The updated Land Rover Discovery 4 comes with a number of improvements over the current model, from the CO2 emissions to an increase in power. The Land Rover Discovery 4 has won 36 awards since its launch in 2009 and this latest model will no doubt continue this tradition.
Improved engine performance for new Land Rover Discovery 4The entry level engine option for the new Land Rover Discovery 4 is a 211PS 3.0 litre LR-TDV6 diesel which has been improved to further reduce its CO2 emissions from 244g/km to 224g/km. This is due to a low-fuel injection system and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The new Discovery 4 also comes equipped with a rotary gear shift selector and EU5 models come with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), making them some of the cleanest diesel engines available.
All of the 3.0 litre diesel engine options come with the same parallel sequential turbo-charging system, with maximum torque available from only 2 000rpm. Interestingly, when the parallel sequential turbo-charging system was introduced in 2010, it was the first of its kind to be fitted to a V-engine. Another impressive stat is that the 3.0 litre diesel can deliver 500Nm in only 500 milliseconds from idle.
The suspension system of the new Land Rover Discovery 4 has also been substantially revised, with changes to the roll centres, anti roll bars, suspension knuckles, damper brushes and the addition of a variable ratio steering rack, which improves stability at high speeds as well as improves sensitivity at acute steering angles. The brakes have also been improved and comprise of twin-piston sliding calipers with 360mm ventilated discs at the front and a single piston with 350mm ventilated discs at the rear. Lastly the understeer control system has also been revised.
The new Land Rover Discovery 4 comes with a host of other minor changes and improvements which make for a particularly impressive vehicle. Look for the new Land Rover Discovery 4 piloted by a 4x4 enthusiast near you soon!