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Jaguar's new 'Ingenium' family of modular turbocharged engines, which will include both diesel and gasoline variants, and will be configured for a wide range of applications.

The Jaguar XE will receive the AJ200D engine. Engineers have reduced internal friction by 17 percent compared to the current engine. This was done through roller bearings on cam and balancer shafts. Computer-controlled cooling enables quick warmups and faster cabin heat.

So the Ingenium engines are supposed to be lighter than its predecessors, saving up to 176 lbs depending on the specific configuration. The engine should contribute to the excellent fuel efficiency of the Jaguar XE, which could see a fuel efficiency rating as high as 55 mpg.

Jaguar Land Rover powertrain engineering director Ron Lee said,
"Being configurable and flexible are the two key strands of Ingenium's DNA because we have future-proofed our new engines from the outset... Ingenium will be able to accept new advances in fuel, turbocharging, emissions, performance and electrification technologies when they are ready and accessible to be deployed."
Eventually the Ingenium family of engines will be rolled out across the company's entire line of cars and SUVs.
 

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I'm quite interested in how they're going to adapt the Ingenium for diesel. The diesel and petrol layouts/components are supposed to be identical which will be interesting becasue the conventional belief has been that its impossible. Well not IMpossible, GM tried to do it and soured the entre US market to diesel for some 30 odd years...
 

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Gm ruins everything.

Can't say I know that much about engines to be able to comment too much, but I'm sure the XE will come under pretty tough scrutiny since it will be the first chance for people to judge this engine. I'm guessing we should get some reviews in late August just before the XE debuts.
 

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I've read that the Ingenium only weighs about 176 lbs. Now I'm not sure if this is just the block or the entire sum...

Its Ingenium is based on a 0.5-liter aluminum block, and weighs up to 176 lb. It comes in both diesel and petrol versions that use common internal components, and both are turbocharged for better low-speed performance and improved fuel mileage with lower emissions.
 

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So is the low weight one of this new engine one of the main benefits? I guess the low weight in itself would help with fuel efficiency, so it is more than just weight, it affects other things as well.
 

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So is the low weight one of this new engine one of the main benefits? I guess the low weight in itself would help with fuel efficiency, so it is more than just weight, it affects other things as well.
indeed, less rotating mass internally less energy required to get things in motion. I assume lighter components also works to reduce friction and internal wear...
 

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Taking it around a track will really show the difference that has made, not sure how noticeable it would be just on the street.
 
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