British car maker, Jaguar, has announced the arrival of an all-new engine that will do duty in the XE and XF sedans as well as the F-Pace SUV.
The numbers are looking good for this new powertrain, on paper at least. 221 kW and 400 Nm from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is commendable and it gives its products some respectable, yet efficient performance. The Jaguar F-Pace will hit 100 kph in 6 seconds dead, while returning 7.7 L/100 km.
The Jaguar XF is a fraction faster to 100 kph at 5.9 seconds and returns figures of 6.8 L/100 km. However, the smallest and lightest Jaguar product is likely to benefit the most as the XE will power to 100 kph in 5.7 seconds, while consuming just 6.7 L/100 km. All the products above will be mated to the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Expect to see a 30t badge on the rear of the vehicles and it'll slot between the 25t and the potent S models.
“We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before. Our new 300PS (221kW) petrol engine provides the performance synonymous with Jaguar, while delivering enhanced fuel economy thanks to its state-of-the-art exhaust technology and pioneering valve train design,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering. “This clean and more efficient engine perfectly complements the advanced lightweight aluminium body structure of our XE, XF and F-Pace models.”
This new Jaguar turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine boasts outputs of 221 kW and 400 Nm of torque.
Mechanically, this engine is codenamed P300 and features twin-scroll turbos with ceramic ball bearings to reduce friction and a high flow compressor wheel for improved performance. The new engine is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s £500-million Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK. This engine upgrade forms part of Jaguar's update to the 2018 model year products, some of which include a Gesture Boot Lid for the XF and XE, as well as Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics technology, which allows drivers to personalise the automatic gearbox, throttle and steering settings. The XE, XF and F-Pace also gain numerous safety updates such as Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection.
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