Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its new range-topping six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine.
The new Ingenium is an inline six that will be available with either a turbocharger and supercharger producing 265kW/495Nm and 294kW/550Nm respectively.
Set to arrive Down Under in 2020, JLR says the new Ingenium features “a unique combination of an electric supercharger to deliver immediate response supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which boosts power and help the engine to breathe with maximum efficiency.”
“These performance-boosting technologies, combined with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, optimises performance, fuel economy and reduces emissions. The MHEV 48V system uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration, and then intelligently redeploys it to assist the engine to maximise efficiency.”
JLR is talking up the engine’s efficiency, the company is claiming it’s 20 per cent more fuel efficient than the V6 petrol engine it replaces while the gasoline particulate filter reduces particulate emissions by up to 75 per cent.
The new Ingenium engine has been designed and developed in-house by JLR and will be built at the brand’s £1 billion ($1.81 billion) production facility in Wolverhampton, alongside the current four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
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