Ford has started production of its twin-turbo 3.6-litre V8 diesel at Dagenham. This is the engine that will feature in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
Power figures for the engine are quoted at 266bhp and 47slb ft of torque.
The V8 will be made on the same line as the 2.7-litre V6 diesel as they are fundamentally the same unit. The V6 powers cars such as the Jaguar S-Type, Land Rover Discovery and Citroen C6.
Ford anticipates making 25,000 engines a year, a small proportion of the 700,000 diesel engines Dagenham will make this year.