14.02.2019 by Rovertune
Suddenly, out of the blue Land Rover have introduced a new vehicle into the Range Rover Sport line-up, a 3.0L straight six Ingenium engine coupled with Mild Hybrid drive train. This will be a Special Edition vehicle known as the Range Rover Sport HST, which no one saw coming at this time and can be ordered now for immediate delivery.
Land Rover say that the new Range Rover Sport will effortlessly combine dynamic on-road handling, luxurious refinement and trademark Land Rover all-terrain capability. The introduction of an all-new 400PS in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine will enhance performance, refinement and response along with improved fuel economy.
Available initially on the special edition HST model, the all-new 400PS* Ingenium engine is more responsive and better balanced than the previous V6 petrol. With 550Nm of torque, it will power the Range Rover Sport from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 6.2 seconds (0-60mph in 5.9 seconds) and to a top speed of 140mph (225km/h).
The smooth and responsive new six-cylinder unit has an innovative combination of advanced features, including the introduction of an electric supercharger to deliver immediate power response. Able to spool fully in just 0.5 seconds at up to 120,000rpm via a direct connection with the throttle, the new technology virtually eliminates turbo lag.
Supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which boosts power and helps the engine breathe with maximum efficiency, the design of the all-new six-cylinder engine optimises performance and fuel economy as well as reducing emissions.
These performance-boosting technologies work alongside a new Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain that is underpinned by the new engine, bringing enhanced efficiency to the range with fuel economy of 30.5mpg (9.3L/100km) and CO2 emissions of 213g/km (under NEDC equivalent combined). This is the latest step Land Rover has taken towards meeting its commitment of offering an electrified option on all new models from 2020.
The clever system is based around an all-new Start-Stop system that switches off when stationary and pairs the latest 3.0-litre engine with an electric motor. This allows the system to harvest energy through regenerative braking and store it in a 48V battery for later use, such as when pulling away from a standing start.
Designed and developed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover, the latest six-cylinder Ingenium engine will be manufactured at the Land Rovers £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, alongside the current four-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
In-line six-cylinder engines are said to be inherently better balanced than previous V6 designs and the new Ingenium unit is said to optimise efficiency in all operating conditions. Advanced features within the new vehicle, including an electric supercharger to ensure the distinctive Range Rover Sport traditional performance and responses, while the intelligent MHEV system harvests energy to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
Range Rover Sport’s new 400PS petrol engine will be available in the special edition HST model, which features a unique combination of interior and exterior updates including bespoke badging and carbon fibre trim on the bonnet, front grille, side vents and tailgate.
When purchasing customers will have a choice of two alloy wheel designs and five exterior colours – Santorini Black, Fuji White, Indus Silver, Firenze Red and Carpathian Grey. The HST will be identified by red brake calipers, with a grey anodised option also available.
Inside, the 16-way Dynamic front seats feature an updated colour pattern with suedecloth detailing on the steering wheel and gear lever, Satin Chrome gear shift paddles and an HST badged facia. In addition, the available suite of safety enhancements includes optional Adaptive Cruise Control – featuring Stop & Go and Steering Assist – alongside High Speed Emergency Braking. Owners will also benefit from traditional capability features, such as Terrain Response 2.
The Range Rover Sport HST will be priced from £81,250 OTR in the UK. Customers can of course configure their own vehicle on Land Rovers website www.landrover.co.uk where there is also full details of available accessories
NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 400 PS 3.0L P6 Petrol MHEV
Engine type: Longitudinal / I6 / 24V
Displacement: 2996 cc
Bore / Stroke: 83 / 92.29 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Max Power: 294kW/400PS
Max Torque: 550Nm
Emission standard EU6b
8 Speed Automatic Transmission 8HP76 – Hydraulic system with torque converter and electronic control
Fuel tank capacity: 104.3 (litres) (usable)
Brakes: 380mm ventilated front, 365mm ventilated rear
All-wheel drive system
Front suspension: SLA suspension with twin lower links, air springs, active dampers and ARB
Rear suspension: Integral link suspension with air springs, active dampers and ARB
0-60mph (0-97km/h) 5.9 (secs)
0-62mph (0-100km/h) 6.2(secs)
50-75mph (80-120km/h) 4.0(secs)
Top speed: 140 mph, 225(km/h)
Fuel consumption: 9.3 (l/100km) 30.5 (mpg) NEDC equivalent combined (Class 2 tyre)
CO2 emissions: 213(g/km) NEDC equivalent combined (class 2 tyre)