It’s official: New Range Rover gets V6 base engine image

The British based automaker Land Rover has recently announced that the 2014 Range Rover will be offered with a V6 under its hood as a base engine.

According to the car company, the 2014 Range Rover will get a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged engine under its hood, which will replace the old naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8. This means that the new generation of the Range Rover will become more fuel efficient and the estimated EPA ratings are expected to show 16/22/18 mpg in city/highway/combined, which means improvements of approximately 4 mpg in each driving cycle.

The new V6 engine in question is already found under the hood of the Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XJ. The unit is producing a total output of 340 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. Power is being sent to the four-wheel drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Range Rover, in this configuration, will also get the start/sop fuel saving technology and the model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 130 mph. The 0 to 60 mph with the old 5.0 liter V8 engine under its hood took 7.7 seconds.