Jaguar is introducing a new performance-oriented 300bhp Ingenium petrol engine for the XE and XF sedans and the F-Pace crossover. The 2-litre four-cylinder unit produces 400Nm of torque for rapid acceleration.
Now that’s enough to propel the large F-Pace from 0-100kmph in 6 seconds. In the Jaguar XF, the new engine delivers 0-100kmph in 5.6 seconds whereas for the XE sports sedan, the new engine delivers quicker figures, with the 0-100kmph sprint taking only 5.5 seconds.
The engine benefits from the latest Jaguar Land Rover technology, including twin-scroll turbos with ceramic ball bearings to reduce friction and a high flow compressor wheel for enhanced performance. The new engine is manufactured at the Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK.
The addition of the new engine is the latest in a series of enhancements to the XE, XF and the F-Pace. Earlier this year the range of Ingenium engines expanded to include 200bhp (XE and XF only) and 250bhp versions of the 2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. A 240bhp 2-litre four-cylinder twin turbo diesel was also introduced.