Jaguar announces 380HP supercharged V6 for F-Type [video]

On the occassion of the Beijing Motor Show 2012, Jaguar has announced two new forced induction petrol engines for the 2013 model year; one of which is confirmed for the new F-Type sports car.

First, the 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine will be available in two levels of power output: 380HP (279kW / 375bhp) with 460Nm (339lb-ft) and 340HP (250kW / 335bhp) with 450Nm (332lb-ft). In the more powerful version, specific output is 127HP per liter - the highest of any Jaguar engine. The 3.0-liter V6 supercharged 380 will only be available in Jaguar's forthcoming new sports car, the F-Type, while the 340HP version will also be offered in XF and XJ models in the UK, Europe, North America, China and other selected world markets. No performance specs have been provided yet on the 380HP version, however, the 340HP version runs from 0-60mph in 5.7 secs in the XF and XJ. Top speed is electroncically limited to 155mph. Jaguar's stop-start system will be available.

The second engine is the 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder turbocharged unit which produces 240HP (177kW / 237bhp) and 340Nm (251lb-ft). With better performance and economy than Jaguar's existing naturally-aspirated 3.0-liter AJ-V6 engine, the 2.0-liter turbo will replace the AJ-V6 in the XF and XJ saloons. The 2.0-liter turbo will be offered in the XF model for Europe, North America, China and other selected world markets. Same goes for the XJ except North America.

Both engines will be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Many more details in the press release below.

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