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14-12-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Fifth Generation Range Rover Uses Engines from BMW

Author: Patrick Schäfer

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The Range Rover 5 too will come with two wheelbases. Land Rover is working with BMW on the powertrain; in addition to MHEV engines, there will also be two PHEV powertrains. A BEV version will also be available in 2024.

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the fifth generation of its luxury SUV: Based on the MLA-Flex modular longitudinal architecture, the new Range Rover is 5052 mm long, 2209 mm wide and 1870 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2997 mm. The long-wheelbase version stretches to 5252 mm with a wheelbase of 3197 mm. The Range Rover’s design has been only gently smoothed over in the new edition. New features include the integrated door handles and the “boat tail” rear end with the tail lights integrated “invisibly” in a panel.

For the powertrain, Jaguar Land Rover works closely with BMW, which supplies the engines for the Range Rover. These are all electrified except for the V8 gasoline engine. The diesel powertrain lineup includes three MHEV inline six-cylinder engines: D250 with 183 kW (249 PS), D300 with 221 kW (300 PS) and D350 with 258 kW (350 PS). The MHEV six-cylinder gasoline engine in the Range Rover P400 produces 294 kW (400 PS), and the V8 in the Range Rover P530 reaches 390 kW (530 PS). Two plug-in hybrid models with 324 kW (440 PS) or 375 kW (510 PS) output and an electric range of up to 100 km will follow later. The top model, the Range Rover SV with a supercharged V8 engine, will follow in 2022, and a purely electric Range Rover will be launched in 2024.

Range Rover with up to seven seats

Automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering are standard on all versions. The latter is controlled by “Integrated Chassis Control,” as is the proactive chassis with air suspension, which uses “eHorizon” navigation data to scan the upcoming route and tune the suspension. The electronically controlled “Dynamic Response Pro” roll compensation reduces body movement.

The use of two wheelbases allows versions with four, five or seven seats. Behind the two-part trunk lid, the volume is 725 to 1841 l in the standard version, while the long-wheelbase version holds up to 2601 l. The interior features a choice of gloss-coated metals, smooth ceramics, premium leather or the sustainable alternative Ultrafabrics. Like Jaguar models, the digital cockpit now includes an attached touchscreen on the center console and integrates Amazon Alexa voice control. Active noise cancellation uses microphones mounted on the outside of the body and speakers in the headrests of the four exterior seats. The new Range Rover is manufactured at Land Rover's main plant in Solihull (UK).

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