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MY2018 Jaguar F-PACE gets new twin-turbo 2.0 diesel, RWD option

February 15, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover is introducing its new range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines for the F-PACE as part of the MY2018 rollout. All are four-cylinder units, with outputs topping out at 184kW.

Some of these engines have already been introduced in the latest Land Rover Discovery Sport, such as the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that produces 110kW and 132kW. Only, for the MY18 F-PACE the diesel can be affixed with a twin-turbo setup providing an impressive 177kW and 500Nm.

The F-PACE update continues with the 132kW/430Nm diesel option as before, only it will be offered with a two-wheel drive (rear) package for the entry-level version. In this specification the F-PACE RWD offers a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 5.1/100km. Sprinting from 0-100km/h takes 8.5 seconds in RWD guise, or 8.7 seconds in AWD spec.

Stepping up to the twin-turbo-diesel, badged ‘25d’, the engine is connected to an all-wheel drive system and eight-speed auto. It can propel the SUV from 0-100km/h in just 7.2 seconds, while offering an average consumption of 5.8L/100km.

Going for the new petrol options, the F-PACE is offered with a 184kW tune and the option of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive configuration. The engine produces 365Nm of torque, and is able to see off 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds in both RWD and AWD form.

Buyers will continue to be offered with the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 producing 250kW and 280kW, or the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 churning out 221kW and 700Nm. The 280kW petrol conquers the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.5 seconds, and the V6 diesel stops the clock in 6.2 seconds.

Some interior and technology revisions have also been made, including new headrests, the availability of dual-view for the interface screen (usually reserved for Range Rover models), with TouchPro, while the exterior is offered a broader range of colours.

Production commences in 2017, with orders taken now. A range of similar updates has also been announced for the MY2018 XE and XF sedans, which we will detail in another report very soon.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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