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Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar, BMW & more - MT/Leftlane

Cat's Out of the Bag:
Jaguar-LandRover Future Plans Revealed
- MotorTrend

by Kelly Pleskot / April 29, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for the next few years, when it will bring out the XE sedan and F-Pace crossover. But that's only the beginning of what the British automaker has in store. Take a look at what senior features editor Jonny Lieberman recently discovered about JLR's future plans:

Three-Cylinder Engines and the Return of the Straight-Six
Due to stricter fuel economy regulations, Jaguar's current 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine will fade away after 2016. In its stead, Jaguar will bring out a more efficient and more powerful Ingenium inline-six, and we think it could be turbocharged. Jaguar's long hood and large dash-to-axle ratio make its cars ideal candidates for the straight-six, and since this type of configuration is part of Jaguar's history, the automaker is happy to bring this engine back into the family.

Meanwhile, look for global Ingenium inline-three-cylinder engines on the Evoque, Discovery Sport, XE, and F-Pace. Although it will take some time, it could one day be offered in the XE here in the U.S.

Saying Goodbye to the XK?
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More Versions of the XE, Including a Powerful XE R
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Jaguar Considering a Large SUV?
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The Timeline
As far as auto show rollouts go, expect the F-Pace to debut this year in Frankfurt and the next model in the Discovery family for Geneva or New York in 2016. In terms of when products will show up in dealerships, the recently revealed XF will launch in the U.S. this winter, followed by the XE in spring 2016. The F-Pace will arrive right on the heels of the XE.

All About Land Rover: Evoque Convertible, Defender
Just like its Jaguar sibling, Land Rover isn't ready to rest on its laurels. The company has confirmed the Evoque Convertible, and we expect it to debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a lot longer for the Defender. From what we know, the new Defender's exterior pays appropriate homage to the long-running nameplate, and thankfully, looks nothing like the DC100 concept that debuted a few years back. We're also told everyone who's seen the SUV says it's fabulous. Considering JLR likes previewing big models under concepts with different names, it's likely we'll see a Defender Concept in some form in the near future. Our guess? Geneva 2016.

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Return of the Straight-Six BMW 3er & more - Leftlane

2016 BMW 3 Series gets updated look, new straight-six engine - Leftlane
Ronan Glon
May 7th, 2015


The bulk of the changes for the upcoming model year are found under the hood.
The 340i, the new range-topping 3, inaugurates an all-aluminum turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine that makes 320 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm and 330 lb-ft. of torque from just 1,380 rpm. The six comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual with a rev-matching function is available as a no-cost option.

The rear-wheel drive 340i reaches 60 mph from a stop in 4.8 seconds while the all-wheel drive model takes 4.6 seconds. Both versions are electronically limited to 155 mph.

The rest of the lineup carries on without any major mechanical updates...

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What's next?
BMW has confirmed it will introduce the first-ever plug-in hybrid 3 next year. Called 330e, it will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain rated at approximately 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft. of torque, enough to send it from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 mph. With the gasoline-burning engine turned off, the 330e will be able to drive on electricity alone for up to 22 miles.

Finally, the 340i's straight-six will power a long list of upcoming BMWs ranging from the M2 to the 2017 7 Series.


Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-3-se...#ixzz3ZrxEjYwQ

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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar & more - MT

Mercedes is also developing new inline sixes and threes in both gasoline a diesel versions. Should debut in new E-Class
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I'm still waiting on Ford to introduce a small roadster with a 2.0EB I6 derived from two of their 1.0EB engines. That 2.0EB should be capable of near 300HP or better while producing great low end torque, being silky smooth like I6's tend to be, and yet extremely light for a Miata like car, but with the power to go along with it's handling!!
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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar, BMW & more - MT/Leftlane

did FiN never have a new XF thread??


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re: modular 4-cyls AND ('magic') "TranSCEND" transmissions

more re: JagUar engine and "transcendtions"...

Jaguar Land Rover announces new Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engines
JLR is also working on a new advanced eight-speed transmission called Transcend
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Phill Tromans - 12 September 2016

{JLR} ... announced a £30 million research project into advanced new transmissions, called Transcend.

The four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engines will be produced at JLR’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton. The company says they deliver up to 25% more power than the engines they replace, while consuming up to 15% less fuel. They use a range of technologies including an electro-hydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings, and will be available from next year.

Three versions of the 2.0-litre petrol Ingenium engine will be available, with 197bhp from a single scroll turbo, or 247bhp and 296bhp using a twin scroll turbo.

The Ingenium range of engines is modular, with a capacity of 500cc per cylinder, which means that parts and designs can be shared among different sizes. The arrival of the 2.0-ltre petrol Ingenium units follows the announcement of diesel versions last year. Straight-six, 3.0-litre units were confirmed earlier in 2016, and 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engines are planned as well.


Transcend is an acronym for Transmission Supply Chain Excellence for Next Generation Dual Clutch Technologies - the name of a research project by five organisations, of which JLR is the lead. The consortium is developing an eight-speed transmission that will improve efficiency and expand all-wheel drive capability. It uses an ultra-wide ratio spread of 20:1 – double that of other eight-speed transmissions – to integrate a low-range gearbox with dual-clutch and hybrid technology. JLR says it offers a fuel-saving capability of up to 10% and better off-road performance, and will weigh 20kg less than existing comparable gearboxes.

The £30 million Transcend project has been part-funded to the tune of £15 million over three years by the UK government’s Innovate UK agency, as part of a push to help promote the export of hybrid vehicle technologies. Also in the consortium are engineering consultancy Drive System Design, Tata Steel, green technology group Productiv and technology and innovation organisation HVM Catapult.

