Land Rover introduces advanced Ingenium engine to Discovery Sport

27/04/2015 13:23

Land Rover introduces advanced Ingenium engine to Discovery SportLand Rover introduces advanced Ingenium engine to Discovery Sport

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 class-leading torque and power outputs, combined with excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.

The Discovery Sport's new EU6 compliant engine will be available with two power outputs, 148bhp and 178bhp. The new 148bhp derivative in its five seat set-up provides fuel economy of up to 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions from 129g/km, whilst the TD4 178bhp in its standard 5+2 configuration delivers 139g/km and 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle.

Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, 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 aluminium 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 148bhp 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 tyres. The final drive gearing and engine calibrations have been optimised 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 178bhp variants remaining with 5+2 seating as standard.

by: Becca Chaplin

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