New en­gine for Range Rover

Gloucestershire Echo - - MOTORING NEWS - By DAVID WHINY­ATES

GAS-GUZ­ZLING Range Rovers could be a thing of the past with the in­tro­duc­tion of Jaguar Land Rover’s lat­est 400HP In­ge­nium en­gine which the com­pany says has achieved a cred­itable 30.4mpg on the new Nedc-ap­proved com­bined fuel con­sump­tion cy­cle.

The im­prove­ment comes thanks to a num­ber of tech­ni­cal de­vel­op­ments not least of which is a mild hy­brid sys­tem which pairs the three-litre en­gine with an elec­tric mo­tor that can har­vest en­ergy through de­cel­er­a­tion and store it in a 48V bat­tery.

As well as a twin-scroll tur­bocharger, the six-cylin­der en­gine is fit­ted with an elec­tric su­per­charger which de­liv­ers a mas­sive 550Nm of torque and pow­ers the lat­est Range Rover from 0-60mph in 5.9 sec­onds and on to a top speed of 140mph.

Mi­nor spec­i­fi­ca­tion up­grades set the lat­est Range Rover apart in­clud­ing up­dated head­lights which in­clude two new fea­tures as stan­dard: sign post dim­ming, which iden­ti­fies road signs and turns off the in­di­vid­ual LEDS that could re­flect back and cause glare, and tourist mode which al­lows the driver to se­lect whether they are driv­ing on the left or right-hand side of the road and ad­justs the beam pat­tern ac­cord­ingly.

Con­nec­tiv­ity has also been en­hanced with the ad­di­tion of a new smart­phone pack with mo­bile de­vice mir­ror­ing.

The lat­est Range Rover is avail­able to or­der now, priced from £83,655 OTR.

Range Rover In­ge­nium

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