The Range Rover lineup is getting its first-ever inline-six, debuting in the five-seater Range Rover HST 3.0P mild-hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV).
The 3-litre inline-6 will be Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) most technologically advanced Ingenium unit yet, consisting of an electric supercharger and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
In the upcoming Range Rover HST, it develops 395hp between 5500-6500rpm, and 550Nm of torque from just 2000-5000rpm.
That propels the big Rangey to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and on to a 225km/h top speed, according to a spec sheet seen by Torque.
Fuel economy is 10.9km/L (9.2L/100km) and the HST is placed in the C2 VES band as it emits 213g/km of CO2.
The inline-6 is paired to an 8-speed automatic with manual select.
According to JLR, the electric supercharger can spool up fully in just half a second to maximum boost pressure at 65000rpm, which “virtually eliminates” turbo lag.
This marks the very first time a Rangey has been fitted with an inline-6 petrol engine.
The inline-6 is built at JLR’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK and at 395hp, it’s a jump over the previous Ford-built V6 with 340hp.
According to Automotive News, it shares many parts with the 2-litre Ingenium engines currently powering models like the new Evoque.
The new Range Rover HST costs $382,999 with COE as of Aug 8.