Land Rover brings the fourth generation of the Range Rover to the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
The main attraction at Land Rover’s stand in Paris is without any doubt the fourth generation of the Range Rover. The biggest modification is the switch to the all-aluminum monocoque body and chassis that has lowered the SUV’s curb weight by 926 pounds (420 kg), while the wheelbase has grown by 100mm. The four-corner air suspension has also been entirely retweaked for the new model, while Land Rover says that all surfaces are also new.
Engine choices include a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel with 255 hp (190 kW) and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm), allowing the car to return 37.8 mpg UK (31.4 mpg US or 7.4 liters / 100 km), with CO2 emissions of 196 g/km. There’s also the larger V8 4.4-liter twin-turbo diesel that generates 335 bhp (250 kW) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque, with a fuel consumption of 32.5 mpg UK (27 mpg US or 8.7 liters / 100 km) while the CO2 emissions stand at 229 g/km.
Land Rover also offers a gasoline engine in the form of a V8 5.0-liter supercharged unit with 504 hp (376 kW) and 461 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque, providing a fuel economy of 21 mpg UK (17.4 mpg US or 13.4 liters / 100 km) and CO2 emissions of 322 g/km.
The front wheels come with Brembo six-pot calipers with 380mm discs, while at the back it receives 365mm discs. The British automaker has installed the new generation of the Terrain Response 2 that now features an “auto” setting that can automatically analyze the terrain and choose on its own from one of the five available settings.