Land Rover has announced new Ingenium petrol engines for its Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque compact SUVs, as well a new 177kW Ingenium diesel variant.
The Discovery Sport comes with a choice of the new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol Si4 that delivers 177kW and 340NM of torque, or the new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel TD4, which has an output of 132kW and 430Nm of torque.
The Range Rover Evoque gets a choice of either the new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel TD4 or the new 2.0-litre Ingenium Si4 petrol engines, each of which come in two states of tune.
In the Evoque, the 177kW petrol mill delivers 340Nm of torque and the 213kW petrol engine, 400Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre diesel engines offer either 132kW and 430Nm or the more powerful twin turbocharged diesel that delivers 177kW and 500Nm (from just 1 500rpm).
These new engine options are available to order and will be on sale from the third-quarter of 2017.
Four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines
According to JLR, the new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines, produced at the company’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton UK, ‘are the most advanced engines the company has ever developed.’ It also claims that they deliver exceptional performance, while meeting ‘the most stringent global emissions regulations’.
Range Rover Evoque in detail
The Range Rover Evoque is available in three bodystyles – coupé, four-door and convertible.
The 177kW petrol engine will be available in all bodystyles in the Evoque and JLR claims that it is 15 per cent more efficient than the previously-available GTDi engine, with a fuel economy of 7.3l/100km and CO2 emissions of 165g/km.
The 213kW petrol engine accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 231km/h.
Customers who choose the higher-powered Ingenium petrol will receive the Dynamic exterior pack, comprising enlarged front and rear bumpers, Gloss Black finishes for the grille, vents and 20-inch five split-spoke alloy wheels.
The colour palette has been revised and includes: Fuji White, and Narvik Black; Metallic: Yulong White, Indus Silver, Corris Grey and Santorini Black, Loire Blue, Firenze Red and Kaikoura Stone; and Premium: Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey. Phoenix Orange becomes a unique colour to the convertible Evoque.
New sports seats are also an additional option.
Discovery Sport in detail
The Discovery Sport is currently Land Rover’s fastest-selling vehicle, with more than 200 000 units sold globally since its introduction in 2014.
The new 177kW petrol engine produces maximum torque of 340Nm and means Discovery Sport can achieve a claimed fuel economy of 8.0l/100km and 182g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle.
Discovery Sport’s palette now features 12 colour options. Solid: Fuji White, and Narvik Black; Metallic: Indus Silver, Scotia Grey, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Firenze Red, Yulong White, and Byron Blue; Premium Metallic: Namib Orange, Carpathian Grey, and Silicon Silver.
An optional contrasting roof colour is available in Corris Grey and Narvik Black. Inside, a new Vintage Tan colourway is introduced, closely matching that of All-New Discovery.
The seat foam composition has been changed in all seats for added comfort. All powered seats are upgraded to include four-way lumbar support (up from two-way) with 12-way configuration available as a customer option.
Ingenium petrol engines in detail
Technologies including an integrated exhaust manifold, 2 000bar direct injection system and twin-scroll turbocharger for responsiveness and efficiency.
The engines feature electrohydraulic control of the inlet valves. This technology enables variable valve lift, so load control is managed primarily by the intake valves rather than the throttle. This reduces pumping losses and provides flexibility and control over airflow into the combustion chambers, improving power and torque while increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
The powerful 213kW Si4 Ingenium petrol engine in Range Rover Evoque replaces traditional journal bearings in favour of turbo ball bearing cartridges which provide significant performance improvements to the turbocharger, including transient response and better efficiency.
Ingenium diesels: A new generation of clean diesel engines
Jaguar Land Rover’s clean, refined four-cylinder Ingenium diesel delivers high levels of torque from low engine speeds. Features such as the highly rigid crankcase, twin balancer shafts and active fluid-filled engine mounts ensure superb refinement.
The sophisticated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system uses a cooled low-pressure circuit in addition to a high-pressure circuit: this reduces pumping losses, increasing efficiency and reducing peak combustion temperatures to help reduce the formation of NOx in the cylinders.