Jaguar expands Ingenium engine family with new straight Ingenium six twin charged and electrically boosted Ingenium engine
The Jaguar straight six engine is back. Jaguar Land Rover has announced that Jaguar will introduce a new variant of the Ingenium engine family, a 3.0 litre straight six, which’ll debut in 2020.
The new Ingenium Six replaces the raunchy supercharged 3.0 litre V6 and will be available with two power outputs: 265Nm and 495Nm and 295kW and 550Nm. The engine is boosted by a electric supercharger and twin scroll turbo for maximum air flow and efficiency. Given that the new engine is an inline unit, expect greater refinement over the previous version.
The engine is also aided by Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology that uses a small integrated electric motor to harvest energy lost during deceleration and redeploys the energy later to give the engine a boost when it needs it most. Who said green tech can’t be fun.
Jaguar says the new Ingenium six is 20 per cent more fuel efficient than the old V6 and as its fitted with a with a Gasoline Particulate Filter, emissions are reduced by up to 75 per cent.
There is no word as of yet of a diesel Ingenium six. Jaguar has followed rivals Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in introducing inline engines with clever technology to enhance performance whilst reducing environmental impact.
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.”