The latest addition to the Ingenium family of Jaguar engines will emerge in the all-new compact sport sedan – the 2.0 liter four-cylinder Jaguar XE.
This premium line of engines will be produced in Jaguar’s new Wolverhampton facility, offering an architecture that is flexible enough to accommodate in-line and transverse installations, while being used in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts.
During a speech at the Geneva Auto Show, chief executive officer, Jaguar land Rover, Dr.Ralf Speth, announced that the new Ingenium engines would also be lightweight, low-friction, and low emission.
The Ingenium family of engines will be, expectantly, more efficient than the super charged 3.0 liter V6 that currently graces the Jag’s XF and F-Type vehicles.
Surprisingly, the car maker has revealed that the very same 3.0 liter V6 will also be available in the new compact sedan. Roll out of the initial pre-production diesel engines is set to happen soon, while their gas counterparts are due for production in 2015.
It is heavily speculated that the 3.0 liter version of the XE will be capable of reaching a top speed of 186 mph. Enthusiasts can also expect this engine to put out something close to 335 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque – a respectable amount of power – minus all of the extra emissions.
This vehicle’s potential to go from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds, should make for a stealthy battle between the XE and the BMW 3-series.
For those Jag lovers that can handle the power of even more ponies under the hood, the XE will be offered in a V6S trim that produces a high performing 375bph and 339 pound feet of torque, all with the ability to sprint 171 mph, while accelerating from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds.
The XE will be built with advanced high performance characteristics that are environmental friendly and powerful to boot. Its engine uses a 10.5:1 compression ratio which is improved by a Roots-type twin-vortex supercharger for more response.
While the Jaguar XE is expected to make its global debut in 2015, it won’t reach U.S. shores until early 2016.
In a market that has heavily shifted toward the entry-level sports sedan, getting a leg up on the competition (namely the BMW 3-series) with an affordably priced luxury vehicle in the neighborhood of about $35,000, is crucial. In other words, this is one Jag that can’t make its presence known soon enough. Visit Elmhurst Jaguar for a full selection of new and used jaguar vehicles.