News : Ingenium power for Range Rover Sport

2017 Range Rover Sport exterior (3)

The Range Rover Sport gains Ingenium power, semi-autonomous driving technologies, updated infotainment and a greater scope for personalisation for its 2017 model year facelift. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium turbodiesel is the smallest power unit yet fitted to the Sport, and clearly an effort at extending the appeal of the mid-range model, which has been on sale since 2013.

The Ingenium is already providing sterling service in the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque models and, in the Range Rover Sport, it gives a combined fuel consumption figure of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 164g/km. With its nine-speed transmission, the 0-60mph time is estimated by JLR at a very competitive 8.0 seconds.

The Sport also gains the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine for the facelift. The supercharged V6 develops 335bhp and pushes out CO2 emissions of 243g/km. Would the additional fuel used be worth the cut in 0-60mph time to 7.1 seconds? Given our recent experience of this power unit in the Jaguar XE, we’d say, yes – but only if someone else is paying the fuel bills.

In addition to new engine technology, Land Rover has introduced a number of semi-autonomous driving technologies to the Range Rover Sport. Advanced Tow Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter work alongside existing features to elevate driver aids to an even greater level of convenience and safety.

Ingenium Diesel High engine CGI

Keith Adams


  1. The diesel must have a bit more poke than the unit fitted in the Discovery Sport and Evoke judging by the performance figures.

    • @ Mark R:

      Yes, it does – 240bhp, thanks to being a twin-turbocharged version of the Ingenium engine.

      Price is approximately £58,000. The availability of the SDV8 engine however, has been restricted to just the Autobiography Dynamic variant.

  2. No price mentioned but likely to be well north of £50k. I wouldn’t spend this much money on a car with a 4-cylinder diesel.

    • You have a point for sure, but in an emissions + cost driven market, do we really have an option?
      In the old days you needed at least 6 cylinders for refinement and torque, now that the available technology allows the manufacturers to make a 4 cyl diesel whisper quiet and potent enough for almost everyone, who is going to invest in complex, costly multicylinder units just for the aural pleasure of few romantics?

      • This will only be to make the car more fleet friendly by reducing company car tax liability. The list price is only around £3K less than a 6 cylinder, I’m sure any private buyer with the wherewithal to buy a Range Rover Sport will find that an easy stretch. Hopefully though this will pave the way for this more powerful Ingenium to find its way onto JLR’s products that really need it.

    • Not only is it only a 2.0 litre 4, but you lose the low range and the air suspension of the real thing. All this to save 6% of the asking price of properly equipped V6? It seems very poor value and I’m a LR fan.

  3. I wonder if this version will appear in other JLR products. I’ve always thought that the Evoke and the Discovery Sport would be more interesting with a but more power.

  4. It will be interesting to see if this extra 60bhp passes muster in a significantly heavier car. Power delivery is the key – if you have to put your foot right down to move the thing it surely do nothing for the longevity let alone refinement – at the moment the Ingenium is not terribly good at refinement in the Evoke.

  5. Knock knock Knock Knock Knock Knock knock

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    Ingenium diesel engine here

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  6. I don’t get it. There was a 2 litre ingenium in the Evoque that me dealer lent me while my Disco was in for service.

    Sure, the car wasn’t to my taste, but the engine wasn’t bad at all for a light weight / low emissions car. It certainly made the last 320d that I drove feel like it was fitted with an old school tractor engine.

    If, for economy and tax reasons, they’re going to have to fit a 2/3rds scale model of an engine in full size Land Rovers, they could do a lot worse than this one.

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