Report – Jaguar Land Rover going for in-line six engines after 2017 image

The British manufacturer is allegedly going to stop using the obsolete V6 engines after 2017, with the group’s Ingenium four-cylinder engine being modified into a straight-six version.

According to the report, the new Ingenium-based straight-six powerplant will start working its way across the model ranges of both Jaguar and Land Rover. Apparently the all new inline-six will feature turbocharging, coming in at a displacement of three liters with direct injection, and versions for both gasoline and diesel in development. The petrol variant will be derived in three power states: 300, 400, or 500 horsepower. The diesel side of the fence will be treated to the same strategy, with power levels of 275, 335, or 400 hp.

With a pair of engines so flexible the Jaguar Land Rover group will most likely try to maximize its use, fitting it under as many hoods as possible. The report hints the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ and F-Pace models will get them. Meanwhile Land Rover will use it for the Raneg Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery. The engine is tipped to lower the scales count as well, though bringing improved fuel economy figures, with first debut planned for next year.

Via Car