The All-New Range Rover | Powertrain

The new Range Rover delivers effortless performance and imperious refinement with its highly acclaimed line-up of torque-rich petrol and diesel engines, all of which are now paired with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission.

The vehicle’s lightweight aluminium platform has helped to deliver significant enhancements in performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

Among the powertrain innovations on the new Range Rover is the availability of the sophisticated Land Rover TDV6 diesel engine, which combines outstanding performance with exceptional efficiency, achieving CO2 emissions from 196g/km.

Refined and responsive TDV6 diesel (For North Africa only)*

Available in the Range Rover for the first time, the refined and ultra-efficient 258PS 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel delivers effortless performance combined with unprecedented fuel economy and emissions.

The innovative lightweight technology of the new Range Rover enables the TDV6 engine to match the outstanding performance of the outgoing TDV8 model, while cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by an amazing 22 per cent when equipped with stop/start, achieving 196g/km.

With a substantial maximum torque of 600Nm, the TDV6 is capable of refined and smoothly responsive performance, sweeping from 0 – 60 MPH in just 7.4 seconds (0-100 kmph in 7.9 seconds),

To achieve the unprecedented blend of refined performance and remarkable efficiency, the TDV6 engine has been extensively optimised for the new vehicle.

The engine uses a new eight-nozzle low-flow injector design for more precise injection and improved fuel atomisation, a revised intake system with twin intercoolers offers enhanced charge cooling, and the engine features the latest tandem solenoid intelligent stop/start* system for further reduced fuel consumption and emissions

Like the SDV8, the V6 has been designed using the innovative parallel sequential turbocharging concept which delivers outstanding performance and responsiveness throughout the rev range.

Range Rover’s outstanding SDV8 diesel (For North Africa only)*

The magnificent SDV8 diesel was designed exclusively for the Range Rover, and for the new model its power rises to an impressive 339PS, an increase of 9 per cent.  The 4.4-litre ‘super-diesel’ combines huge reserves of power with impressively low emissions and unparalleled levels of refinement.

With a staggering 700Nm produced between 1750 and 3000rpm, the SDV8 delivers completely effortless performance, surging from 0—60 MPH in 6.5 seconds (0-100 kmph in 6.9 seconds),, a full 1.0 second faster than the outgoing model.

The engine’s outstanding fuel efficiency is reflected in CO2 emissions of 229g/km, which represents a further reduction in emissions of 10 per cent over the outgoing model.

The SDV8 achieves its incomparable blend of supreme driveability and refinement through advanced diesel technologies, most notably the innovative parallel sequential turbocharging concept which delivers outstanding performance and responsiveness throughout the rev range.

The power increase for the new Range Rover was achieved through a revised intake system with twin intercoolers and an optimised calibration.  The updated installation also achieves a 10kg weight saving, through the use of cast alloy engine mounts (in place of iron) and a redesigned sump.

Formidable 510PS Supercharged V8

The incomparable 510PS 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the pinnacle of the Range Rover line-up.

With huge reserves of power and torque, the scale of the performance on offer is reflected in the 0—60mph time of 5.1 seconds (0-100 kmph in 5.4 seconds ) (0.8 seconds faster than the outgoing model), all achieved with supreme refinement.

Efficiency has been further improved in the new Range Rover, with CO2 emissions of 322g/km, a reduction of 7 per cent over the outgoing model.

The LR-V8 has a compact and lightweight all-aluminium design, with class-leading low levels of internal friction.  For new model, the engine has been re-optimised around a state-of-the-art new Bosch engine management system.

The engine features high-pressure direct injection with an industry-leading centrally-mounted, multi-hole, spray-guided injection system.  Efficiency is further enhanced by an innovative cam torque actuated dual independent variable camshaft timing system (VCT).

The 510PS engine is fitted with a sixth-generation, twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger which offers superior thermodynamic efficiency and extremely refined noise levels.

Refined and powerful 5.0-litre V8*

The sophisticated 375PS 5.0-litre LR-V8 petrol engine provides a compelling combination of smooth, responsive performance and immaculate refinement.

With its lightweight construction, the new Range Rover offers significantly enhanced performance with a 0—60mph time of just 6.5 seconds (0-100 kmph in 6.8 seconds), 0.7 seconds faster than the outgoing model.  Efficiency has also been further improved, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduced by 8 per cent, resulting in emissions of 299g/km.

Like the supercharged LR-V8, the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated engine is notable for its compact and lightweight design, and has been re-optimised around the latest generation Bosch engine management system.  It also shares its advanced direct-injection and VCT technology with the supercharged engine.

To significantly boost torque throughout the rev range, the 375PS engine features Cam Profile Switching and a Variable Intake Manifold system.

Advanced 8-speed automatic transmission

All petrol and diesel engines in the new Range Rover are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox, which has been tuned by Range Rover engineers to combine silky-smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid response and outstanding fuel economy.

With eight closely-spaced ratios, gearchanges are almost imperceptible, with each shift completed in just 200 milliseconds – four times faster than the average human resting heartbeat.

Controls include steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift as standard, enabling the driver to take control of gear shifting manually – the transmission will also accept multiple downshifts, maintaining an absolutely smooth transition between ratios.

The optimised lightweight 8-speed transmission is the perfect partner to the torque-rich petrol and diesel engines, and contributes to their enhanced fuel efficiency.

The transmission is tuned to select torque converter lock-up as early as possible to reduce slip and energy loss. The wider ratio spread, tall overdriven top gear and the fact that no more than two internal clutches are open at any one time all contribute to improved fuel economy and emissions.

Transmission Idle Control disengages 70 per cent of the drive when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is idling in Drive, significantly reducing consumption in urban conditions. In cold conditions, the transmission selects a lower gear to promote fast warm up and get the engine up to its efficient operating temperature as soon as possible.

The hydraulic actuating system has been designed for increased efficiency, with improved pump design and gear control elements.

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