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Meet The 296-hp Jaguar Engine For The 2018 Model Year

Jaguar, until now, had a void to fill in their engine choices. The 247 hp 25t is a bit too slow for the XE, XF, and F-PACE models. But the 340 hp supercharged 35t V-6 sucked up too much juice for everyday livability. That's where the 30t hits the sweet spot for price, performance, and marketability. It's the third most powerful engine in the XF lineup at 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque but for all three cars this new motor seems like the perfect fit.

Built in the same Wolverhampton engine factory as the rest of the Ingenium motors, the 30t utilizes Jaguar's now familiar ceramic ball bearing twin scroll turbo setup. Its high efficiency to performance ratio deigns a well-matched partnership with its 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox and the resulting figures shows why. In the XE AWD sedan Jaguar claims a 0-60 mph of 5.2 seconds, 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds, and an mpg rating of 23/28. The larger midsize XF RWD sedan bears 5.4 seconds in its 0-60 mph, 5.8 seconds in 0-62, and the same mpg rating of 23/28. In the case of the F-Pace--which is only sold in AWD--its 0-60 pass is completed in 5.7 seconds (6.0 seconds for 0-62). And even in the heaviest of the three cars it still manages 21/25 mpg.

The 30t will be available on all 2018 XE, XF, and F-PACE models in addition to gesture control trunk lids for the XE and XF. Prices for the XE 30t will start at the $38k to $40k range with $41k to $43k for the AWD models. XF 30t sedan price estimates start at $50k for RWD and $53k for AWD. Jaguar is showing a $47,775 MSRP for the F-PACE 30t AWD in addition to a 145 mph top speed.

30t engine models can be ordered now in the UK. North America markets will be receiving the 30t soon.