Introduction of new engines and engine upgrades have practically become a strategy of automakers across the globe nowadays. They do it to attract as much customers as possible and provide them the best possible technology at the same time. Jaguar too is not lagging behind in this strategy. The British luxury and sports car manufacturer has introduced an all new 3.0L V6 supercharged petrol engine. The engine has the potential of delivering a maximum power of 335bhp with an enormous peak torque of 450Nm. The upcoming F-type will be propelled by the same engine.
The introductory engine is being brought in to replace the current 5.0L V8 petrol engine. Thus we can expect the 3.0L V6 supercharged petrol engine to be featured in the MY13 (model year 2013) of the Jaguar XJ & the Jaguar XF. The deliveries of the newly introduced engine are being speculated to be started by the end of this year. Indian car market too can expect the engine deliveries at the same period of time. It’s the Jaguar’s Completely Built Unit (CBU) that has to be thanked for the same.
Company’s new engine facility at i54 South Staffordshire will produce the introduced engine. The automaker has invested 355 million GBP at the facility. The engine facility is located at the business park near Wolverhampton in UK’s Midlands. It has exclusively been set up to manufacture all-new, advanced technology, low-emission engines in the UK.
Adding to the good news corresponding to engine domain, the automaker has introduced power rating upgrade in its existing 2.2L diesel engine as well. Unlike the current power rating of 190bhp, the engine will now be capable of delivering a power of 197bhp.The company has made crucial moves to check emission and turn fuel efficiency to its better half. The increase in power of the engine has actually turned out to be an additional bonus.