Jaguar rolls out new petrol and diesel Ingenium engine options for the 2017 F-Pace, XF and XE, more power for the XE S and technology upgrades too.
Core to the updates are new Ingenium engine options. No, it’s not the arrival of the downsized 1.5 litre three-cylinder Ingenium engines and nor, sadly, is it the arrival of the new in-line six-cylinder Ingenium engines either. But it is an expansion of the 2.0 litre Ingenium engines offered.
On the petrol front, there are two new Ingenium engine options – five months after JLR finally started building petrol Ingenium engines – with a 197bhp and 247bhp version, both with variable valve lift for added efficiency, and a new 2.0 litre diesel with 237bhp and a healthy 369lb/ft of torque.
All three engines are additions. not replacements, to the existing offerings, although the F-Pace isn’t offered with the 197bhp petrol.
In addition to the new 2.0 litre Ingenium engine updates, Jaguar has also tweaked the 3.0 litre six-cylinder in the Jaguar XE S to deliver 375bhp, an increase of 39bhp.
Also added for 2017 is Configurable Dynamics on the XE and XF range which allows drivers to set up their preference of Normal or Dynamic for the engine, gearbox and steering, which can be enhanced further with the (optional) Adaptive Dynamics for the suspension.
Other updates for 2017 include winged headrest option for the F-Pace and XF, Dual View Technology on all three models, new paint palette, Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance as well as Blind Spot Assist on the XE and XF.
Finally, in case you’re too bone idle to walk to the cash desk after filling up with fuel, you’ll now be able to pay for fuel at Shell petrol stations using a new Shell App to pay for fuel using PayPal or Apple Pay (Android Pay on the way), which will even deliver an electronic receipt on the infotainment screen when you’re done, and emailed to you.
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XE models with all the updates are now available to order from Jaguar’s UK dealers.