Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Hybrid ready. The delivery will be available early 2014 start, but ordering is possible from September 10. Although prices are unknown.
That Land Rover its first hybrid models based on the largest Range Rover is not so strange. Although these cars since the last generation has modernized, can be achieved in terms of efficiency. Still much profit in these giants Provided the weight savings of over 400 kilograms already, to work together by a conventional internal combustion engine a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30 g / km with an electric motor is again about 30 g / km saved. Both the Range Rover Sport Hybrid as the variant emits on average no more than 169 g / km. Also the reported consumption is equal to 6.4 l/100 km, a reduction of 1.5 l/100 km compared to the models with only an internal combustion engine as a driver.
as announced, the first hybrids of Land Rover powered by the 3.0 liter TDV6 diesel with an electric motor that does it. Both engines are respectively good for 250 hp and 48 hp. The six-cylinder diesel delivers itself of 600 Nm of torque, but collectively, the hybrid module for 340 hp and 700 Nm. At 1,500 rpm which is already fully hands and pull up to 3,000 rpm, this can be maintained.
Via an 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF, the forces - of course - to all four wheels when channeled and that suddenly occurs on paved asphalt, then an acceleration to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds is possible. The larger and slightly heavier Range Rover Hybrid doing here 6.9 seconds and has a slightly lower peak of 218 km / h versus 225 km / h for the Range Rover Sport.
The electric motor develops a torque of 170 Nm to the (intermediate) to improve acceleration and the Hybrid's to drive. In EV mode the electric motor works as a generator by kinetic energy during regenerative braking to win thereby to charge the battery when the car slows down or roll out back. When the EV mode is selected can be over approximately 1.6 kilometers fully electrically driven at a maximum speed of 48 km / h. Then jumps back to the V6 diesel.
Land Rover shows emphatically know that the hybrid models in the field are not inferior to the regular Range Rover, as well as in terms of interior space. Because to show, three Range Rover Hybrid's part in the Silk Trail 2013, a 16,000 km long expedition through 12 countries representing some of the most challenging roads, mountain passes and trails will follow, including part of the original 6,400-kilometer Silk Road connecting Asia with the Mediterranean region.