BEIJING, China – As Jaguar expands its product offerings in key global markets, it is introducing two additional engines; a new Supercharged 3.0-liter V6, and a Turbocharged 2.0-liter I4, which will be offered as choices on a number of models.

The first announced utilization of the 380hp Supercharged 3.0L V6 will be the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE two seat roadster, coming in 2013. The Jaguar F-TYPE will focus on delivering a rewarding drive experience

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said, “Jaguar currently has its strongest range of products for several decades. Our continued growth is dependent on two things; activating the awareness of the brand, and expanding our range to enable us to access new customers in both existing and emerging markets. The introduction of these two additional forced-induction engines is integral to this ambitious plan.”

The new V6 engine has been developed by Jaguar from its existing 5-liter V8.  The V6 uses many key technologies from the V8 engine including direct injection, variable valve timing and aluminum construction. It will offer comparable levels of power and refinement to the naturally-aspirated version of the V8 engine, but with greater specific output and efficiency courtesy of supercharging.

The Turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 engine uses a range of technologies for power generation that belies its size.  It produces 240hp thanks to the use of three key innovations; low-inertia turbocharging, direct fuel-injection and variable timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts.

Ron Lee, Group Chief Engineer Powertrain, Jaguar Cars, said: “Both these new engines make intelligent use of forced-induction technology to produce high-specific output in an efficient way, while delivering the compelling combination of flexibility, refinement and driver reward that are integral attributes in all Jaguar engines.”

Both engines will be mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox which offers a broad spread of ratios.  The 3.0 V6 S/C will also be available with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS**

340hp Supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 340@6,500

380hp Supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 380@6,500

240hp Turbocharged 2.0-liter I4
Engine type: four-cylinder, in-line, turbocharged
Capacity (cc): 1999
Bore/stroke (mm): 87.5/83.1
Peak power (HP@rpm): 240@5500

 

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Source: PRNewswire / Jaguar




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