Jaguar Land Rover to Start Using 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.
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.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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