Land Rover plans to completely abandon the 4.4-litre diesel V8

Land Rover plans to completely abandon the 4.4-litre diesel V8

Concern Jaguar Land Rover plans to completely abandon the old 4.4-litre diesel V8 developed in collaboration with Ford. The flagship turbo-diesel in the line will replace two electrified supercharged “six”. It is expected that the new engines will appear in the range Rover and Range Rover Sport until the end of the year.

According to the British magazine Autocar, instead of the 4.4-litre SDV8 range Rover will release two moderately-hybrid installation based on the modular diesel inline “sixes” Ingenium volume of 3.0 liters with a 48-volt starter-generator.

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More powerful version will produce 350 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, the “younger” modification deforsiruyut to 300 HP. For comparison, the current 4.4 turbo diesel V8 engine produces 339 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque.

A waiver of the eight-cylinder engine will not affect the dynamics: Range Rover Sport with a 350-horsepower diesel engine will be able to dial first “hundred” for 6,5 seconds and a top speed of 225 kilometers per hour. At the same time, the transition to a hybrid of the “six” will improve fuel efficiency and meet environmental standards.

In may last year, Land Rover introduced the moderately-hybrid version of the power plant based on the gasoline 3.0-liter “six” Ingenium. Probably the electrification of the diesel will be a similar scenario. After a debut on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid turbodiesel may appear on the new sedan Jaguar XF and the Jaguar crossover F-Pace.

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Until the end of 2021 Jaguar Land Rover plans to introduce three “pure” electric cars – the Jaguar XJ sedan, crossover J Jaguar-Pace SUV and Land Rover Road Rover. In the program of electrification of production will be invested 1.1 billion euros.

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