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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

L494 Range Rover Sport

Land Rover logo1 Nov 2013

By ROBBIE WALLIS

The new-generation Range Rover Sport dropped towards the end of 2013, featuring an exciting new exterior to help it compete against the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class and Porsche Cayenne.

The TDV6 SE was the base Sport, using a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel to produce 190kW at 4000rpm and 600Nm at 2000rpm.

The SDV6 version of the same engine (in SE, HSE, and Autobiography variants) upped power to 215kW but torque stayed the same. It’s slightly quicker to 100km/h at 7.2s, was thirstier (7.5L/100km), and dirtier (199g/km) too. Only the diesels featured idle-stop technology.

On the petrol front the HSE’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6 delivered 250kW at 6500rpm and 450Nm between 3500 and 5000rpm, matched the SDV6’s sprint time, but averaged 11.3L/100km and 264g/km of CO2.

Finally, the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 in the HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic pumped out 375kW between 6000 and 6500rpm, and 625Nm from 2500 to 5500rpm, reached 100km/h in only 5.3s, but returned just 13.8L/100km while spewing out 321g/km.

Even the base TDV6 SE came with a longer list of standard features, including leather trim, electrically adjustable front seats, rear parking sensors with a camera display, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, a touchscreen with satellite navigation, 19-inch alloy wheels and a full-size spare wheel.

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