Update – The Range Rover Velar P300 has been announced, further details here.
When the Velar was initially revealed, some of the press release literature referenced the availability of 6 engines. But when all the specs were published only 5 engines were available? Two Petrol and three Diesels.
At the moment, a 4 cylinder diesel is available with two power outputs alongside a further, more powerful, V6.
In the petrol spec only two options are available – a 4 cylinder dubbed the P250 and a 3.0 litre V6 known as the P380.
We can now reveal that a further petrol engine is to be launched later this year. To bridge the gap between the P250 and P380 the Velar is to be made available with a more powerful 4 cylinder petrol engine. This will be known as the P300.
Ingenium Petrol Units
The Velar is one of the first Land Rover vehicles to be made available with the new Ingenium 4 cylinder petrol units. Features on the new engine design include an integrated exhaust manifold. This allows the engine to get up to operating temperature quicker – improving efficiency. A 200 bar direct injection system and twin scroll turbo charger gives the P250 great power and flexibility.
Power output in this version is 250PS. While peak torque at 365nm is available from as little as 1200rpm all the way through to 4500rpm. Fuel consumption on the European combined cycle is 37.2mpg. This is respectable enough, but it remains to be seen whether this will be achievable in the real world.
P300 2.0 litre 4 Cylinder Ingenium Petrol
Limited details are available on the new engine. But the new P300 will develop 300PS and will generate a maximum torque figure of 400nm. Technically this could be achieved with an additional turbo charger as in the Ingenium diesel. Although no details have been revealed. No performance figures are available at this point. But expect the P250’s 0-60mph time of 6.4 seconds to be reduced. With an appropriate additional cost at the petrol pump and increased emissions.
Land Rover have not revealed the reason that this engine will not be available at launch. We suspect that testing or parts availability might be the primary reason.