The British manufacturer has taken the wraps of the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover which comes with new engine options, a new transmission and a series of subtle styling revisions.
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover will be offered with the new 4.4-litre LR-TDV8 that replaces the 3/6-litre LR-TDV8, which means it delivers 313PS and 700Nm of torque, while returning 30.1 mpg and emitting 253 grams of CO2 per Km.
This new engine powering the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover will be linked to the ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission, while the range topping 5.0-litre
LR-V8 version will continue to use the ZF HP28 6-speed
automatic transmission introduced in 2010.
As far as visual enhancements the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover features the new ‘Jupiter’ grilles and side vents and comes with five new alloy wheel designs.
For a more unique appearance the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover can be equipped with the new Exterior Design Pack option or choose the also new 40th anniversary limited edition, the Autobiography Black.
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover price was not announced yet.
Land Rover press release :
Gaydon, Warwickshire, 17 June 2010 – A new,
class-leading V8 diesel engine, new 8-speed transmission, two
significant Terrain Response® upgrades and subtle external
styling enhancements are amongst the features on the new 2011 Range
Rover – on-sale in the UK from late September 2010.
"The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world’s most
complete luxury vehicles. Its combination of reduced CO2
emissions and superior engine performance continue to make it a clear
industry benchmark. And with the introduction of our all-new ‘super
diesel’, we see the Range Rover delivering over 30mpg for the first
time," said Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
The LR-TDV8 4.4-litre with parallel sequential turbocharging replaces
the outstanding LR-TDV8 3.6-litre and is unique to the Range Rover. The
all-new LR-TDV8 combines superior power and massive torque with
unparalleled levels of refinement. Despite the extra performance, this
V8 engine is cleaner too, delivering even lower fuel consumption and CO2
emissions than its predecessor. The combined cycle fuel consumption of
the new LR-TDV8 4.4-litre is 30.1mpg, making this the first Range Rover
ever to better 30mpg.
With 313PS and 700Nm torque, the Range Rover’s new powertrain reduces
CO2 emissions by an impressive 14 percent from 294g/km to
253g/km. The new diesel engine is helped in this respect by its marriage
to a new, electronically controlled, ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic. This
combination is enough to catapult the Range Rover from rest to 60mph in a
mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50mph-70mph dash in just 4.0 seconds
while the top speed increases from 125mph to 130mph.
Available only on 4.4-litre LR-TDV8 models, this ‘smart’ transmission
integrates with the diesel engine to deliver the most efficient
operating regime in all conditions. To reflect the performance of the
new 4.4-litre LR-TDV8, diesel models are fitted with the same
Brembo-based braking system fitted to the 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged
model. The system comprises 380mm ventilated front discs with unique,
lightweight aluminium six-piston opposed action monoblock callipers.
365mm ventilated discs with single piston sliding callipers are fitted
at the rear.
ZF 8HP70 automatic gearbox partners the 4.4-litre LR-TDV8
The new ZF 8HP70 8-speed transmission is tuned to take advantage of
the LR-TDV8’s low end torque with torque converter lock-up being
selected 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 the urban cycle. 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
Driver controls include steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift as
standard enabling the driver to take control of gear shifting manually.
The CommandShift lever is replaced by a rotary knob for selecting park,
reverse, neutral, drive or sport modes, the last of these optimising the
gearbox response times for maximum acceleration, improved response and
sharper upshifts. The selector knob is flush with the centre console
when the ignition is switched off, rising up when it is switched on. To
avoid confusion, the Terrain Response® Rotary Switch is
replaced by a new Terrain Response® Optimisation Switch.
Paul Walker, chief programme engineer says: "The performance of our
new LR-TDV8 can only be described as awe-inspiring. We are confident
that the combination of reduced CO2 emissions, EU5 compliance
and the massive increase in performance while delivering a huge
improvement in fuel economy, is world class."
For 2011, the Range Rover retains the same class-leading 5.0-litre
LR-V8, supercharged petrol engine married to the ZF HP28 6-speed
automatic transmission introduced in 2010. Developing 510PS and 625Nm
torque the Supercharged LR-V8 will take the Range Rover from 0-60mph in
5.9 seconds and remains the flagship model.
