Jaguar Has Gone to Great Lengths to Develop and Test the E-PACE – Across Four Continents
Upcoming Jaguar E-PACE SUV horsepower and torque figures aren’t the only significant numbers associated with it.
Whenever a new Jaguar comes out, one of the first questions that’s asked about it is, “How much horsepower and torque does it have?” If it gets the new Ingenium four-cylinder engine, one version of it could have 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Could.
The final engine stats remain to be discovered. However, there are some numbers associated with it that we know right now. Jaguar sent us a video and some information detailing all of the hours it’s put into the E-PACE, including all of the extreme temperatures and elevations to which their engineers subjected the vehicle.
According to Jaguar, it built:
- 25 prototype E-PACEs
- and tested them for 25 months
- on 4 continents, going from the frigid cold of the Arctic Circle to the blistering heat of Middle Eastern deserts,
- subjecting them to temperatures as low as -40° F
- and as high as 118.4° F.
- During altitude testing, they drove test mules 5,000 feet above sea level.
To make sure the E-PACE performs and handles like a Jaguar, drivers lapped the Nürburgring’s “Green Hell” Nordschleife circuit more than 400 times in E-PACE development vehicles.
Overall, more than 500 engineers have put more than 120,000 hours of testing into the E-PACE. Millions of people will know what the final production version will look like when Jaguar reveals it to the world on 07/13 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Once the E-PACE hits dealership floors, it’ll have a starting price of $38,600. That is a lot of numbers to digest. Fortunately, we can make it more palatable. We hope to bring you our review of the E-PACE in the near future.
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