2014 Range Rover Powered by V6 Supercharged Engine
According to a Land Rover marketing bulletin released Feb. 11th 2013 the 2014 Range Rover will be powered by a new 3.0L V6 Supercharged engine. The new V6 SC engine will replace the Naturally Aspirated 5.0L V8 currently offered on all three trim levels; Range Rover, Range Rover HSE and Supercharged. Starting in 2014 the Range Rover and Range Rover HSE will feature the V6 while the Range Rover Supercharged will still offer the Naturally Aspirated V8. Land Rover sites the GHG legislation ( requiring the automotive industry to improve emissions and fuel consumption) and current market trends for the imminent changes.
The state-of the art 3.0L V6 Supercharged includes direct injection technology, variable camshaft timing, 6th generation, twin vortex ( TVS) supercharger and a state of the art Bosch engine management system with electronic boost control. Land Rover also boasts outstanding refinement with 340 BHP and a preliminary Estimated Fuel Economy of 16mpg City/ 22mpy Hwy/18mpg Combined versus 14/20/16. Along with added fuel economy the 2014 Range Rover V6 Supercharged will also lower emissions by 22%.
Start/Stop is included as standard equipment on both the 2014 V6 and Naturally Aspirated V8. Auto Start/Stop was first manufactured in Europe in 1983 and is currently featured on the entire Jaguar line-up along with other manufacturers like BMW. The Start/Stop feature, which may take some getting used to, shuts down the engine at idle to conserve fuel. Reports from the Canadian Transportation Administration report New York City driving cycles, fuel savings of 12.8% were shown using Auto Start/Stop, in Japanese driving cycles, fuel savings of 10.1% were shown in their “real world” tests, savings of 7.0% were shown.
Additional updates for the 2014 Range Rover model include standard LED Headlamps across the model range. Land Rover has also added several enhancements to the statellite radio;
– Instant Replay: This allows rewind, fast forward, pause and play for songs, games and programs that are in the buffered memory.
– Artist Seek/memory: If the statellite radio identifies a song and artist then it will prioritize an artist seek via the po-up.
– Game seek: the Game seek function identifies if any of the saved team names or sport events are being broadcasted on another channel and notifies the user via the pop-up.
-Traffic Jump: Traffic Jump identifies reported traffic information on other channels via user selected city, automatically tunes to the station and then back to the previously tuned station.
The Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) now features a more contemporary remote control with a more familiar “point and shoot” device over the touch screen option currently available. RSE will also be able to play stored Cds from the audio system hard drive, Multi-page jump for USB browsing, and MPEG 4 video compatibility.
The 2014 Range Rover model will hit the U.S. this summer.