The new Land Rover Defender will receive a 500-horsepower version with a BMW motor

The new Land Rover Defender will receive a 500-horsepower version with a BMW motor

October 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Land Rover plans to release “charged” modification of Defender SUV, which will be equipped with 4.4-liter supercharged V8

Land Rover plans to release a “charged” modification of the new-generation Defender SUV, which can be fitted with a BMW engine of more than 500 horsepower. About this with reference to own source reports edition Auto Express.

Land Rover and BMW entered into a technical cooperation agreement in the summer of 2019. Within its framework, automakers, in particular, will join forces in developing next-generation electrified power plants. It is possible that the partnership will expand in the field of traditional internal combustion engines.

The development of the “hot” SVR-version of Defender is led by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), whose specialists have already built a working prototype at the plant in Haddon. As for the BMW engine, it is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that, for example, produces 625 horsepower on the X5 M crossover.

In this case, the Land Rover Defender SVR will receive a deformed version of this engine with a capacity of about 500 horsepower. Plus, the SUV will be equipped with an upgraded automatic eight-speed transmission and air suspension. Terrain Response 2’s proprietary motion assistance system will be supplemented with a special track mode.

The standard new generation Land Rover Defender debuted on September 10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The successor to the famous model, which lasted on the conveyor for about 70 years, was left without a frame structure and a manual transmission.

The SUV received a bodywork based on aluminum monocoque, as well as a fully independent suspension and permanent all-wheel drive. The ground clearance was 291 millimeters. The SUV will be on sale in four versions: gasoline, hybrid and two diesel. Power – from 200 to 400 horsepower. All motors are paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic machine and a dual-band transfer case.