The 2011 Range Rover will get a larger 4.4-liter diesel V8, in regions where a diesel is already offered. Replacing the outgoing 3.6-liter engine, the new powerplant will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and use 10.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (roughly 23 mpg), compared to the 3.6-liter’s 11.1 mpg rating.
Power is also up by roughly 15 percent, with horsepower now rated at 308-hp. Torque rises 10 percent to 516 ft-lbs. That’s good for a 0-62 mph time of 7.6 seconds. Unfortunately the added power and efficiency come at a cost with the new diesel V8 increasing the model’s cost by €3,000 (£2,540).
2011 Land Rover models are set to go on sale in Europe on October 1st.