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Land Rover RANGE ROVER DIESEL ESTATE 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto

Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
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Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER 4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 4dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG33.60
  • 0-62mph7.5 secs
  • Top Speed135 mph
  • C02219 g/km
  • BHP339
  • Torque546 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

Defining the 4x4 Range Rover's global appeal in words like unique, icon and majestic remains almost as futile as rivals have found it to deliver credible opposition. Some are faster roadrunners, many are cheaper, but none match Range Rover's relaxed repertoire of relentless progress in outstanding comfort, regardless of terrain. You could pay over £200,000 for a Rolls Royce and still hanker after this alternative Range Rover's astonishing abilities. Especially in this improved and still potent 339PS SDV8 diesel form.

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In you want a fourth generation Range Rover - and if you're in the market for a top luxury SUV, then you probably will - then the potent diesel SDV8 is the one you'll have your eye on. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

Background

The big news with this car centres on a strengthened right to a priority place on worldwide luxury car shopping lists. For this is so much more than an extraordinarily capable 4x4. No, the Range Rover also deserves consideration from customers looking at conventional super luxury models in the £100,000 classes, such as the Mercedes S class and the like. Yet this is not the fattest of fat cats. A gigantic diet focussed on an innovative aluminium chassis slashes weight, boosting efficiency and driving dynamics. To the point where this generation model has been able to adopt a more economical entry-level 258PS V6 diesel that offers much the same performance as the previous generation's TDV8. Why then, with this MK4 Range Rover, would you want to opt for 339PS SDV8 power? That's what I wanted to find out at the wheel.

Driving Experience

You really get two cars in one package with Range Rover. The first a truly luxurious saloon and the second a proven offroader that retains its composure through extreme rough road duress. The SDV8 we certainly fast enough, making 62mph from rest in around 6.5s, a second quicker than the TDV6 version, on the way to a top speed of 135mph. With 740Nm of torque, this 4.4 litre diesel has the most pulling power in the range. Just what you need for a substantial vehicle, especially if it has a full complement of occupants, luggage and is hitched up to an appropriate Range Rover boat or horsebox load. Off road prowess has been further improved in recent times thanks to a revised version of the already impressive all-terrain drive select system. Terrain Response2 has an extra 'Auto' mode, which means you can concentrate on driving over any surface from snow, via rugged rocks, to sodden grass, without pausing to select a suitable setting. This is a machine for many moods, all seasons and so many reasons. From lazy amble through 8-obedient automatic gear ratios, to paddle-shifting pace that becomes more impressive as the weather or terrain worsens, this versatile vehicle does not just comply promptly with your wishes, it positively pampers you as your commands are pleasurably executed.

Design and Build

There are no exterior changes to this updated model but it remains an elegant thing, the classy panelwork draped around a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure. Inside though, quite a lot has changed. As before, there's an optional long wheelbase bodystyle if you feel the interior of the standard short wheelbase model to be insufficiently spacious for your needs. Either way, the cabin now features wider, softer seats that at the back, free up an additional 186mm of legroom. Rear seat folk can also specify a massaging system and can make use of up to 17 media connection points. If you need even more rear space, then as before, there's also a LWB version of this car offering an extra 200mm in length, all of which goes for the benefit of rear seat folk. Up front, the key interior change with his revised model lies with the addition of the brand's latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features a pair of high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. Otherwise, things are much as before. As ever, we particularly like the way that the car's air suspension system automatically drops to its lowest 'Access Height' when parked to make entry and exit easier.This car's substantial size isn't enough to permit the fitment of the couple of occasional rear boot-mounted seats you'll find in a Land Rover Discovery or (optionally) in a Range Rover Sport. Still, buyers of this top Range Rover model have never seemed to want them. Luggage room has always been a greater priority, so I should point out that there's 505-litres of it - which may be a little less than you were expecting. Perhaps that has something to do with the greater priority that Land Rover's designers have given to space for rear seat passengers.

