Well it looks like the calls were finally answered, as Land Rover is bringing two new fuel efficient diesel powertrains to the family in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport!
The two luxury diesel SUVs debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show and go on sale this fall.
Land Rover has incorporated a combination of new and proven innovative technologies to bring North American customers an engine with exceptional refinement, efficiency and performance.
The 3.0-liter Td6 turbocharged V6 diesel engine delivers stunning performance thanks to its powerful 254 horsepower engine and a low-end torque output of 440 lb-ft. Peak torque arrives at 1,750rpm in the Td6 while the gasoline V6 produces its 332 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm. This high torque output at low RPM, makes the diesel Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models particularly well suited to towing heavy loads and off-roading where reaching maximum torque at a lower gear is extremely beneficial.
Every aspect of the Td6 engine has been optimized to ensure emissions are as low as possible. This includes the new Low Pressure EGR system which has been critical to the success of Td6 emission ratings and further improves fuel economy.
A two-stage oil pump reduces engine losses while a revised design for the fuel-injectors has been introduced to improve efficiency and reduce hydrocarbon emissions. The injection cycle also employs an innovative two-stage process to eliminate the traditional ‘knock’ associated with diesel engines.
The Range Rover HSE Td6 and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 miles per gallon combined, which is a 32 percent improvement over the supercharged V6 gasoline engine, and reach a high of 28 miles per gallon on the highway.
We invite you to come visit us here at Land Rover Frisco in the heart of Frisco, Texas to take the all new Td6 for a test climb, and see for yourself how Land Rover has truly taken diesel power to the next level.