Range Rover's new 4.4 TDV8 (2011) spied

Published: 11 June 2010

This car is proof that Land Rover is preparing a new 4.4-litre V8 diesel that will offer more power, more torque, but better mpg and CO2 figures.

Numbers and figures on this new Range Rover please?

A quick check on the registration plate reveals that a 4397cc engine powers this Range Rover – it’s the company’s new 4.4-litre twin-turbo diesel, which replaces the current 3.6 V8. We hear power goes up from 267bhp to around 310bhp, the torque output climbs from 472lb ft to 516lb ft (a nice round 700Nm), and fuel consumption improves from 25.4mpg to over 30mpg. The CO2 figure gets better too, dropping from 299g/km CO2 to somewhere in the region of 250g/km.

The 2011 Range Rover is expected to be revealed at the Moscow motor show in August, alongside the facelifted Freelander, and MY11 variants of the Discovery and Range Sport – the latter are expected to inherit the Range Rover’s split-screen monitor which lets the driver study the sat-nav while the front-seat passenger watches a film on the same screen.

The Range Rover is also 40 this year, so Land Rover is readying a 40th anniversary special edition. Our spies have snapped it too (see the bottom left picture), and as well as a new bodykit (note the exhaust trims and revised rear bumper) there'll be lots of unique trimmings inside. It'll be built in limited numbers, and sold in both TDV8 and 5.0 s/c guise.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy