After the successful reception to the enhancements to the 147kW and 184kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines in the XE, XF and F-PACE. Jaguar will also deploy a new, more powerful and efficient 221kW Ingenium petrol engine to the MY2018 lineup.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder offering is capable of producing an impressive 400Nm of torque. This will see the World Car of the Year winner, the F-PACE accelerate from 0-100km/h in only 6.0 seconds whilst providing an efficient fuel economy of 7.7L/100km.
This impressive acceleration is bettered by the Jaguar XF which reaches the 100km/h mark from a standstill in 5.9 seconds with the new engine. It also boasts a fuel economy 6.8L/100km and for the greenies out there the CO2 emissions come in at 153g/km.
However, both these models are surpassed in off-the-line-speed by the Jaguar XE, hitting 100km/h off the mark only takes 5.7 seconds. Fuel economy with the new engine is also impressive with 6.7L/100km reported and the strong eco credentials are maintained with only 153g/km of CO2 produced.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering said: “We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before. Our new 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. This clean and more efficient engine perfectly complements the advanced lightweight aluminium body structure of our XE, XF and F-PACE models.”
The new four-cylinder engine will be paired with the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Apart from the mentioned engine offerings, there is also the option of a 177kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo diesel recently introduced to the line-up.
The latest safety technology, including Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection, is also included in the update list for the three models.
The first Australian deliveries to feature the new Ingenium petrol and diesel engines are due late this year.
Let’s start a Car Conversation, will the new engine tech enough to keep the Jaguar fleet in the minds of buyers in the premium segment?