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|20th March 2013, 17:15||#1|
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Range Rover gets new 3.0-litre V6 Diesel Engine
The new Range Rover is now available with a 3.0 TDV6 diesel engine that offers 255 BHP of power and some serious torque at 600 Nm, coupled with a state-of-the-art quick shifting ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox. No wonder then, that the new diesel engine is seriously quick too, wafting its occupants from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.9 seconds. That's merely a second slower than the 4.4 L diesel version. Fuel economy is significantly better and as we all know, these things matter in India, no matter what class of car or SUV
Importantly, the new engine option broadens the Range Rover's appeal as it is cheaper and more practical than the 4.4 L V8 Diesel and 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 Petrol. Approximate prices for the new variant are pegged as per media reports at Rs 1.44 Crore for HSE trim and Rs 1.64 Crore in higher spec, Vogue trim. Price will be the key selling point of the 3.0 L diesel. At initial launch, before the 3.0 L diesel arrived, the Range Rover was priced between Rs. 1.72 - 1.84 Crores (ex-Delhi). Since all Range Rovers are imported as CBU's, they will attract the 25 % hike in excise duty. The 5.0 L Petrol will merely occupy space as the range topper and the real sales come from the diesel variants. The new engine option will offer a slightly more economical way to travel in the lap of luxury.
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Re: Range Rover gets new 3.0-litre V6 Diesel Engine
That seems quick capture of Team-BHP, even the site is not showing it up yet.
Definitely would be good range expansion. A few curious things came across as I looked at the spec sheet
1. How come everything being equal except the engine, the Fuel Tank capacity has reduced to 85 ltrs from 105 ltrs? Could it be a typo?
2. If that is indeed so, it will only mean they have designed a grossly lesser range variant than earlier.
3. How much would be the FE difference? The 4.4 seems to claim an overall 8.7 L/100km which is quite commendable. Will this variant give a definitive substantial increase over that? That would be the key aspect I guess to choosing between them.
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