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Jaguar Land Rover reveals new 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its latest Ingenium engine, a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol making up to 294kW and 550Nm.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced an expanded Ingenium engine line-up with a 3.0-litre straight-six-cylinder petrol engine to debut in 2020. According to JLR, it’s “more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6”. Power output ranges from 265kW to 294kW and 495Nm to 550Nm of torque with efficiency improved by 20% and particulate emissions reduced by 75%.

The new engine features an electric supercharger for immediate response and a twin-scroll turbocharger for top-end power. In a statement, JLR said: “These performance-boosting technologies, combined with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, optimises performance, fuel economy and reduces emissions. The MHEV 48V system uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration, and then intelligently redeploys it to assist the engine to maximise efficiency”.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering said: “From the outset we always intended Ingenium to be a full family. That is why we chose to engineer our own flexible engine architecture to meet our bespoke needs, allowing Jaguar Land Rover to adapt and stay ahead of changes in regulation and technology. This second wave of engines, with a Mild Hybrid 48V system and performance-boosting technologies, is engineered to be cleaner and more efficient than ever before.”

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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.