Considerably lighter than the Ford four cylinder engine that it will ultimately replace.
Jaguar Land Rover details efficient new Ingenium engine family
Ingenium range of engines to start production next year and will be used in the upcoming Jaguar XE
by Darren Moss
9 July 2014
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed new details on its family of lightweight four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, which will enter production in January 2015 and be fitted first into the Jaguar XE.
The new powertrain family weighs up to 80kg less than the firm's current engine offerings, while also improving performance and reducing CO2 emissions.
All engines in the range share the same bore, stroke and cylinder spacing, with each cylinder offering 500cc. JLR says the Ingenum family offers the "configurability and flexibility around which smaller or larger engines can quickly and efficiently be developed" in the future.
Autocar understands that a three-cylinder spin-off unit is a direct possibility and a straight six engine is ‘theoretically’ possible. The engine family can be used for front-drive, rear-drive and all-wheel drive.
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