Jaguar New Straight Six Radio Segment

Jaguar returns to the sublime straight six engines

The 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine, which will debut in 2020, is available in 265kW and 294kW versions with a torque capable of up to 495 and 550Nm, is more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6 petrol.

Jaguar’s New Straight Six

Jaguar’s greatest period was arguably when the XK 120 and then the C and D type sports cars won at Le Mans five times in the late 1940s and the 1950s.

They were known for their beautiful straight six-cylinder engines.

They followed it up with a V12 which was good but only if you looked after it carefully.

Now Jaguar Land Rover is going back to a straight six power plant.

The 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder petrol engine, which will debut in 2020, is available in 265kW and 294kW versions with a torque capable of up to 495 and 550Nm, is more responsive and better balanced than the outgoing V6 petrol.

The in-line six-cylinder petrol engine is rated as being 20% more fuel efficient than the V6 petrol engine it replaces* and reduces particulate emissions by up to 75%.

It’s got a super charger, a turbo charger and mild hybrid electric technology

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto