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Hi Pete,

One of the reasons I bought the new MY2016 2.0 Ingenium diesel was its lower CO2, better fuel efficiency and better handling due to 80kg lower weight over the front wheels. LandRover's July 2014 press release promised "Weighing up to 80 kg less than today's engines"

Can you explain how this 80kg weight reduction was calculated?

I think there is not much difference in weight between the MY2015 and MY2016 cars; surely all 80kg have not been offset by the small AdBlue tank? (which itself is offset by a smaller diesel capacity of just 54 litres)

Keen to understand this better...

EMBARGOED 1700 BST 9th July 2014

JAGUAR LAND ROVER POWERS UP NEW INGENIUM ENGINE FAMILY

• Ingenium is an all-new family of compact, lightweight, low-emissions diesel and petrol turbocharged engines that deliver both the efficiency and performance that our global customers desire

• Configurable and flexible common diesel and petrol architecture enables maximum manufacturing efficiency, more variants, higher quality and greater speed to market

• Designed and engineered in-house by Jaguar Land Rover engineers, volume production begins in early 2015 at the all-new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton, UK

• Weighing up to 80 kg less than today's engines, Ingenium uses patented technologies to reduce friction and deliver class-leading CO2 emissions, refinement and high performance

Whitley, UK: Ingenium, the new family of premium diesel and petrol engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover, delivers class-leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

The company today revealed more of the technical details of these new lightweight, compact low-emissions modular engines as it showcased some of the company's future technologies.

Ingenium: Configurable, Flexible, Modular

Jaguar Land Rover has developed its own new family of advanced technology, low-friction, high-performance petrol and diesel engines to meet growing customer demand for lower fuel consumption and cost of ownership, without comprising performance and the driver experience.

Ingenium's design brief presented Jaguar Land Rover's engineers with a tough and complex challenge. Its new engine family would need to be:

• Configurable and flexible to enable seamless installation in a range of new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles
• Scalable up and down to create smaller or larger displacement variants in the future
• Able to accommodate a range of powertrain layouts including rear-, all- and four-wheel drive
• Engineered to support manual and automatic transmissions as well as electrified hybrid drive systems
• Easily accepting of new advances in engine technologies as they become available

Jaguar Land Rover powertrain engineers at the company's Whitley and Gaydon development facilities have based Ingenium's foundation on extremely strong and compact aluminium blocks for both diesel and petrol versions.

These lightweight blocks share the same bore, stroke, cylinder spacing and 500cc cylinder capacity. This helps give Ingenium the configurability and flexibility around which smaller or larger engines can quickly and efficiently be developed to meet future regulatory and competitive requirements. To support the development of this future powertrain technology, including the new Ingenium family, Jaguar Land Rover has invested £40 million to expand and enhance its Powertrain Engineering facility at its Whitley Technical Centre.

All diesel and petrol Ingenium variants will be equipped with state-of-the-art turbochargers that improve performance, particularly at low speeds, and that help reduce consumption and C02 emissions.

Ingenium's modular design enables both petrol and diesel engines to share many common internal components and calibration strategies. This reduces complexity, raises quality and simplifies manufacturing, and allows Jaguar Land Rover to react more quickly to changes in global demand.

"Customers around the world are increasingly demanding cleaner-running, more efficient vehicles that maintain or even enhance the performance attributes expected of a rugged all-terrain vehicle or a high performance car. Our Ingenium engines deliver this to a new level." said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover Group Engineering Director.

"Engineering and manufacturing our own engines improves our ability to react to changes in demand and improves our ability to react to changes in legislation and competitive technologies in the future", added Dr Ziebart. "We believe that with the range of technologies we are investing in, Jaguar Land Rover can absolutely satisfy the often conflicting requirements of delivering engaging high-performance luxury vehicles that reduce our carbon footprint in the long-term."

Technology Powerhouse

Ingenium bristles with innovations that will deliver more of what Jaguar Land Rover's global customers expect from premium high-performance engines: outstanding low-end torque, effortless acceleration and class-leading emissions performance with low consumption.

