Report: 2014 Range Rover to no longer come with N/A V8, 3.0L Supercharged V6 replaces AJV8

The growing trend of disappearing V8s seems to continue as Land Rover enthusiast site OvalNews.com has stumbled upon a 2014 model year Range Rover marketing bulletin. And in that bulletin says a line: “The Range Rover (when available), and HSE trim levels will be powered by a new 3.0L supercharged V6 engine in place of the naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.”

So it appears that you can no longer get a V8 in the full-size Range Rover. Now that’s a bit disappointing to hear as one of the defining characteristics of the Range Rover was its silky smooth, yet robust V8 power.

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Check out all the details on the 2013 Range Rover here.

The now outgoing Jaguar-sourced 5.0L AJV8 was good for 375hp and 375 lb-ft of torque and the 3.0L V6 replacing will reportedly produce 340hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 drops from swift 6.5 seconds to a humdrum 7.1 but fuel economy apparently jumps two mpgs in both the city and highway departments, including a drop in CO2 emissions.

But so far, this bit of news surrounds the naturally aspirated V8. Let’s hope the supercharged V8 is still available for the Range Rover HSE Supercharged.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: OvalNews via AutoBlog


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