News : Jaguar unveils new engines in its 2018 models
The Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XE are to receive a raft of updates, touted as 2018 Model Year revisions. They include the fitment of JLR’s latest Ingenium engines and a selection of specification upgrades geared towards increased model personalisation. The updates come on the back of a strong start to 2017, with an increase in sales of 20% on January 2016.
All-new Ingenium engines
The big news is the arrival of a pair of all-aluminium 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines. These will be available in 197bhp (available with XE and XF) and 247bhp forms. They’ll be badged 20t and 25t. The diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 237bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo Ingenium diesel.
The strengthened diesel uses uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder JLR engine to feature two turbos. Their sequential configuration boosts power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XE models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
The new engines feature Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology for improved breathing as well as innovative electro-hydraulic valve control. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for best efficiency, power and torque across the rev range. The exhaust manifold is also integrated with the cylinder head casting. Passing coolant through the manifold considerably reduces warm-up times.
Other new features
The new cars offer the option to personalise the driving experience thanks to Configurable Dynamics. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering. Adaptive Dynamics, which allows drivers to tailor the suspension settings in addition to those for the engine, gearbox and steering, when combined with Configurable Dynamics, is available as before and provides the best in dynamic personalisation.
The front seats in F-Pace and XF get winged headrests, and Dual View technology is introduced across all three models. This allows the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. Finally, Forward Traffic Detection, part of the surround camera system, is fitted as part of the Surround Camera System and helps drivers to place the vehicle when completing low-speed manoeuvres.
Blind Spot Assist (BSA) enhances Jaguar Land Rover’s existing Blind Spot Monitor system by using the collision warning system in tandem with the Electric Power Steering System. If BSA detects a vehicle in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes, it will apply a gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane.
The 18MY F-Pace is priced from £34,730, the XF is priced from £32,490 on-the-road and the XE starts at £28,295 on-the-road. All are available to order now.