The most powerful four-pot Ingenium turbo petrol engine from the Jaguar F-Type makes it to the XE, XF and F-Pace.
Around two months ago, Jaguar introduced the most powerful version of its new-age “Ingenium” petrol engine in the F-Type. And now the firm is offering the new four-pot motor with three of its mainstream models – the XE and XF sedans, and F-Pace crossover. The uprated version of the four-cylinder Ingenium petrol is offered in the European markets as of now, but expect it to make it to our shores soon.
Although the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol is based on the same architecture as the other Ingenium petrol engines in the range, power output in the unit has been increased to 296bhp. The engine develops a peak torque of 400Nm. Power transmission duties are carried out exclusively by a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic – manual transmission is not available.
With the new motor onboard, the XE will do 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds. The XF being slightly heavier than the XE will do the same sprint in 5.6 seconds. The additional horsepower helps the F-Pace crossover clock 0-100km/h within six seconds now, claims Jaguar.
Along with the new powertrain, Jaguar has also added a couple of niceties to the XE and XF. This includes a gesture boot lid for both the sedans, while they now also come with the firm’s Configurable Dynamics Technology that allows the driver to fiddle with the gearbox, throttle and steering settings to suit their driving style. All three models now get safety kit that includes Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection systems.
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