The Land Rover Defender saddles up once again - The new V8 supercharged engine with 386 kW (525 hp)

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

Land Rover Defender and V8: This combination looks back on a long tradition. Robust and unstoppable off-road, comfortable as never before on the road: this profile makes the latest Defender a success with buyers and connoisseurs. After all, in addition to the high demand worldwide, the latest Defender generation has won a large number of prizes and awards since its premiere. The performance range of the sturdy Brit is now crowned with the new V8, which with compressor assistance delivers no less than 386 kW (525 hp) to the road and track. Skilful re-tuning of the chassis and powertrain ensures that the lush engine power harmonizes with the rest of the technology. As a result, drivers can enjoy not only the most powerful and fastest Defender ever, but also the most dynamic. Naturally, the Defender's technology package has been adapted to the enormous power development of the eight-cylinder engine. For example, the V8 models received new tuning on the suspension and drivetrain, which includes tailored spring and damper rates. In addition, an electronically active limited-slip rear differential is a new addition to the Defender V8. As a result, it impresses with even more precise and agile handling as well as minimal body movement - topped off with a distinctive V8 sound. The power source of the new Defender top model is the modern V8 supercharged gasoline engine from the Land Rover Regal, which generates an output of 386 kW (525 hp) and a torque maximum of 625 Nm in 5.0 liters. The unit is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this power package, the Defender V8 90 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 5.2 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 240 km/h. Combined NEDC consumption is 12.8 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions 290 g/km.


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