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2020 Range Rover available with 48V mild hybrid in-line 6

The 2020 Range Rover is now available in the UK with a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine in a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain designed to bring enhanced efficiency to the range with fuel economy of 9.3l/100km (25.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 212g/km (NEDC equivalent combined).

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The latest 400PS Ingenium engine delivers 550N·m of torque that powers the new Range Rover from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds (0-60mph in 5.9 seconds) and to a top speed of 140mph (225km/h).

Based around a new start-stop system, the latest 3.0-liter engine is paired with an electric motor that can harvest energy through deceleration and store it in a 48V battery. This energy can then be re-deployed through torque-assist, reducing CO2 emissions and the work load on the engine.

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The otherwise wasted energy is used to power the electric supercharger, which enhances vehicle capability by enhancing the torque curve at low engine speeds for greater responses. Superior comfort is achieved thanks to the natural mass balance of the engine, which allows it to run more smoothly.

—Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

Connectivity has been enhanced with the addition of a new Smartphone Pack, fitted as standard across the range. Offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile device mirroring, it provides intuitive access to customers’ favourite compatible apps such as navigation and music streaming.

Owners continue to benefit from traditional capability features, for tasks such as Terrain Response 2. There is also a suite of safety technology, including optional Adaptive Cruise Control—featuring Stop & Go and Steering Assist—alongside High Speed Emergency Braking.

Comments

Peter_XX

I wonder if we have a trend from V to in-line 6-cylinder engines in Europe? The mild 48V hybrid will, most likely, replace conventional ICE powertrains in the near future. This voltage level does not pose a hazard to humans, which simplifies the system. It remains to be seen how far this technology can be stretched in the future. There is not much information on the 12% CO2 improvement but it is not likely that this improvement cannot solely be attributable to the hybrid system.

Engineer-Poet

A quick search finds that the previous model offered V6 and V8 engines.  I know the in-line 6 has superior mass balancing; could the absence of balance shafts or the like account for lower losses?

An electric supercharger probably means electric power steering and maybe even electric A/C.  The reduction in accessory drag could help account for that 12%.

Bernard

It's just a much more modern engine family than their old V8 and V6 which were left-over from Land Rover's Ford days (10+ years ago).

The Ingenium engine family was first introduced with 4 cylinders in the smaller Discovery Sport and Evoque. It makes sense for a relatively small manufacturer to derive their 6 cylinder from their 4 cylinder, instead of tooling-up for a V6. The Range Rovers and bigger Jaguars have lots of space under the hood for an in-line 6, so the advantages of a V design would not be as relevant.

Lad

At best this is an interim solution. It would appear Land Rover must discount the Simplicity and Lower costs advantages EVs have over all other cars; possibly because they are slow in adopting new technology.

Some believe the worse EV is better than the best ICEV because of just these two advantages alone.

GGabrielK

The new Inline Ingenium 6 is a wonderful engine. I love supercharged engines, especially any with the TVS Eaton but the Ingenium I-6 is so much smoother, faster revving, with a nicer growl.

Both the 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter Ingenium change into an almost big block version of themselves with the e Supercharger super cap option. It adds 50 hp to each and transforms how they feel. Not just in the top end but right off idle. There is no hole while you wait for the turbo to spool up.

The Evoque turns into a point and shoot. Just a blast to drive in the twisty mountain roads we tried them out on.

The Sport felt more powerful then before with such a better sounding exhaust note. The new e I-6 felt much more refined and loved to rev. Power comes on strong.
Much more like a large engine then a high powered smaller engine. It never felt strained on top and I'm sure the redline could be much higher.

The super capacitor is recharged by braking when an electric motor comes alive and quickly brings the trunk mounted super cap up to full charge to send to the e Supercharger. They had to change to a 48 v system to handle the power requirements.

Now if they can combine the above with the CX-75 175 hp KERS replacing the torque convertor then add one of those CX-175 or and you're really talking. Maybe that will be an SVR version?

Thats a little insane but I bet thats where they are pointing. While I would have loved to see a Ingenium Double 6 twin turbo and twin e Supercharged combo, that will happen only in my dreams. They can just add on hp by adding on different combinations of E Tech.

Nice to know performance isn't dead and we still can enjoy E with ICE engines.

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