Jaguar’s model ranges get new en­gines

South Waikato News - - Motoring - DAVID LIN­KLATER

Less is more for Jaguar.

As emis­sions re­stric­tions get ever tighter, car brands are al­ways look­ing to har­ness more power for less fuel use while pro­duc­ing lower CO2 emis­sions. In re­sponse to this, Jaguar is set to of­fer a new range of en­gines in its 2018 model range.

The Bri­tish car maker has up­dated its 147kw/320nm tur­bocharged four-cylin­der petrol en­gine - which is found 20t XE vari­ants - to cut claimed fuel use to 6.3L/100km down from 7.5L/100km.

Jaguar will also of­fer the 147kw en­gine in the XF, where it will be paired with an eight-speed auto with power de­liv­ered to the rear wheels, while sip­ping just 6.8L/100km. The Jaguar XF mod­els pow­ered by this en­gine will wear the 20t badge.

The Jaguar F-pace is the lux­ury car brand’s first SUV.

The sec­ond of Jaguar’s fresh petrol en­gines is a new 184kw/ 365Nm 2.0-litre tur­bocharged petrol unit that will be made avail­able in the 2018 XF, XE and F-pace mod­els.

The 25t rear-wheel drive vari­ants across the sedans, and all-wheel drive vari­ants in the F-pace range, will be pow­ered by the new 184kw en­gine.

Fuel use has been claimed at 6.3L/100km in the XE, 6.8L/100km in the XF and 7.1L/100km in the F-pace.

The third new en­gine is a 177kw/500nm four-cylin­der twin­tur­bocharged diesel unit.

Jaguar F-pace 25d vari­ants will sport the new en­gine when linked to an all-wheel drive driv­e­train. It will also ap­pear in the XF.

Fuel use has been rated at a claimed 5.8L/100km in the F-pace and 5.3L/100km in the XF.

Power has also in­creased for the Jaguar XE S su­per­charged 3.0-litre V6 en­gine to now pro­duce 280kw, up from 250kw.

Jaguar hasn’t limited its 2018 model year up­dates to just it en­gines it has in­creased gear across a num­ber of mod­els.

The com­pact Jaguar XE now gets a 12.3-inch dig­i­tal in­stru­ment dis­play, a hands-free boot and new safety gear that in­cludes; added pedes­trian de­tec­tion to its AEB sys­tem along with blind spot as­sist and for­ward traf­fic de­tec­tion.

Adap­tive damper con­trol is also avail­able and has three driv­ing modes; a de­fault set­ting as well as nor­mal and dy­namic.

The Jaguar XF fea­tures the same hands-free boot, safety gear and driv­ing mod­els as the XE while also gain­ing 20-way ad­justable front seats.

F-pace Port­fo­lio mod­els gain a sport steer­ing wheel and ad­justable front seats. Pres­tige mod­els only get the sport steer­ing wheel.

The Jaguar XF.

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