Range Rover gets straight-six petrol mild hybrid
The Range Rover has been updated with a new 400hp 3.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine with mild hybrid technology.
Part of Jaguar Land Rover’s plans to ensure it offers an electrified option on all new models from 2020, the Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain features a 48-volt mild hybrid system that reduces CO2 emissions and the work load on the engine.
The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder features an electric supercharger and a twin-scroll turbocharger that, alongside Continuous Variable Valve Lift, boosts power. It’s paired with an electric motor that can harvest energy through deceleration and store it in a 48V battery. This energy can then be re-deployed through torque-assist.
As a result the unit offers official WLTP fuel economy of 30.4mpg (9.3L/100km) and CO2 emissions of 212g/km (NEDC Correlated). It also brings 550Nm of torque that powers the new Range Rover from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and to a top speed of 140mph.
The new unit is available to order now, priced from £83,655 OTR in the UK.