British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has announced the expansion of their ingenium engine line-up with the addition of inline six-cylinder.
The new engine has been designed and engineered by the company and will be produced at its new billion Pound Sterling engine plant at Wolverhampton.
The 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine, which will debut on the Range Rover Sport, is available in 360PS and 400PS versions with a torqu of up to 495 and 550Nm, is more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6 petrol.
It features a combination of an electric supercharger (to deliver immediate response) supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which boosts power and help the engine to breathe with maximum efficiency. Additionally the engine is equipped with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, that 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 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.”
The Engine Manufacturing centre is itself designed to be a ‘zero waste to landfill facility’.