Land Rover Car Engine: New and Used HSE engines, 4X4, Freelander
Range Rover Engines
The Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 engine. The powerful Supercharged 4.2 litre V8 287Kw engine makes the landrover Range Rover Sport Supercharged a high-performance vehicle that´s extremely rewarding to drive. Over 80% of the Torque is delivered between 1,500rpm and 3,500rpm for a broad spread of power and quick, responsive acceleration on demand. Electronically limited to a top speed of 225kph, the Supercharged V8 delivers comparable performance to a V10 or V12 but is more economical and compact.
The Range Rover Sport HSE, Naturally aspirated V8. The naturally aspirated 4.4 litre V8 220Kw engine delivers smooth, refined power and offers exceptional performance in town or on the open road. Aluminium cylinder blocks and heads, and a widespread use of alloy make it one of the lightest V8s in the world. Like all Land Rover engines, the V8 is modified to allow the vehicle to wade in mud and climb or descend gradients of extraordinary steepness.
The Range Rover Discovery Series I, II, and III, the current Discovery Series III is marketed in North America as the LR3. . Pre-1994 series l, the Discovery was available with either the 2.5 litre 200 Tdi engine or the 3.5L Rover V8. Early V8s used a twin SU carburettor system, moving over to Lucas fuel injection in 1990. In the UK, V8 models are comparatively rare, the majority of Discovery owners preferring the more economical diesel engines. Series II, Changes to the diesel engined models saw the 2495cc Td5 (in-line direct-injected 5 cylinder) engine introduced, in line with the updated Defender models. This electronically managed engine was smoother, producing more usable torque at lower revs than its 300 Tdi predecessor. The V8 petrol version was increased to 4.0 litres. Series III / LR3, the engines used were all taken from Land Rover’s sister company, Jaguar. A 2.7-litre, 195 horsepower (145 kW) V6 diesel engine (the TdV6) was intended to be the biggest seller in Europe. For the US-market and as the high-performance option elsewhere, a 4.4 litre petrol V8 of 300 horsepower (223 kW) was chosen. A 216 horsepower 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine taken from the Ford stable was available in the USA and Australia.
The Range Rover Freelander recently re-named the Land Rover LR2. It rapidly became the best selling compact 4×4 in Europe, out selling the BMW X3, as well as many other small “off-roaders. Engine choices include:
1.8-litre Rover K-Series petrol (1997-2006), badged as ‘1.8i’
2.0-litre Rover L-series diesel (1997-2001), badged as ‘Di’
2.0-litre BMW TD4 diesel (2001-2006), badged as ‘TD4’
2.5-litre Rover KV6 petrol (2001-2006), badged as ‘V6’
The Range Rover Series I, II, and III, Ninety, One Ten, 127, and Defender are off-road vehicles. Newer models have a choice of advanced 2.7 litre TDV6 common-rail diesel developing 140kW, or a refined 4.4 litre 220kW V8 petrol engine.
The Range Rover Classic, the earlier engines were originally a detuned (135 bhp) version of the legendary Buick-derived 3528 cc Rover V8 engine. The Range Rover Classic today the venerable Rover engine was stroked to 4.2 litres (4197 cc), coinciding with the introduction of the luxurious LSE model. Conversions to make the engine run on LPG are common to reduce fuel costs, as are conversions to diesel engines (especially Land Rover’s own Tdi engine as fitted to late Classics).