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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:15 PM
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2016 Range Rover Diesel

I put my order in for a new Range Rover HSE Diesel. I have been waiting for Land Rover to get a diesel model here in the states. Since our 2008 Range has passed 110,000 (1000 more then my Defender) it's time to buy a new one. The 440 lb-ft. torque at 1,750rpm in the Td6 should be smooth enough to keep me and my wife happy. The 0 to 60 is way faster then my 90! Should be a nice stablemate for the D90.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:17 PM
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Little jealous! Congrats - don't be tempted to pull that motor and stick it in the Defender
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:29 PM
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:40 PM
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August/September
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:44 PM
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September is what they are telling me for the delivery.
My wife wanted to wait until December for delivery but I'm not interested in waiting. The 2008 has done well for us and its tike for something new.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 11:09 PM
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That's great! Glad to see a modern Rover diesel Stateside. So maybe there is hope for the disco5 diesel like they keep yacking about.
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That's awesome, anxious to see how this does. Was talking to the wife about getting her a newer RR.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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Anyone know if it will drive more like the v8 or v6? I heard the gas v6 sucks.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Be sure to update this thread after you take delivery and have a chance to drive it. I've got my eye on the diesel but want to wait for the 2nd year model before I put in my order. Was there a premium charge for the diesel?
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Old June 9th, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Anyone know if it will drive more like the v8 or v6? I heard the gas v6 sucks.
Depends on the application I'd think. Off the line it'll probably be awesome, but not quite like the V8 when you're following someone on the highway and need to pass them with a few quick lane changes.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Friend got the v8 because he said the v6 sucked when he test drove it. I've only driven the v8 so no clue.

I'm trying to get one for my wife if we can ditch her current lease.
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Anyone know if it will drive more like the v8 or v6? I heard the gas v6 sucks.
What sucks about it ?
Have one for almost a year. I think it is better then any of the previous V8's and I can assure you I have owned all of them.
Powerfull, relaxed, quite, good on the gas and reliable.
When I would have known the diesel would come here, for sure I would have waited year though.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 03:16 PM
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All I was told was it was a dog for the size vehicle.
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Why is the Range Rover with the same diesel V6 in the UK rated for 30.1 mpg (36.2 mpg Imperial) for city and 36.7 mpg (44.1 mpg Imperial) highway while the US version is rated 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway? Because Land Rover fails to explain that. According to them, the "Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system...[and]...the new Low Pressure EGR system...has been critical to the success of Td6 emission ratings and...improves fuel economy." Um no, that obviously didn't help fuel economy.

And I wonder when we'll get the hybrid. It's rated for 34.6 mpg city (41.5 mpg Imperial) and 39.9 mpg highway (47.9 mpg Imperial). It's nice to know gas guzzling Landys will soon be a thing of the past.
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Friend got the v8 because he said the v6 sucked when he test drove it. I've only driven the v8 so no clue. I'm trying to get one for my wife if we can ditch her current lease.
V6 has plenty of power for normal use. Wife has lead foot and has not complained. She drove my RR Sport SC for last year for comparison. If it was weak, I would have heard about it.
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Can someone explain the hysterics around Diesel? Besides mpg what's the big deal? I guess I haven't been around enough diesels. Only ones I've been around are old Mercedes and a few trucks and all I remember is the smell of diesel burning was a turnoff, and engine noise.
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Other than those two I like diesel because of the torque, getting behind something other than a gas mixed with Ethanol because of an agricultural directive, the possibilities of diversifying household fuel needs for the next time there are gas lines, etc.
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Old June 12th, 2015, 08:00 AM
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Gas lines? What do folks do with the solo diesel pump and jockeying for that one spot each fillup?
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Why is the Range Rover with the same diesel V6 in the UK rated for 30.1 mpg (36.2 mpg Imperial) for city and 36.7 mpg (44.1 mpg Imperial) highway while the US version is rated 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway? Because Land Rover fails to explain that. According to them, the "Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system...[and]...the new Low Pressure EGR system...has been critical to the success of Td6 emission ratings and...improves fuel economy." Um no, that obviously didn't help fuel economy.

And I wonder when we'll get the hybrid. It's rated for 34.6 mpg city (41.5 mpg Imperial) and 39.9 mpg highway (47.9 mpg Imperial). It's nice to know gas guzzling Landys will soon be a thing of the past.
After renting a jetta tdi in the UK and getting 15-20% better fuel economy (imperial adjusted) I did a lot of digging and the best answer I came up with was from a friend who is a German engineer at the Chattanooga VW plant. He said that US emissions are based on gallons and not miles traveled. That requires different emissions that are not as fuel efficient for miles traveled.
Essentially we get less miles per gallon in an attempt to reduce the emissions per gallon rather than look at the emissions per mile traveled. Typical government math. Not sure this is the whole reason, but have me enough to get off the search and try to get some sleep.
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All I was told was it was a dog for the size vehicle.
In what Land Rover? It's a dog the the LR4, but not the RRS or full size RR. A 2014 V6 S/C RRS is faster 0-60 than a 2013 normally aspirated V8 RRS.
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