V6, which limited its performance potential. Though given that the F-Type is a spiritual E-Type successor, it’s also rather fitting.  

Of the two powertrain versions offered, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe is the sportier one. It makes 40 more horsepower than the base V6 model, for one, as well as larger front brakes, a limited-slip differential, and adaptive shocks. In addition, it has a standard active exhaust and an adjustable Dynamic driving mode. Getting the stick does mean a longer 0-60 time. But the upside is a more involving driving experience, as well as a reason to blip that sonorous supercharged engine.

But the Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe offers more than just a manual. Firstly, though its steering is a touch light, it’s also quick, accurate, and offers decent feedback. Secondly, it makes sweeping around corners easy thanks to a plethora of grip and a well-balanced chassis. Also, you can easily tighten your line with a gentle gas pedal nudge. And even though it doesn’t have a V8, turning off the electronic aids does let you enjoy some easily-controlled slides.

And don’t forget, the Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe is a luxury sports car. So, its well-bolstered sports seats are comfortable and supportive, and the interior is awash in high-quality leather and metal. Plus, thanks to the adaptive shocks, this slinky coupe can carve corners without a rough ride.

There’s a rare manual S Coupe for sale on Bring a Trailer

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Speaking of luxury features, the manual 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe currently listed on Bring a Trailer has quite a few of them. That’s because, in addition to the previously-mentioned standard features, it has the Extended Leather and the Premium + Vision Packages.

The former adds even more leather to the interior. Meanwhile, the latter gives this F-Type a heated steering wheel, rear-view camera, a power liftgate, heated seats, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. And all this is in addition to a Meridian audio system, panoramic sunroof, heated windshield, 20” wheels, performance seats, and touchscreen navigation.

This 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe does have some scattered rock chips as well as some interior wear. However, it only has 50,302 miles on the clock as well as a clean history and plenty of service records. Regarding that service, the previous owner replaced the tires and rear brake pads in 2020. Also, shortly after they acquired this car, the seller replaced the camshaft cover gasket as well as the coolant outlet pipes. Since then, they’ve also replaced an oxygen sensor, speaker, and chin guard moldings. And they just changed this car’s oil.

Will this manual 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe be a reliable sports car bargain?

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As of this writing, this manual 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe is listed at $23,000 with four days left in the auction. That’s a considerable drop from its original $89,245 MSRP. And keep in mind that a 2022 F-Type Coupe starts at $71,300. Furthermore, as of this writing, there aren’t any manual Jaguar F-Type Coupes listed on Autotrader. That makes this car a genuine and genuinely uncommon bargain.

Since this is a used luxury sports car, potential bidders should get a pre-purchase inspection. Overall, though, well-maintained used F-Types are reliable cars. Manual cars also don’t have to worry as much about transmission software glitches or leaks, PistonHeads notes. And since this Jaguar F-Type V6 S is a 2016 car, you don’t have to worry about the automatically-deploying spoiler recall.

So, if you want a high-end sleek sports car with a stick that won’t eat up all your savings, this 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe might be worth a look.

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