Market and Model

Expect to pay from around £87,000 for your Range Rover SDV8, or more once you've allowed for a few well-chosen extras. That's around £7,000 more than the entry-level TDV6 diesel version. There's the usual single five-door, five-seat bodystyle and Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography trim levels. The long wheelbase version comes only in top 'Autobiography' or ''SVAutobiography' trims, with prices starting from a cool £113,000. As you'd expect, you get a lot for that in terms of equipment. Items added as part of this range revamp include a gesture-controlled sunblind; a cabin air ionisation system; Pixel-laser LED headlights that never have to be dipped at night; and an 'Activity key' allowing you to securely lock and unlock the doors without the need to carry a conventional key fob. Other clever driving features include Adaptive Cruise Control, plus Land Rover's 'Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking' set-up. Advanced Tow Assist takes the anxiety out of reversing when towing a trailer. And Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode that helps you gain traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces.

Cost of Ownership

Nobody buys a Range Rover as an economy purchase, but the company know that they have to deliver competitive fuel economy and emissions figures versus their rivals, which is why Jaguar Land Rover made such a massive investment in the reinforced aluminium body that delivered such a rewarding weight loss. Overlooked by many is that depreciation is the biggest financial factor to run a car from the top end of the mark. However, employing so much aluminium content will also fight corrosion more effectively than any rival, bringing longer-term benefits to fight depreciation. Over three years the current forecasts are that the diesel V8 will retain 50% of its value over 3 years and a typical 36,000 mileage. And ongoing costs? Well, the bottom line figures are 33.6mpg on the combined cycle and 219g/km. Insurance charges? Group 50. Other routine costs contain few surprises. Service intervals are set on an annual basis or 15,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Summary

So many cars claim to be unique, offering to make mundane motoring a sparkling affair. Few achieve that memorable status, but Range Rover definitely does, then adds an adventurous twist for leisure drives. I admire such extensive, expensive and efficient engineering that serves- rather than frustrates - as you work through an unmatched breadth of ability. Yes, there are plenty of super luxury saloons that pamper their occupants with graciously presented accommodation front and rear, but you wouldn't ask those same motorised palaces to haul 3 1/2 tonnes along a challenging dirt trail in startling comfort. For a serious price, a Range Rover will execute testing such commands, completing them with unmatched style and strong pace. And that stays true, whatever the weather, or the road ahead, likes to throw at you. True, you don't need the SDV8 diesel variant we tried to get that - the entry-level TDV6 diesel remains a very good buy. But if you're looking at the best luxury SUV, then you want the best diesel engine to go with it. And the SDV8 is certainly that. This Range Rover does not claim perfection, but it's the nearest the motor industry has come to delivering an automotive multi-tasking machine. One with resourcefulness and grace.

