Published on September 14th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
JLR reveals Ingenium petrol engines & 8-speed DCT
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has expanded its modular ‘Ingenium’ engine family this week, with the new 2.0-litre petrol powerplant now in production at the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK.
Part of JLR’s low-emissions strategy, the new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will replace the current Ford-sourced unit of the same displacement.
According to the company, the Ingenium engine family are the most advanced powerplants it has ever developed.
JLR says the new petrol units will deliver up to 25% more power than the engines they replace while also reducing fuel consumption by up to 15% – though exact outputs are yet to be released.
All Ingenium engines use a common architecture based on a 500cc per cylinder displacement, enabling a range of derivatives to be developed to suit applications as diverse as sedans like the Jaguar XE and SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Following last year’s release of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines, the new petrol units are now in production and will be rolled out during 2017.
Also announced this week is the company’s new ‘Transcend’ 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Weighing around 20 kilograms less than conventional 8-speed auto gearboxes, the new Transcend unit is designed for longitudinal rear and all-wheel drive models.
The new shifter is claimed to offer better off-road performance, improved on-road dynamics while also reducing CO2 emissions.