Jaguar Land Rover marks key engine milestone

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Jaguar Land Rover has celebrated a key landmark with the production of its one-and-a-half millionth Ingenium engine in the Midlands.

The Coventry car maker is also marking an expansion of the Ingenium range at its Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton.

The facility produces the efficient Ingenium powertrain family, providing a range of clean and electrified powertrains for almost all Jaguar and Land Rover models.

The Ingenium family, which includes a range of diesel, petrol and electrified engines, are built to maximise performance whilst at the same time reducing the environmental impact and running costs for customers.

Developed and manufactured in-house in the Midlands, Jaguar and Land Rover’s all-aluminium Ingenium engine designs are modular, flexible and scalable, with common core technologies.

The latest addition to the Ingenium range is the six-cylinder diesel engine, which offers enhanced performance, smoothness and efficiency, powering the new Range Rover and new Range Rover Sport.

Queen Elizabeth II is shown engine parts by chief executive Dr Ralf Speth during a tour of the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

The advanced in-line Ingenium diesel engine, featuring mild hybrid technology, joins the range of six-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s facility in the West Midlands.

The evolving Ingenium family supports the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its vehicle range.

This is part of its Destination Zero mission and a commitment to reducing emissions and making environments cleaner through relentless innovation. 

The Engine Manufacturing Centre also houses the assembly of Electric Drive Units (EDUs), offering full flexibility between new petrol and diesel engines and EDUs for those customers who want to make the switch from conventional to electrified vehicles.

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54
Inside Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

The Wolverhampton site is complemented by a growing electrification ecosystem in the Midlands, with the innovative and technologically advanced Battery Assembly Centre at Hams Hall assembling PHEV and BEV batteries.

Together, they will power the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover electrified vehicles.

Ken Close, Jaguar Land Rover powertrain operations launch director, said: “We are experiencing unprecedented demand for cleaner-running vehicles, so it’s more important than ever to deliver clean and efficient engines without compromising on the performance or all-terrain capabilities our customers have come to expect.

“Our Ingenium powertrains offer the very best of both worlds – better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, and even greater torque for a more responsive and engaging drive.”

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The Engine Manufacturing Centre supplies engines to Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle operations, with a large majority of those powertrain units used in UK based facilities including Solihull, home of the recently announced new Range Rover and new Range Rover Sport.

The latest six-cylinder diesel shares its manufacturing facilities with the six-cylinder petrol engine, which was successfully launched last year.

These include machining of the key architecture, cylinder head, cylinder block and crankshaft, as well as the assembly and testing of the engine.


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