Land Rover just confirmed that the 2014 Range Rover will be offered in base trim with a supercharged V6.
As previous reports suggested, the 3.0-liter V6 is the same engine found in the base XF and XJ models and offers 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque via an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will reach 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, which is six tenths of a second slower than the 5.0-liter V8 is replaces.
Top speed is rated at 130 mph, and the brand says the SUV will manage 16 mpg in the city, 22 on the highway or 18 overall. Those numbers represent a 2 mpg improvement in both city and highway fuel consumption estimates.
Land Rover is doing away with the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, but that doesn’t mean the supercharged version good for 510 hp is going anywhere. The 2014 model year is set to reach dealers this summer.
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