2011 Range Rover Revealed

British automaker Land Rover today announced details of the new 2011 Range Rover, which comes with a new V8 diesel engine, a new 8-speed transmission, two Terrain Response upgrades and various styling enhancements at the exterior. The range of exterior colors now includes two other choices, namely Fuji White (replacing Alaska White) and Baltic Blue (replacing Buckingham Blue).

Exterior changes also include new 'Jupiter' grilles and side vents for the diesel models, as well as a new Exterior Design Pack option, comprising a revised front bumper with fog lamp surrounds, front grille and side vents in Titan finish, revised side sills, rear bumper and stainless steel exhaust finishers.

Inside the 2011 Range Rover are optional illuminated treadplates for the front doors and new transmission controls, also available just for the diesel model.

Technical wise, the LR-TDV8 4.4-litre (313 hp and 700 Nm of torque) with parallel sequential turbocharging engine has a combined cycle fuel consumption of 30.1 mpg (7.8 l/100km), while CO2 emissions have been reduced to 253 g/km. The engine is, as we aforementioned, mated to a new ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission, allowing the new Rover to sprint from naught to sixty in 7.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).

The engine range is completed by a 5.0-litre LR-V8, supercharged petrol engine capable of developing 510 hp and 625 Nm. Coupled with a ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission, the power unit propels the Range Rover from rest to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

As for the improvements made to the Terrain Response system, they come in the form of Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control.

The 2011 Range Rover is scheduled to go on sale in the UK from late September 2010, with pricing to be revealed closer to the market launch.
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