Nick Rogers, JLR’s group engineering director, said: “Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions up to 2020 and beyond. With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects, such as Transcend, future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will emit significantly less CO2. By 2020, new technologies will help us reduce our CO2 emissions by a further 25%.”
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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar, BMW & more - MT/Leftlane

part of a whole new family of engines

Mercedes rolls out new generation V8, inline 6 and 4 cylinder engine
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Cristi Stefan , October 29, 2016

Mercedes-Benz reveals its plans and tech for an all-new generation of powerpants, including a potent new twin-turbo 4.0L V8, new in-line 4 and 6 cylinder engines and various clever new tech, starting with a new 48V electrical system and mild hybrid functions.

Mercedes is rolling out not one, but four brand new engines with eight, six and four cylinders, all equipped with clever tech and modular components across the engines, including a standard 500cc cylinder displacement, help to improve fuel economy and enhance performance.

M176 AMG developed new V8 for the S-Class...

M256 six-cylinder inline gasoline with mild-hybrid tech

Another significant premiere is the new six-cylinder inline gasoline engine (codenamed M256), the first-ever Mercedes engine designed to support mild hybrid and electrification applications right from the outset. It will debut in 2017, again on the flagship S-Class, at first, but it will eventually filter down to the smaller E-Class.

The main innovation is the 48V electrical system. The Integrated Starter-Alternator (ISG) and electric auxiliary compressor (eZV) combine to produce a power boost that negates turbo lag, while the system also serves the classic roles of powering the water pump and air-conditioning compressor. The 48V ISG is also responsible for hybrid functions such as boost (up to 15 kW), energy recovery, coasting and shifting of the load point – the engine can be operated in a more favourable area of the engine map; load increase/reduction depending on the state of charge of the battery.

Packaging has a lot gain from the new inline configuration. The engine is shorter due to the absence of a belt drive so Mercedes freed more space for ancillary components on either side of the new inline six cylinder unit. Its performance is also as dynamic as that of a V8, as the new six-cylinder in-line engine comes with an especially intelligent form of turbocharging: assisted by the ISG at start-off, the electric auxiliary compressor (eZV) guarantees immediate high torque when driving off and accelerating, bridging the time before the large exhaust turbocharger cuts in. The electric turbocharger accelerates to 70,000 rpm within 300 milliseconds, ensuring an extremely spontaneous reaction from the engine.

The new engine has 2,999 cc and develops more than 408 hp and 500 Nm (versus 2,996 cc and 333 hp for the old M276 V6) while CO2 emissions have gone down by 15%. Another trick used by Mercedes is the first-ever particulate filter to be mounted on a series gasoline engine. It traps soot particles and it will be gradually appear on all future engines, beyond the all-new M256 inline-six cylinder.

Mercedes-Benz Sechszylinder-Dieselmotor, OM656 // Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder diesel engine, OM656

OM656 six-cylinder inline diesel with 313 hp
The list of brand new engines continues with a 3-liter diesel, again in the inline-six cylinder configuration. Codenamed OM656, Mercedes says this will be the most powerful six-cylinder diesel in its line-up with ample power output of 313 bhp (up from 258 bhp on the old V6).

The new engine features state of the art design. Mercedes says the inline-six cylinder unit uses an aluminium engine block and steel pistons (reducing the friction by 40 to 50 percent), multi-way exhaust gas recirculation and a near-engine exhaust aftertreatment. Also of great importance is the Nanoslide technology – an extremely thin, low-friction coating of the cylinder walls, two measures that reduce friction.

Another high-tech solution is the stepped-bowl combustion process – named after the shape of the combustion bowl in the piston. The efficiency is increased by the higher burning rate in comparison with the previous omega combustion bowl. The characteristic feature of the specifically configured combination of bowl shape, air movement and injector is its very efficient utilisation of air, which allows operation with very high air surplus. This means that particulate emissions can be reduced to an especially low level.

Fuel consumption has gone down 7%. his is reinforced by the CAMTRONIC switchable exhaust camshaft, which supports the consumption-neutral heating of the exhaust system. The new engine is equipped with multi-way exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). It combines cooled high-pressure and low-pressure EGR. This makes it possible to significantly further reduce the untreated emissions from the engine across the entire engine map, with the centre of combustion being favourable for fuel economy.

M264 four-cylinder petrol with 100 kW per litre...

48V electrical system...

Integrated Starter-Alternator...

Petrol particulate filter...

Electric auxiliary compressor...

Belt-driven starter-alternator (BSA)...

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I'm still waiting on Ford to introduce a small roadster with a 2.0EB I6 derived from two of their 1.0EB engines. That 2.0EB should be capable of near 300HP or better while producing great low end torque, being silky smooth like I6's tend to be, and yet extremely light for a Miata like car, but with the power to go along with it's handling!!
Ford HAD a straight 6 in Australia. I wonder if any of it is salvageable for a new I6 for Lincoln (on D6 naturally since an I6 won't fit sideways)
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Ford HAD a straight 6 in Australia. I wonder if any of it is salvageable for a new I6 for Lincoln (on D6 naturally since an I6 won't fit sideways)
A twin turbo I6 in Lincoln's S650 variant!
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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar, BMW & more - MT/Leftlane

the Australian 'Barra' (iirc) inline6 is/was 4.0L
so twice the displacement of SP's doubled-3cyl (which I also would like to see,
drive,
HAVE!)

figure it could prolley make between 300-360hp in a sport-production version
also
wondering if there'd be a way of turning half of it OFF, like cylinder-deactivation,
but where half of it wouldn't even have to be "turning" while the other half was "burning"??


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wondering to day if it'd be workable to combine a 1.0 3cyl and a 1.5L...maybe with some kind of gizmo joining them...but could output from 1.0-or-1.5-or-both=2.5
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(no, I didn't have too much coffee today - yet)
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