For 2012 Range Rover Sport gets an upgraded diesel engine, new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, and a new voice command system, amongst other improvements and upgrades to its rich list of features.
The output of the 245hp engine has been increased to 256hp whilst CO2 emissions have been reduced from 243g/km to 230g/km.
ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic gearbox, combining smooth shifting and improved fuel economy. The combined fuel economy has improved from 30.7mpg to 32.1mpg.In conjunction with the new 8-speed gearbox, the Range Rover Sport SDV6 comes equipped with the ‘Drive Select’ rotary gear shift and steering wheel-mounted paddle shift.
The Range Rover Sport SDV6 will reportedly sprint from 0 to 60 mph (98 km/h) in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). On the same time, the 5.0 LR-V8 Supercharged remains unchanged for 2012.
Design and equipment levels have moved up a level too with colour changes to exterior detailing and new interior colour ways for the Autobiography Sport.
A new powered single piece tailgate has also been introduced across the range for 2012, enabling drivers to set their desired lift height.
More, the 7-inch touch-screen is available with optional Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the navigation display whilst the passenger watches TV or a DVD whilst listening on WhiteFireTM headphones.
Significant specification and performance improvements have been made to the Hi-ICE and Premium audio systems, offering a staggering 825W of power through 17 speakers on the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7.
HSE Luxury Pack
A Luxury Pack is also available on the 3.0 SDV6 HSE bringing equipment levels close to that of Supercharged models. The pack includes contrast stitching on selected upholstery, 20-inch alloy wheels, Premium ICE, extended leather pack, HSE Luxury badge, heated steering wheel and adaptive cruise control. The Luxury Pack costs £3,065.
|5.0 LR-V8 SC||
3.0 LR-SDV6 256hp
|Height mm (in)||1784 (70.2)||1784 (70.2)|
|Width mm (in)||2158 (85.0)||2158 (85.0)|
|Length mm (in)||4972 (195.7)||4972 (195.7)|
|Wheelbase mm (in)||2745 (108)||2745 (108)|
|Turning Circle m (ft)||11.9 (39.04)||11.9 (39.04)|
|Drag coefficient Cd||0.38||0.37|
|EU Kerb Weight kg (lb)||2590-2679
|Front suspension||Air sprung Independent double wishbone||Air sprung Independent double
|Rear suspension||Air sprung Independent double wishbone||Air sprung Independent double wishbone|
|Brakes Front||6 piston sliding calliper, 380mm ventilated disc||4 piston sliding calliper, 360mm ventilated disc|
|Steering||Speed proportional rack & pinion||Speed proportional rack & pinion|
|Four Wheel-Drive system||Full time 4 wheel drive with std locking centre differential & Terrain ResponseTM||Full time 4
with std locking centre differential & Terrain ResponseTM
|Engine type||Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, supercharged||Longitudinal V6, 24 valve, four OHC, direct injection diesel, parallel sequential turbochargers|
|Displacement cc (cu in)||4999 (305.1)||2993 (182.6)|
|Bore/stroke mm (in)||92.5×93 (3.64×3.66)||84×90
|Max power hp (kW)||510 (375)@6000-6500rpm||256 (188)@4000rpm|
|Max Torque Nm (lbft)||625 (461)@2500-5500rpm||600 (443)@2000rpm|
|Fuel consumption EU urban/extra urban/combined (mpg-L/100km)||13.0/26.3/19.0 – 21.8/10.7/14.9||28.8/34.9/32.1 – 9.8/8.1/8.8|
|Fuel tank capacity litres/imp gals/US gals||88.1/19.4/23.3||84.1/18.5/22.2|
|Range (EU), miles (km)||367(590)||603 (914)*|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||140 (225)||124 (200)|