Company Land Rover has brought on road tests of the new “defender” V-shaped “eight”. Before this engine was available only for the collector’s edition Works V8 70th Edition of the SUV as the previous generation either as tuning. Now this option will probably become conditionally mass.
In October last year, there were rumors about working on a top version of Land Rover Defender engine from the BMW X5 M. In the Bavarian crossover “byturbulence” 4.4 in the normal version develops 600 HP and 750 Nm of torque, and Competition – 625 forces, but for “Def” it returns planned to be reduced to 500 forces. However, according to the publication Autocar, under the hood of the prototype, seen near the factory of the brand in Gaydon, installed a five-liter unit. Rather, it is the same engine that is used on the Range Rover Sport SVR.
Petrol engine, supplemented by a compressor, to “Range” gives force 575 and 700 Nm of torque, driving the SUV to the first “hundred” in 4.5 seconds. But it is unlikely that such capacity will be available located on the step below Defender.
Last V8 Works 70th Edition, released in honor of the 70th anniversary model was a five-liter atmospheric “eight” power of 405 horsepower and 515 Nm. To “hundred” car accelerates in 5.6 seconds vs almost 16 the version with the stock diesel 2.2.
Meanwhile, gamma motor new Land Rover Defender consists of aggregates of Ingenium. All of them are combined with vosmidiapazonnoy automatic ZF and two-stage razdatkoy. Petrol options include versions of P300 (2.0, 300 HP and 400 Nm) and soft hybrid P400 (row “six” 3.0, 400 forces and 550 Nm) with electrondonor and 48-volt on-Board network diesel – D200 (2.0, 200 forces and 430 Nm) and D300 (240 HP). Later the market will come a plug-in hybrid P400e impact of 404 horsepower and 640 Nm of torque. With a quick – P400: up to one hundred car accelerates in 6.1 seconds.