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Brawnier engines for 2018 model year Evoque and Discovery Sport

Published: 24 May 2017

► New 2018 model year engines
► Discovery Sport and Evoque benefit
► Ingenium engines from 237-286bhp 

Land Rover is gradually rolling out its new range of inhouse petrol and diesel engines - and the 2018 model year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque ranges are the next to benefit.

The big-selling off-roader pair - Land Rover's most popular car ranges globally - are getting the latest high-power four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, badged Si4 and offering 237bhp or 286bhp.

The latter is the most powerful engine offered in either Land Rover, promising 0-60mph in a hot-hatch-beating 6.0sec and a top speed of 144mph.

The 2018 model year Land Rover Discovery Sport

Although diesel sales still dominate the SUV sector, there are signs that petrol power is making a comeback in the wake of the VW diesel emissions scandal.

But I like diesel! Are there new derv Ingenium engines for the Disco Sport and Evoque too?

Yep. The new 237bhp Ingenium SD4 diesel is also offered on both models, adding further punch for derv buyers wanting more performance.

The new engines will be available in three-door Coupe, five-door SUV and soft-top convertible Evoque bodystyles.

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2018 Evoque: specs, performance, equipment

The 2018 model year Range Rover Evoque (below) range looks like this:

Engine

Capacity

Power (hp)

Torque 

CO2 (g/km)

Ingenium Petrol: Si4 240 auto 

2.0-litre

240

251lb ft 

165

Ingenium Petrol: Si4 290 auto 

2.0-litre

290

295lb ft

173

Ingenium Diesel: eD4 150 auto 

2.0-litre

150

280lb ft

109/113

Ingenium Diesel: TD4 180 auto 

2.0-litre

180

317lb ft

129/134

Ingenium Diesel: SD4 240 auto

2.0-litre

240

369lb ft

153

New paint colours are included for the 2018 model year and new sports seats are launched too; note, also, the new SE Dynamic trim level, which packs in xenon headlamps, 19-inch alloy wheels, grained, heated leather seats and the company's much-improved sat-nav system with a 10-inch display.

The new 2018 Range Rover Evoque: new engines, specs, prices

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport: the full specs and details

The latest Disco Sport engine line-up now offers:

Engine

Capacity

Power hp

Torque 

CO2 (g/km)

Ingenium Petrol: Si4 240 4WD automatic

2.0-litre

240

251lb ft

182

Ingenium Petrol: Si4 290 4WD automatic

2.0-litre

290

295lb ft

186

Ingenium Diesel: eD4 150 2WD manual

2.0-litre

150

280lb ft

123

Ingenium Diesel:  TD4 150 4WD manual

2.0-litre

150

280lb ft

139

Ingenium Diesel: TD4 180 4WD manual & auto

2.0-litre

180

317lb ft

139

Ingenium Diesel:  SD4 240 4WD automatic

2.0-litre

240

369lb ft

169

It too gets new paint colours, as well as more comfortable seats with a new foam construction, designed to answer criticism from owners. 

All of the new engines are developed and built in the UK, at Jaguar Land Rover's new engine factory in Wolverhampton.

As with many car makers, Land Rover is defaulting to a narrower, predominantly four-cylinder engine range, with power outputs boosted by turbocharging - all in the name of greater efficiency.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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