- Ingenium family grows with new 147kW and 184kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 177kW diesel engines delivering improved efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced performance
- Sporty XE S gets 30kW power hike with the 280kW V6 petrol engine
- Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics technology now available as standalone feature on XE and XF, allows drivers to personalise the gear shift, throttle and steering settings
- Intelligent safety features including Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance join extensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Added convenience: XF and XE saloons fitted with Gesture Boot Lid for the first time
- Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with full-screen 3D navigation new for XE
- Dual View screen InControl technology introduced across all three vehicles.
- New derivatives available to order for April 2017 production
Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its F-PACE performance SUV and XF and XE sports saloons. The 2018 model year updates see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features available across all three vehicles to deliver more choice and personalisation than ever before.
The changes broaden the appeal of all three models, with a pair of all-new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines introduced alongside a high-output 177kW diesel powerplant.
The new 147kW (available with XE and XF) and 184kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines use Jaguar Land Rover’s low friction all-aluminium-intensive design to provide excellent thermal properties and lightweight construction for improved efficiency and enhanced vehicle dynamics. Models with the 147kW engine wear a 20t badge while 184kW derivatives are identified by 25t badging.
The diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 177kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel. This high output 500Nm engine delivers traditional Jaguar performance without compromising running costs.
The strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover engine to deploy twin turbos. Their sequential configuration boosts power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-PACE and XF models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director – Product Engineering, said: “We are committed to expanding the Ingenium powertrain family produced at our award-winning £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton as we meet current and future consumer needs.”
CUTTING-EDGE PETROL TECHNOLOGY
Jaguar Land Rover’s family of Ingenium engines have the technologies to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction to optimise efficiency and refinement while the new petrol units deploy twin scroll turbos to reduce lag, optimising power output and efficiency.
Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology improves air delivery to both engines. The new 147kW and 184kW powerplants feature electrohydraulic valve control for unrivalled flexibility. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for optimum efficiency, power and torque across the rev range.
In addition, cleaner combustion is ensured by a new 200bar direct injection system, which features centrally mounted injectors with optimised spray patterns to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
In a first for Jaguar, the exhaust manifold is also integrated with the cylinder head casting. Passing coolant through the manifold considerably reduces warm-up times, when engines are at their least efficient, to enhance fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
CUSTOMISED DRIVING DYNAMICS
The 2018 model year XF and XE deliver greater scope for customers to personalise the driving experience thanks to Configurable Dynamics being offered as a standalone feature. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering. The chosen combination is activated by engaging ‘Dynamic’ mode using the chequered flag button on the central console.
Adaptive Dynamics, which allows drivers to tailor the suspension settings in addition to those for the engine, gearbox and steering, when combined with Configurable Dynamics, is available as before and provides the ultimate in dynamic personalisation.
GREATER COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Extending customer choice is a hallmark of the 2018 model year enhancements for all three vehicles, alongside comfort and convenience enhancements. The adjustable front seats in F-PACE and XF have been boosted with the addition of winged headrests. The new designs feature powered height adjustment with manual side wing supports.
Dual View technology is introduced across all three models, allowing the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. The clever InControl technology is available when Touch Pro is specified and allows the driver to follow satellite navigation instructions while the passenger uses the same display to view USB or TV outputs.
A revised paint palette for all three vehicles brings the colour names into line with those offered throughout the Jaguar Land Rover family, simplifying the customer ordering experience.
Jaguar takes pride in the safety of its vehicles and F-PACE, XF and XE feature a pair of new technologies.
Forward Traffic Detection, part of the surround camera system, is designed to assist when forward visibility is restricted. Using a discreet forward-facing camera in the grille, the system detects items crossing the path of the vehicle and provides a visual warning on the central screen when a potential hazard is detected.
