Range Rover (L405)

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Range Rover (L405)
Range Rover 4th generation Paris Motor Show 2012.JPG
Fourth generation Range Rover at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Overview
Manufacturer Land Rover
Production 2012-present
Assembly Solihull Plant, England
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Related Range Rover Sport
Powertrain
Engine 3.0 L V6 Petrol
5.0 L V8 Petrol
3.0 L V6 Diesel
4.4 L V8 Diesel[1]
Transmission ZF 8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,922 mm (115.0 in)[1]
Length 4,999 mm (196.8 in)[1]
5,199 mm (204.7 in) (Long wheelbase)
Width 2,073 mm (81.6 in) (mirrors folded)[1]
Height 1,835 mm (72.2 in)[1]
Kerb weight 2,160–2,360 kg (4,762–5,203 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Range Rover (L322)

The Range Rover L405 is the fourth-generation of Range Rover to be manufactured by Land Rover.

Range Rover (2012-)[edit]

Changes from the previous generation include the use of an all-aluminium monocoque body.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show.[2]

Sales of Range Rover began in late 2012. Early models include a choice of two petrol (5.0-litre 375 PS LR-V8 and 510PS LR-V8 Supercharged) and two diesel (3.0-litre 258PS TDV6 and 4.4-litre 339PS SDV8) engines, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission.[3]

Japan models went on sale in January 2013. Early models include 5.0 V8 Vogue (375PS), 5.0 V8 Supercharged Vogue (510PS), and Autobiography (510PS).[4]

Specifications[edit]

The platform is an all-aluminium monocoque structure which is a first for a SUV,[5] resulting in a reduction of 420 kg (925.9 lb) compared to the outgoing model. The Range Rover has a new version of Terrain Response, dubbed Terrain Response 2.[2]

Powertrain[edit]

The Range Rover (L405) is powered by two diesel engines and one petrol engine; 3.0 L V6 turbo diesel producing 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp) of power and 600 N·m (443 lb·ft) of torque, 4.4 L V8 turbo diesel produces 344 PS (253 kW; 339 hp) of power and 700 N·m (516 lb·ft) of torque, a single 5.0 L V8 petrol engine unit has two versions, the naturally aspirated engine produces 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) of power and 510 N·m (376 lb·ft) of torque while supercharged version produces 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) of power and 625 N·m (461 lb·ft) of torque.[1] A supercharged 3.0 L petrol V6 developing 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) was added to the range in some export markets in 2013.[6]

Rear view of L405 Range Rover (US)
Supercharged 5.0 L V8 petrol

All engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Gears can be selected from the Drive Select rotary shifter from the centre console or the driver can also manually select gears via the paddle shift controls on the steering wheel.[1]

The car has permanent intelligent four-wheel drive with 50/50 torque split and a two-speed transfer case for high and low range options, helping to maintain traction and stability in challenging conditions on-road, off-road, or when towing.[1]

Model Engine type Power Torque 0-60 mph Max speed Emissions CO
2
3.0 L 2,995 cc (183 cu in) V6 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) 7.1 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 254 g/km
5.0 L 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) 510 N·m (376 lb·ft) 6.5 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 299 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) 625 N·m (461 lb·ft) 5.1 secs 155 mph (249 km/h) 322 g/km
3.0 L TDV6 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) 600 N·m (443 lb·ft) 7.4 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 196 g/km
4.4 L SDV8 4,367 cc (266 cu in) V8 339 PS (249 kW; 334 hp) 700 N·m (516 lb·ft) 6.5 secs 135 mph (217 km/h) 229 g/km

[1][7]

Suspension[edit]

Long wheelbase model

The Range Rover has an electronic cross-linked air suspension (with variable ride height), with multiple suspension adjustment modes provided as standard, including access, normal on-road, off-road and extended height. The car has an automated load leveling mechanism.[1]

Adaptive dynamics continuously analyse vehicle movements over 500 times per second, reacting instantaneously to road conditions and driver actions. Infinitely variable dampers adjust to maintain a composed and balanced ride.[1] The dynamic response system independently adjusts and monitors front and rear suspension units, reducing the amount of body roll during cornering, as well as enhancing control and stability at higher speeds.[1]

Terrain Response[edit]

The Range Rover’s all-terrain capability features a new second generation Terrain Response system. The system monitors ground conditions to determine the most appropriate response to the terrain and automatically optimises vehicle settings for an enhanced and assured experience for almost all driving conditions. The system provides settings for grass, gravel, snow, mud, sand, and rock crawl, Terrain Response technology instantly reconfigures transmission, suspension, and traction settings for maximum drivability in almost all conditions. Controlled Acceleration Control prevents excessive speeds downhill, and Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from inadvertently rolling backwards.[1]

Safety[edit]

The Range Rover (L405) has driver and passenger airbags (side, seat-front, thorax and pelvis), plus airbags to protect rear-seat passengers.[1] Other safety aids include cornering brake control, which helps to maintain stability when cornering by adjusting the driver’s generated brake pressure, along with dynamic stability control to maintain control by reducing engine torque and applying braking to the appropriate wheel and correcting understeer or oversteer.[1]

Range Rover Long-Wheelbase, Autobiography Black (2014-)[edit]

The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black is a limited (100 units) version of the 2014 Range Rover Long-Wheelbase for the US market, with the first 25 units in Valloire White pearlescent body colour. Changes include front grille and side vents and badging in black enamel and chrome, signature rear lamps, a chrome accent finish to the tailgate and auxiliary vents to the front, new exclusive 7-spoke 21-inch with a high gloss polished finish, individualized front and rear seating package (bespoke seat cover design, front and rear leather seats with seat memory and climate control and massage function, adjustable 18-way front seat including upper seat articulation, two individual fully adjustable rear seats with lumbar massage and powered recline, new rear center console (electrically deployable tables covered in black leather with integrated USB charging sockets and cup holders, a chiller compartment, a ski hatch), 10.2-inche rear seat entertainment screens with navigation displays, a powered recliner calf rest at rear right seat), 10-colour configurable LED mood lighting (door handles and stowage compartments, along the lines of the veneered surfaces on the center console), leather-wrapped rear cargo trim, A-, B- and C-pillar trim, a perforated leather finish on the door insert, leather-wrapped seat backs, ski hatch, cargo trim and upper D-pillar; tread plates with an illuminated 'Autobiography Black' script, a brushed stainless steel tailgate trim, a choice of 3 interior colour schemes (Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan, Dark Cherry/Ivory (with a unique dual-tone seat)).

The vehicles were unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Deliveries of long-wheelbase Range Rover models were set to begin in late Q1 2014. Early models included Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels with either a three-across bench seat or individual rear seats with a center console.[8][9]

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