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A new report indicates that Jaguar Land Rover will launch an inline-six cylinder version of its Ingenium engine next year.

At the local introduction of the BMW 3 Series/Mercedes-Benz C-Class-chasing Jaguar XE, CarAdvice learnt that the company’s new Ingenium diesel and petrol engines were designed to be modular.

With a fixed cylinder volume of 500cc, the Ingenium can easily be scaled up from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder to 3.0-litre six-pot, or down to the 1.5-litre three-cylinder.

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Above: Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium four-cylinder engine.

According to Car, the Ingenium straight-six will start replacing the Ford-sourced supercharged V6 in Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2017.

Sources have told the magazine that both the petrol and diesel straight-sixes will be offered in three states of tune each. The spark ignition 3.0-litre inline-six will reportedly be offered in 224kW (300hp), 298kW (400hp) and 373kW (500hp) trims, while the diesel version will come in 205kW (275hp), 250kW (335hp) and 298kW (400hp) forms.

The British publication believes that the Ingenium inline-six will be progressively introduced to the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ and F-Pace, as well as the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and next-generation Land Rover Discovery.

If this report proves to be true, it will see straight-six power return to the Jaguar range after a hiatus of 20 years.

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