The new Jaguar 2.0-litre petrol engine is the same unit found in the F-Type sports car that makes 296 bhp and 400 Nm torque
Jaguar have upped the ante of their popular range with the introduction of a brand new powertrain. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine first making its debut on the four-cylinder F-Type sports car. The British luxury automaker has debuted the gasoline option on three vehicles – the XE sedan, XF sedan and the F-Pace SUV.
All these models are highly successful in recent years and will be looking to appeal for a wider band of customers with the new fuel-efficient engine. All of them come with the same performance numbers as the 2.0-litre turbo motor is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 296 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque.
It is the identical engine used on the F-Type sports car but has some subtle differences. However, its impact can be clearly seen on the XE sedan, the lightest vehicle of the three specified. Due to the presence of the new engine, Jaguar says the zero to 100 kmph acceleration time is achieved in 5.5 seconds while the fuel efficiency is at 41.5 mpg with lowered CO2 emission of 157 grams per kilometer.
The bigger XF sedan has the 0-100 kmph claimed at 5.6 seconds with the smaller turbo engine and the fuel economy is at 40 mpg but it emits almost as low CO2 as the XE at 163 g/km. The F-Pace SUV can now do 0-100 kmph in six seconds courtesy of the 296 bhp mill while the mileage is rated at 37 mpg. In all the three models, the engine is coupled with an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission.
In addition to introducing the new engine, Jaguar has also made changes to the technology and equipment offering in the foreign markets for the 2018 MY. Both the XE and XF sedans can be specified with gesture controlled boot lid, Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics tech enabling manual gearbox, throttle and steering alterations.
With new safety feature such as traffic detection and forward vehicle guidance, the XE, XF and F-Pace are given latest driver assistance techs as well. In the UK market, the new 2.0-litre turbo engine costs £38,145 in the XE, £44,335 in the XF and £44,760 in the F-Pace.