Land Rover introduces Ingenium engines to Discovery Sport

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Land Rover has announced its Ingenium diesel engine will be introduced to the Discovery Sport. Following its highly successful launch in September 2014, the premium compact SUV will now be available with enhanced performance and economy.

The 2-liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is designed to deliver class-leading torque and power outputs, combined with excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.

The Discovery Sport’s EU6-compliant Ingenium engine will be available with two power outputs, 150ps and 180ps. The new 150ps derivative in its five-seat set-up provides fuel economy of up to 4.9l/100km (57.7mpg) and CO2 emissions from 129g/km, whilst the TD4 180ps engine in its standard 5+2 configuration delivers 139g/km and 5.3l/100km (53.3mpg) on the combined cycle.

The arrival of these cutting-edge engines, which will replace the current diesel engine in EU6 markets, ensures Discovery Sport is one of the most efficient premium compact SUVs that both private and fleet and business customers can buy.

Murray Dietsch, director of Land Rover programs, said, “Land Rover’s new family of Ingenium engines is truly class leading. By introducing it to the Discovery Sport, we can now offer enhanced fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, while improving overall performance. The Ingenium engine confirms Discovery Sport’s position as the most versatile and capable compact premium SUV in the world.”

The new aluminum TD4 engine features lightweight construction, with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors, which ensures low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, further enhancing the driver experience.

A series of advanced technologies reduce internal friction, improve refinement and enhance overall performance. In addition, selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce both CO2 and NOx emissions.

The Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport TD4 150ps will be designated an E-Capability vehicle, with a blue Sport badge highlighting the most efficient variant. These vehicles will also feature 18-inch wheels with low rolling resistance tires. The final drive gearing and engine calibrations have been optimized to provide the lowest possible CO2 for the vehicle. E-Capability introduces a five-seat option in the UK for the first time, with all TD4 180ps variants remaining with 5+2 seating as standard.

Land Rover’s advanced new Ingenium engines are manufactured in the UK at the company’s new state-of-the-art £500m (US$767m) Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, which is set to produce 450,000 Ingenium engines each year.

April 29, 2015 

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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