Land Rover Defender gets new base diesel

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover will be introducing a new diesel for its current Defender, the model that has been around for nearly 60 years now.

Word as of now in terms of this new 2.2L turbodiesel four banger is that it will be replacing the current 2.4L turbodiesel four pot. Despite the decrease in displacement, the new 2.2L turbodiesel produces the same amount of horses and torques as the outgoing one at 120hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Top speed has been increased from 82 mph to 90 mph.

The new engine also means that it produces less carbon dioxides to help the environment and comply with the EU’s new EU5 emissions regulations.

“With the introduction of the new 2.2-litre diesel engine and two option packs, the Defender for 2012 now offers greater customer choice than ever before,” said Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, John Edwards.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCar

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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