Jaguar is set to increase on the petrol engine line-up of the XE, XF and F-Pace with a new 300-bhp iteration of the 2.0-litre Ingenium motor in global markets. The new engine was presented at the New York Motor Show earlier this year and made its debut in the four-cylinder F-Type. This move effectively initiates the slow phasing out of the automaker’s older petrol engines. This new engine from Jaguar comes only around a month after the launch of an alike, 290hp 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery. The latest Ingenium variant, capable of producing up to 300hp and 400Nm torque, is likely to enhance fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. The engine is at its quickest in the XE; Jaguar claims a 0-100kmph time of 5.5sec, while the XF and F-Pace take 5.6sec and 5.7sec, correspondingly.
The Ingenium petrol engine is equipped with several new features, such as an electro-hydraulic valve train, combined exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbo-charged with ceramic ball bearing technology. “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,” said Nick Rogers, Jaguar’s product engineering director. With a 300hp petrol engine, the XF will not have a like-for-like competing in the market. Cars which are close in terms of power are either diesel or more performance-oriented ones such as the BMW 5-series 540i xDrive, Mercedes-Benz E 350 d and Audi S6. JLR has not revealed whether Jaguar models, equipped with the new Ingenium petrol engine, will be available in India. As it stands, the carmaker is currently offering only its 180hp, 2.0-litre, Ingenium diesel engine in most of its models in India.