Jaguar has introduced a new 221 kW Ingenium petrol engine to its XE, XF and F-Pace ranges.
The 2,0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol unit makes 400 N.m, and employs twin-scroll turbochargers with ceramic ball bearings and a high-flow compressor wheel. Eagle-eyed readers would have spotted that these peak outputs mirror those of the engine featured in the new, entry-level version of the F-Type.
Paired exclusively with Jaguar Land Rover’s ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, the brand promises that this drivetrain will deliver “exceptionally smooth acceleration”.
Jaguar says the new mill will whisk the F-Pace from standstill to 100 km/h in 6,0 seconds dead, and still deliver a claimed fuel economy of 7,7 L/100 km.
In the Jaguar XF, this new engine results in a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint of 5,9 seconds and a claimed fuel economy of 6,8 L/100 km.
Since the XE sedan is the lightest of the trio, the new engine provides it with the most impressive performance figures. The British automaker says the 0-100 km/h sprint takes just 5,7 seconds (matching the claimed figure of the four-pot F-Type), while the claimed fuel economy comes in at 6,7 L/100 km.
“We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before. Our new 221 kW 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,” he added.