Jaguar Land Rover prepares to produce its own diesel and turbocharged petrol engines

Article by Anita Panait, on November 25, 2013

The first engine scheduled for production in the new Jaguar Land Rover’s $750-million new engine site in Wolverhampton, England will start output next year with the production of a four-cylinder diesel powerplant. The Wolverhampton site is scheduled to build a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine 18 months later.

The diesel and the turbocharged gasoline engine will mark the first time since the 1990s that each Jaguar Land Rover brand will build its own designed engine. "When we manufacture our own engines ourselves, it gives us an additional degree of freedom," said Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover's group engineering director. According to leaked reports and the carmaker itself, the new engines will be lightweight, powerful and, small -- having a displacement of about 2.0 liters.

The new engines will feature the latest engine advances like turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. Jaguar boasts of a rich history of designing powerful engines with trend-setting combustion chambers that helped establish its performance image. Land Rover is known for its classic diesel engines that are very durable.

The new engines are highly likely to be used to power the new small Jaguar sedan unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in September and in smaller Land Rover models like the LR2 and Range Rover Evoque. According to Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover tapped powertrain manufacturing experts to help set up the new engine site.

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