2011 Range Rover Revealed UPDATE: +2011 Range Rover VideoWed, 16 Jun 2010
The 2011 Range Rover
It’s not exactly a surprise after we ran a story a few weeks back revealing that the Range Rover was getting a nip and tuck for 2011 and a new TDV8 – a 4.4 litre one. And that’s exactly what Land Rover has revealed tonight.
The 4.4 litre TDV8 gets parallel sequential turbocharging to produce 309bhp and 516lb/ft of torque. But despite the more than 20% increase in capacity, 15% increase in power and 9.4% increase in torque the 2011 Range Rover TDV8 improves fuel consumption by 18.5% (the first Range Rover to break 30mpg – it actually averages 30.1mpg) and emissions are down by 14%.
Don’t expect to get the 30mpg if you use the extra power, which will be a big temptation a lot of the time now the 0-60mph comes down to just 7.5 seconds and the 50-75mph is despatched in 5.1 seconds. The 2011 Range Rover is offering our favourite recipe – more power for less fuel.
Land Rover have made this 4.4 litre TDV8 almost too good. Apart from the new engine it also gets a new ZF 8-speed box, tweaked and fettled to suit the Range Rover – with a wider ratio spread to improve efficiency, closer ratios to improve performance and transmission idle control to reduce fuel consumption.
The 2011 RR also gets Terrain Response improvements – hard to believe it can get much better – with Gradient Acceleration Control and Hill Start Assist. The inside gets a tweak too with optional laminated privacy glass, reclining rear seats and Harman Kardon Logic 7 1200 watt 19 speaker audio system.
The exterior gets the most minor of tweaks with a new optional design pack avaialble in a choice of eight colours and new ‘Jupiter’ grilles and side vents and a choice of five new alloy wheels.
The 5.0 litre Range Rover Supercharged carries on for 2011, but no longer seems quite the star it was. It doesn’t get the new 8-speed ‘box although it does get the cosmetic tweaks.
Bring on the road test!
By Cars UK