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Friday 21 July 2017

Automobile

Jaguar puts the F-Type's high-output turbo four in the XE، XF and F-Pace

Tuesday 27/June/2017 - 01:04 PM
Sada El Balad
Jaguar is adding a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder option to the parade of engines already offered in the 2018 XE، XF and F-Pace. The base engine makes 247 hp، but now you can check the box for an optional 296 hp four pot. autoweek said.

This higher output 2.0-liter is similar to the one offered in the F-Type، and it's a part of Jaguar’s Ingenium engine range. In all models، the new engine will produce 295 lb-ft of torque and be paired with the always impressive ZF eight-speed auto.

With the extra power comes quicker acceleration، of course. The F-Pace gets to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds now، 0.7 seconds quicker than with the 247 hp engine. Jaguar’s rear-wheel-drive XF gets there in 5.4 seconds، just three-tenths off the pace of the 380-hp supercharged V6. Finally، the XE equipped with the new engine does the sprint in an even quicker 5.2 seconds.

Since this engine is so much more powerful، Jaguar is dropping the 340 hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 from the roster of available engine choices. You’ll still be able to have the 380-hp version، but it’s hardly any quicker off the line than the new 296-hp 2.0-liter. That’s not to say the instant grunt and torque from the supercharger isn’t welcome in Jaguar’s lineup، however.

The new engine is badged as the 30t، and it takes an expected hit in fuel economy compared to the less powerful 2.0-liter turbo. None of the ratings are EPA official، but other than the F-Pace، the smaller turbo engine doesn’t appear to be any more efficient than the larger supercharged V6 on the highway and only slightly better in the city. We’d like to see what real-world mileage yields before making a judgment، though.
edited by amrmamdouh

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