According to new reports, Jaguar is planning on building a new factory in the UK to produce a new engine. Sources say that the new engine will be a brand new 6-cylinder engine that could be offered in the United States in the XF and XJ sedan.
Currently, all Jaguar’s sold in the United States come with a 5.0L V8. The naturally aspirated version of the V8 produces 385-hp while the other supercharged versions make 475-hp or 510-hp.
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Speculation has it that the new 6-cylinder engine will produce a little more than 300-hp to compete with the likes of similar engines offered by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The engine will most likely be mated to a 8-speed transmission.
Expect to see the new 6-cylinder engine in the U.S. sometime in 2013 or 2014 model year Jags.
– By: Omar Rana