Jaguar Land Rover Unveil New Petrol Engine, Bids Goodbye To The Ford Block

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British automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled the latest addition to its Ingenium lineup of engines. The new powerplant is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and is the first petrol engine from the Ingenium line.

The engine, like the rest of the Ingenium lineup was developed in-house by the engineers at Jaguar Land Rover.

It makes use of different technologies like an electro-hydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings to produce 25 percent more power and 15 percent less emissions than the engines they replace.

The engine, like the rest of  the lineup is a modular one with each cylinder displacing 500cc each.

The engine is available in three states of tune: 197 bhp with a single scroll turbocharger or 247bhp and 296bhp using a twin scroll turbo.

The engine will be manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's £1 billion (Rs. 89.096 billion) Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, England and will be seen in JLR vehicles next year.

Jaguar also announced a £30 million (Rs. 267.18 crore) research project into advanced new transmissions, called Transcend.

Transcend isan acronym for Transmission Supply Chain Excellence for Next Generation Dual Clutch Technologies, a research project by a group of five companies lead by JLR.

The research project is developing an eight-speed transmission that will improve efficiency by around 10 percent while weighing in at 20 kilograms less than the current ZF 8-speed gearboxes used by Jaguar.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 13:36 [IST]
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