Range Rover Sport gains family of new diesel engines with torque outputs of up to 700Nm!


• New fuel-efficient diesel engines added to Range Rover Sport.

• Most powerful engine to produce 258kW and 700Nm.

• These engines are mated to a 48V electric battery.

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The Range Rover Sport gains several updates to freshen it up for the 2021 model year. Among these updates are new six-cylinder diesel engines that are combined with a 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology.

These engines are developed by Land Rover themselves and will power the D250, D300, and D350 variants. Power outputs will range from 183kW to 258kW.

The new family of Ingenium diesel engines are smoother and more refined than the units they replace, according to Land Rover - parent company to Range Rover. The D350 engine is the most powerful in the range and, along with the 258kW it produces, it churns out 700Nm of torque. It will allow the SUV to reach 100km/h from standstill in 6.9 seconds, gifting it with similar performance to the V8 diesel engine but with the fuel efficiency of a V6.

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2021 Range Rover Sport (MotorPress)

Most efficient

Not forgetting the electric route, the Range Rover P400e is the most economical Range Rover Sport on sale today and can drive up to 41km in full electric mode. The 2.0-litre engine in this SUV combines with an electric motor for a combined power output of 297kW and returns a measly 3.3-litres/100km.

A new Mode 3 cable means a full charge takes less than three hours from a wall box or public charging point, compared to 7.5 hours via a regular Mode 2 cable.

Land Rover South Africa said the Ingenium diesel engines with 48V MHEV would be introduced locally at a later stage.

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2021 Range Rover Sport (MotorPress)

Advanced technologies

Enhancements to the interior have also been brought on, including on the technological front. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered as standard across all models, while up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections can be made.

A full suite of safety and driver assistance technologies is available, including a choice of Drive Pro packs, plus Park and Park Pro packs. A configurable Interactive Driver Display and Head-Up Display consolidate the Range Rover Sport’s range of technology features.

Two high-definition 10-inch Touch Pro Duo touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. The twin touchscreens come standard with the familiar tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom control gestures on the upper screen. Customers can create shortcuts to preferred features on the customisable home screen, says Range Rover.

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2021 Range Rover Sport (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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