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Jan 17
2017

The Land Rover Discovery, luxurious SUV with a class of performance

The Discovery with Ingenium diesel engine is impossible to compete with any SUV of the market


The Land Rover Discovery is a family-friendly compact SUV, that is not only brilliant to drive on and off-road but a very fine replacement for the old Freelander.

The Discovery is an Icon in SUV segment from the British automaker Land Rover. It is equipped with iconic go-anywhere abilities and supreme touch of pride and dignity associated with its makers. No doubt that the Discovery is emerged as a best compact SUV of the time along with cool and gentle look, smart interior, spacious seating arrangement and fine driving dynamics. The new Discovery competes with the likes of Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, but promises the best off-road ability that is matchless within its rivals.

The new 2.0 litre diesel Ingenium engine

With more refinement, the Discovery gets a supreme and classy touch of ride of its class in SUVs. Though engine range is very limited but it is better to have a few finest engines than a lot of mess. Land Rover uses 2.0 liter TD4 Ingenium diesel engine to drag this luxury car. In the Discovery, this 2.0 litre diesel engine is available in two different power output versions, 148bhp and 178bhp, both engines are smooth and quiet at speed. The engine with 148bhp is known as e-capable, this capability gives pleasant drive among speed when you need. This version is all about fuel efficiency. It is equipped with six-speed manual gear box but the other version of this engine with 178bhp is genuinely built for performance.

The engine with 148 bhp takes this luxury SUV from 0-62mph in 10 seconds but the other one carries in 8.4 seconds with maximum speed of 117mph. This version is fitted with ZF 6HP28 automatic gearboxes which gives the Discovery a blend of speed with efficient fuel economy, very rare in this class. This Ingenium class of engines is the refined shape of its early version 2.2 litre SD4 diesel engine. In latest models of Discovery Sport, a 3.0 liter V6 twin turbocharged diesel engine is used that gives a massive blow of power of 252bhp. It is with eight-speed automatic gearbox, which makes driving, such a car as large as the Discovery as stress-free as possible. This engine keeps good reputation not only for speed along with 368lb-ft of torque but also good in emissions of Co2 at the acceptable rate of 165g/km.

There are also two versions of this 3.0 litre engine used outside the UK such as in Australia and North America with different outputs, 3.0 litre V6 252bhp and 3.0 litre V6 with 340 bhp and a huge amount of torque 443lb-ft. The new version features advanced twin-sequential turbochargers where a variable geometry turbocharger is used at low engine speeds with a second standard turbocharger is brought online at higher engine speeds. Along with less weight of its body, the Discovery feels lighter but impressive in performance with the help of its efficient, powerful and refined engines than any other SUV of this class.

There are also two versions of this 3.0 litre engine used outside the UK such as in Australia and North America with different outputs, 3.0 litre V6 252bhp and 3.0 litre V6 with 340 bhp and a huge amount of torque 443lb-ft. The new version features advanced twin-sequential turbochargers where a variable geometry turbocharger is used at low engine speeds with a second standard turbocharger is brought online at higher engine speeds. Along with less weight of its body, the Discovery feels lighter but impressive in performance with the help of its efficient, powerful and refined engines than any other SUV of this class.

The Discovery still, with its older built style, is a classy, modern, supreme and elegant SUV of the day. The interior of the Land Rover Discovery is elegant just like Range Rover Evoque and a little bit more stylish than BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

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