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2012 Land Rover Discovery Specs and Details

2012 Land Rover Discovery Specs and Details at 2012 Land Rover Discovery Specs and Details

The new Land Rover Discovery LR4 benefits from similar upgrades to the 2012 Range Rover Sport. New diesel engine, new ZF gearbox, and massively improved interior and equipments.

The new diesel unit offers more power, 256 hp and 500Nm, with improved efficiency and CO2 emissions. the Disco4 too is now equipped with the ‘Drive Select’ rotary gear shift and steering wheel-mounted paddle shift, by which you can operate the new ZF 8-speed gearbox.

In terms of styling and features, the 2012 LR4 can be had with two new alloy wheel designs, three new option packs and improved audio and navigation systems based on the latest electrical architecture:

The entry-level audio system has now been upgraded with a colour screen replacing the previous black and white unit and available with Bluetooth, DAB and USB/iPod connectivity. Also for the first time, the audio system is available with a non-navigation touch-screen. The new enhancements to the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7 system with an astonishing 825W of power through a 17-speaker system whilst the new ‘Say What You See’ voice command on premium systems allows the driver to use spoken shortcut commands.

What’s more, thee new model also comes with upgraded chassis and supension. Thanks to changes to roll centres, anti roll bars, suspension knuckles, damper bushes and the addition of a variable ratio steering rack, the car greater on-road stability, and even greater off-road capabilities. Two additional functions were added to the renowned Terrain Response system , Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control.

The 2012 Model Year Discovery 4 is available in the UK from £37,995 on the road from October.

3.0 LR-SDV6
Height mm (in) 1887 (74.3)
Width mm (in) 2176 (85.7)
Length mm (in) 4829 (190.1)
Wheelbase mm (in) 2885 (113.6)
Turning Circle m (ft) 11.8 (38.7)
Drag coefficient Cd 0.40
EU Kerb Weight kg (lb) 2583-2700 (5695-5952)
Front suspension Air sprung Independent double wishbone
Rear suspension Air sprung Independent double wishbone
Brakes Front 2 piston sliding calliper, 360mm ventilated disc
Steering Rack & pinion PAS
Four Wheel-Drive system Full time 4 wheel drive with std locking centre differential.  Optional locking rear axle differential available with Air Suspension + Terrain ResponseTM
Engine type Longitudinal V6, 24 valve, four OHC, direct injection diesel, parallel sequential turbochargers
Displacement cc (cu in) 2993 (182.6)
Bore/stroke mm (in) 84×90 (3.30×3.54)
Compression ratio 16.1:1
Max power hp (kW) 256 (188)@4000rpm
Max Torque Nm (lbft) 600 (443)@2000rpm
Fuel consumption EU
urban / extra urban /
combined (mpg-L/100km)

28.8 / 34.9 / 32.1 –
9.8 / 8.1 / 8.8
Emissions EU5
CO2 g/km (combined) 230
Transmission ZF 8HP70 8-speed auto
Fuel tank capacity litres/imp gals/US gals 82.3 / 18.1 / 21.7
Range EU combined  miles (km) 590 (950)*
0-60mph 8.8
0-100kph 9.3
Top speed mph (kph) 112 (180)

*manufacturer’s estimate

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