Land Rover has started offering details regarding the 2012 Range Rover Sport, a model which comes with mechanical improvements as well as a number of technology upgrades.
The main change is that the 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel powering the 2012 Range Rover Sport has been increased to 256 HP (an additional 10 HP) and is now linked to a new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with rotary gear shift selector and paddle shifters. Thanks to this new transmission CO2 emissions have dropped from 243 g/Km to 230 g/Km while fuel consumption has also improved from 30.7 mpg to 32.1 mpg (UK rating).
As for the range topping model, Land Rover continues to use the 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged petrol which develops 510 HP and 625 Nm of torque and which enables the car to sprint from 0 to 100 Km/h in 5.9 seconds.
Other upgrades offered on the 2012 Range Rover Sport include a dual-view touch screen, a 825 Watt audio system, wireless technology that enhances rear seat entertainment, and a new lightweight single piece powered tailgate.
The automaker says the new range will also come with new trim choices and enhanced exterior and interior design revisions.
The 2012 Range Rover Sport price starts at 48,795 GBP and the car goes on sale in the UK in October.

Source: Land Rover