Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is adding a new six-cylinder 3-litre Ingenium petrol engine to debut on the Range Rover Sport. The new engine is designed and engineered in-house, and manufactured at the company's Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK.
The 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine is available in 360PS and 400PS versions with a torque capable of up to 495 and 550Nm, and is described by JLR as 'more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6 petrol'.
It features a combination of an electric supercharger to deliver immediate response supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which boosts power and help the engine to breathe with maximum efficiency, JLR says.
These performance-boosting technologies, combined with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, optimises performance, fuel economy and reduces emissions. The MHEV 48V system uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration, and then intelligently redeploys it to assist the engine to maximise efficiency.
JLR says the in-line six-cylinder petrol engine is 20% more fuel efficient than the V6 petrol engine it replaces and is fitted with a Gasoline Particulate Filter, reducing particulate emissions by up to 75%.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering said: "From the outset we always intended Ingenium to be a full family. That is why we chose to engineer our own flexible engine architecture to meet our bespoke needs, allowing Jaguar Land Rover to adapt and stay ahead of changes in regulation and technology. This second wave of engines, with a Mild Hybrid 48V system and performance-boosting technologies, is engineered to be cleaner and more efficient than ever before."
The new Ingenium engine has been designed and developed in-house and will be manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's EMC in Wolverhampton, alongside the current four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
In addition to being committed to delivering clean diesel and petrol engines, Jaguar Land Rover says it is investing in electrification with next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDU) starting production at the EMC from 2020.