2012 Land Rover Range Rover Mk4 review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 8 September 2012 , 05:09:10 byDan

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Land Rover Range Rover Mk4

Land Rover carmaker had developed the 4th generation Range Rover series, and today, during a special event that took place at the Royal Ballet School in London, the specialists have revealed the new SUV. We had the opportunity to see the model, but now, the UK officials revealed more information on the price, the availability of a diesel-hybrid variant and photos of the new Range Rover. There is no reason to worry, because the model keeps the special blend of luxury, and performance we are so used with. At least this is what Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards assured us.

It seems that the new Range Rover Mk4 will be offered on 170 markets all around the globe. The first ones to receive it are the North American customers, in December this year. The British enthusiasts will have to pay GBP71.295 if they want to have a set of keys belonging to this amazing SUV powered by a 3.0-liter TDV6. For the ones that want a bigger engine, the carmaker has prepared the 5.0-liter supercharged Autobiography, but this one will cost even more. The starting price was established at GBP98.395.

The British specialists also offer a lighter, but stronger variant of the Mk4 Range Rover, but it will only be available for the European market. Customers will have the opportunity to choose between three different engines. In this category we have the 5.0-liter V8 supercharged petrol and another two diesels. The supercharged is capable of developing 503 horsepower, the 3.0-liter TDV6 will generate 255 horsepower and the 4.4-liter SDV8 will produce 334 horsepower. All these will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission that will send the power to the wheels. Thanks to the smaller V6 diesel engine, the fuel consumption was reduced by 22 % to 7.5-liters / 100 km and the CO2 emission level dropped to 196 g/km. The American customers will have as options two gasoline units. The first engine is a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 capable of developing 375 horsepower and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 which with 503 horsepower as output. The first one enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and the second one in 5.1 seconds.

Apparently, Land Rover is also preparing a new diesel-electric hybrid variant for next year, but only for several European and Asian markets. The US customers will not be part of the process. This variant will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 Turbo diesel and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. The output will be sent to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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