By Stewart Smith on 2017-06-27 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Turbo boosts Jaguar
JAGUAR is introducing a more efficient yet powerful new 300bhp Ingenium petrol engine to the XE and XF saloons and F-PACE performance SUV models.
The latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine not only produces 150bhp per litre but also develops 400Nm of torque for strong acceleration, enough to power the award-winning F-PACE from 0-60mph in just 5.7 seconds with claimed fuel economy of 37mpg.
The performance is almost as swift as that of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 F-PACE.
In the Jaguar XF business saloon the new engine delivers 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and with CO2emissions of 163g/km and fuel economy of a claimed 40mpg the new Ingenium power plant delivers Jaguar performance plus added efficiency.
For the XE sports saloon, the new engine delivers even more impressive figures. The 0-60mph sprint comes in just 5.2 seconds, while fuel economy of a claimed 41.5mpg and CO2 figure of 157g/km.
Nick Rogers, executive director, product engineering at Jaguar, said:"We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before. Our new 300ps 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.
"This clean and more efficient engine perfectly complements the advanced lightweight aluminium body structure of our XE, XF and F-PACE models."
The new engine is manufactured at the Â£500 million powertrain manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton. It is paired with Jaguar Land Rover's advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Further updates for the 2018 model year derivatives include added convenience features such as a gesture boot lid for the XF and XE, as well as Jaguar's configurable dynamics technology. This allows drivers to personalise the automatic gearbox, throttle and steering settings to suit their personal preference.
All three models also benefit from the very latest safety technologies including forward vehicle guidance and forward traffic detection.
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