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New 4.4-litre V8 diesel engine won't come to the US, despite improved emissions and economy
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19 July 2010

Range Rover’s new 4.4-litre V8 diesel will not be sold in the US, according to company insiders.

The new unit, originally co-designed with Ford and built in Mexico, offers a significant improvement in economy and CO2 emissions over the old 3.6-litre V8 unit, but it’s still not enough to meet strict US emission laws.

Read Autocar's first drive of the Range Rover TDV8 2011

The current US emission laws are equivalent to Euro6 standards, which don’t come into force in Europe until 2014. The 4.4 V8 is engineered to meet Euro5 standards.

However, the next-generation version of the TDV8 engine is set to be launched in 2014/15, and Range Rover insiders said the engine is “very likely to come to the US then”.

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Dark Isle 20 July 2010

Re: Range Rover TDV8 'not for US'

shortbread wrote:
Who gives two hoots about whether Americans like diesel or not, if the germans are struggling to sell them whats the use of LR attempting it. The diesels are a success in Europe so they sell them to us, the yankees can go ahead and buy the big petrol engined ones.

A fair point bluntly put!

Like someone else also said there's no point in them making this engine compliant just for a couple of U.S. states when the car is being replaced in four years anyway. The engines will be overhauled or replaced then to be compliant everywhere.

shortbread 20 July 2010

Re: Range Rover TDV8 'not for US'

Who gives two hoots about whether Americans like diesel or not, if the germans are struggling to sell them whats the use of LR attempting it. The diesels are a success in Europe so they sell them to us, the yankees can go ahead and buy the big petrol engined ones.

38carssofar 19 July 2010

Re: Range Rover TDV8 'not for US'

What do you mean "Range Rover TDV8 not for us" ??? I thought you guys at Autocar really liked it ..... :o)

I presume the Yanks will still get the supercharged petrol V8 and as gasoline is still only about 2 cents a gallon over there that's no hardship !