Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace 2017 Score New Ingenium Petrol Engine
Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace 2017 Score New Ingenium Petrol Engine

Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace 2017 Score New Ingenium Petrol Engine


Jaguar Australia has announced that its XE, XF and F-Pace models will, from late this year, be available with a more powerful version of the brand's 2.0-litre Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

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Producing 221kW of power at 5500rpm and 400Nm of torque from 1500-4500rpm, the new powerplant is universally paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and denoted by the 30t badge.

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Locally, drive is sent to the rear wheels for the XE and XF pair, while the F-Pace employs an all-wheel-drive set-up.

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\"The The XF and F-Pace line-ups will add a 2.0-litre Ingenium twin-turbo four-pot diesel option under the 25d moniker.

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All models packing this hard-charging unit will offer the strongest performance yet from a four-pot engine in their respective line-ups.

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Capable of sprinting from zero to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds, the XE 30t mid-size sedan returns 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle test, while carbon dioxide emissions are rated at 153 grams per km.

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Meanwhile, the XF 30t is slightly slower to triple figures at 5.9s, with the large sedan sipping 6.8L/100km and emitting 153g/km.

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Alternatively, the F-Pace 30t is not far behind either as 100km/h comes up in 6.0s, while the mid-size SUV sports a fuel consumption figure of 7.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 174g/km.

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The 30t versions of the XE and XF have a top speed of 250km/h, while the F-Pace 30t manages a terminal velocity of 233km/h.

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In February this year, Jaguar Australia confirmed that 147kW/320Nm (XE and XF only) and 184kW/365Nm versions of the 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-petrol four – dubbed 20t and 25t respectively – will be introduced into all three models as part of their 2018 model year updates.

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Furthermore, the XF and F-Pace line-ups will add a 2.0-litre Ingenium twin-turbo four-pot diesel option under the 25d moniker, with outputs of 177kW and 500Nm on tap.

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\"The The F-Pace sports a fuel consumption figure of 7.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 174g/km.

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Other incoming changes for these models include the availability of driving modes, hands-free boot operation, forward traffic detection, blind-spot monitoring and forward vehicle guidance.

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Additionally, the XE will be offered with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, while the XF and F-Pace will add enhanced electric front seats with adjustable headrests and side-wing supports.

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The British carmaker's F-Type will also offer the 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-petrol powertrain in 221kW tune when it arrives during the fourth quarter of this year, creating a new entry-level variant.

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Exact local pricing and specification details for the XE, XF and F-Pace models in 30t guise will be released by Jaguar Australia closer to their respective on-sale dates.

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Will smaller, turbocharged powertrains continue to supplant the larger, naturally aspirated units of yesteryear? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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