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Jaguar Australia has announced that its XE, XF and F-Pace models will, from late this year, be available with a more powerful version of the brand's 2.0-litre Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
Producing 221kW of power at 5500rpm and 400Nm of torque from 1500-4500rpm, the new powerplant is universally paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and denoted by the 30t badge.
All models packing this hard-charging unit will offer the strongest performance yet from a four-pot engine in their respective line-ups.
Capable of sprinting from zero to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds, the XE 30t mid-size sedan returns 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle test, while carbon dioxide emissions are rated at 153 grams per km.
Meanwhile, the XF 30t is slightly slower to triple figures at 5.9s, with the large sedan sipping 6.8L/100km and emitting 153g/km.
Alternatively, the F-Pace 30t is not far behind either as 100km/h comes up in 6.0s, while the mid-size SUV sports a fuel consumption figure of 7.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 174g/km.
The 30t versions of the XE and XF have a top speed of 250km/h, while the F-Pace 30t manages a terminal velocity of 233km/h.
In February this year, Jaguar Australia confirmed that 147kW/320Nm (XE and XF only) and 184kW/365Nm versions of the 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-petrol four – dubbed 20t and 25t respectively – will be introduced into all three models as part of their 2018 model year updates.
Furthermore, the XF and F-Pace line-ups will add a 2.0-litre Ingenium twin-turbo four-pot diesel option under the 25d moniker, with outputs of 177kW and 500Nm on tap.
Other incoming changes for these models include the availability of driving modes, hands-free boot operation, forward traffic detection, blind-spot monitoring and forward vehicle guidance.
Additionally, the XE will be offered with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, while the XF and F-Pace will add enhanced electric front seats with adjustable headrests and side-wing supports.
The British carmaker's F-Type will also offer the 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-petrol powertrain in 221kW tune when it arrives during the fourth quarter of this year, creating a new entry-level variant.
Exact local pricing and specification details for the XE, XF and F-Pace models in 30t guise will be released by Jaguar Australia closer to their respective on-sale dates.