Hybrid system robs Land Rover diesel Range RoverMarch 26, 2020
The new six-cylinder units offer improved acceleration and efficiency compared to the aging Ford V8.
In the coming months, Land Rover plans to introduce new moderate-hybrid diesel engines for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, which will actually put an end to the V8 diesel engine. After the introduction of the first soft hybrids on the four-cylinder engines of the new Evoque and Discovery Sport last year, the technology is supposed to be used in two new six-cylinder diesel engines. However, Land Rover has not officially confirmed the details.
It is clear that the 3.0-liter unit MHEV power of 296 hp under the brand name D300 will be offered in Range Rover Sport trim levels for HSE, HSE and Autobiography Dynamic. The soft hybrid system will provide a moderate increase in efficiency, as well as help to smoothly stop or start moving thanks to the built-in starter-generator.
A new, more powerful version of the same engine with 345 hp. under the brand name D350 will be available in more expensive trim levels, such as the HST. This unit will effectively replace Ford’s flagship 4.4-liter diesel V8, which has been under construction in Mexico for 10 years. According to insiders, the new unit is gaining 96 km / h in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 225 km / h in Range Rover Sport. Consumption and emissions figures for the V8 diesel engine have improved markedly.
Both engines will be added to the full-size Range Rover, reducing acceleration to 96 km / h from the D350 to 7.1 seconds, and CO2 emissions to 225 g / km. The D350 will be available only on the top-end Range Rover trim levels.
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