Land Rover tests new Defender with V8 engineMay 7, 2020
Land Rover has begun testing the new Defender with the V8. Previously, only the collector’s edition Works V8 70th Edition of a previous generation SUV was equipped with such a power unit or tuners installed it. Now this option, apparently, will become widespread.
In October 2019, rumors began circulating about working on the flagship variation of the Land Rover Defender with a BMW X5 M engine. The Bavarian cross has a “twin-turbo eight” 4.4, which in a simple version produces 600 hp. (750 Nm), and in Competition – 625 hp, however, for the British model, engine performance was going to be reduced to 500 hp
As Autocar informs, the conceptual model, which was noticed near the brand’s enterprise in Heydon, is equipped with a 5.0 liter engine. Surely, this is the same power plant that is used on the Range Rover Sport SVR.
The gasoline engine, which was supplemented by a compressor, develops 575 hp on a British car. (700 Nm), accelerating the SUV to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. However, it is unlikely that Defender will have such power one step lower.
At the moment, the line of engines of the new Land Rover Defender includes Ingenium engines. All of them function with an 8-speed automatic transmission ZF and a 2-speed transfer case. Gasoline versions are represented by modifications P300 (2.0, 300 hp and 400 Nm) and a soft hybrid P400 (Six 3.0, 400 hp and 550 Nm) with electric supercharging and a 48-volt on-board network, diesel – D200 (2.0 , 200 hp and 430 Nm) and D300 (240 hp).
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