Range Rover and Range Rover Sport receive hybrid version

British automaker Land Rover will soon offer hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Both cars will be powered by the firm’s well-known SDV6 3.0-liter diesel which will work together with an electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission provided by ZF. The electric motor is capable of putting out 47 HP (35 kW) and an instant torque of 125 lb-ft (170 Nm), enabling both cars to provide a combined power output of 340 HP (250 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). Both will return 36.7 mpg US (44.1 mpg UK or 6.4 liters / 100 km) with 169 g/km CO2 emissions.

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The Range Rover Hybrid weighs 5,277 lbs (2,394 kg) and needs 6.9 seconds from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) on its way to a top speed of 135 mph (218 km/h), whereas the Range Rover Sport is a tad quicker thanks to its lower curb weight of 5,229 lbs (2,372 kg) which enables the car to hit 62 mph in 6.7 seconds. The hybrid system encompassing the electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and inverter weigh less than 264 lbs (120 kg).

Source: Land Rover

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