Hi Asrapid:When new 5.0 l v8 comes (i hope it will have more then 380 hp because some rivals already have more power than this) will V8 4.2 l be retired?. I mean Jaguar then will have v8 with 380+ hp and v6 with 240 hp which is not enough and there is too much gap between it.Is there any plans for upgrading V6.
Cadillac should really offer engine with 400+HP in their CTS lineup (something below V).
The engine equation hasn't been settled and communicated to the press as yet. It was only my speculation that Jaguar was concerned that at the $55K Plus level their car needed more power.
At this point with the fact that Jaguar is leaving FORD's hands and will be going to TATA Heavy Industries, how much of the future enhancements are "set in stone?" Personally I agree with your concern that 380 is easily attainable by various brands of lesser caliber, and that Jaguar releasing it's first all new car in a decade should put its best foot forward (engine).
The CTS is another issue given that it has been well received Cadillac needs to turn it's attention to releasing the other variants promised. Using the LS6 engine seems to work for the V model. I am concerned that the CTS is not fully equipped to fall into the mainstream Cadillac vacuum. The DTS and STS must be replaced and soon. Cadillac cannot afford to stagnate the brand as the personal sized CTS won't woo enough of the big dollar traditional buyers to really make the division highly profitable. I get concerned when a Company doesn't follow its marketing plan, and goes off on a tangent.
With the CAFE and fuel issues in the USA, the only reason to change a V8 engine is if one can be introduced that is better breathing, and more fuel efficient, I sincerely hope this is Jaguars plan.
BTW; if you obtain more information on Jaguars 5.0 replacement engine, please let it be known, there are others considering the XF for purchase.