supercharged & natural
hp & 375 hp
hp & 75 hp
(from Land Rover
Press Release) Land Rover's most complete luxury all-terrain
vehicle just got better: the new 2010 Range Rover
• All-new efficient
and powerful LR-V8 engines
• 5.0-liter V8 supercharged
• 510 bhp and 461 lb/ft torque
• 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated
• 375 bhp and 375 lb/ft torque
• Subtle exterior design changes enhance the classic Range Rover
design with contemporary details
• Upgraded interior, featuring physical instrument cluster
replaced by 12” Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen with ‘virtual’
dials and information displays
• State-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology to further
improve the Range Rover’s peerless ride quality
• New brakes for all engine derivatives
• Updated Terrain Response™ and Dynamic Stability Control System
for all-terrain performance
• Active safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control,
Emergency Brake Assist, available Blind Spot Monitoring and
Surround Camera system
Powerful new engines,
advanced interior technologies and enhanced driving dynamics
reinforce the position of the 2010 Range Rover as Land Rover's most
complete luxury all-terrain vehicle. Land Rover’s flagship has been
comprehensively updated to deliver more refined and efficient
performance, along with the ultimate in interior comfort and
“The 2010 Range Rover is
a considerable step forward for what is already regarded as the one
of the world's most complete luxury vehicles. New engines deliver
formidable power, efficiency and customary Range Rover refinement,
and new technologies, such as the 12" TFT instrument cluster. The
2010 Range Rover remains the benchmark and continues to set the pace
in its segment,” says Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director.
The 2010 Range Rover has
two brand new 5.0-liter LR-V8 engines – the top of the range 510 bhp
supercharged unit, and the 375 bhp naturally aspirated version. Both
engines were developed in-house by the Jaguar Land Rover powertrain
team, with the requirements of the Range Rover in mind from day one.
The LR-V8 engines have
been developed to deliver more power and refinement but without a
corresponding increase in consumption and emissions. The result is a
pair of lightweight direct fuel injection engines with class-leading
efficiency, which provide significantly more usable low end torque
and superior dynamic responses without compromising power at higher
RPM. Both engines are compliant with stringent U.S. ULEV2 emissions
The performance of the
all-new naturally aspirated LR-V8 is now a virtual-match for the
outgoing 4.2L supercharged engine. The new naturally aspirated
vehicle completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds (just 0.1
seconds off the pace of the outgoing supercharged unit). For those
who want the ultimate performance Range Rover, there is now the
all-new LR-V8 5.0L Supercharged, which is propelled from rest to 60
mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds.
The 2010 improvements include subtle exterior revisions, featuring
discrete changes to the headlights, grille and bumper which enhance
the classic Range Rover design with more contemporary detailing. The
interior benefits from more luxurious materials and finishes which
add further refinements to the premium cabin ambiance.
More significantly, the
2010 Range Rover uses some revolutionary new interior technologies
which enhance the experience for both driver and passengers alike.
A dramatic innovation is
found in the instrument cluster. Here, traditional physical
instruments are replaced by a 12” Thin Film Transistor screen which
presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed
‘virtual’ dials and graphical displays.
“The new display
technology used by the 2010 Range Rover is a major advance. It gives
us tremendous flexibility in presenting information, so that the
driver gets precisely the data they require, in all driving
conditions,” explains Nick Rogers, Chief Engineer, New Vehicle
The vehicle incorporates
state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology (optional on LR-V8
naturally aspirated) to further improve the Range Rover’s peerless
ride quality. All-terrain performance is also enhanced by updates to
the Terrain Response™ and Stability Control systems.
To complete the package,
the 2010 Range Rover benefits from a series of enhanced active
safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake
Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, available Automatic High Beam Assist
(AHBA) and an available surround camera system.
“The Range Rover remains
the consummate luxury SUV . Its combination of unrivalled
all-terrain performance with the ultimate in comfort and refinement,
remains a clear industry benchmark,” says Phil Popham.
