Ford is Quickly Disappearing From Jaguar Land Rover Engine Bays
Ford Motor Company stuck a “for sale” sign on Jaguar Land Rover as the world spiraled into the 2008 financial crisis, but its engines still beat within many of the British automaker’s models.
That will soon change, as the Tata Motors-owned company continues its rollout of in-house engines designed to reduce its dependence on other companies.
Automotive News Europe reports that the next Ford engine to disappear from Jaguar Land Rover’s inventory is the 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder, found in the Range Rover Evoque, as well as some Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport models.
Jaguar will finally ditch the Spanish-built Ford engine in favor of its own Ingenium 2.0-liter gasoline-powered four. Offered in three guises, the 2.0-liter offers up to 300 horsepower, with the company claiming it achieves 15 percent better fuel economy than the Ford engine. Key to the boosted power and efficiency is an electrohydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and twin scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearing technology.
The latest version of the creatively named Ingenium engine shares its bore, stroke and cylinder spacing with an existing diesel variant. To save costs, both engine blocks can be produced on the same casting line at JLR’s partner with BMW on a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. If it does, that erases the last of the historical Ford taint from the company’s engine bays.
Importamation on Sep 22, 2016
The 5.0 V8 is a JLR design, over 20 years old but updated several times. It has been built for years in a Ford UK plant. But it is a JLR engine built by JLR employees, in the Ford building. It shares no design or parts with Ford engines as is predates the Ford ownership period. It DOES thankfully use many Denso and Ford electrical parts, belts, hoses, etc. which contributes to reliability I'm sure. My 2011 LR4 I bought new is nearing 100K miles and has had zero engine issues. Just oil and filter changes. The JLR design and Ford production facility would appear to have been a good marriage IMO.
Bartelbe on Oct 05, 2016
The reason that Ford is a "taint" on Jaguar has nothing to do with engineering quality and everything to do with the brand. You have to be very careful when mixing components from premium and mass market brands. Once the X-type was seen as a rebadged Mondeo, it was in trouble. Audi gets away with it with VW, but it never worked for Jaguar. As for all the non-sense about lucas and the engines blowing up. A modern Jaguar has virtually nothing in common with the dire stuff that was produced in the 70's. In the same way that American cars no long have drum brakes all round and the same suspension you found on a farm cart. Things have moved on.
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