Land Rover has announced a new Ingenium four-cylinder turbo diesel engine for the successor of the Freelander, the Discovery Sport.
The brand new Land Rover Discovery Sport will become available with a four-cylinder turbo diesel engine starting from next month. The model in question will become available in Europe and in South Korea, with the new unit, and this will be sold with the blue “Sport” badge, meaning that it will be the most economical version of the entire range. The vehicle will be getting the 18-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in low-rolling resistance tires, along with the final drive gearing and engine calibrations which have been optimized to make it efficient.
“Land Rover’s new family of Ingenium engines is truly class leading. By introducing it to the Discovery Sport, we can now offer enhanced fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, while improving overall performance. The Ingenium engine confirms Discovery Sport’s position as the most versatile and capable compact premium SUV in the world”, said the director of Land Rover Programmes, Murray Dietsch.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport in question will be packing in a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. This will be offered in two stages of tune, with 150 HP (110 kW) & 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque and with 180 HP (132 kW) & 430 Nm (318 lb-ft) of torque. The unit will be capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 8.9s , in the beefier version, and in the other variant, the fuel consumption will stand at 4.9L / 100km (57.7 mpg UK / 48 mpg US).