Punchy new petrol engine added to a trio of Jaguar models

Jaguar will introduce a brand new 300PS Ingenium petrol engine to 2018 model year XE, XF and F-Pace models, which is said to blend strong performance with impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit produces 400Nm of torque and 296bhp, which is enough to propel the F-Pace SUV from 0-62mph in 6.0-seconds, yet it returns a claimed 40mpg on the combined cycle and emits 163g/km of CO2.

The XF saloon will sprint from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, while that time is reduced to 5.5 seconds in the XE sports saloon.

This new powerplant has received a number of technological advances, including twin-scroll turbos with ceramic ball bearings, which reduce friction, as well as a high flow compressor wheel for enhanced performance.

The new engine is being manufactured at the £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton and it will join a number of new additions to the range, including 200PS (XE and XF only) and 250PS versions of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

A 240PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo diesel was also introduced.

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 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.

"This clean and more efficient engine perfectly complements the advanced lightweight aluminium body structure of our XE, XF and F-PACE models."

Other notable technological additions to the 2018 Jaguar model range include a gesture boot lid for the XF and XE, which can be opened by waving a foot under the rear bumper, as well as Jaguar's Configurable Dynamics technology.

This allows drivers to personalise the automatic gearbox, throttle and steering settings to suit their personal preference.

All three models also benefit from the latest safety technologies, including Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection.
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