2011 Land Rover Range Rover video :
Subtle Exterior Design Revisions
Inside the cabin there are optional illuminated treadplates for the
front doors and new transmission controls for the diesel model. Detail
improvements to the exterior include new ‘Jupiter’ grilles and side
vents for the diesel models.
A new Exterior Design Pack option gives customers the chance to give
their Range Rover a more individual look and new colours and wheels have
been added to the range. The Exterior Design Pack comprises of a
revised front bumper with fog lamp surrounds, front grille and side
vents in Titan finish, revised side sills, rear bumper and stainless
steel exhaust finishers.
The range of exterior paint colours has been expanded with two
further choices, Fuji White (replacing Alaska White) and Baltic Blue
(replacing Buckingham Blue).
Terrain Response® Enhancements
The 2011 Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the
Terrain Response® system in the form of Hill Start Assist and
Gradient Acceleration Control. Hill Start Assist retains the initial
driver-generated brake pressure long enough for the foot to move from
brake pedal to throttle, without the car rolling backwards. Gradient
Acceleration Control is designed to provide safety cover on severe
gradients when the driver does not have Hill Descent Control engaged.
Autobiography Black: a very special 40th anniversary limited
The ultimate incarnation of the Range Rover, the Autobiography Black
40th anniversary limited edition is quite simply the last word in
With a unique finish in Barolo Black, the exterior also features
20-inch alloy wheels, Diamond Turned, a unique front grille with Titan
grille mesh, a bright chrome grille ‘U’ edge and black grille surround.
Side vents have a new mesh set off by bright chrome bars and a black
vent surround. There are body coloured door handles and of course, the
tailgate badge, ‘Autobiography Black’.
Inside, there’s a choice of the standard colourway in Jet, or two
colourways unique to the Autobiography Black – Jet and Ivory, or Jet and
Pimento. The Autobiography Black logo is repeated throughout the
interior where it is embossed on the rear seat armrest and appears on
the four unique, Grand Black door veneers. Front door sill tread plates
are illuminated with the words ‘Range Rover’ and there’s a half wood
Grand Black steering wheel. Supercharged models also offer gearknob
"At the top of the Range, the new Autobiography Black 40th
anniversary limited edition offers customers the option of complete
exclusivity with unique colourway combinations as well as striking
interior and exterior design features. Only 700 will be made globally,
emphasising the exclusivity of this limited edition," added Land Rover
design director, Gerry McGovern.
|Range Rover 2011 technical
|Feature||LR-V8 SC||LR-TDV8 4.4-litre|
|Height mm (in)||1865 (73.4)||1865 (73.4)|
|Width mm (in)||2216 (87.2)||2216 (87.2)|
|Length mm (in)||4972 (195.7)||4972 (195.7)|
|Wheelbase mm (in)||2880 (113.3)||2880 (113.3)|
|Turning Circle m (ft)||12.6 (41.3)||12.6 (41.3)|
|Drag coefficient Cd||0.38||0.38|
|Kerb Weight kg (lb)||2580-2810 (5668-6195)|
|Front suspension||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear suspension||Double Wishbone||Double Wishbone|
|Brakes Front||6 piston fixed calliper, 380mm ventilated disc||6 piston fixed calliper, 380mm ventilated disc|
|Steering||Speed proportional PAS||Speed proportional PAS|
|Four Wheel-Drive system||Permanent 4WD, High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill
Descent Control (HDC), ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability
|Permanent 4WD; High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill
Descent Control (HDC), ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability
|Engine type||Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, Supercharged||Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, direct injection
diesel, twin turbochargers
|Displacement cc (cu in)||4999 (305.1)||4367 (266.5)|
|Bore/stroke mm (in)||92.5×93 (3.64×3.66)||84×98.5|
|Max power PS (kW)||510 (375) @6000-6500rpm||313 (230) @4000rpm|
|Max Torque Nm (lb ft)||625 (461) @2500-5500rpm||700 (516) @1500-3000rpm|
|Fuel consumption EU
||12.5 / 22.6
27.2 / 10.4
19.0 / 14.9
|24.6 / 11.5
34.5 / 8.2
30.1 / 9.4
|Transmission||ZF 6HP28 6-speed auto||ZF 8HP70 8-speed auto|
|Fuel tank capacity|
|Range, miles (km)||438 (701)||642 (1031)|
|Top speed mph (kph)||140 (225)||130 (210)|