RANGE ROVER SPORT GETS NEW PETROL SIX-CYLINDER ENGINE

Range Rover Sport has a new P400 in-line high-tech six-cylinder in the SE and HSE ranges.

It has an electric supercharger to deliver immediate power response. Able to spool fully in just 0.5 seconds at up to 65,000rpm it virtually eliminates turbo lag.

Supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift it optimises performance and lowers fuel consumption and reduces.

The clever set-up is based around an all-new Start-Stop system that switches off when stationary and pairs the new 3.0-litre engine with an electric motor.

This allows the system to harvest energy whilst the vehicle is decelerating and store it in a 48V battery. This energy can then be re-deployed through torque-assist, reducing C02 emissions by reducing the work load on the engine.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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