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On the eve of the Detroit Motor Show, Land Rover has announced it will offer diesel engine options on two of its models, but that is only the start.

Not only will all future Land Rover models receive diesel engines, but so will the entire Jaguar range – with the exception of the F-Type sports car.

The first Jaguar model to offer diesel engine technology will be the new XE sports sedan. The car will use an all-new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and Jaguar announced during a press preview in Detroit that it is confident the car’s highway fuel economy number will be at least 40 mpg.

As for diesel Land Rovers, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine will be available in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport starting later this year.

The new engine will deliver 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm while getting 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for a combined 25 mpg, an improvement of 32 percent.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/...-diesel-engine-option-across-model-range.html
 

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Why doesn't GM just back-engineer (if that would even be the proper term) their engines and powertrains for Cadillac-appropriate levels of refinement?

Seriously, it can't cost any more to engineer than a typical Opel-worthy small diesel.
 

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Unless JLR have some major stumble, I can see a time ( perhaps 10 years ) where they are selling a cool million vehicles WW a year. Who'd have thunk it!
All they need now is to get their advanced hybrid system out the door (probably later this year), and they're golden.
Then they can work on getting out Ingenium variants out the door and expanding their lineup.
 

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That article should read "Jaguar Land Rover adding diesels to US-models"

Those same models have had diesels for other markets around the world, in Land Rover's case for ever, and in Jaguar's case for a decade and a half.

Apart from the new 2.0 I4 Ingeniums now coming on stream, the present V6/V8 diesels are built by Ford-UK using a Ford-PSA truck diesel as a basis (the Lion) so yes it's quite possible to engineer very refined diesels from a humble starting position - but all that engineering was done by Jaguar, not Ford who just build them.
 

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All they need now is to get their advanced hybrid system out the door (probably later this year), and they're golden.
Then they can work on getting out Ingenium variants out the door and expanding their lineup.
They're already working on Ingenium variants - then they'll make even more profit when they're building their own V6/V8 engines instead of Ford.
 
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