Just a few months ago, Jaguar announced a slew of updates for the 2018 model year XE, XF and F-Pace, including the adoption of Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. Now, the Leaping Cat has introduced another Ingenium petrol powerplant to the mix, giving customers an even wider range of engines to choose from.

The Ingenium powerplant in question is a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque, which is mated to a ZF-eight speed automatic on all three models mentioned. For the XE and XF, customers can choose between rear- and all-wheel drive, while the F-Pace is AWD-only.

In the XE, the engine (with AWD) enables it to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds quicker than the previous range-topping 250 PS/365 Nm Ingenium petrol engine. Jaguar quotes a fuel consumption figure of 6.9 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 157 g/km for the new 30t-badged XE.

Moving on, the 300 PS XF (with AWD) will complete the century sprint in just 5.8 seconds, making it quicker than its 250 PS AWD sibling by 0.8 seconds. In terms fuel consumption, the 300 PS XF AWD variant is rated at 7.2 L/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 163 g/km.

Lastly, the F-Pace, which Jaguar is quick to remind is the 2017 World Car of the Year, sees a reduced 0-100 km/h time of six seconds (down from 6.8 seconds in the 250 PS version). Jaguar says the 300 PS F-Pace has a fuel consumption rating of just 7.7 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 174 g/km.

“We continue to broaden the range of our Ingenium engine family, giving customers more choice than ever before. Our new 300PS petrol engine provides the performance synonymous with Jaguar, while delivering enhanced fuel economy thanks to its state-of-the-art exhaust technology and pioneering valve train design,” said Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering at JLR.