Range Rover for 2011
17th June, 2010
2011 Range Rover
Range Rover Autobiography Black
- New 4.4 litre LR-TDV8
- New ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission
- Terrain Response® enhancements
- Optional Exterior Design Pack in a choice of eight colours
- 5.0 litre Supercharged LR-V8 retained
- Five new allow wheel designs
- Subtle exterior styling revisions
- Autobiography Black: a very special 40th anniversary limited edition
A new, class-leading V8 diesel engine, new 8-speed transmission, two significant Terrain Response® upgrades
and subtle external styling enhancements are amongst the features on the 2011 Range Rover – on-sale in the UK
from late September 2010 and in Australia from early 2011.
"The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world's most complete luxury vehicles. Its
combination of reduced CO2 emissions and superior engine performance continue to make it a clear industry
benchmark. And with the introduction of our all-new 'super diesel', we see the Range Rover delivering over 30
mpg for the first time," said Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
The LR-TDV8 4.4 litre with parallel sequential turbocharging replaces the outstanding LR-TDV8 3.6 litre and
is unique to the Range Rover. The all-new LR-TDV8 combines superior power and massive torque with unparalleled
levels of refinement. Despite the extra performance, this V8 engine is cleaner too, delivering even lower fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions than its predecessor. The combined cycle fuel consumption of the new LR-TDV8 4.4
litre is 30.1 mpg, making this the first Range Rover ever to better 30 mpg.
With 313 PS and 700 Nm torque, the Range Rover's new powertrain reduces CO2 emissions by an impressive 14 per
cent from 294 g/km to 253 g/km. The new diesel engine is helped in this respect by its combination to a new,
electronically controlled, ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic. This combination is enough to catapult the Range Rover
from rest to 60 mph in a mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50 mph-70 mph dash in just 4.0 seconds while the top
speed increases from 125 mph to 130 mph.
Available only on 4.4 litre LR-TDV8 models, this 'smart' transmission integrates with the diesel engine to
deliver the most efficient operating regime in all conditions. To reflect the performance of the new 4.4 litre
LR-TDV8, diesel models are fitted with the same Brembo-based braking system fitted to the 5.0 litre LR-V8
supercharged model. The system comprises 380 mm ventilated front discs with unique, lightweight aluminium
six-piston opposed action monoblock callipers. Rear brakes are 365 mm ventilated discs with single piston
ZF 8HP70 automatic gearbox partners the 4.4 litre LR-TDV8
The new ZF 8HP70 8-speed transmission is tuned to take advantage of the LR-TDV8’s low end torque with torque
converter lock-up being selected as early as possible to reduce slip and energy loss. The wider ratio spread,
tall overdriven top gear and the fact that no more than two internal clutches are open at any one time all
contribute to improved fuel economy and emissions.
Transmission Idle Control disengages 70 per cent of the drive when the vehicle is stationary and the engine
is idling in Drive, significantly reducing consumption in the urban cycle. In cold conditions, the transmission
selects a lower gear to promote fast warm up and get the engine up to its efficient operating temperature as
soon as possible.
Driver controls include steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift as standard enabling the driver to take control
of gear shifting manually. The CommandShift lever is replaced by a rotary knob for selecting park, reverse,
neutral, drive or sport modes, the last of these optimising the gearbox response times for maximum acceleration,
improved response and sharper upshifts. The selector knob is flush with the centre console when the ignition is
switched off, rising up when it is switched on. To avoid confusion, the Terrain Response® Rotary Switch is
replaced by a new Terrain Response® Optimisation Switch.
Paul Walker, chief programme engineer says: "The performance of our new LR-TDV8 can only be described as
awe-inspiring. We are confident that the combination of reduced CO2 emissions, EU5 compliance and the massive
increase in performance while delivering a huge improvement in fuel economy, is world class."
