Jaguar Land Rover has designed, engineered and by early 2015 will start mass production of a new family of premium gas and diesel engines that promises to deliver exceptional levels of torque, horsepower and refinement while offering reduced emissions and improved fuel consumption.
Called Ingenium, which is Latin for engine, it features a configurable architecture that will allow it to be seamlessly installed in a range of new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles and the flexibility to be designed with smaller or larger displacement models in the future and various types of powertrains including rear-, all and four-wheel drive, various transmissions and hybrid drive systems plus future engine technologies to come.
"Customers around the world are increasingly demanding cleaner-running, more efficient vehicles that maintain or even enhance the performance attributes expected of a rugged all-terrain vehicle or a high performance car. Our Ingenium engines deliver this to a new level. Engineering and manufacturing our own engines improves our ability to react to changes in demand and improves our ability to react to changes in legislation and competitive technologies in the future. We believe that with the range of technologies we are investing in, Jaguar Land Rover can absolutely satisfy the often conflicting requirements of delivering engaging high-performance luxury vehicles that reduce our carbon footprint in the long-term," said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover Group Engineering Director.
The Ingenium family of engines, diesel and gasoline, will be equipped with turbochargers that improve performance, particularly at low speeds, and help reduce fuel consumption and emissions. It will also come with high-pressure central direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and start-stop technology.
Before mass production the Ingenium engine will be put through a series of integrity and durability tests, which include more than 72,000 hours of dynomometer testing and two million miles of real-world testing, to ensure these engines will meet and exceed all customer expectations. The first Ingenium engine to go into production, a 2.0-liter diesel will be known as AJ200D.