New details have emerged about the upcoming new generation of the Range Rover Sport. Base model will get a 255 hp V6 turbocharged diesel.

Additional information about the upcoming 2014 Range Rover Sport has been discovered this week.

Expected to have the same curb weight as its sister model, it’s safe to say that the base V6 diesel version will tip the scales at 2,160 kg (4,761 pounds), making it 300 kg (661 pounds) lighter than the current model.

Autocar has learned that the entry-level variant will be powered by a new turbocharged V6 diesel engine with 255 hp (190 kW) and 461 lb-ft (624 Nm). Another power unit that will most likely be available for the Range Rover Sport is the V8 twin-turbo diesel with 335 hp (250 kW) and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) reached at just 1,750 rpm.

There's also the familiar V8 supercharged engine with 504 hp (376 kW) and 461 lb-ft (624 Nm), but this could get a power hike since the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has 542 hp (404 kW).

A V6 diesel hybrid variant is also in the works, with a combined power output of 333 hp (248 kW). This version will be able to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 7.4 seconds and is expected to have CO2 emissions of 169 g/km. Land Rover will probably decide to launch the hybrid later on after the conventional-powered versions.

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