The Jaguar 3.0L V6 diesel engine that we learned about last week will also find a home under the hood of the leaping cats corporate siblings at Land Rover. The Land Rover Discovery (now sold in the US as the LR3) and the Range Rover Sport will both get the V6 in 237 hp and 272 hp flavors, respectively. In AutoCar's report it's not clear if the old 2.7L V6 will be discontinued but it seems likely that it will since the new engine is both more powerful and more fuel efficient. The Land Rovers will
Jaguar has long offered diesel engines in the European market where oil burners are popular thanks to the high fuel prices. They briefly offered an XJ with a BMW diesel in the US market in the early 1980s before falling gas prices made the bottom drop out of the diesel market. The current 2.7L V-6 that was jointly developed by Ford and PSA is used in the S-Type and XJ but hasn't been offered in the XK because it didn't have enough power to be suitable for the application.