All-new LR-V8 engines deliver
outstanding performance and efficiency
• All-new 5.0-liter
V8 design with 510bhp SAE supercharged and 375bhp SAE naturally
• 510bhp engine has 31 percent more power and 12 percent more
torque than previous 4.2-liter supercharged engine
• 375bhp engine has 25 percent more power and 19 percent more
torque than previous 4.4-liter engine
• Conforms to stringent ULEV2 emissions regulations
• Multi-hole central spray-guided direct injection is highly
efficient – industry first.
• High efficiency, 6th generation Eaton™ twin-vortex
• Torque-actuated variable camshaft timing on all four cams in
V8 engine – industry first
• Camshaft profile switching and variable length inlet manifold
optimzes power and torque
• Reverse cooling improves engine efficiency and speeds cabin
• Class-leading, low-friction design features
• Lightweight construction uses recycled materials
• 15,000 mile (24,000 km) service intervals
“Both versions of the V8
return impressive levels of power and torque combined with optimized
fuel consumption and emissions – the supercharged 5.0-liter engine
is one of the most fuel efficient in its class. As well as stunning
top-end performance, they also deliver the low-end flexibility
essential for real-world driving.”
Malcolm Sandford, Engine Group Chief Engineer, Land Rover
The Range Rover gets an all-new engine line up with a choice of two
5.0-liter LR-V8 units in supercharged and naturally aspirated guise.
The two engines were developed in conjunction with Jaguar, which is
the first time engines have been designed from the onset with the
requirements of both brands in mind. Shared primary objectives
included the highest possible torque and fast response from low
Although the basic
engine architecture of both engines is the same for each brand, Land
Rover engine requirements differ to satisfy demanding all-terrain
needs. For example, the engines feature a deeper sump to accommodate
the extreme tilting angles experienced when driving the Range Rover
off-road, and to accommodate the front differential which attaches
to it. In addition, belt drives are waterproofed, as are the
alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and
The supremely powerful supercharged LR-V8 delivers 510 bhp and 461
lb/ft of torque, while the naturally aspirated version produces 375
bhp and 375 lb/ft of torque. Two of the most advanced engines ever
built, they are packed with innovative features to ensure that they
are also two of the most efficient in their class.
Both derivatives were
developed with an emphasis on delivering a smooth, refined and
responsive driver experience, with excellent power characteristics.
Compared to the current 4.2-liter V8 the supercharged engine
increases power and torque outputs by 29 percent and 12 percent
Yet when it comes to regulated emissions both engines are incredibly
clean, meeting the stringent American ULEV2 (ultra low emissions
Direct injection – increased power
and torque, lower emissions
One of the key features
of the new LR-V8 is an industry first, centrally-mounted,
multi-hole, spray-guided fuel injection system, delivering fuel at a
pressure of up to 150bar (2,175 psi) directly to the cylinder. The
positioning of the injectors ensures fuel is precisely delivered to
the center of the combustion chamber, maximizing air-fuel mixing,
and improving combustion control.
Fuel is delivered by
twin, high pressure fuel pumps driven via an auxiliary shaft in the
all new engine block. Delivery of fuel direct to the cylinder has
substantially contributed to improved low speed, dynamic response
which is particularly useful off-road while adding to driving
pleasure on-road. The charge cooling effects of the direct injection
fuel system have allowed the compression ratio of the naturally
aspirated engine to be raised to 11.5:1, further improving the
During the engine warm-up phase, the combustion system employs
multiple injection mode strategies to deliver 50 percent more heat
for fast catalyst warm-up and reduced emissions.
6th generation Eaton™ supercharger
– quieter and more efficient.
A sixth generation,
Eaton™ twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger is fitted to the 510
bhp engine. A compact Roots-type unit, it feeds air through twin
intercoolers which in turn are water-cooled by their own cooling
circuit. The high helix rotor design both improves the supercharger
thermodynamic efficiency and improves noise quality to the point
where the unit is virtually inaudible. The intercoolers reduce the
temperature of the pressurized intake-air and so optimize power.
The air intake has been
radically redesigned compared to the previous V8. The intake air
path is a direct feed to the supercharger inlet from the centrally
mounted front throttle body. Air is delivered through twin air boxes
which reduce flow loss and further increase efficiency.
