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    Thread: 2 diesel Range Rovers coming to U.S. this fall

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      01-11-2015 09:09 PM #1
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      Automotive News | January 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm EST
      Land Rover will offer a diesel engine in two Range Rover models this year and across its entire lineup in several years.

      The two vehicles are debuting at the Detroit auto show. They go on sale this fall.

      The 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will have six-cylinder diesel engines with a company-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

      Land Rover said the combined fuel economy is 32 percent better than with a supercharged V-6 gasoline engine. The vehicles have a range of 658 miles on a full tank.

      The two models are the Range Rover HSE Td6 and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 SUVs.

      The 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel engine delivers 254 hp and 440 pounds-feet of torque. Land Rover said the diesel torque peaks at 1,750 rpm, compared with 332 pounds-feet at 3,500 rpm with the V-6 gasoline powerplant.


      The Range Rover HSE Td6 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds.

      The high torque is needed for towing heavy loads and off-roading in low gear, the company said.

      The Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 and Range Rover HSE Td6 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 and 7.4 seconds respectively, compared to 6.9 and 7.1 seconds for gasoline V-6 models.

      Land Rover did not give a timetable for diesel availability on other models.


      The Range Rover Sport will have a six-cylinder diesel engine and a range of 658 miles on a full tank.
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      01-11-2015 09:18 PM #2
      That fuel range is lousy. Must be a small tank. For an off roader I'd want a large capacity. I wonder if there are larger tank options.
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      01-11-2015 09:20 PM #3
      Forget about diesel hybrids. What the people want is a regular gas Range Rover.
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      01-11-2015 09:22 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ClothSeats View Post
      Forget about diesel hybrids. What the people want is a regular gas Range Rover.
      Noone in their right mind buys petrol powered trucks these days.
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      01-11-2015 09:35 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Noone in their right mind buys petrol powered trucks these days.
      Except of course in North America, where we often don't have a choice.

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      01-11-2015 09:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Except of course in North America, where we often don't have a choice.
      That's why they are bringing it now, so you can finally have a truck with a proper engine in it.
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      01-11-2015 09:39 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That fuel range is lousy. Must be a small tank. For an off roader I'd want a large capacity. I wonder if there are larger tank options.
      By what standards? Seems pretty good to me.

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      01-11-2015 09:40 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That fuel range is lousy.
      based on what?

      using their combined mpg thats a 26 gallon tank.
      on par with their previous trucks.
      Last edited by ValveCoverGasket; 01-11-2015 at 09:43 PM.

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      01-11-2015 09:42 PM #9
      Finally! There's going to be a lot of lightly-used 2014 Range Rovers for sale in New England very soon.
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      01-11-2015 09:42 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      based on what?
      Based on other diesel cars which can achieve ranges of 800 miles+.

      650 is the kind of range I get out of my truck.

      When you consider 500 miles is about average, 650 isn't much improvement.

      And for a dedicated off-roader, good range is key.
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      01-11-2015 09:44 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Based on other diesel cars which can achieve ranges of 800 miles+.
      i guess its a good thing this isnt a diesel car otherwise that comparison would be pretty ridiculous

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      01-11-2015 09:46 PM #12
      This is a smart move by JLR. Fuel prices will not stay low forever, and MB, BMW, FCA and probably (by tomorrow) GM will offer diesel in their full size luxury SUVs. LR had to do this to remain competitive in North America. Lexus and Infiniti need to do the same.

      The large SUV segment is where diesel makes total sense.
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      01-11-2015 09:47 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar View Post
      This is a smart move by JLR.
      agreed, took them long enough... but these will make an excellent used buy

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      01-11-2015 09:48 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Based on other diesel cars which can achieve ranges of 800 miles+.

      650 is the kind of range I get out of my truck.

      When you consider 500 miles is about average, 650 isn't much improvement.

      And for a dedicated off-roader, good range is key.
      They're not dedicated off roaders. They are also 2.5 plus AWD SUVs, not cars...and 650 is awesome if you were getting 450 before.
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      01-11-2015 09:51 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Based on other diesel cars which can achieve ranges of 800 miles+.

      650 is the kind of range I get out of my truck.
      How big is the fuel tank in your truck ?

      Range Rover comes with a 100 litre one which is a bit bigger than that in Land Cruiser (93 litre).
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      01-11-2015 09:53 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      How big is the fuel tank in your truck ?

      Range Rover comes with a 100 litre one which is a bit bigger than that in Land Cruiser (93 litre).
      My truck is 100L....which means the rover has a tank smaller than 100....
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      01-11-2015 10:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      My truck is 100L....which means the rover has a tank smaller than 100....
      Actually, you're right. It is 85 litres in a TDV6 and 105 litres in SDV8.
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      01-11-2015 10:06 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Actually, you're right. It is 85 litres in a TDV6 and 105 litres in SDV8.
      Probably the extra space needed for the DEF tank.
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      01-11-2015 10:17 PM #19
      Jalopnik has reported from the press conference that the Evoque will also get 4 cyl. diesel, as will the new Jaguar XE. Jaguar XJ will get same V6 diesel as Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

      http://jalopnik.com/every-jaguar-and...h-d-1678870804

      It's a diesel party and everyone (but Emmett and ClothDiapers) is invited! ;P
      Last edited by ClownCar; 01-11-2015 at 10:20 PM.
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      01-11-2015 10:19 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar View Post

      It's a diesel party and everyone (but Emmett and ClothDiapers) are invited! ;P
      Oh come on!
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      01-11-2015 10:26 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Oh come on!
      Sorry man. You can't poop AND party.
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      01-11-2015 10:29 PM #22
      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

      As someone who put 100k miles on a 2010 LR4, this is seriously a dream come true. Gimme gimme gimme!

      When does pre ordering open?

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      01-12-2015 12:20 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar View Post
      Probably the extra space needed for the DEF tank.
      What's DEF tank ?
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      Great news. I'll be buying asap.
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    26. 01-12-2015 02:12 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Noone in their right mind buys petrol powered trucks these days.

      Have you seen the premiums diesel trucks command over gas, especially in the used market? $10k or so buys a lot of fuel (which also happens to be significantly lower priced than diesel fuel).

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      01-12-2015 09:15 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      What's DEF tank ?
      Fluid used for emissions control in the US. Its injected into the exhaust stream. In the US you have two pumps at fuel depots - one for diesel, and one for the DEF. So under your fuel door you have a diesel fill cap and a blue DEF fill cap. Or you can buy the DEF in jugs at a shop and pour it in with a funnel.
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