Jaguar Land Rover builds first Ingenium petrol engine

Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Center (EMC), built with an investment of one billion pounds (approximately 1.18 billion euros), is celebrating launch of the first petrol engine from the Ingenium series.

New Ottomotors debut this summer in Jaguar and Land Rover models. Image: JLR

According to Jaguar Land Rover, the start of the new Ottomotors marks the first phase of the expansion of the EMC, which has so far been used for the construction of diesel engines, at Wolverhampton. With highly flexible production methods, three domestic Jaguar Land Rover production plants were supplied there. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines deliver 147 kW (200 hp) and 184 kW (250 hp) of power this summer moving into models of both brands. Starting in autumn, a 220 kW (300 hp) high-performance variant will complement the range of engines.

Since the introduction of Ingenium diesel engine production two years ago, the EMC has produced around 400,000 engines. The start of the petrol engine line follows the strategic investment program of Jaguar Land Rover to build skills and manufacturing capacities at the United Kingdom site. Of the 1,400 employees, Jaguar Land Rover is about 80 percent more than 10 miles (16 km) around the plant. The EMC has also hired more than 50 trainees and graduates - all of whom are involved in a development program for an expanded Jaguar Land Rover engine portfolio, which will be released from current engines.