If you were to stop into the Jaguar/Land Rover Honolulu showroom today, you'd only find one type of engine under the hood of all of the new Jaguar models: a V8. If you're a Jaguar enthusiast, this won't surprise you. But if you're new to the world of Jaguar, you might be a little confused.
We don't blame you - most automakers and car shoppers are downsizing. Even some of the fastest cars in the world will soon be powered by turbocharged engines that are just a bit smaller than they used to be. That's because this makes them lighter and more efficient, allowing drivers to get the thrills they love with fewer carbon emissions.
But, Jaguar hasn't offered a V6 engine here in the States since the 2008 X-Type. And as for a four-cylinder? You'd have to dust off your history books and look all the way back to the 1948 Jaguar Mark IV. But that's all about to change, as Andy Goss, company CEO explains, "We have only V8s in a market that has moved to six-cylinder...with the V8, we are fishing in a small pond."1
And so, the 2013 Jaguar lineup will feature both six- and four-cylinder engines. That's a 340-horsepower, 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 for the XJ and XF sedans, and a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four for the XF sedan as well. Both engines will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission in favor of efficiency, though official MPG ratings have yet to be released.
Be sure to stay tuned with us here at Jaguar/Land Rover Honolulu for continued updates on this and other Jaguar news. In the meantime, we invite you to stop by our showroom at 744 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96813 to go for a spin in any of our currently available Jaguar models. Looking for a V6? Check out our pre-owned inventory or contact us via our website and a member of our team will get right back to you to help you find the model you're looking for.