Land Rover 508PS Engine

508PS 5.0 Supercharged Engine Land Rover And Jaguar

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By Scott Matthew

The 508PS engine is a supercharged gasoline engine that is relevant even by today’s standards. Paired with a turbocharger, you can get a return of 510 forces and, most importantly, that the engine is in proper condition.

32 valves, dual cam technology and a timing chain have kept the engine from going down in history as a hassle-free powertrain. But several revocable campaigns and improvements have left their mark on the reputation. The engine has gone through a couple of restylings.

Applicability of 508PS engine

  • Land Rover : Range Rover, Range Rover Sport (2012-2017)
  • Jaguar : XF, XJ, X-Type (2010-2017)

508PS Engine Specifications:
Volume5000 cm3
Power470 – 575 HP
Torque575 – 680 Nm
Timing driveChain
Environmental classEuro 5
Fuel typeGasoline AI-95/AI-98
ICE featuresDOHC
Supply systemdirect injection
hydraulic liftersYes
Cylinder blockCast iron V8
cylinder headaluminum 32v
Cylinder diameter92.5 mm.
Stroke93 mm.
Compression ratio9.5
Phase regulatorYes
Engine oil
Average resource

Advantages, Disadvantages and problems of the 508PS engine


  • The 508PS is reliable compared to its predecessors;
  • Timing chain drive;
  • An impressive resource of the engine itself without a turbine;
  • A well-thought-out power system that allows you to extract more power from enriched fuel;
  • V-shaped cylinder arrangement architecture, which allows you to “remove” good power.


  • The resource of the turbine is exhausted very quickly;
  • The blower drive fails;
  • Expensive for service.

Frequent malfunctions

  • Of the ICE 508PS Jaguar – Land Rover is especially famous for problems with the timing chain. The problem lies in the mechanism itself, which was already problematic from the factory.
  • The chain already by 50 thousand runs could safely break the gears of the couplings. The problem was fixed 5 times and only on the 5th, the result really benefited the motor. This attempt was made only after 2013.
  • The 508PS will also be pleased with the loss of supercharger power. The drive pulley is loose and can create extraneous noise during operation. I am glad that you can solve the problem with the supercharger drive by replacing the damper. Previously resorted to replacing the component assembly.

Tuning prospects

All Jaguar-Land Rover engines can often be tuned by changing the firmware and working closely with the ECU. At the same time, not every garage voodoo will undertake this due to the difficulty in choosing parameters. Factory firmware often have optimally selected indicators for work.

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