Jaguar engine lauded as one of 10 best in US
Jaguar Land Rover’s 184kW 2,0-litre turbo charged, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 best engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.
For 2018, a total of 32 new or significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions in Detroit.
Jaguar and Infinity were the only luxury brands represented.
This year’s 10 best engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including maximum power output, fuel economy, noise characteristics and new technology. Four electric powertrains are honoured for the first time in one year. The all-aluminium Ingenium 2,0-litre turbo charged four-cylinder petrol engine delivers performance, efficiency and refinement without compromise. Jaguar’s first compact SUV, the E-PACE, is the latest model to feature the 184kW Ingenium powertrain; accelerating from 0 to 100km in as little as 6,6 seconds and delivering fuel economy of up to 7,7 litres per kilometre.
Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering, said, “To be recognised by WardsAuto for creating one of the best engines for 2018 is a real honour. Our family of low-emission, four-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines are some of the cleanest in the world, supporting our commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy. Engineered to give the best driving performance in all conditions, Ingenium engines feature advanced, fully variable valve train technology, combined with a low-friction turbocharger, for enhanced responsiveness and maximum fuel efficiency.”
Ingenium engine technology was first introduced in 2015 with the 2,0-litre fourcylinder diesel engine. This was followed by the advanced petrol engines entering production in April 2017.