News : Ingenium diesel engine uses world-class technology to power Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE - Beneath the Skin Part 4

Jaguar has today issued the last in a series of four technology previews to be released during the launch of the all-new Jaguar XE – this focuses on the new Ingenium diesel engines which, when driving the rear wheels, will ensure that “the aluminium-intensive XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet, with CO2 emissions from just 99g/km.” The Ingenium range is produced at the new £500 million, 100,000m2 Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands in the UK. Engines will come off the fully flexible lines at rates of up to one every 36 seconds.

Starting from a clean sheet meant that Jaguar’s Powertrain Engineers could make the Ingenium engines as light and efficient as possible, and deliver the blend of power, torque and smoothness customers expect. These state-of-the-art engines were proven over 2 million miles of real-world testing. Ron Lee, Group Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jaguar, commented: ‘The new generation of Ingenium diesel engines are wholly designed and manufactured in-house. No opportunity has been missed in ensuring their design is right on the cutting edge of technical advancement.”

The low friction, all-aluminium units have stiff cylinder blocks and twin balancer shafts to ensure inherently low levels of vibration. Details such as the acoustic sump cover, decoupled injectors, and 0.5mm ovality on the injection pump drive sprocket contribute to the Ingenium’s exceptional quietness.

The new XE will feature two versions of the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel. The first, rated at 163PS/380Nm, delivers benchmark efficiency figures of 75mpg and 99g/km CO2 without any compromise to launch performance or mid-range acceleration. The 180PS/430Nm variant has one of the highest torque outputs in the class.

Ingenium diesels meet Euro 6 are as clean as they are efficient. Variable exhaust valve timing shortens the catalyst light-off phase and also improves diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration. The cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system reduces combustion chamber temperatures, inhibiting NOx formation. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology cuts NOx emissions to very low levels and the new XE has been engineered to meet the most stringent global regulations.

The Ingenium diesels will be joined at launch by powerful, efficient, direct-injection petrol engines: turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinders and the outstanding supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Full details and technical specifications of the Jaguar XE range will be released at the Paris Motor Show next week. However, in the meantime, AROnline readers can watch the accompanying video entitled Ingenium: The World-Class Engine Technologies Powering the New Jaguar XE below.

Clive Goldthorp


  1. No mention of the 3 litre V6 Diesel from the XF/XJ being available. Given the Ingenium is a modular design that can be chopped to 3 cylinders or expanded to 6, I wonder if the writing is on the wall for the Ford/PSA V6. Perhaps a straight 6 3 litre Ingenium will find its way into the XE and other 6 cylinder Diesel JLR products.

  2. This is great and it’s good it’s built in the Midlands. However, the really interesting competitor engine is the new Volvo unit, currently only available in D4 guise (181 bhp) and coming in lower power (D2, D3) and higher power (D5 twin turbo).

    I’ve just bought a V60 D4 and it is truly astonishing, both from a performance and economy perspective.

    Still neither the Jaguar nor the volvo are German which is a nice change

  3. What about the petrol. It’s all diesel diesel diesel as usual. What’s the obsession? I thought it was going anti diesel now yet we are still getting diesel thrown at us. I am not a sheep. I want to know about the petrol.

    • You are aware that one of the other technical bulletins about the XE features the new petrol engines?

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