Land Rover Discovery Gains New SDV6 Diesel And Safety Features

Almost two years after the introduction of the fifth-gen Land Rover Discovery, the versatile British SUV has now received a few upgrades.

The first one is the introduction of a 3.0-liter diesel burner, which pushes out 306PS (302hp / 225kW) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque. When powered by this unit, which is available with the SE, HSE and HSE Luxury grades, the Discovery sprints to 60mph (96km/h) in 7.0 seconds and maxes out at 130mph (209km/h).

The average fuel consumption announced by the car manufacturer is 36.2 UK mpg (7.8 l/100 km / 30.1 US mpg), and CO2 emissions stop at 205 g/km.

Also Read: The Land Rover Discovery Will No Longer Be Made In The UK

Land Rover says the SDV6 engine features twin turbochargers, a revised intake system with twin intercoolers, an eight-nozzle injector design, and a diesel particulate filter. In this flavor, the SUV has a towing capacity of 3,500kg (7,716lbs).

“The latest updates strengthen Discovery’s status as the most versatile and capable family SUV”, said JLR’s Vehicle Line Director, Nick Collins. “Our new diesel engine provides strong performance and efficiency, while the latest safety technology protects occupants and other road users.”

Collins is referring to the Clear Exit Monitor that now equips the Land Rover Discovery. The feature alerts the driver of potential hazards closing in from behind, flashing a warning light on the door and alerting occupants. Also, the adaptive cruise control now includes stop&go, thus making the daily commute more pleasant.

The British firm has already started taking orders for the Land Rover Discovery SDV6, which starts from £57,005 ($76,240) in the UK, or £9,380 ($12,545) more than the SD4 diesel.

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  • Christian Wimmer

    Every month I work with a company that sells the brand new Range Rovers (and sometimes the Mercedes G/GLS-Class). Most of them are 3.0 TDV6 diesels. As the photographer I setup the position and stance of the cars for the shoot, so I get to move them and sometimes I help with driving them to their nearby showroom/garage.

    The engines are left running throughout the photo shoot. These motors are very impressive – excellent NVH characteristics, quiet and smooth. Best of all, no nasty smells – even if the engines are still cold and the SCR/DPF systems have not yet kicked in. I‘m still a believer in modern diesels. 🙂

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