Jaguar announces new powertrain additions, new I4 and S/C V6

Jaguar CX16 Concept

Jaguar has been making some big changes to make sure that they leave their previous image of “old Britain” behind in order to stay in touch with the current competition. Now, they released some new info regarding some of their future powertrains, which seem to be aimed specifically toward the up and coming C-X16 based F-Type.

“Jaguar currently has its strongest range of products for several decades,” said Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark. “Our continued growth is dependent on two things; activating the awareness of the brand, and expanding our range to enable us to access new customers in both existing and emerging markets. The introduction of these two additional forced-induction engines is integral to this ambitious plan.”

Two new engines make their way into the lineup: an all-new turbocharged 2.0L four-banger and a new supercharged 3.0L V6.

The new AJ V6, which is based off of the existing 5.0L AJ V8—much like the previous Jaguar AJ V6 was based on the previous versions of the AJ V8—features an all-aluminum block, direct injection, an increased compression ratio, variable valve timing, and a stop-start system. The new supercharged AJ V6 will produce power in two forms thanks to a new Roots-type twin vortex supercharger: 380hp and 340hp. Channeling those crankshaft induced horses is a ZF eight-speed automatic.

The new 2.0L four-cylinder also gets the same eight-speed automatic. However, the four-banger produces 240hp and only weighs 304lbs, making it the lightest engine ever fitted into a production Jaguar.

“Both these new engines make intelligent use of forced-induction technology to produce high-specific output in an efficient way,” said Ron Lee, Jaguar’s Chief Engineer in the powertrain division, “while delivering the compelling combination of flexibility, refinement and driver reward that are integral attributes in all Jaguar engines.”

As for the application to the F-Type, Jaguar said in their press release that the new supercharged 3.0L AJ V6 will be exclusively offered as one of the powerplants for the much-anticipated F-Type Roadster. And considering that the baby-XK is going to be…well, the baby sports car, it wouldn’t be irrational to think that the four-cylinder could be a base-engine for the F-Type with the V6 version being the “Supercharged” or “R” version. But let’s not speak too soon.

Check out the full spec sheet below.


340hp Supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 340@6,500

380hp Supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Engine type: V6, supercharged
Capacity (cc): 2,995
Bore/stroke (mm): 84.5/89
Peak power (HP@rpm): 380@6,500

240hp Turbocharged 2.0-liter I4
Engine type: four-cylinder, in-line, turbocharged
Capacity (cc): 1999
Bore/stroke (mm): 87.5/83.1
Peak power (HP@rpm): 240@5500

– By: Chris Chin