200TDI/300TDI – 1990 TO 1998
LAND ROVER workhorses were transformed by the Tdi diesels. The 200Tdi was fitted from 1990 to 1994 and was superceded by the 300Tdi, which shared the same power and torque figures but was slightly more refined. This was the beginning of the golden era of Defenders and many would argue the greatest vehicles ever built. There is a steady supply of serviceable engines and gearboxes from scrapped Discoverys of the same era. BUYER’S TIP: As popular as ever with enthusiasts. SPECIFICATIONS 2.5-litre turbo-charged, directinjection diesel. 107 bhp, 195 lb-ft torque. LT77S (200Tdi) or R380 (300Tdi) five-speed transmission.
PRICE GUIDE Poor: £3300 – £4300 Average: £4300 – £6700 Good: £6700 – £11,000 Excellent: £11,000 – £40,000