Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Get Hybrid Updates For 2014 Models
Sep 09, 2013 12:36
Land Rover announced that the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for 2014 will be coming with hybrid versions and the addition of a new diesel engine for the Sport and New Black Design Pack for the Range Rover.
The V6 powered hybrid models have CO2 ratings of 169 g/km and they share an identical powertrain - a 3.0 liter SDV6 turbodiesel engine linked to an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission and a 35kW electric motor generator.
Total system output is 340PS (335hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, allowing for a sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h in under 7 seconds. Average fuel economy is rated at 44.1 mpg UK (36.7 mpg US, 6.4 l/100 km).
The Range Rover Sport gets the powerful 334hp SDV8 diesel engine with a new sump, new cast alloy engine mounts and optimized calibration. Mated to the same ZF 8 Speed automatic gearbox, it delivers 700 Nm of torque and helps the Sport accelerate to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 225km/h.
The upgraded models will be available to order from September 10, with deliveries starting from early 2014.
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