Jaguar Land Rover adds 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine to its Ingenium engine family; debuts on the Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover adds 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine to its Ingenium engine family; debuts on the Range Rover Sport

COVENTRY, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover has just announced that it is expanding its Ingenium engine family with the addition of a new 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine available in 360PS and 400PS versions with a torque capable of up to 495 and 550Nm.

The engine has been designed and engineered in-house and manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK. The production site has 200,000 sqm space and everything it uses is being recovered and recycled turning it into zero-waste-to-landfill facility. Furthermore, over 21,000 photovoltaic panels are installed on the roof of the EMC plant covering up to 30% of the site’s energy. In general, Jaguar Land Rover sources 100% renewable electricity for its UK facilities.

The Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) boasts advanced equipment featuring precision manufacturing technology, including machinery that can work to tolerances of three microns.

The engine is planned to make its debut on the Range Rover Sport and features a unique combination of an electric supercharger to deliver immediate response supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift.

In addition to to these performance-boosting technologies that result in optimised performance, greater fuel economy and significantly reduced emissions are also achieved due to the Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV), which uses 48V system in a small integrated electric motor to capture the energy lost during deceleration, and then intelligently redeploys it to assist the engine to maximise efficiency.

In fact, the new in-line six-cylinder petrol engine is 20% more fuel efficient as compared to the outgoing V6 petrol engine on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). It is also fitted with a Gasoline Particulate Filter, which reduces the particulate emissions by up to 75%.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering:

“From the outset we always intended Ingenium to be a full family. That is why we chose to engineer our own flexible engine architecture to meet our bespoke needs, allowing Jaguar Land Rover to adapt and stay ahead of changes in regulation and technology. This second wave of engines, with a Mild Hybrid 48V system and performance-boosting technologies, is engineered to be cleaner and more efficient than ever before.”

Jaguar Land Rover is heavily investing in electrification, along with its commitment to clean diesel and petrol engines, and the next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDU) are slated to start production at the Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) from 2020.

Customers will be able to make an informed decision on the best Ingenium engine technology for how and where they drive, whether that is fully electric, hybrid, petrol or diesel.

In fact, Jaguar Land Rover’s latest diesel and petrol cars are meeting the new regulated laboratory and real world tests (WLTP and RDE) and are among the cleanest in the world. They also comply with EU6 standard and can be driven anywhere.

Furthermore, they are also going to be exempt from London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) daily charge, which goes into force from April 2019.

SOURCE: Jaguar Land Rover

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