Forward Vehicle Guidance is fitted as part of the Surround Camera System and helps drivers to place the vehicle when completing low speed manoeuvres. Working in conjunction with the front parking sensors the system provides a visual representation of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections showing the alignment of the steering. Drivers can see the parking distance reading on the central screen, taking the stress out of tight manoeuvres.
On XE and XF models Blind Spot Assist (BSA) enhances Jaguar Land Rover’s existing Blind Spot Monitor system by using the collision warning system in tandem with the Electric Power Steering System. If BSA detects a vehicle in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes, it will apply a gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane.
BY MODEL IN DETAIL:
Since its Guinness World Record breaking reveal at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, where F-PACE completed the world’s largest loop the loop, the performance SUV has become Jaguar’s fastest selling vehicle. The 2018 model year enhancements range from the introduction of more powerful, efficient and refined engines to enhanced front seats.
Visual changes include a revised colour palette and the introduction to the options list of the distinctive 15-spoke 22-inch alloy wheels originally fitted to the desirable First Edition models.
The focus of the 2018 model year enhancements is on broadening Jaguar Land Rover’s range of advanced Ingenium engines, with two new powerplants welcomed into the F-PACE line-up.
In addition, the existing 132kW four-cylinder Ingenium diesel is available with an automatic RWD transmission for the first time as part of the 2018 Model Year enhancements, delivering CO2 emissions of 134g/km and combined fuel economy of 5.1l/100km.
Customers looking for improved diesel performance will be able to choose a new high output 177kW Ingenium engine for the first time. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine’s twin turbo set-up promises more performance at high engine speeds without compromising responses at low revs. The 25d badged AWD variant is available with Jaguar’s acclaimed eight-speed automatic gearbox – a combination that delivers CO2 emissions of 153g/km, fuel economy of 5.8l/100km and 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds.
The new 184kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine is available with an automatic transmission and both RWD and AWD drivetrains. It has single twin-scroll turbo and produces 365Nm of torque from only 1,200rpm. The smooth and responsive petrol engine powers F-PACE from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds and produces CO2 emissions of 163g/km in RWD configuration, returning fuel economy of 7.1l/100km.
Choice, comfort and convenience
Interior changes put the emphasis on enhanced choice, comfort and convenience. A new Light Oyster / Ebony interior option gives the premium cabin a purposeful appearance and all Prestige and Portfolio models feature the Sport steering wheel as standard. Customers who choose the automatic transmission also benefit from twin covered cup holders on the centre console, giving the interior a cleaner, less cluttered appearance.
Flagship Portfolio derivatives feature enhanced front seats with powered headrest height adjustment and manually adjustable winged headrests providing supreme comfort and simplicity. In addition, Jaguar’s Dual View screen technology provides further convenience to driver and passengers.
In common with the XF and XE sports saloons, 2018 model year F-PACE features the very latest safety technologies with the addition of Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance.
The 2018 Model Year XF sports saloon introduces three new powerplants, including 147kW and 184kW derivatives of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine for the first time.
The 147kW derivative is available with an automatic RWD powertrain, blending traditional Jaguar performance with excellent efficiency. The new engine powers XF from 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds and returns fuel economy of 6.8l/100km, with CO2 emissions of 154g/km.
The potent 184kW unit is available with an automatic RWD drivetrain. This model matches the efficiency of the 147kW engine yet accelerates from 0-100km/h in only 6.6 seconds.
Alongside the existing 132kW version of Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine, customers will also be able to choose the new 177kW powerplant. The powerful new derivative combines fuel economy of 5.3l/100km with CO2 emissions of 139g/km. The twin turbo configuration delivers new levels of diesel performance with the 0-100km/h sprint completed in a sporty 6.5 seconds.
