Jaguar's New 4-Cylinder Engines Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Before we get into the details of Jaguar’s new lineup of modular 4-cylinder engines, let us rejoice. There will be a manual transmission available.

In addition to an 8-speed automatic, the new turbocharged 2.0L gasoline and diesel I4 engines will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox, marking the first stick-shift Jag since the X-Type.

The gasoline engines will come in two trims, producing 197 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque, or 236 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. The diesels will offer 161 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, or 177 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The “lower end” diesel will also output under 100 grams of CO2 and return 75 mpg on the European cycle, which should help it be an attractive choice in the all-important company car market, while also dodging CO2-based taxes in certain world markets. Aside from the recently revealed Jaguar XE, these new engines will also appear in other Jaguar Land Rover products in the near future.

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  • Hummer Hummer on Sep 30, 2014

    Why don't manufacturers start buying their 2.0Ts from other manufacturers, save tons by having minimal engine developemt costs, easy access for customer parts in a low volume case as this, and again 2.0T, your obviously not going for excitement, but rather building the cheapest design that can be charged the largest premium. No ones not going to buy a 2.0T in a jag because its made by Hyundai, those people aren't buying the car because its a 4 cylinder luxury car. BMW plain well owns those badge buyers.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 30, 2014

      @mik101 You're correct. Not only did the South Koreans use engines, but the entire car platform, and sometimes body panels with minimal changes to suit market desire. Hyundai Galloper = Montero Ssangyong (Korando, I think) Family = Trooper Kia Enterprise = Mazda 929 Daewoo Statesman = Holden Statesman Samsung SM5 (gen1) = Infiniti I30 Speaking of Pride, Kia Pride = Ford Fiesta.

  • Wmba Wmba on Sep 30, 2014

    Jaguar will sell far more of the diesel Ingenium engines worldwide than the gas ones. All the new diesel has to do is to be more refined than the Mercedes 2.1 liter diesel gasper they shove in the C and E class, the one Nissan churns out in Smyrna TN for them. Thr opposition BMW four cylinder diesel is not well regarded in the UK forums. It's an unreliable dud. The picture in the post is the diesel engine, btw.

  • Pan Pan on Sep 30, 2014

    And will the cylinders be lined with Nikasil?

  • Pragmatic Pragmatic on Sep 30, 2014

    For the XE this will be fine. If the rear seat room is better than the ATS and the pricing is less than the 3-series it should do fine. If it suffers typical Jaguar depreciation I'll be looking for a used 6 speed in 2018.