Jaguar to Unveil New Diesel Engine at NY Auto Show
Monday, April 18, 2011
Jaguar Palm Beach, a leading Jaguar dealership in West Palm Beach, Florida, proudly announces that Jaguar is set to unveil its most efficient engine ever: the 2.2L diesel 4-cylinder unit, complete with an advanced 8-speed automatic gearbox from German supplier ZF. The new powertrain, which will be featured in a future XF production car, is slated to be introduced at this year’s New York auto show on April 22nd.
The new engine, which will debut in the U.K. in a prototype development vehicle, will come with a new 16-valve common-rail diesel installed in a longitudinal configuration, a Jaguar first. The featured water-cooled turbocharger, low-friction pistons, new injectors and crankshaft all lend the way to an improved Intelligent Stop/Start system, designed to promote more efficient operation.
Intelligent Stop/Start will help to significantly reduce the prolonged time spent in the shutdown and start-up phase occasionally experienced in these systems, with the new crankshaft sensor and fuel-rail pressure-holding system allowing the engine to regain power more rapidly via an innovative engine restart capability. “This is best demonstrated when approaching a busy roundabout – in situations where the driver briefly brings the vehicle to a stop only to move off again quickly,” Jaguar says. “In conventional systems, the engine needs to shut down completely before restarting again, leading to often frustrating delays.” The new Jaguar system is able to restart the engine while shifting down from as little as 400 rpm, which means it wouldn’t need to come to a complete stop, thereby restoring the drive and making for more efficient handling. With the inclusion of the stop/start function, Jaguar estimates that the overall fuel efficiency will see an estimated five to seven percent improvement.
The new engine is capable of turning out 187hp with 332 lbs. of torque. Also, equally appealing is the anticipated return of an impressive 52.3 mpg on the combined cycle! Achieving zero to 62 mph takes a mere 8.5 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 140 mph. With such a powerful engine, you’d think it would be pretty noisy; however, to the contrary! Jaguar engineers emphasized sound reduction surrounding the engine and bulkhead and engaged active engine mounts to diminish vibration, resulting in a significantly quieter cabin.
Additionally, the production vehicle will come complete with an advanced 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The new gearbox will allow the 2.2L engine optimal response, as well as effortless cruising on the highway, as the seventh and eighth ratios will effectively act as overdrive gears. This, Jaguar says, will ensure the ultimate balance between performance and efficiency.
Visit Jaguar Palm Beach, serving the Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Boca Raton, Florida areas, to find out more about this super cool new engine. Also, feel free to view our online showroom to see our huge selection of new and used Jaguar vehicles or take your favorite Jaguar car out for a test drive today!