The 2011 Range Rover has been revealed and for the new model year, the king of luxury SUVs gets a new V8 diesel engine, a new 8-speed transmission, two significant Terrain Response upgrades and subtle external styling enhancements.
“The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles,” said Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director. “Its combination of reduced CO2 emissions and superior engine performance continue to make it a clear industry benchmark. And with the introduction of our all-new ‘super diesel’, we see the Range Rover delivering over 30mpg for the first time.”
The new LR-TDV8 4.4L with parallel sequential turbocharging is specifically designed for the Range Rover and replaces the 3.6L LR-TDV8 and. The engine produces a total of 308-hp with a maximum torque of 516 lb-ft. That allows 0-60 mph to come in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. Fuel-consumption is improved by 18.5 percent to 25 mpg combined.
The new ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission is the first 8-speed gearbox ever fitted into a Ranger Rover. It has closer ratios to improve comfort, a wider ratio spread that improves efficiency and Transmission Idle Control (TIC) to reduce fuel consumption.
The 2011 Range Rover keeps its 5.0L LR-V8 supercharged gasoline engine that makes 503-hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission the Supercharged LR-V8 will take the Range Rover from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds.
The Terrain Response also received two enhancement including Gradient Acceleration Control and Hill Start Assist.
Hit the jump for the press release and the high-res image gallery.
2011 Range Rover:
INTRODUCING THE 2011 RANGE ROVER: THE MOST CAPABLE AND LUXURIOUS SUV IN THE WORLD
“¢ New 4.4-litre LR-TDV8
o Power 313PS (an increase of 15.1 percent)
o Torque increased by 9.4 percent to 700Nm
o 14 percent reduction in CO2 (down to 253g/km)
o Fuel consumption improved by 18.5 percent to 30.1mpg (EU combined)
o 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds
o 50-75mph drops from 6.3 seconds to 5.1 seconds
o Top speed 130mph
o Meets EU5 emissions regulations
“¢ New ZF 8HP70 automatic transmission
o First 8-speed gearbox ever fitted to a Range Rover (LR-TDV8 only)
o Closer ratios improve comfort
o Wider ratio spread improves efficiency
o Transmission Idle Control reduces fuel consumption
“¢ Terrain Response® enhancements
o Gradient Acceleration Control
o Hill Start Assist
“¢ Improved interior equipment levels with optional reclining rear seats and laminated privacy glass
“¢ Revised exterior design features enhance Range Rover”s classic looks
“¢ Optional Exterior Design Pack in a choice of eight colours
“¢ Optional Harman Kardon Logic 7 1200 watt 19 speaker audio system
“¢ Choice of five new alloy wheels
“¢ 5.0-litre Supercharged LR-V8
o 510PS, 625Nm torque, EU5
A new, class-leading V8 diesel engine, new 8-speed transmission, two significant Terrain Response® upgrades and subtle external styling all combine to ensure the 2011 Range Rover retains its crown as king of the luxury SUV segment.
The LR-TDV8 4.4-litre with parallel sequential turbocharging replaces the outstanding LR-TDV8 3.6-litre and is unique to the Range Rover. An all-new “˜super-diesel”, the LR-TDV8 combines superior power and massive torque with unparalleled levels of refinement. Despite the extra performance, this sublime V8 engine is cleaner too, delivering even lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than its predecessor and meeting the stringent EU5 emissions standards. The headline news, though, is that the combined cycle fuel consumption of the new LR-TDV8 4.4-litre is just 30.1mpg, making this the first Range Rover ever to better 30mpg.
With 313PS and 700Nm torque, the Range Rover”s new powertrain matches power with conscience, reducing CO2 emissions by an impressive 14 percent. The new diesel engine is helped in this respect by its marriage to an impressive new, electronically controlled, ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic gearbox tuned by Land Rover engineers to combine silky smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid response and outstanding fuel economy. This daunting combination is enough to catapult the Range Rover from rest to 60mph in a mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50mph-75mph dash in just 5.1 seconds.
Available only on 4.4-litre LR-TDV8 models, this “˜smart” transmission integrates with the diesel engine to deliver the most efficient operating regime in all conditions. To reflect the performance of the new 4.4-litre LR-TDV8, diesel models are fitted with the same Brembo-based braking system fitted to the 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged model. Providing the immense stopping power required for only the highest performing vehicles, the system comprises 380mm ventilated front discs with unique, lightweight aluminium six-piston opposed action monoblock calipers. 365mm ventilated discs with single piston sliding calipers are fitted at the rear.
For 2011, the Range Rover retains the same class-leading 5.0-litre LR-V8, supercharged petrol engine married to the ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission introduced in 2010. Developing 510PS and 625Nm torque the Supercharged LR-V8 will take the Range Rover from 0-60mph in a breath-taking 5.9 seconds.
The 2011 Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the Terrain Response® system in the form of Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Inside the cabin there are optional illuminated treadplates for the front doors, new transmission controls for the diesel model, and improvements to the entertainment system. Detail improvement to the exterior include new “˜Jupiter” grilles and side vents for the diesel models.
A new Exterior Design Pack option gives customers the chance to give their Range Rover a more individual look and new colours and wheels have been added to the range.
– By: Omar Rana