Earlier this year, Jaguar announced an upgraded 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that would become the base powerplant in the 2018 XE, XF and F-Pace and badged the 25t. Now, the British automaker has tweaked the same engine to provide more power and bridge the gap between 25t models and 380-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 S models. The pumped-up version of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder will make 296 horsepower and will be badged the 30t. The 2.0-liter diesel will continue to be offered in the 20d variant.

“We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before,” said Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering for Jaguar. “Our new 296 horsepower petrol engine provides the performance synonymous with Jaguar, while delivering enhanced fuel economy thanks to its state-of-the-art exhaust technology and pioneering value train design. This clean and more efficient engine perfectly complements the advanced lightweight aluminum body structure of our XE, XF and F-Pace models.”

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In addition to making 296 horses, the engine also produces 295 lb-ft of torque. That output is good for 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.7 seconds in the F-Pace while delivering up to 25 mpg highway. The 2018 Jaguar XF sedan will be able to get to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and get 28 mpg highway in rear-drive form. The XE will be the quickest of all at 5.2 seconds to 0-60 mph and will also produce 28 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. All models are equipped with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing for the 2018 lineup of Jaguar vehicles will be announced later.

 


 

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