Mechanically, the new supercharger and its intercoolers are
efficiently packaged in the V of the engine to deliver a low overall
New variable camshaft timing
system boosts engine torque, saves energy
A new type of variable
camshaft timing system (VCT) on the V8 engine introduces another
industry first. The four VCT units are activated by the positive and
negative torques generated by opening and closing the intake and
exhaust valves, instead of by oil pressure. This has allowed the
engine oil pump to be reduced in size, saving energy and reducing
VCT units work
independently on all four camshafts with 62 degrees of authority on
the inlet cams and 50 degrees of authority on the exhaust cams.
Timing is optimized by the engine control unit for torque, power and
efficiency at every point in the engine’s speed range.
The response rate of the
new VCT units is 25 percent quicker than before with actuation rates
in excess of 250 degrees per second. This delivers a more immediate
engine response to the driver’s demand.
Camshaft profile switching –
flexibility with performance
In addition to VCT, the
naturally aspirated LR-V8 is also equipped with camshaft profile
switching (CPS) on the inlet camshaft. Depending on the engine’s
running conditions and the requirements of the driver, the CPS will
switch between a profile that is ideal for low speed driving, and
another which gives increased valve lift for high performance. This
feature helps endow the Range Rover with ample low end torque in
demanding terrain, yet fully exploits the potential of the 5.0-liter
V8 when conditions allow.
hydraulically-actuated two-piece tappet switches between profiles on
the tri-lobe camshaft altering both the lift and duration. The cam
lobe profile selected for engine speeds below 3000 rpm has a
duration of 214 degrees and lifts the valves 5.5mm. This optimizes
gas velocity for improved low-speed torque and reduces valve train
friction for improved fuel efficiency. For high-speed driving, CPS
switches to a cam lobe with a duration of 250 degrees and valve-lift
of 10.5mm, allowing greater air flow into the engine for high power.
Variable Inlet Manifold (VIM)
optimizes power and torque
Complementing VCT and
CPS on the naturally aspirated LR-V8 is a new variable inlet
manifold (VIM) which can vary the length of its eight inlet tracts
to optimize power and torque throughout the rev range. As a
consequence, the engine can develop the maximum possible low-end
torque yet breathe well enough to develop the maximum possible power
at high rpm. Vacuum operated actuators open valves to select a
longer, 680mm, inlet tract at low revs, increasing the rate of both
the airflow and the engine torque. As the revs climb beyond
4,700rpm, the actuators select a shorter, 350mm, path allowing a
greater volume of air into the engine for higher power. The actuator
position is continually optimized by the engine control unit for
torque and efficiency throughout the engine speed range.
Warm up quickly with reverse flow
The search for greater
efficiency has in some areas led to a complete rethink of
fundamental engine design concepts. An example is the innovative
reverse flow cooling system which delivers thermodynamic and
friction improvements. The new design means coolant is pumped
through the cylinder heads before flowing through the block and
returning to the radiator. Since the cylinder heads remain cooler,
the knock threshold is pushed back allowing greater optimization of
ignition timing for improved efficiency.
In addition, the 22 kW
oil to water heat exchanger, packaged at the core of the engine,
transfers heat from the coolant to the lubricating oil during warm
up, bringing the oil up to operating temperature 14 percent faster
than the previous cooling system. This ‘reverse flow’ approach
substantially improves fuel consumption in the crucial engine
warm-up period and helps warm the cabin more quickly.
Strong and compact
The new LR-V8 engines
are built around a stiff, all new, aluminum block with cast-in iron
liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps, to reduce noise,
vibration and harshness. For the first time at Land Rover, the
blocks are high pressure die-cast rather than sand-cast, providing a
superior finish and dimensional greater accuracy. The engines also
have aluminum heads, with four-valves per cylinder and strong,
spheroidal-graphite cast-iron crankshafts and steel connecting rods.
The cylinder heads and blocks are manufactured using recycled
aluminum alloy for the first time, thus reducing the environmental
impact of manufacturing the new engine.
The new direct injection
engines are more compact than their predecessors. Overall engine
length has been reduced by relocation of the oil pump within the
engine architecture. Overall engine weight (fully dressed with all
ancillaries) is 210kg for the naturally aspirated unit and 236kg for
the supercharged unit.
