Jaguar F-Pace SUV now with Three Performance Powertrains

Jaguar’s luxury SUV, the F-Pace, now comes with three performance focused powertrains in its line-up.

The 400 Sport features the Ingenium 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder gasoline mild hybrid (MHEV) engine, developing 396bhp and 405ft-lbs of torque. It features a twin scroll turbocharger supported by an electric supercharger, continuously variable inlet valve lift control and a 250bar direct fuel injection system. Claimed performance is a 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a maximum speed of 155mph.

The MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator in place of a conventional alternator to recuperate energy that would otherwise be lost during deceleration and braking, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery packaged beneath the rear loadspace. This energy is used to assist the engine when accelerating away, and also enables a smoother, quieter and more responsive stop/start function.

Its diesel sibling, the 300 Sport, uses an Ingenium six-cylinder MHEV powertrain with a series-sequential turbocharging system, featuring two variable-geometry turbos, to deliver responsiveness throughout the engine’s operating range. Coupled with a 2,500bar piezo common rail system, this engine claims 296bhp and 479ft-lbs of torque, enough for a sprint time of 6.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 143mph. Fuel economy and emissions are up to 38.2mpg (31.81mpg US) and from 194g/km CO2 respectively on the WLTP rating.

In addition to these six-cylinder units, the F-Pace model range is available with the 400bhp four-cylinder gasoline P400e plug-in hybrid powertrain, which combines an electric-only range of up to 33 miles and CO2 emissions from 49g/km (WLTP) with acceleration from 0-62mph in just 5.3 seconds.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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