W hen the new Range Rover opens the Paris Motor Show will celebrate its world premiere, the fans will hardly rub their eyes, because the range remains largely true to its lines. On the other hand, many will look twice at the key technical data.
Range Rover loses over 400 kg
The new Range Rover is the first SUV to use an all-aluminum monocoque body. By turning away from steel alone, the new Range Rover should weigh 420 kilograms less than its predecessor. But it still remains above the two-tonne mark. The basic weights range from 2.16 to 2.36 tons. In future, the chassis components at the front and rear will also rely on aluminum, but the air suspension has remained. The terrain response system has been revised and now automatically adjusts the vehicle to the surface and surroundings.
The engine range of the new Range Rover will in future consist of TDV6 and TDV8 engines as well as V8 petrol engines, the all can be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model drives a 258 hp and 600 Nm three-liter turbo diesel. This accelerates the new Range Rover to 100 km /h in 7.9 seconds and enables a top speed of 209 km /h. The standard consumption should be 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 196 g /km.
As the second diesel, Land Rover offers a V8 with 4.4 liters displacement, as before. This increased to 339 PS and 700 Nm and offers a sprint time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 km /h. The average consumption should be 8.7 liters (CO2: 229 g /km). The only petrol engine in the German sales range is the 5.0 liter V8 supercharger with 510 hp and 625 Nm. This drives the Range Rover to 100 km /h in 5.4 seconds and further up to 225 km /h - optionally, the British can also let the V8 run at 250 km /h. The V8 consumes an average of 13.8 liters (CO2: 322 g /km).
A hybrid drive is to be offered as the fourth engine variant at the end of 2013. This then combines the V6 diesel with a 35 kW electric motor. Consumption should be reduced to around 6.4 liters (CO2: 169 g /km).
Interior will be even more luxurious
The British were less revolutionary when it came to design. The headlights and taillights with the wide are strikingpeaks reaching into the flanks. The side gills behind the front fenders and the perforated radiator grille have remained. The two-part tailgate is now operated electrically. The new Range Rover has a length of 4.99 meters, a width of 1.98 meters and a height of 1.84 meters.
Those who board the new Range Rover will have even more luxury and spoiled even more silence, because Land Rover wants to have significantly improved the insulation and further increased the material quality. Significantly more legroom should be available to the rear passengers.
The new Range Rover will start in Germany in early 2013 at the old price of 89,100 euros for the TdV6. The V8 diesel costs from 107,100 euros. The V8 petrol engine is in the price list for at least 113,600 euros.