Reduced internal friction combats
Internal friction, a
major contributor to increased fuel consumption and CO2 emissions,
has been targeted by careful design of the engines’ components. As a
result, the Range Rover’s new LR-V8s achieve another best in class
for crank train friction.
All engine bearings were
the subject of an extensive optimization, reducing friction without
compromising reliability. Diamond-Like Carbon Coating (DLC) has been
used to reduce friction on the fuel pump tappets and a solid film
lubricant has been used to coat the piston skirts.
Land Rover has developed
a unique, intelligent oil-pump pressure relief valve (PRV) which
senses oil pressure deep in the engine’s oil galleries to more
accurately control oil pump delivery. As a result, oil pump
frictional losses are reduced during the warm-up period.
The engines have also been designed around a 5W-20 synthetic oil.
The new oil has a lower viscosity, primarily at low temperatures,
reducing parasitic losses in the engines and contributing to an
extension in service intervals from 7,500 miles to 15,000 miles or
12 months. The new LR-V8 engines are also fitted with an electronic
dipstick for added peace of mind.
Responsive new transmission
The 2010 Range Rover’s
new engines are mated to the revised and super-smooth ZF HP28
6-speed automatic transmission. Its characteristics have been
optimized by Land Rover engineers to provide rapid and refined
shifts. The dramatic enhancement of both power and torque low down
the rev range on the new engines have made it possible to actuate
the transmission’s lock-up clutch much earlier in each gear,
reducing slip through the hydraulic torque converter, so helping
with the improvements in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
features an intelligent sport mode, which can sense and adapt
transmission characteristics to particular driving styles.
Enhanced vehicle dynamics – both
on- and off-road
The 2010 Range Rover
benefits from a comprehensive program of refinements to its vehicle
dynamics. The enhancements include features that will improve ride
and handling during on-road driving, plus a series of measures that
give greater capabilities when driving off-road or when towing.
Unique adaptive dynamics system
improves ride and control
The 2010 Range Rover has
an advanced new Adaptive Dynamics system which further improves the
Range Rover’s peerless ride quality with greater refinement and
superior body control.
It is the world’s first production system to employ model-based
predictive technology that continually optimizes damper settings for
the widest possible range of conditions. Conventional dampers are
replaced by precision DampTronic Valve Technology™ damper units,
which incorporate continually adjustable damper valves.
technology enables damper settings on each wheel to be continuously
refined between ‘soft’, comfort oriented settings and ‘hard’, firm
body control settings; damper pressure on each wheel is monitored
500 times per second. The system optimizes the vehicle’s body and
ride control, instantly responding to both the demands of the
prevailing driving style and of the terrain encountered, in both on-
and off-road situations.
Braking system gets more power and
The Range Rover is
equipped with a new braking system which has been comprehensively
updated to provide enhanced stopping power and improved driver feel.
The brakes for the
naturally aspirated vehicle are based on the four-piston opposed
caliper performance system from the outgoing Supercharged model. The
updated system employs 14.2-inch (360mm) ventilated front discs with
new twin piston cast-iron sliding calipers for enhanced pedal feel.
The rear features 13.8-inch (350mm) ventilated discs with
lightweight aluminum single piston sliding calipers.
The braking system for
the Supercharged model has been developed with performance brake
specialists Brembo™. This system employs 15-inch (380mm) ventilated
front discs with unique lightweight aluminum six-piston opposed
action monoblock calipers. 14.3-inch (365mm) ventilated discs with
single-piston sliding calipers are fitted at the rear.
Greater control and safety around
A refinement to the
stability control system helps automatically slow the vehicle if
taking a corner too fast, thus enhancing driver control.
Stability Control interfaces with the brake modulator and powertrain
control module. If the speed is too great for engine torque
reduction to control the vehicle, automatic braking intervenes to
reduce the vehicle speed, with braking pressure applied according to
the severity of the situation. At decelerations in excess of 0.7g
the brake lights are automatically applied to warn following
This feature is
complemented by the new Roll Stability Control system, which is
designed to intervene in the unlikely case of an extreme situation
in which the possible onset of a rollover is detected. In such
situations, the system is designed to take over and perform very
rapid, wheel specific braking, to help reduce speed and marginally
widen the cornering radius.
