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JLR will start testing its new four-cylinder engine range from spring next year, to be used in almost every model

Jaguar's all-new four-cylinder engine range will begin trials in 2014, according to the firm's engineering boss.

Engineering director Wolfgang Ziebart has told confirmed the first pre-production models using the all-new engine range will come down the production line at the new i54 Midlands factory next spring.

Speaking to industry paper Automotive News Europe, Ziebart said the first production engine will be a four-cylinder diesel unit and is scheduled to be manufactured at the end of next year.

It’s expected that diesel engines are destined for the first production versions of the baby Jaguar saloon, which is expected to arrive in showrooms in late spring 2015. The first petrol-powered version of the new engine is expected to arrive later in 2015.

Ziebart said the engines should set new benchmarks in terms of “efficiency, weight and power per litre”.

The new four-cylinder engine family uses as many common components and construction techniques as possible and will eventually find its way into nearly all JLR models, but not the flagship Range Rover. It’s thought that a high-power diesel version will eventually be fitted to the Range Rover Sport.

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Citytiger 15 February 2014

JLR was supposed to be

JLR was supposed to be getting the Volvo i6 petrol engine, and it was fitted to the Freelander 2 in certain markets, but the break up of PAG prevented it from happening..
david RS 9 December 2013

A Jaguar needs a NA L6! We

A Jaguar needs a NA L6! We talk about Jaguar, no?
dipdaddy 9 December 2013

straight 6 would be nice but

straight 6 would be nice but what Jag need to do more importantly is prove its engine technology is better than what others are giving. At the moment the germans have this cornered even with the bigger V8. the germans have deeper pockets which means R&D has made their engines supposedly give better mpg, carbon emissions with the power to go with it. Jag needs to play catchup on bhp, engine efficiency and gearboxes otherwise they will always be 1 step behind.