Jaguar Introduces New Ingenium Gas Engine for 2018 F-Pace
2.0L Turbo Will Serve as New Base Engine
The Jaguar Ingenium family of engines is expanding for 2018, bringing an all-new 2.0L turbocharged I-4 to the F-Pace. The new base engine will offer 247 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and it will be available in four trim levels of the F-Pace.
Confusingly badged 25t, the 2.0L gasoline engine shares a good deal with the F-Pace’s current diesel I-4. A low-friction, aluminum-intensive design carries over from the diesel, offering excellent heat retention properties and a low overall engine weight. The direct-injected engine also features Jaguar Continuously Variable Valve Lift, helping improve performance and efficiency in a variety of engine-load conditions. A single twin-scroll turbocharger minimizes lag, further enhancing performance. Jaguar also integrated the exhaust manifold with the cylinder head casting, a move that helps reduce warm-up times from a cold start, thus reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
The company estimates the F-Pace 25t will accelerate to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, aided by the 247 lb-ft of torque that report for duty at just 1,200 rpm. Jag doesn’t yet have fuel economy numbers available for the new gasoline engine, but we expect it to hit at least 28 mpg on the highway.
For 2018, the F-Pace 25t will start at $43,060, including the $995 destination charge. The midlevel F-Pace 25t Premium and 25t Prestige will cost $45,770 and $50,120, respectively, while the whole-hog 25t R-Sport will demand $55,170. The base-model F-Pace 20d has been dropped, leaving only the $47,270 20d Premium, $51,620 20d Prestige, and $56,670 20d R-Sport in the diesel lineup. As before, Jaguar will also offer a supercharged 3.0L V-6 engine, putting out either 340 hp in the 35t or 380 hp in the F-Pace S.
Jaguar is also adding a top-spec Portfolio model to the F-Pace lineup. Although it uses the lower-output V-6 engine, a number of interior features and new technologies see its price rise to $64,195. The Portfolio also features more elegant styling details than the aggro F-Pace S, a move that befits its status as the most luxurious F-Pace available.
More information on the 2018 F-Pace, including fuel efficiency and expanded performance numbers, will be available closer to its expected release this May.