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Range Rover Facelift Spied Fine Tuning New Engine Units

 Range Rover Facelift Spied Fine Tuning New Engine Units
Range Rover Facelift / Copyright by CarPix

The third generation Range Rover has been on the market since 2002, it received a mild facelift in 2006 and these prototypes prove a second facelift will performed on the model in the near future to fill in its long life cycle before an all-new model is launched in 2013.

Pricing of the model places it in the premium segment alongside competitors such as the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and the upcoming Cadillac SLX. With this in mind it is no surprise to learn the Land Rover Range Rover will get LED daytime running headlights and LED taillights to help it fit in. We can also spot some minor changes to the front bumper and grille of the fascia on this prototype caught by our spies whilst doing some rubber burning at Nurburgring in Germany.

We believe these tests are to fine tune the long rumoured 5.0-liter V8 set to be offered or possibly the new 3.0 liter V6 turbodiesel due to replace the ageing 2.7-liter unit.

Published Sep 17, 2008 9:01 am By Clinton Deacon

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unknownuser
This car is as old as the hills... The X5 3.0 sd 286hp is the best diesel SUV in the market, in my opinion.
Sep 18, 2008 5:36 pm
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Tuner_Mad
Please, you expect Supercharged engined tanks like these to be uber-fast? They are gas guzzling Cruisers, for a more relaxing and secure ride. Which kinda bores me.
Sep 17, 2008 11:37 pm
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motorsport13
cadillac slx??
Sep 17, 2008 11:34 pm
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Bristol411S3
Oh yes of course. It's almost as if the 1972 Range Rover never happened.
Oct 16, 2008 2:38 am
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mmr66
the supercharged version is not fast i agree but it is appropriate i mean have you driven the hse version it is so slow atleast the supercharged one is nice to drive.
Sep 17, 2008 6:07 pm
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joelynn
I hope they don't offer the supercharged engine again, it's stunningly inappropriate and not even fast.
Sep 17, 2008 3:08 pm
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Bada_Bing
Well if it has the same ford transit engine as in the defender , you cant pull the dipstick out without hitting the bonnet , what a superb design ! thanks ford lol
Sep 17, 2008 2:44 pm
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Bristol411S3
And why do you think they'll offer a 2.5 diesel engine from a Transit in a premium model Range Rover? On a more relevant note, didn't they drop the 2.7 diesel from the RR ages ago, in favour of the 4.0 V8 diesel?
Sep 17, 2008 7:28 pm
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Bada_Bing
I wouldnt put it past TATA to do anything , offer it in as a low entry RR , due to emissions etc .
Sep 18, 2008 9:45 am
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BabyMilo
i like it, but the front end does kind of remind me of the sport... i just cant put my finger on what it is though...
Sep 17, 2008 2:14 pm
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Tuner_Mad
The Grill maybe? I See your point on this.
Sep 17, 2008 6:30 pm
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BabyMilo
yeah i think it could be that ;)
Sep 18, 2008 9:51 am
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