IAB Report – JLR opens new engine manufacturing center in the U.K.

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It will start making the XE’s engine first. 

Jaguar Land Rover opened its new engine manufacturing center located near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, U.K. The 500 million pound facility (INR 4,900 crores approximately) which was announced in September 2011 will see in-house engine production for the “first time in a generation”, says JLR.

JLR Wolverhampton engine plant
The 100,000 sq.m facility has an engine testing center as well.

The facility is responsible for making the new family of Ingenium engines. It will start making the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine early next year, which will power the new Jaguar XE sedan.

The 100,000 square meter facility will house an engine-testing centre alongside manufacturing and assembly halls, and will employ 2,000 powertrain engineers.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel motor will be available in two power states on the XE. The base variant will make 163 PS (160.7 bhp) and 380 Nm of torque, and the more powerful variant generates 180 PS (177.46 bhp) and 430 Nm of torque. Both variants can be had with a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Jaguar XE front three quarters left at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The 2L engine will be available in two power states on the XE.

The base 163 PS engine with the manual transmission claims an efficiency of 26.31 km/l (combined) with CO2 emissions of a mere 99 g/km.

Also read: Review – Jaguar XF 2.0L Petrol

The new XE is destined for India, either in last part of 2015 or by early 2016.

Jaguar XE – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

JLR Opens New Engine Manufacturing Center – Press Release

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