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  • British sports cars become more fuel-efficient

    Jul 19, 2012, 09:15
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    Famous sports car makers from Great Britain Aston Martin and Jaguar almost simultaneously announced their intentions to produce a larger number of smaller capacity engines to make their cars more fuel-efficient.

    As a result, both car makers can add four-cylinder engines to their motor range. The only thing that can prevent Aston Martin from using smaller engines is that it may reduce the uniqueness of brand. The company has already provided 25% decrease of amount emissions of its V8 and V12 engines, but the company does not plan to stop on this mark. If more compact motors does not affect the image of the brand, Aston Martin could use four- or even three-cylinder engines.

    Jaguar, in its turn, does not use four-cylinder engines since 1948, and is ready to start using them as well. Even more, Jaguar will fit some models with these engine units already this autumn. More specifically, 240 hp 2L Range Rover Evoque turbocharged engine is going to be available to future purchasers of Jaguar XF sedan.

    The company is ready to introduce to the market a new 3L six-cylinder engine as well. Sedans XF and XJ and, probably, F-Type Roadster will be fitted with two kinds of these engines, developing 340 hp and 380 hp and aggregated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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