Rover 75 CDti Diesel Launched in Australia
The new Rover 75 Diesel
25th July, 2004
Diesel-engined cars now account for 50% of the European passenger car market – a reflection of the tremendous technological advances undertaken in recent years. The days of smelly, rattling, polluting vehicles are long gone, thanks to enormous investment by manufacturers. Cleaner emission standards as mandated by the EU authorities have acted as the catalyst to several engineering advances. As a result, the diesel has become the engine of choice for people wanting performance cars.
For the Rover 75, the powerplant is a truly exceptional diesel engine. It is characterised by being smooth and powerful, with low-down torque, yet able to return miserly levels of fuel consumption.
Michel De Vriendt, Managing Director of Motor Group Australia said “We’re very excited to be able to offer a diesel engine choice of this calibre to the Australian market. Representing the latest in engine technology, this DOHC 4-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel develops 96kW at 3,500rpm, with an amazing 300Nm of torque at only 1900rpm.
Not only is this engine demonstrably powerful, it is also a miser at the fuel pump. Indeed, its fuel consumption figures are amazingly low at 6.7 litres per 100km in combined driving, it is also capable of delivering less than 5.0 litres per 100km in the country driving cycle. With the inclusion of an intercooled turbo, the Rover 75 Diesel is also the most powerful diesel sedan in the sub-$65,000 class.”
De Vriendt went on to say that “It’s only a matter of time before diesels’ value and characteristics are recognised by discerning Australian buyers. Their low-down torque, power delivery and exceptional fuel economy are ideally suited to Australian conditions. In fact, when you compare 2003 passenger diesel sales with those of 2000, the increase is almost 300%.
We believe that the marriage of this excellent engine with the sublime characteristics of the Rover 75 will prove a hit for Australian buyers, and further advance the cause of diesel-engined cars”.
Adaptive 5 speed Automatic Transmission
RRP $53,990 (Excludes Metallic Paint, Dealer & Statutory
Retail Launch:- August 2004