Range Rover Sport lighter, faster and more fuel efficient
|   Friday, March 29, 2013
Range Rover has been one of the leading brand names in the automobile manufacturing market. There has been many great series of cars form the Range Rover in both luxury category as well as the high speed category, and one thing common in all the cars in all the series is high performance.
There have been many great releases from Range Rover in the recent times, and now one more name is going to be added to that is the new Range Rover Sport. This new version of the car is going to be launched in Australia and is bound to draw some attention.


The car has already been unveiled one day prior to the public viewing in the New York Auto Show 2013. From the first view of the car, it can be said that the car is going to be much lighter, faster and fuel efficient than the predecessors in the same series. This will be possible due to some technological advancement in the model of the car.

The weight of the car is going to be much lesser than the predecessors. The new Range Rover Sport will weigh in at 2115 kg, a whooping 420 kg lighter than the predecessor weighing in at 2535 kg. This will be possible because there has been a change in the chassis that was used in the previous models of the car and the new Range Rover Sport.

There are many other features of the car that are vastly different from the previous models. The loss in weight will facilitate a much higher top speed and much more fuel efficiency. In fact, the new Range Rover Sport is going to be 24% more fuel efficient than the previous models. The fuel efficiency of the car is being compared to the hybrid version of the car that is to be released in 2014 promising fuel efficiency of 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres of drive.

An eight speed automatic standard ZF transmission system is available in the car. There are also a variety of engines available in the new Range Rover Sport. The varieties presently available are 3litrecaacity TDV6 engine that will drive on diesel and has a power output of 190 kW or 600 NM. The next variety would be a SDV6 engine with the capacity of producing powers as high as 215kW. The third variety would be a supercharged V6 that would drive on petrol and have a capacity of 3litres. The engine can produce power like 250 kW or 450 NM. The last variety and the best in terms of power would be an engine capable of producing power in the orders of 375 kW or 625 Nm, the supercharged V8 driving on petrol and having a capacity of 5 litres.

The diesel engine would be the most fuel efficient, with mileage of 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres. The car also has some good pickup, and the time taken by the car to reach 100kmph form 0 is 5.3 seconds.
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