Land Rover press release …
Land Rover has announced its innovative 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 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is designed to deliver impressive torque and power outputs, combined with excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
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.
The Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport will also be designated an ‘E-Capability’ vehicle, with a blue ‘Sport’ badge highlighting the most efficient variant. E-Capability will apply to five-seat models fitted with either the 150PS or 180PS Ingenium engine, with 18-inch wheels and low rolling resistance tyres. Additionally, the final drive gearing and engine calibrations have been optimised to provide the lowest possible CO2 for the vehicle.
Extended service intervals on the new Ingenium engine, from 16,000 to 21,000 miles, lowers running costs over the vehicle’s lifetime. Offering customers a wide choice, the Discovery Sport is also available with a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
Land Rover’s advanced new Ingenium engines are manufactured in the UK at the company’s new state-of-the-art £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, which is set to produce 450,000 Ingenium engines each year.
Initially the Ingenium engine will be available to order in Europe and South Korea from May 2015. An even more efficient front-wheel drive Ingenium equipped Discovery Sport will be added to the range later in 2015.
Credits; Land Rover