New twin-charged modular six-cylinder petrol engine to debut Down Under in 2020 with mild-hybrid technology and offer up to 294kW.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed its new flagship engine from the 'Ingenium' family, in the form of a twin-charged (that's supercharged and turbocharged) six-cylinder petrol engine.
Set to debut locally in 2020, the new Ingenium inline six will be available in both 265kW and 294kW tunes, with torque ranging from 495Nm to 550Nm.
"It features a unique combination of an electric supercharger to deliver immediate response supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which boosts power and help the engine to breathe with maximum efficiency," JLR said in its press release.
"These performance-boosting technologies, combined with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, optimises performance, fuel economy and reduces emissions. The MHEV 48V system uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration, and then intelligently redeploys it to assist the engine to maximise efficiency."
JLR claims the new engine is 20 per cent more efficient than the current V6 petrol engine, and reduces particulate emissions by up to 75 per cent thanks to a gasoline particulate filter.
The new engine was designed and developed in-house and will be produced at the company's £1 billion ($1.81 billion) facility in Wolverhampton (above) alongside the current four-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium units.
Speaking with CarAdvice, JLR's local PR boss, James Scrimshaw, said the new engine is likely to debut in Australia under the bonnet of the Range Rover Sport, which will get the new motor overseas before the end of the year. A wider rollout should follow.
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