Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Jaguar has announced three brand new engines, probably as a precursor to the arrival of the F-Type Roadster. The two are supercharged V6s, while the other one is smaller four-cylinder turbocharged motor. All these petrol engines will not be confined to the F-Type, but will be widely used in other models.

As far as details go, the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder looks to be delivering the same amount of power as the Range Rover Evoque, which is 177kW at 5500rpm and 340Nm between 1800rpm and 4000rpm. When used in the XF and XJ it helps them accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Then comes the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol that kicks out 250kW at 6500rpm, as well as 450Nm of torque between 1800rpm and 4000rpm. It will compare quite well to BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-litre, which currently goes up to 250kW in the Z4 sDrive35is, Volvo’s V6 T6 Polestar (245kW) as well as Audi’s 245kW supercharged V6 as found in the S4. Once again, Mercedes-Benz is lagging in this regard. Regardless, in the XF and the XJ, Jaguar claims a 0 – 100km/h time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 249 km/h.

Lastly the same V6 has been tuned to 279kW at 6500rpm, while peak torque is 460Nm between 1800rpm and 4000rpm. This is slightly less than the 283kW currently being procured by the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8. Jaguar says only the F-Type will be fitted with this gem, but we say don’t discount other future uses, including perhaps even Evoque.


Anonymous said...

Jaguar's comin with some ish now

Anonymous said...

i like this piece of news. Jag must show the way like in the 50s man