Improved performance and stability
The award winning
Terrain Response™ system is subject to a whole series of
improvements, including enhanced capabilities when tackling
challenging terrain like sand or large rocks.
For soft sand – one of
the most power-hungry surfaces – 'sand launch control' has now been
introduced, which makes for noticeably easier drive-away. New,
speed-dependent wheel-slip targets for the traction control system
permit only very limited initial wheel-slip, helping to prevent the
wheels digging down into the sand.
New for Range Rover,
revisions to the rock crawl program improve brake and traction
control response times, helping to reduce the wheels rolling in an
unintended direction when traversing boulders, and giving a more
composed drive through rocky terrain.
Land Rover's much-acclaimed Hill Descent Control system is enhanced
on the latest Range Rover with the addition of Gradient Release
Control. This inhibits the initial rate of acceleration for
descending very steep inclines, to increase control when braking is
released at extreme angles.
More stable towing
For safer and more
stable towing, the 2010 Range Rover incorporates Trailer Stability
Assist. This system detects trailer oscillations by monitoring key
vehicle behaviors, such as uninvited steering movements and slight
vehicle swing in response to trailer behavior. In these
circumstances, the system can initiate engine torque reduction and
braking interventions to help bring the towing back under control.
Classic Range Rover style with
“We have introduced a
number of more contemporary design elements on the 2010 Range Rover,
but have been careful not to disturb the vehicle’s classic
proportions and unique silhouette. The refined detailing and cleaner
surfaces of the 2010 model retain the timeless and noble qualities
which are traditional hallmarks of Range Rover design.”
Design Director, Gerry McGovern
The 2010 Range Rover
features subtle revisions to the exterior design, introducing some
attractive new design elements which enhance the classic Range Rover
style with more contemporary detailing.
New headlights feature the Range Rover’s trademark inter-locking
circle design, but are more clearly visible, day or night, with LED
lamp technology. The headlights are marginally shallower, and
‘bookend’ a deeper, more upright mesh grille.
A new bumper completes
the smoother, more sculpted front end, reflecting the clean surface
integration which is now characteristic of Range Rover design. The
fog lamps are relocated from the bumper skin to the lower front
The side of the vehicle
features new ‘three-stripe’ LED indicators and redesigned
three-section fender vents. The same design theme is adopted by the
rear LED light clusters, which incorporate ‘three-stripe’
Interior showcases luxurious
materials and revolutionary technologies
Superbly crafted new
materials and some revolutionary display technologies help to
improve a cabin that is already widely regarded as one of the
automotive world’s finest.
To further enhance the
premium interior ambience, the 2010 Range Rover introduces new
luxury grade European leather trim for the headlining, pillar and
door casings. Fascia buttons now feature a satin chrome-plated
finish, which are beautifully highlighted by the Range Rover’s
upgraded waterfall interior lighting. High quality satin black and
natural wood finishes complete the sumptuous feel of the interior
‘Virtual’ dials and graphic
displays replace traditional instruments
One of the major
innovations in the 2010 Range Rover is found in the instrument
cluster. Here, traditional physical instruments are replaced by a
12” Thin Film Transistor screen which presents all essential driver
information via cleverly designed ‘virtual’ dials and graphical
The system’s message
center (the area between rev counter and speedometer) can be
customized by the driver to display personal prioritized
information, from system warnings, outside temperature and vehicle
information to less critical data such as audio and telephone
The message center also
relays off-road information, such as steering angle, wheel
articulation, suspension settings and Terrain Response™ settings.
Fingertip control of
settings and menus on the TFT screen is provided by an updated
steering wheel which incorporates a five-way controller.
Update Touch-screen Technology
The touch-screen retains
all the functionality of the previous display, but the graphics and
menus have been redesigned for easier and more intuitive operation,
allowing the number of ‘hard’ buttons around the screen to be
reduced by a third. As before, functions such as satellite
navigation, DVD video, and audio systems can be controlled via the
An updated voice control
system with enhanced voice recognition software complements the
touch screen, and can be used to control a range of entertainment
and comfort features such as the audio system and climate control.
