Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel 2016
regardless of improvements in technology and manufacturing, the soul of the enduring variety rover has changed little over the decades. it’s nonetheless the last image of cross-everywhere, do-something luxury, at the same time as the new 2017 bentley bentayga has the same project. yet, no matter being outwardly tons the same for 2016, a significant replace can now be observed below the hood of u.s. rangies: a torquey v-6 turbo-diesel engine befitting the rover’s posh but purposeful person.
while diesel range rovers had been available in europe and different markets for years, this is most of the first contemporary land rover suvs to offer a compression-ignition powerplant in america. the 2016 range rover sport additionally may be ordered with the identical td6 turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6; it develops 254 horsepower in each models. being a diesel, even though, the v-6’s 440 lb-toes of torque serves well towards this variety rover’s 5485-pound mass, and it permits the big ute to move off smartly with the help of the short-moving 8-pace automatic gearbox.
gradual and steady can paintings
as we learned at some stage in our first drive in europe, the td6 isn’t always quick but it’s perfectly at home in everyday use. this is the primary time we’ve piloted one on acquainted roads and to our test tune, and our check vehicle chugged to 60 mph in a modest 7.three seconds and protected the area-mile in 15.7 at 87 mph. we’ve but to assess the cutting-edge range rover with the usual 340-hp fuel v-6, however a three hundred-pound-lighter sport version with that engine hit those marks in a livelier five.nine and 14.5 seconds. for reference, though, the td6 is more than a second faster than our long-time period 2005 land rover lr3.
fuel financial system is a special story. whereas maximum fuel-powered suvs of this bulk are lucky to common greater than 15 mpg in our arms, we found 22 mpg in our td6 check truck over nearly a thousand miles of blended driving. what’s extra, the diesel’s 600-plus-mile variety way which you’ll need a pit prevent well before it does. at the side of the greater strength density of diesel gasoline, a good deal of this performance is because of the td6’s at ease on-street demeanor, which by no means begs you to abuse the accelerator pedal. it has sufficient composure to be hustled through corners at a moderate pace—in contrast to that other symbol of off-avenue opulence, the mercedes-benz g-magnificence—and still has the grunt to effortlessly exceed any u.s. pace restrict. however the td6 is a great deal happier cruising, the six gently thrumming away as the transmission deftly swaps gears within the history.
for the diesel critics out there, we must observe that the td6 has cleared u.s. emissions rules, thank you in component to its urea exhaust-aftertreatment gadget, which calls for regular carrier durations each 10,000 miles or so. this engine additionally doesn’t let off any substantive diesel-y odors, is slightly more audible than an instantaneous-injected fuel v-6, and is most effective known as out to bystanders with the aid of a discreet “td6” badge on the rover’s tailgate. having to fill its tank at often-oily diesel pumps is one of the only a few demerits.