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Exterior Features
Body coloured graphic side vent with chrome inserts
Body coloured roof
Metallic paint
Privacy glass
Sliding Panoramic roof includes gesture sunblind and auto sunblind
Acoustic windscreen
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Auto self levelling headlights
Automatic headlights
Body coloured bumpers
Centre high mounted stop light
Door/quarter lights in toughened plate glass
Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
Electrical towing preparation
Follow me home headlights
Front and rear recovery eyes
Front fog lights
Headlamp power wash
Heated rear window
Heated windscreen
Illuminated aluminium tread plates with SVAutobiography script
Integrated twin tailpipes
Laminated front and rear side glass
LED rear lamps
LED tail lights
Pixel laser LED headlights with signature DRL
Power close rear door
Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
Power front/rear windows with global close
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Rear fog lights
Rear wash/wipe
Side repeater indicators in mirror
Solar attenuating windscreen
SVAutobiography badge
SVAutobiography Long wheelbase exterior accents
Trailer stability assist
Interior Features
Deployable tables with wood finish
Perforated leather Ebony Headlining
Power deployable loadspace floor with veneer finish
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather upholstery
Wood leather steering wheel
12V power point in luggage area
12V power sockets
24 way heated and cooled hot stone massage front seats with fixed centre console executive class comfort plus rear seats
3 rear headrests
Black gearshift paddles
Centre console with storage and armrest
Clear exit monitor
Configurable Ambient interior lighting
Customer configurable single point entry
Domestic plug socket
Driver and passenger front seat armrests
Easy boot loading
Electric rear side window sunblinds
Electrically adjustable steering column
Extreme passenger seat away
Folding rear seats
Foot rest (behind front passenger only)
Four zone climate control
Front and rear cupholders
Front and rear grab handles
Front centre console refrigerator compartment
Front seat back map pockets
Heated rear armrest with Heated calf rest and heated seat back map pocket
Heated steering wheel
Loadspace cover
Loadspace light
Lockable glovebox
Luggage compartment lighting
Luggage tie down in loadspace
Mohair mats with leather binding
Parking heat with remote control
Power deployable rear centre console
Rear centre armrest
Rear isofix
Rear seat adjustable bolsters
Rear seat lumbar and powered headrest with wings
Rear seat refrigerator compartment
Rear upper seat articulation
Remote intelligent seat fold
SV Autobiography pedals with knurled effect
Through load facility
Twin blade sunvisors with Illuminated vanity mirrors
Packs
No smoker package
Safety
Grey anodised brake calipers with land rover script
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Auto lock system when vehicle in motion
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Curtain airbags
Customer configurable autolock
Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
Drivers knee airbag
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Electronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brake
Electronic traction control
Emergency brake assist
Emergency braking
ESP
Front airbags with passenger seat occupant detector
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
High speed emergency braking
Hill descent control
Hill launch assist
Low traction launch
Power operated child locks
Roll stability control
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Trim
Satin Santos Palisander veneer
Wheels
21" 7 Split spoke high gloss grey polished finish alloy wheel - Style 7006
Tyre repair system
Driver Convenience
360 degree parking aid
360 degree surround camera
Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
Android Auto
Apple car play
Blind spot assist
Bluetooth mobile phone connection
Driver condition monitor
Dynamic response
Dynamic route guidance
Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)
InControl remote premium
InControl secure Tracker
Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
Lane keep assist
Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage
Park Assist - Parallel Park/Parking Exit/Perpendicular park
Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
Pro services and wifi hotspot
Push button starter
Rear camera wash
Rear traffic monitor
Rotary shifter
Service interval indicator
Touch pro duo system
Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
Trip computer
Voice control system
Wade Sensing
Entertainment
10" Rear seat entertainment system
CD/DVD player
Digital Audio Broadcast radio-DAB
Digital TV
InControl app
InControl protect
Meridian 1700W signature sound system
USB socket
Security
Immobiliser
Intrusion sensor and alarm
Keyless entry
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Technical
8 speed automatic transmission
Active rear locking differential
Adaptive dynamics
All terrain progress control
All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Automatic access height
Diesel particulate filter
Electronic air suspension
Terrain Response 2 Auto
Twin speed transfer box
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 247
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 4367
Compression Ratio 16.0:1
Cylinder Layout V8
Cylinders 8
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 98.5
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 32
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 30.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 37.2
EC Urban (mpg) 26.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 11.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 10.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 16.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 15.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 11.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 11.0
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 25.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 26.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 26.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 28.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 29.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 30.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 17.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 17.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 24
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 25.7
General
Badge Engine CC 4.4
Badge Power 339
Coin Description SDV8
Coin Series SVAutobiography LWB
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 50E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 108
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 144000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.5
Engine Power - BHP 339
Engine Power - KW 249
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 546
Engine Torque - MKG 75.5
Engine Torque - NM 740
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 135
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 7 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 7006
Wheel Type 21" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1868
Length 5200
Wheelbase 3120
Width 2073
Width (including mirrors) 2220
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 86
Gross Vehicle Weight 3340
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 2142
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 900
Max. Loading Weight 682
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2658
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 13.06