Art of Performance
Alongside the new engine options, Jaguar XF features Configurable Dynamics as a standalone feature for the first time. The system is fitted to automatic models specified without Adaptive Suspension and provides a Factory setting plus a choice of Normal or Dynamic modes for the steering, engine and gearbox.**
Adaptive Dynamics with configurable dynamics is available on vehicles fitted with Adaptive Suspension. It also allows drivers to adjust the ride comfort and handling responses to suit the driving conditions or personal preference. In addition, when Touch Pro infotainment is specified customers benefit from Dynamic-i, which adds a stopwatch, g-meter readout and accelerator and braking graphics to the central touchscreen display, allowing the driver and front passenger to monitor every aspect of the vehicle’s performance.
Comfort and convenience
With its generous 540-litre luggage area, XF is a practical sports saloon and the addition of the new Gesture Boot Lid function for 2018 model year makes loading and unloading even more convenient.
This handy feature is available on vehicles with keyless entry and rear parking aid and allows customers to open and close the boot simply by waving a foot under either side of the rear bumper. Sensors detect the movement and trigger the boot opening, making it possible to load the boot easily when carrying items in both hands. The driver is also able to then close the boot in the same way.
Comfort gets a boost in the shape of enhanced driver and front passenger seats with new 20 way Luxury seating. This incorporates power headrests with side wing supports. Meanwhile, Dual View technology brings new functionality to the infotainment system.
Jaguar XF’s five-star Euro NCAP rating has been augmented with a trio of new features in the form of Blind Spot Assist, Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance. The additional safety technologies maintain the sport saloon’s position as one of the safest cars on the road.
The award-winning Jaguar XE benefits from a host of enhancements. The Ingenium petrol family expands in XE with 147kW RWD automatic and 184kW RWD automatic derivatives.
The 147kW engine produces 320Nm of torque and powers XE from 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds with combined fuel economy of 6.3l/100km and CO2 emissions of 144g/km. The more powerful 184kW model delivers identical fuel economy and tailpipe emissions but sprints from 0-100km/h in only 6.3 seconds.
Customers looking for even more dynamic performance can take advantage of the upgraded XE S model. Its thrilling 3.0-litre V6 engine is shared with the F-TYPE sport car and sees power raised from 250kW to 280kW for improved performance and refinement.
In common with the XF sports saloon, XE is now available with Configurable Dynamics as a standalone feature, providing even greater scope for driver customisation.
Adaptive Dynamics, which also provides personalisation of the suspension settings, is currently available on automatic 132kW and 250kW models but will be available on vehicles powered by the new 147kW and 184kW 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engines. When Touch Pro infotainment is fitted in conjunction with Adaptive Dynamics, customers benefit from Dynamic-i, which adds a stopwatch, g-meter readout and accelerator and braking graphics to the central touchscreen display.
Convenience and safety
Living with the XE has never been easier thanks to a host of convenience enhancements. A Gesture Boot Lid makes it possible for customers to open the boot with a simple wave of the foot beneath the rear bumper, taking the stress out of loading and unloading luggage.
The availability of a 12.3-inch TFT virtual instrument cluster provides greater clarity for drivers when specifying Touch Pro infotainment. With four distinct visual themes to choose from, the large display makes it possible to view full-screen navigation mapping, reducing the stress of driving in unfamiliar surroundings. Meanwhile, Dual View technology brings additional versatility to the 10-inch Touchscreen display on the central console by allowing the driver and front passenger to view different information using the same display.
The XE sports saloon was judged to be the safest large family car by Euro NCAP when it was tested in 2016 thanks to its excellent occupant protection and pedestrian protection technology. Jaguar has enhanced its comprehensive suite of safety kit with the addition of Blind Spot Assist, Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection technologies.
The pedestrian safety bar is raised further on XE by Jaguar’s advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which provides superior functionality with the introduction of Pedestrian Detection. The system operates from 5-60km/h and uses a forward facing camera to detect hazards, automatically applying the brakes when the risk of a collision is detected. The state-of-the-art safety aid is able to identify pedestrians standing over 1m tall in the path of the vehicle.
Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breathtaking performance has excited and delighted the world for 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies The Art of Performance, with the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car and the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever.