Why Is Jaguar Dumping The V6?

And what will be going in instead of it?

Asit races to keep up with competition and comply with stricter worldwide fueleconomy requirements, Jaguar will be bidding farewell to its 3.0-liter superchargedV6 engine that has powered such cars as the F-Type and XF. Instead, after 2016,the company will be replacing this engine with an Ingenium inline-sixconfiguration, used in many of Jaguar Land Rover's models. According to MotorTrend, the straight six should be equipped with turbocharging and offerimproved smoothness, more power and better efficiency.

Jaguar has employed inline-six engines in the past, and this change doesnot represent a complete departure from its historic heritage. Furthermore, itisn't the only luxury automaker making this change, with competitors like theupcoming Mercedes E-Class already confirmed to be moving back to inlineconfigurations. With its move to global Ingenium engines, Jaguar Land Rover isalso expected to be offering inline-three engines on models like the Evoque,Discovery Sport and Jaguar's upcoming F-Pace SUV. In the US, this engine may be introduced on a laterversion of the XE.

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