Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
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Jaguar E-Pace adds 'self learning' Smart Settings and 200PS petrol engine

Jaguar E-Pace adds 'self learning' Smart Settings and 200PS petrol engine

The Jaguar E-Pace gets a new 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol engine option delivering 197bhp, as well as an adaptive suspension option and AI driver profiles.

We're positive that the E-Pace is India-bound, but we're not certain about when.

Under the skin, the E-Pace has been treated to the same Adaptive Dynamics system offered on the rest of the Jaguar range. It emits 186g/km of CO2, with average fuel consumption of 34.4mpg.

Other engines already available in the E-Pace include 250PS and 300PS versions of the same 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine, as well as a 2.0-litre diesel with 150, 180 or 240PS. The vehicle detects the driver by their key fob and mobile phone Bluetooth signal, and adjusts accordingly.

For example, this could lead to the system learning to pre-heat the steering wheel and seats on a cold day, or perhaps change the media source on a particular day of the week or time of day because it's learned that's what that driver normally does.


An intelligent phone function will automatically surface contacts around the time the driver usually calls them, too.

Smart Settings is offered as part of the optional Connect Pro Pack which also adds a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, Pro Services and Navigation Pro - offering real-time traffic information, door to door routing from a smartphone, street view and parking availability.

The Jaguar E-PACE is available to order at United Kingdom retailers now priced from £28,500. The setup scans vehicle movements every two milliseconds and adjusts the stiffness of the dampers for a more composed ride and more body control. The auto will then adjust the seat, climate and infotainment system based on the driver's normal preference.

Smart Settings is part of the Connect Pro Pack, which is now standard on the E-Pace S and above. Normal mode focuses on comfort while Dynamic is calibrated to provide increased body control and road holding.

Alongside the new engine, Jaguar's introducing clever self-learning technology dubbed Smart Settings. The highly efficient filters are neatly integrated to the after-treatment system and trap ultrafine particulates as the exhaust gases pass through.

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