Find out what we already knew about the 2011 Range Rover, with pics and video, inside.
Looks like we were dead-on accurate with our report about the 2011 Range Rover. The official details about the vehicle confirm that the SUV will get a new 4.4-liter V8 turbodiesel engine that produces up to 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, and 309 horsepower (230 kW, 313 PS).
Fine, so we were off by 1 PS. Shoot us.
Despite the 15% increase in power and 10% increase in torque, the engine's CO2 emissions will be cut more-than-expected to 253g/km, representing a 14-percent decrease. This is partially due to the ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover is capable of a 0-60mph sprint in 7.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 130 mph. When traveling at 50mph, the driver can hit the accelerator and get the SUV to 70mph in 4.0 seconds. Impressively, the SUV also gets 30.1 miles per gallon, the first Range Rover to accomplish this.
"Its combination of reduced CO2 emissions and superior engine performance continue to make it a clear industry benchmark," said Land Rover executive Phil Popham. "And with the introduction of our all-new 'super diesel', we see the Range Rover delivering over 30mpg for the first time."
Both models will get the same Brembo brakes, with 380mm front and 365mm rear ventilated discs, along with aluminum six-piston callipers. Also featured are paddle shifters, a new CommandShift knob instead of the old lever, and a new Terrain Response Optimisation Switch. New exterior colors, and new sets of wheels will be sold as part of a new Exterior Design Pack, with a new bumper, grille, fog lights, vents, side sills, exhaust tips, and rear bumper.
The company will also be selling a limited Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary edition, held to just 700 units. The edition is painted in Barolo Black, with 20-inch alloys, chrome details, wood trim, and Jet/Ivory or Jet/Pimento interior choices.
"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," said Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern.