A CHOICE OF ENGINES
We offer a range of petrol and diesel engines but you might not be sure which is the right one for you. The choice of engines we have available allows you to match your lifestyle and the types of journeys you most regularly undertake.
If you use your vehicle for short journeys within a city, such as for the school run or for shopping, then a petrol engine would be a suitable choice. You rarely drive on motorways, and do minimal mileage, mainly in built-up areas.
For high-mileage drivers predominantly taking longer journeys on motorways and rarely travelling within the city, a diesel engine would be a considered option.
TOWN AND COUNTRY
For those living outside the city, but regularly commuting by motorway, a diesel engine would be suitable for consideration. Jaguar’s EU6 Diesels are exempt from the proposed charges in Low Emission Zones.
If you love the thrill and drive mainly for pleasure on country roads, and rarely in urban environments, then either a diesel or petrol would suit you.
EURO 6 ENGINES
Our EU6 diesel engines are among the cleanest in the world. Their emission levels are comparable to petrol engines but with CO2 emissions that are 20-25 per cent lower.
All our vehicles, from September 2015 onwards, feature advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment (i.e. AdBlue) which helps reduce NOX emissions.
Between 2004 and 2016, our NOX emissions have been reduced by more than 84 per cent.
Highly efficient DPFs (Diesel Particulate Filters) in our vehicles capture 99.9 per cent of all particles.
Our EU6 engines are exempt from the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone daily charge (ULEZ), proposed by Transport for London in the UK.
GLOSSARY - GLOSSARY
Nitrogen Oxide is a gas which affects air quality.
Carbon Dioxide is a gas which affects global warming.
Particulate Matter: solid and liquid particles suspended in exhaust gases which affect air quality.
Euro 5 standard from September 2009 – introduction of Particulate Filter.
Euro 6 standard from September 2014 – introduction of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (commonly known as AdBlueTM) - solution injected into exhaust to reduce NOX.
Diesel Particulate Filter removes 99.9% of all particles before they leave the exhaust.
Selective Catalytic Reduction is an active exhaust gas after-treatment system reducing NOX.
New European Driving Cycle – is a laboratory testing method used for measuring emissions for vehicles and taxation policy.
Real World Driving Emissions - Revised EU6 emissions legislation that is designed to simulate real world driving.
WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure) is the new process that has been phased in from 2017, which measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions and replaces the previous NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) driving cycle to measure fuel consumption and emissions in passenger vehicles in Europe. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile. Differences in figures between the two testing regimes are due to a change in how the vehicles are tested, rather than a reduction in performance.
Ultra Low Emissions Zone – area in London where charges are imposed on pre-EU6 vehicles.
PETROL OR DIESEL?
Changes in legislation, concerns over public health and the transparency of emissions testing, has caused many to question how clean diesel engines are and whether it’s the right choice for them.