For 2011, the Range Rover retains the same class-leading 5.0 litre LR-V8, supercharged petrol engine
with the ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission introduced in 2010. Developing 510 PS and 625 Nm torque the
Supercharged LR-V8 will take the Range Rover from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and remains the flagship model.
Subtle Exterior Design Revisions
Inside the cabin there are optional illuminated treadplates for the front doors and new transmission controls
for the diesel model. Detail improvements to the exterior include new 'Jupiter' grilles and side vents for the
A new Exterior Design Pack option gives customers the chance to give their Range Rover a more individual look
and new colours and wheels have been added to the range. The Exterior Design Pack comprises of a revised front
bumper with fog lamp surrounds, front grille and side vents in Titan finish, revised side sills, rear bumper and
stainless steel exhaust finishers.
The range of exterior paint colours has been altered by two choices, Fuji White (replacing Alaska White) and
Baltic Blue (replacing Buckingham Blue).
Terrain Response® Enhancements
The 2011 Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the Terrain Response® system in the form of Hill
Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Hill Start Assist retains the initial driver-generated brake
pressure long enough for the foot to move from brake pedal to throttle, without the car rolling backwards.
Gradient Acceleration Control is designed to provide safety cover on severe gradients when the driver does not
have Hill Descent Control engaged.
Autobiography Black: a very special 40th anniversary limited edition
The ultimate incarnation of the Range Rover, the Autobiography Black 40th anniversary limited edition is
quite simply the last word in bespoke vehicles.
With a unique finish in Barolo Black, the exterior also features 20-inch alloy wheels, Diamond Turned, a
unique front grille with Titan grille mesh, a bright chrome grille 'U' edge and black grille surround. Side
vents have a new mesh set off by bright chrome bars and a black vent surround. There are body coloured door
handles and of course, the tailgate badge, 'Autobiography Black'.
Inside, there's a choice of the standard colourway in Jet, or two colourways unique to the Autobiography
Black – Jet and Ivory, or Jet and Pimento. The Autobiography Black logo is repeated throughout the interior
where it is embossed on the rear seat armrest and appears on the four unique, Grand Black door veneers. Front
door sill tread plates are illuminated with the words 'Range Rover' and there's a half wood Grand Black
steering wheel. Supercharged models also offer gearknob veneers.
"At the top of the Range, the new Autobiography Black 40th anniversary limited edition offers customers
the option of complete exclusivity with unique colourway combinations as well as striking interior and exterior
design features. Only 700 will be made globally, emphasising the exclusivity of this limited edition,"
added Land Rover design director, Gerry McGovern.
|Range Rover 2011 technical specifications|
|Height mm (in)
|Width mm (in)
|Length mm (in)
|Wheelbase mm (in)
|Turning Circle m (ft)
|Drag coefficient Cd
|Kerb Weight kg (lb)
||6 piston fixed calliper, 380 mm ventilated disc
||6 piston fixed calliper, 380 mm ventilated disc|
||Speed proportional PAS
||Speed proportional PAS|
|Four Wheel-Drive system
||Permanent 4WD, High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill Descent Control (HDC),
ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
||Permanent 4WD; High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill Descent
Control (HDC), ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)|
||Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, Supercharged
||Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, direct injection diesel, twin turbochargers|
|Displacement cc (cu in)
|Bore/stroke mm (in)
|Max power PS (kW)
||510 (375) @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
||313 (230) @ 4,000 rpm|
|Max Torque Nm (lb ft)
||625 (461) @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
||700 (516) @ 1,500-3,000 rpm|
|Fuel consumption EU
- Extra Urban
|12.5 / 22.6
27.2 / 10.4
19.0 / 14.9
|24.6 / 11.5|
34.5 / 8.2
30.1 / 9.4
||ZF 6HP28 6-speed auto
||ZF 8HP70 8-speed auto|
|Fuel tank capacity
|Range, miles (km)
|Top speed mph (km/h)
NOTE: The specifications in this news story relate to UK specification models. Australian
specifications will be announced at a later time. Stay tuned to Next Car for details.