One strategy Jaguar Land Rover powertrain engineers used to accomplish this was a focus on reducing internal friction.

In the first Ingenium engine to go into volume production, a 2.0-litre diesel known as AJ200D, friction is reduced by 17 per cent compared to the current engine, helping to make it one of the most efficient and responsive 2.0-litre turbo diesels in its segment.

Ingenium engines feature six key technologies that combine to reduce friction, add refinement and improve performance. They include:

• Roller bearings on cam and balancer shafts, instead of machined-in bearing surfaces.
• Computer-controlled variable oil pumps that save energy by delivering the optimum amount of oil at all speeds, engine loads and temperatures.
• Computer-controlled variable water pumps that adjust the amount of coolant flowing through the engine, based on temperature, speed and driving conditions. The split or twin circuit cooling system offers the twin benefits of lowering C02 emissions by enabling fast warm ups, and providing quick cabin heat on cold days.
• Simplified cam drive system designed for modular application.
• Crankshafts that are offset from the centre of the block.
• Electronically controlled piston cooling jets to improve efficiency in the oil pumping circuit. Jets are switched off when piston cooling is not needed. They also enable the engine to reach its optimum operating temperature faster, further helping to reduce C02 emissions.

All Ingenium engines will be equipped with advanced and efficient turbochargers, central direct high-pressure fuel injection, variable valve timing and start-stop technology.

Ingenium will also come to market as one of the most tested and proven Jaguar Land Rover engines ever. Before the first Ingenium engine is sold, it will have already undergone the equivalent of more than eight years of the toughest, most punishing testing that Jaguar Land Rover engineers could devise. These tests include a huge range of integrity and durability testing, including more than 72,000 hours of dyno testing and 2 million of miles of real-world testing to ensure these engines deliver - and continue to deliver.

Key Role in Vehicle Weight Reduction

Jaguar Land Rover already leads the industry in the production of lightweight, aluminum-bodied vehicles. The introduction of Ingenium unites the company's light-weight chassis expertise with powertrains specifically designed and calibrated to complement reduced weight vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover engineers are focusing on reducing vehicle weight by optimizing every component in every system, powertrains included. Despite adding features and increasing power output, Ingenium engines weigh as much as 80 kg less than today's equivalent engines.

"Ingenium fulfils our commitment to offer our global customers some of the most advanced powertrains available in some of the lightest vehicles in the premium SUV and performance car segments," said Ron Lee, Jaguar Land Rover Director of Powertrain Engineering.

"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.

"We were able to design Ingenium in this way because we had the rare opportunity to start the project with a clean sheet of paper. We weren't locked into any of the usual restrictions that force engineering compromises because we had no existing production machinery that would dictate design parameters, no carryover engine architectures to utilise and no existing factory to modify," said Lee.

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Notes to editors:

• The state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton is the first new plant that Jaguar Land Rover has built from the ground up. The site represents an investment of more than £500 million and will create almost 1400 new jobs by the time the plant reaches full capacity.

Jaguar Land Rover:
• Jaguar Land Rover has been named Responsible Business of the Year by Business in the Community (BITC).
• Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for sustainable growth and profitability.
• In 2013, Jaguar Land Rover sold 425,006 vehicles, up 19%. Of that, Jaguar sold 76,668 vehicles and Land Rover sold 348,338 vehicles.
• Jaguar Land Rover will invest circa £3.5bn in its products and facilities in the financial year to March 2015.
• Jaguar Land Rover is one of the UK's largest exporters and generates in the region of 85% of its revenue from exports.

For more information, please visit www.newsroom.jaguarlandrover.com or contact:

Nick O'Donnell, Global Corporate PR Manager
M: +44 7825 115951 E: [email protected]

Ken McConomy, Head of Corporate Relations
M: +44 7714 725 236 E: [email protected]
 

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Hi,

As per the press article, the new Ingenium engine weighs up to 80KG compared to other equivalent engines. However when comparing the Ingenium engine with the four-cylinder diesel engine it is replacing from the 2015MY Land Rover Discovery Sport, it is a 24KG weight reduction.

I hope this helps clear up any confusion.

Many thanks,
Pete
 
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