The four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines will make more power than the outgoing powerplants and return better efficiency too
Jaguar Land Rover will soon expand its Ingenium powertrain family with the addition of a petrol engine. The British car maker has now unveiled the new petrol unit that will feature in its current and future model range soon. Production of this new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Ignenium petrol engine has already commenced at the Jaguar Land Rover’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in UK. The company claims that this new gasoline unit can offer up to 25 per cent more power and reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent. The all-aluminium petrol engine makes use of an electro-hydraulic valve train, integrated exhaust manifold and twin scroll turbocharger with ball bearing technology. Jaguar claims that it will deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement while meeting the global emission standards. Following the introduction of the diesel Ingenium engine in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover will make these petrol Ingenium units available internationally from 2017.
Aside from expanding its Ingenium powertrain, JLR has also developed a new TRANSCEND Project, which is their new automatic transmission. As is the case with all their new projects, this new gearbox is also at the heart of their strategy to drastically reduce emissions and increase efficiency. The TRANSCEND is an 8-speed autobox that aims at improving off-road capability and reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent. It has a wider 20:1 gear ratio that integrates low-range gear box, dual-clutch and hybrid technology. This transmission is 20kg lighter than the current 8-speed units.
Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director, said, “Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions up to 2020 and beyond. With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects such as TRANSCEND, future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will emit significantly less CO?.”
Over the years, Jaguar has shown tremendous commitment towards improving in CO2 emissions. The British brand has already doubled the number of engineers and invested in the research of a range of future powertrain solutions. JLR hopes to further reduce emission by up to 25 per cent in the next 5 years.