Jaguar Land Rover to Start Using BMW V8 Engines

Jaguar Land Rover to Start Using BMW V8 Engines

Future Jaguar Land Rover models could be powered by BMW V8 engines.

Automobile reports that BMW will sell its twin-turbo V8 engines to Jaguar Land Rover. BMW currently has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out between 450 and 600 horsepower, depending on which vehicle it is in, and rumor has it a leaner, stronger and torquier 4.0-liter engine is in development. It is likely that Jaguar Land Rover will use the smaller, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine on its performance-oriented vehicles rather than the existing 4.4-liter mill.

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The move makes sense for Jaguar Land Rover, which has invested into its new Ingenium modular engine family that is based on a four-cylinder engine. From there, Jaguar Land Rover is developing inline-three (for use in hybrids) and inline-six engines, which means it will need to source a V8 from another automaker. And since V8s are slowly giving way to smaller inline-six and V6 engines, BMW could use a partner to help justify producing the larger engines.

[Source: Automobile]

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  • smartacus

    they should be sourcing the BMW straight-6