Jaguar Land Rover presents new Ingenium engine and Transcend auto gearbox image

The company has decided to drop its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent until the end of the decade, and is continuously expanding its technical portfolio in order to achieve the threshold.

Now the British automaker has presented an expansion of the Ingenium family of engines through the presentation of new gasoline members – with availability slated for next year. The carmaker has remained pretty coy on details, but said they would use an electrohydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold, and twin scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearing technology for “exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.” Last year Jaguar introduced the 2-liter turbodiesel Ingenium engine and the petrol versions have the same platform with a 500 cubic centimeters per cylinder displacement. The motors are also modular and can be used in sedans, coupes, and SUVs with rear-, front or all-wheel drive.

At the same time Jaguar has also revealed a new eight-speed automatic transmission with an ultra-wide ratio spread of 20:1, which is more than double of what eight-speed automatics have. Through a $39.5-million investment, this new transmission has shaved 44 pounds (20 kilograms) and will be usable in longitudinal rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. It is also up to 10 percent more efficient than other automatics, so the company is slowly delivering what has promised in terms of reducing harmful emissions.