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Jaguar announces new engines

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Jaguar Land Rover is driving up Tata Motors fortunes. Month after month the numbers seem to suggest that JLR is helping driving the parent company's fortunes up. Though Land Rover is helping up the stakes even further, Jaguar seems to be the one that needs a bit of catching up. And what better than to spice it up with a couple of new motors.

The 3.0-litre supercharged V6 is just one of them. The upcoming F-Type won't be the only one to get it, in fact you can expect it on the XF, XJ and the upcoming BMW 3-Series baiting, next-gen X-Type as well, if our prophesying ability is bang on. Developed off the 5.0-litre V8, the motor is available in two states of tune – 340 bhp and 380 bhp.

 

The V6 uses many key technologies from the V8 engine including direct injection, variable valve timing, quad cams and aluminum construction. Jaguar claims that it will offer comparable levels of power and refinement to the naturally-aspirated version of the V8 engine, but with greater specific output and efficiency courtesy of supercharging.

Another motor, a 2.0-litre turbocharged four is what's next on offer. While the motor does power the Range Rover Evoque, you can expect it on other cars as well, which includes, as you've rightly guessed, the next X-Type and XF (again our prophecies, mind you). The 240 bhp motor, like the supercharged V6 is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, courtesy ZF. Here are the specs of the two motors for your viewing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

340 bhp Supercharged 3.0-litre V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 340@6,500

380 bhp Supercharged 3.0-litre V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 380@6,500

240 bhp Turbocharged 2.0-litre I4
Engine type: four-cylinder, in-line, turbocharged
Capacity (cc): 1999
Bore/stroke (mm): 87.5/83.1
Peak power (HP@rpm): 240@5500