In the constant development process of making engines more efficient and better for the environment, car manufacturers are trying to innovate as much as possible to achieve better statistics without compromising performance.
Designed and built at Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, the Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium powertrain is a state-of-the-art unit that keeps running costs low without taking any performance and sophistication away from the vehicles.
The range of four-cylinder diesel engines are JLR's most fuel efficient ever, with the engines achieving upwards of 67mpg on a combined cycle and maintaining high levels of torque to ensure off-roading and towing capabilities aren’t compromised.
To help reduce the vehicle's overall weight, the engines have a lighter construction than before, which helps to bring efficiency up and road tax and running costs down.
When it was introduced, the Ingenium units complied with EU6b emissions regulations, but the engines have been built so that further and future development can make them more efficient as technology advances, meaning they are future-proofed. This future planning means that jobs are secured for many JLR staff as the Ingenium engine develops.
A petrol version of the Ingenium engine is currently in development that will provide 15 per cent better fuel economy, while a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine is also in development for improved performance. With the units across the Land Rover range, Ingenium has truly become the heart of the modern day Land Rover, and will continue to be as the technology develops even further.