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £2991.99 p/m £16.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £3192.99 p/m £76.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £3356.99 p/m £106.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £2430.99 p/m £29.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £2613.99 p/m £94.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £2760.99 p/m £131.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £2108.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £2266.99 p/m £95.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £2388.99 p/m £152.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £3589.99 p/m £19.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £3830.99 p/m £91.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £4028.99 p/m £128.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £2916.99 p/m £34.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £3135.99 p/m £112.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £3313.99 p/m £158.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £2530.99 p/m £60.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £2719.99 p/m £114.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £2866.99 p/m £182.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Head up Display FOC
Homelink (programmable garage door opener) FOC
Thatcham Cat 5 secure tracker pro £200.00
Exterior Features
Advanced tow assist FOC
Atlas side vent graphics with chrome inserts FOC
Contrast Roof - Narvik Black FOC
Duotone paint palette £9,505.00
Fixed panoramic sunroof includes gesture sunblind and auto sunblind FOC
Laminated front/rear screens FOC
Premium metallic paint FOC
Solid paint FOC
Standard glass FOC
SVO special effect gloss finish paint £6,120.00
SVO special effect satin finish paint £8,620.00
SVO ultra metallic gloss finish paint £4,500.00
SVO ultra metallic satin finish paint £7,000.00
Interior Features
Cabin air ionisation FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Brogue FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ivory FOC
Colourway - Navy/Cirrus FOC
Colourway - Vintage tan/Vintage tan/Ivory FOC
Deployable tables with leather finish FOC
Leather steering wheel FOC
Perforated leather Cirrus Headlining FOC
Perforated leather Ivory Headlining FOC
Power deployable loadspace floor with carpet finish FOC
Qulited poltrona frau leather upholstery £4,390.00
Packs
First and second row smoker's pack - Range Rover FOC
Paintwork
Metallic - Byron Blue FOC
Metallic - Eiger grey FOC
Metallic - Indus silver FOC
Metallic - Portofino blue FOC
Metallic - Rossello red FOC
Metallic - Santorini black FOC
Metallic - Yulong white FOC
Premium metallic - Aruba FOC
Premium metallic - Carpathian grey FOC
Premium metallic - Silicon silver FOC
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Safety
Black brake calipers FOC
First aid kit FOC
Security
Activity key FOC
Trim
Argento pinstripe veneer FOC
Black Burr Ash veneer FOC
Copper weave carbon fibre trim finisher £800.00
Figured macassar veneer FOC
Grand black veneer FOC
Kalahari veneer trim FOC
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Brogue FOC
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Ivory FOC
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Navy/Cirrus FOC
Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Vintage Tan FOC
Quilted Poltrona Frau leather - Brogue £4,390.00
Quilted Poltrona Frau leather - Cirrus £4,390.00
Quilted Poltrona Frau leather - Ebony £4,390.00
Quilted Poltrona Frau leather - Ivory £4,390.00
Quilted poltrona Frau leather - Vintage Tan £4,390.00
Satin straight walnut veneer FOC
Shadow walnut veneer FOC
Wheels
20" 12 spoke gloss silver finish alloy wheel - Style 1065 FOC
21" 6 spoke gloss light silver diamond turned finish alloy wheel - Style 6002 FOC
21" 6 spoke gloss silver finish alloy wheel - Style 6002 FOC
21" 7 Split spoke gloss light silver diamond turned finish alloy wheel - Style 7001 FOC
21" 7 Split spoke gloss silver finish alloy wheel - Style 7001 FOC
22" 11 Spoke gloss silver finish alloy wheel - Style 1046 FOC
22" 5 Split spoke gloss silver finish - Style 5004 FOC
22" 7 Split spoke gloss dark grey diamond turned finish alloy wheels - Style 7007 FOC
22" 7 split-spoke with Dynamic Polish finish and gloss Light Silver contrast - Style 7018 FOC
22" 9 Split spoke diamond turned finish with gloss dark grey alloy wheel - Style 9012 FOC
* option prices shown are estimated