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Old 8th April 2009, 20:31   #1
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Default Land Rover Unveil 2010 Range Rover Sport with all-new 510hp V8 Engine

Tata brands Land Rover and Jaguar are continuing with sharing family engine technologies. In a clear break from the old trusted 2.7-litre turbo diesel and 4.2-litre supercharged engines, the newly launched 2010 model year Land Rover Range Rover Sport will be using the new 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel and the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol.

The 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo diesel produces 245PS and maximum torque of 600Nm. This is a detuned version of the 275PS Jaguar unit but torque remains the same. Land Rover says it will deliver 500Nm of torque from idle in 500 milliseconds. It returns a fuel consumption figure of 30.7 mpg* (9.2 l/100 km) on the EU combined cycle.

The 5.0-litre supercharged on the other hand makes a hectic 510PS and 625Nm of torque. That puts it squarely in the midst of performance SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG. Performance figures are not yet provided but you can rest assured that it will be quite rapid. It has a stiffened suspension system and Brembo brakes. Both powerplants use a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

A few changes have been made to the exterior. A new front bumper with redesigned wings is fitted. Also included are LED headlights, two-stripe LED indicators, colour-coded door mirrors, a new two-bar grille and new rear light clusters.

Inside a plusher feel is added by the increased use of leather. There are 50 percent fewer switches and those that made it are covered in chrome. ICE is courtesy of a new radio/CDMP3 player with a 5-inch screen, USB connectivity and an exclusive iPod jack.

Because this is still a 4x4 Land Rover, it has kept its Terrain Response system but has introduced an added feature called Sand Launch Control which makes it easier to move off the soft stuff.

Source & for more photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090408.010/land-rover-unveil-2010-range-rover-sport-with-all-new-510hp-v8-engine

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Default 2010 Land Rover LR4 Facelift Breaks Cover

Land Rover announced the arrival of the new facelift LR4 or Discovery as it is known in many markets. Simultaneously the new 5.0-litre direct injection V8 from Jaguar/ Land Rover is being offered for the LR4.

The engine replaces the old 4.4-litre V8. It produces 25% more power and 19% better torque than its predecessor. The power figures are 375bhp (280kW) and 375 lb-ft (508Nm) of torque. Mated to the 5.0-litre is a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission which helps the vehicle do 0 - 100km/h in 7.6 seconds. The vehicle also produces fewer C02 emissions.

The 4x4 Terrain Response system has been enhanced with the inclusion of the Sand Launch Control feature which basically allows for very limited wheel-slip. Digging deep into the sand is thus prevented. Safety features include a reverse surround camera, hill descent control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

Among other exterior cosmetic differences are the new LED lights both front and rear, a new front bumper, 19-inch wheels (20-inch optional) and new main headlights.

The interior is redesigned to feel more comfortable, with features like a heated steering wheel with remote audio controls, improved access to controls and LED interior lighting on the door handles and pockets. Comfort technologies include a USB port for multi-media playback, an LCD touch-screen and iPod connectivity.

Source & for more photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090408.009/2010-land-rover-lr4-facelift-breaks-cover

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As far as I remember, the Discovery was replaced by the LR3, not the LR4.

The V8 was expected to make its way into the LR family after debuting in the XFR and then in the XKR. Supposedly a superlative engine. Dont know about the rest of the vehicle.
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