1957-73: Land Rover Series I and II Diesel SUVS and Pickups
In 1957, Land Rover introduced a 2.0L diesel as an option for its short- and long-wheelbase 4x4s. It was a modern IDI design that featured roller tappets and its base architecture was also used for the OHV gas engines that replaced an aging line of low-power F-head gassers. The diesel evolved from a dry-sleeved 2.0L into a parent bore 2.25L. Land Rover diesels were available in the USA on and off (mostly off) into 1973, when importation of all Land Rovers stopped. When Land Rover resumed importing vehicles in 1987, diesels were not on the American menu but LR diesels were still popular throughout the rest of the world.
DISPLACEMENT: 2.0L (125.2ci)/2.25l (139.5ci) POWER: 52 hp @ 3,500 rpm/67 hp @ 4,000 rpm TORQUE: 87 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm/103 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm COMPRESSION RATIO: 19.5:1/23:1 ASPIRATION: Natural
1958 2.0L diesel in 1958 Land Rover Series I
1959 Land Rover Series II long wheelbase pickup