New engine factory will be used to manufacture efficient Ingenium engine range, which will first see service in the Jaguar XE
Darren Moss
30 October 2014

Jaguar Land Rover has today opened its new engine manufacturing centre, which will be used to manufacture the firm's efficient range of Ingenium engines.

Those engines will first see action in Jaguar's BMW 3-series rival, the XE, as well as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It is understood the engines will eventually be used to power a whole range of JLR models.

Speaking at the opening of the new site, which was also attended by the Queen, Jaguar Land Rover boss Dr. Ralf Speth said: "The engine manufacturing centre represents all that is great about British engineering."

Located near Wolverhampton, the site will be home to 1400 dedicated staff who will help to build JLR's range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The firm says an extra 5500 jobs will be created in the wider automotive supply chain.

First announced in 2011, the new centre has cost £500 million to build. A total of 150 machines will work across three production lines to produce the Ingenium engine range.

The investment in its new engine family is significant for JLR. Ingenium engines are claimed to weigh up to 80kg less than the firm's current offerings, while offering improved performance and reducing CO2 emissions. All engines in the range have a fixed cylinder size of 500cc. 

The first engine to go into production at the site will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel - which will be offered in both 161bhp/280lb ft and 178bhp/317lb ft outputs in the XE.

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30 October 2014
Does anyone know when or even if Ingenium engines will be fitted in the Evoque?

jhg

30 October 2014
johnhg wrote:

Does anyone know when or even if Ingenium engines will be fitted in the Evoque?

I am sure I read somewhere that the ywill be fitted in about 12 months time, ie Nov/Dec 2015, but I may be mistaken.

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