The 2.7-litre turbodiesel in the Discovery 4 is being replaced by a 155kW 3-litre twin turbodiesel engine (TDV6). The 0-100km time has gone from 12.7 seconds to 10.7 seconds.
The engine has been further improved with a reduction in CO2 emissions from 244g/km to 224g/km thanks to a low-flow fuel injection system and a new, highly efficient, ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic transmission. Combined fuel consumption is also down from 10.2 L/100km to 8.8 L/100km.
Replacing the 6-speed transmission, the new 8-speed transmission also benefits the higher powered 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine (SDV6) with an increase in power output from 180kW to 183kW. The 0-100km time has improved from 9.6 seconds to 9.3 seconds.
The new transmission helps drive down CO2 emissions from 244g/km to 230g/km and combined fuel consumption is now 8.8Ll/100lm from 9.3 L/100km.
In conjunction with the new transmission, the Discovery 4 is now equipped with the rotary gear shift selector and steering wheel-mounted paddle shift.
Along with the upgraded engine and transmission the Discovery 4 TDV6 SE is also getting a new specification level for 2013.
Standard features such as 19inch 10 spoke alloy wheels, keyless start, seven leather seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity to name a few. The TDV6 SE also has the same high level of off road specification as the HSE: centre electronic locking differential with low range transfer box, permanent four wheel drive, electronic air suspension and Land Rover’s renowned Terrain Response system.
”The new starting price of the Discovery 4 at $99,500 with an excellent equipment level should draw new customers to the model” says Land Rover New Zealand brand manager Paul Ricketts.
“Improved performance, lower CO2 emissions and equipment levels consolidate the Discovery 4's position as the most capable and versatile all-purpose vehicle on and off the road.”