Big changes under the bonnet for the new Range Rover for 2011

This is the new 2011 Range Rover, which will reach UK showrooms in mid-September.

The new Range Rover, dubbed the 2011 model but on sale later this year, gets the faintest of nose jobs, but there are big changes for the diesel powertrain that most Europeans buy.

See Autocar's exclusive pics of the new 2011 Range Rover

A longer-stroke 4.4-litre V8 diesel replaces the current 3.6, and there’s a new eight-speed ZF paddle-shift auto.

The combination - plus a series of subtle electronic tweaks like a smart-charge alternator - boosts power by 15 per cent and meets the new Euro 5 clean-air standards, slashing fuel consumption by 18.5 per cent and CO2 by 14 per cent. The model now delivers 30.1mpg on the combined cycle, the first time a Range Rover has ever beaten 30mpg.

The four-cam, 32-valve diesel gets a new cast-iron block and adopts parallel sequential turbocharging like the Discovery’s 3.0-litre V6. Power is 309bhp at 3750rpm (a slightly lower specific output than before, to help control NOx) and 9.4 per cent more torque (now 516lb ft at 2000rpm).

The 0-60mph time is trimmed by 1.1sec to 7.5sec, and passing acceleration is even better.

The transmission is now controlled by a Jag-style selector and the Terrain Response system gains hill hold and ‘gradient acceleration control’, which stops the car from running away on slopes, even if you haven’t engaged Hill Descent Control.

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17 June 2010

[quote Autocar]This is the new 2011 Range Rover, which will reach UK showrooms in mid-September.

The new Range Rover, dubbed the 2011 model but on sale later this year, gets the faintest of nose jobs, but there are big changes for the diesel powertrain that most Europeans buy.

See Autocar's exclusive pics of the new 2011 Range Rover

A longer-stroke 4.4-litre V8 diesel replaces the current 3....Read the full article[/quote] Smitten by the UGLY stick.

17 June 2010

Looks nice and that engine sounds awesome.

Apparently its the same Diesel unit that ford was going to offer in its F150 pickup (back in the day that Ford and Land Rover were still married).

17 June 2010

[quote fhp11] Apparently its the same Diesel unit that ford was going to offer in its F150 pickup (back in the day that Ford and Land Rover were still married).[/quote] Exactly what I was going to say! Ford in the US desperately needs a proper smaller diesel than the new 6.7V8 and the specs on this one look perfect - even detune it slightly on the old power just to not steal too many sales!

17 June 2010

Well apparently this new Diesel V8 is being supplied from Ford's Chihuahua engine plant which also produces the new 6.7-liter Scorpion diesel for the Super Duty pickups so there is obviously some sort of agreement in place between the two.

17 June 2010

Made in Chihuahua hope its not a dog of an engine then . Sorry could not resist that remark . Bet this will be a good excuse for another large price hike though .

17 June 2010

What about the petrol engine? 5.0 V8 Supercharged? Some countries in the world don't allow diesels*; HK for example. *unless they are super clean.

17 June 2010

Suddenly the new Cayenne diesel doesn't look 'all zat', eh?

For this thread to feel complete, we really need nickscheele to come and explain how the passenger seat cushion in the Porsche is 0.23mm deeper and hence the Range Rover is a heap of non-German garbage.

In fact I think I can hear him frantically Googling the stats right now...

17 June 2010

Thwartedefforts - Brilliant, Just brilliant, no doubt he will be here in a minute or two..!

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17 June 2010

[quote theonlydt]Apparently its the same Diesel unit that ford was going to offer in its F150 pickup[/quote]

Er, probably because it is Ford's diesel.

Dear, oh dear, the saddos think this diesel engine family(3 litre V6 and 4.4 V8) is Land Rover/Jag's and Ford would like to borrow it. Other way round, ladies. Look up 'Ford Lion engine'.

This 'Land Rover' engine is made in Solihull Dagenham, Ford's European diesel engine plant. And yes, it is being considered for fitment in the Ford US F-series truck, possibly built in Ford's Cleveland engine plant, stateside. So, the saddos who think they're buying a blue-blood king of 4x4s will be riding around in a vehicle sharing 95% of its engine bits with America's finest redneck pickup. Who d'ya like them apples, Limeys?

As for this being a competitive engine, it ain't. It's down on power and torque compared to the smaller capacity Audi/VW V8 diesel. The clue was in the write-up where it was hinted that power was backed off to meet Euro 5 emission NOx limits.

By the way, the 'new' Range Rover, it's as old as the hills. Explains where it was photographed. Joking aside, it really does look terribly old.

17 June 2010

[quote nicksheele] Joking aside, it really does look terribly old.[/quote] Still looks great to me, especially when crossing a muddy field in the hands of the local farmer. It must be a pretty tough engine if they are considering putting it in a pickup.

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