Advanced vehicle technologies
enhance convenience and safety
“The technologies built
into the 2010 Range Rover are designed to improve convenience and
safety, reducing the stress of driving in modern motoring
conditions, on all terrains. With technology sharing the workload,
the result is a more relaxed, alert driver.”
Paul Walker, Chief Program Engineer
The 2010 Range Rover
incorporates a comprehensive selection of advanced vehicle
technologies which enhance convenience and improve active safety for
Adaptive Cruise Control
The 2010 Range Rover
features Land Rover’s Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC) for the
first time. The system employs a 76GHz scanning radar to locate
vehicles moving in the same direction, and is designed to maintain
optimal vehicle speed by using acceleration, deceleration and
braking to keep a specified distance from the traffic ahead.
ACC comes with four
driver-selectable settings, designed to suit individual driving
style and traffic / road conditions. The driver can select a
‘headway’ of between 1 to 2.2 seconds, with a default setting of 1.8
seconds; this equates to a 50 meter distance from the vehicle ahead
when travelling at 62 mph (100km/h). The system is designed to
operate at speeds of up to 112 mph (180km/h).
Vehicles fitted with the
ACC system also benefit from a new Advanced Emergency Brake Assist
system. Working in conjunction with the Forward Alert System’s
radar, this primes the vehicle’s braking system, and even initiates
braking in extreme circumstances if a collision is judged possible.
Valuable improvements in braking distances have been recorded in the
testing of this system.
Updated infotainment systems
A new hard-drive
navigation system provides faster route calculation, larger area map
coverage and improved reliability. The navigation system adopts an
improved navigation structure which now also features ‘towards
guidance’. This supplements the junction map and icon-based
information with details of the actual road signage viewed by the
driver along the route.
The available new
Portable Audio Interface allows connectivity to an array of personal
audio storage devices, USB sticks and MP3 players, enabling the
various devices’ functions to be accessed and controlled via the
fascia-mounted touch-screen system. One of the connectivity ports is
a dedicated iPodTM point made exclusively by Land Rover, for
continued functionality in extreme driving conditions, by helping to
prevent the device coming loose from the socket.
And a purer, crisper
radio sound is now available thanks to the introduction of an
optional HD Radio in the U.S. Along with the fine listening
experience, come additional features such as song title and artist
Enhanced safety and visibility
The 2010 Range Rover has
a blind spot monitoring system available which uses side-mounted
radar sensors to detect vehicles and other solid objects in the
vehicle’s blind spot area. If an object is detected, a bright amber
warning icon is illuminated in the driver’s door mirror.
Available as an option,
is a new Surround Camera system which supports easier parking,
towing and off-road maneuvering. It features five digital cameras
which relay a near 360-degree view to the touch-screen display. The
cameras function immediately as the vehicle is started, and have
options for selecting and zooming in to assist with close quarter
parking and with towing.
The patented ‘reverse
tow assist’ function (selected from the touch-screen menu) helps
perform accurate towing maneuvers. The wide fields of view on the
side cameras give a clear view of the reversing trailer and the
images are electronically manipulated to provide an undistorted
view. Guide lines overlaid on the rear camera image illustrate both
the vehicle and trailer’s trajectory and these move in line with
steering inputs, making it easier for the driver to predict where
the trailer will move to, before performing the reversing maneuver.
such as type of trailer, number of axles and width guides can be fed
into the system to enhance the system outputs.
The Range Rover’s front
headlights incorporate optional high beam assist technology. This
can automatically switch on high beam headlights where external
light levels are below the system’s threshold. Importantly, the
system is also designed to detect preceding and approaching traffic,
and in a split second will automatically switch back to low beam to
avoid dazzling others.
All-new electrical architecture
The performance of many
of the 2010 Range Rover’s advanced technologies is enhanced by a
completely new electrical architecture which supports more efficient
integration between the various systems. Information is shared
between electronic components via a high speed Controller Area
Network (CAN), with a fiber optic Media Orientated System Transport
(MOST) network controlling the modules of the infotainment system,
enhancing reliability and saving weight.