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The Big Range Rover has got a new 400bhp straight-six engine
3.0-litre petrol gets an electric supercharger to minimise lag
It’s update time for the full-fat Range Rover, and big news this time around is the addition of a new engine.
Until now, you’ve only been able to get Land Rover’s new 395bhp 3.0-litre straight-six in the Range Rover Sport, but now you can get it in the proper Rangie too. Developed in-house and built at JLR’s £1billion engine plant in Wolverhampton, it features a conventional turbo and an electric supercharger to minimise lag, along with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The result is 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and 140mph, plus up to 30.4mpg and 212g/km of CO2. Hardly figures to write home about, but not bad at all for such a big thing.
The new engine is offered alongside the existing V6 and V8 diesels, the plug-in hybrid and V8. It will be badged P400, and prices will start at around £90K. The cheapest option remains the V6 diesel, which costs from just under £84K before options.
Other changes included in this model-year update are some new colour and wheel options, plus new LED headlights that can identify road-signs. There’s also a ‘Smartphone Pack’ that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the party. About time, too.
Order books are already open, so get moving. But not before you’ve had a play on Land Rover’s configurator…