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New 3.0 straight-six petrol with mild-hybrid tech joins Ingenium family

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Jaguar Land Rover is proud to announce a new member of their Ingenium engine family. Its a 3.0-litre straight-six cylinder petrol engine, designed and developed in-house.

The new engine will debut on the Range Rover Sport (this one?) with two output versions – 360 PS and 400 PS, and up to 495 Nm and 550 Nm of torque. JLR says the new engine is more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6 petrol. In addition to the twin scroll turbocharger, there’ll be support from an electric supercharger as well to deliver immediate response.

A 48V Mild Hybrid system comes on-board too, which uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration. The system will also help optimize performance, fuel economy and reduce emissions.

“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,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering.

The new engine will be manufactured at the company’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK, alongside the current 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The EMC plant has over 21,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, helping generate up to 30% of the site’s energy.

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