The Range Rover is a four wheel drive sport utility vehicle (SUV) with extensive off road capabilities, produced by the famous British car manufacturers, Land Rover. The Range Rover was launched in 1970, and created a new space in the automotive world. It has been listed among the top 10 British cars of all time by several magazines and experts. The very first car was designed by Spen King to bridge the gap between traditional cars and modern cars. It is now in its fourth generation. The different models include: Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Diesel, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Vogue, Range Rover TDV6, Range Rover TDV8 and many more.
How it all begun
It took several years for Range Rover to become very popular car. The first generation models served as the base for specialized utility vehicles. These included the Carmichaels International six-wheel Fire Tender, a two-door model car with an extended chassis and a third axle added. It was designed for small airfield use, having a water pump mounted on the front bumper, driven by the V8’s crankshaft. After 25 years from the introduction of the first generation Range Rover, the second generation model P38A was introduced in the year 1995, with an updated version of the Rover V8 engines. It had a 2.5 litre BMW six-cylinder turbo-diesel with a BOSCH injection pump. This was the first Diesel injection with electronic controls in a Land Rover. It was the first model to feature Satellite Navigation as an option. In 2002, the third-generation model was introduced, where manual transmission was dropped entirely, leaving only the automatic. The 7 Series electronics system was being phased out during the development of the third-generation Range Rover and being replaced with electronics from the BMW E395 Series. The fourth generation Range Rover, L405 was exhibited in September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Then came the Range Rover Hybrid which is a diesel-powered hybrid electric model unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
- At first, in 1966 its name was given as, “10-inch station wagon”.
- It won the first ever Paris-Dakar rally in 1979, which it again won in 1981.
- It also competed in the East African Safari throughout the 1980s.
- It was displayed in the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, as an example of “exemplary industrial design”.
Having been in the automotive industry for some time, we (MKL Motors) have had a great deal of experience with Range Rover models. One of the reasons behind Range Rover’s glorious history and performance is its engine, which are powerful, responsive and durable. What keeps it ahead of its German competitors is its mega off-road ability and huge towing power.
The engine choices are two diesel engines, a supercharged petrol and a hybrid engine. The entry level 256 bhp 3.0 litre V6 diesel model in TDV6 has the ability to deliver 254 bhp at 4000 RPM and 600 NM from just 2000 RPM and can go from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds up to a top speed of 130 mph, while the Supercharged V8 petrol model are good enough to challenge some sports cars as well.
We all know that engines don’t last forever, even if it’s that of the Range Rover. We offer our clients both used and reconditioned replacement engines at cost effective prices, and also offer our clients fitting services.