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Old September 28th, 2016, 07:51 PM
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Not too bad looking in some colors either - plus it weighs a whole bunch less than my LR3 - almost 1000 lbs. less


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Old September 28th, 2016, 07:54 PM
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Not knocking ya as they did include Alpine windows at least. Well, maybe that's just the radius corners of the rear skylight. Post a pic of the one you built if you can.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:19 PM
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The rear glass panel wraps around the corner of the roof
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:36 PM
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Wow some amazing features that you can get. The tech in these is getting pretty incredible.
And 600ft-lb of torque?! Wow.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:44 PM
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what kenny said..
No comparison if you look close. Like the black painted leading edge on the door frame by the A pillar. The LR is hands down designed better, the explorer might as well be a Chinese knockoff.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:51 PM
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Diesel.......hmmm.......Diesel............
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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Wow some amazing features that you can get. The tech in these is getting pretty incredible.
And 600ft-lb of torque?! Wow.
600 NM = 443 ft-lbs of nice diesely torque at 1700 rpm.....

254 Horsie powers and a 0-60 time of around 8.1 seconds and 32.6 mpg

Its funny that in the rush to get the specs out on the US site some of the units didn't get translated from metric to SAE units - top speed is stated as 209 mph (I'm sure they meant 209 km/hr = 130mph) and ground clearances of 74.3 inches and 77.3 inches in regular and off-road heights.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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I'll bet this will be the platform that the new Defender will be built on....
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:21 PM
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That's already been said - and it looks like the base models of the new Discovery will be coming with coil springs!
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:30 PM
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Website has a typo I see. I was reading a review and saw the 600 Nm, that sounds more reasonable. I was seriously impressed if it was 600ft-lb.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 10:33 PM
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All the numbers are great. What isn't great is the windowline down or the heinous rims filling the arches.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 10:41 PM
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I'm not impressed with it's looks, but I guess it matters more what it can do. I like how they restored the Discovery name for the NA market.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 10:47 PM
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The Explorer and Rover look very similar, however, if you look at them side by side in real life, it is easy to tell that the Rover is not only a step above, but really does look better.

I have no doubt this will be good off road. I bet it would be a great family travel/explore vehicle. And this, or a RRS with Tdi would be a vehicle I would look into in the future.

But as many of you have noted, although it is a better design than most others out there, the uniqueness, the quirkiness, the particular style that is Land Rover is now totally gone. For a while, the LR3/4 and the RRSport held the last bit of hope that Land Rover could keep their design heritage into the future, but... alas....
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Who wants to test the three foot wading depth? I DO!
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Old September 28th, 2016, 11:34 PM
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3' sustained? Good luck. Now I know why they were wearing life jackets in the debut ;-)

Somebody in a defender will be there to rescue it.
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3' sustained? Good luck ;-) Somebody in a defender will be there to rescue it.
That what was the specs say.
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Out of the price range of anyone I know. Pretty boring intro video too. Looks like all the other SUV's from the last half dozen years.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 07:17 AM
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The build your own feature on Land Rover USA site is active for the new Discovery. I optioned out a Fuji white diesel Td6 five seater with the tow and off road packs (2 spd transfer case), full size spare and a few other options for $65,440 - about $12K cheaper than a comparable Range Rover Sport. It really doesn't look that bad in the pictures I've been reviewing for the last few hours.
Mine came out at $72k... Eeek!
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Old September 29th, 2016, 08:10 AM
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My inlaws are talking about getting an airstream and will need a tow vehicle. They have been looking at the LR4...

With that in mind, I thought it might be better for them to consider the disco5 with the diesel...

but then i found this...

towing for the supercharged v6 is 8201 lbs, which is up from the 7700 lbs of the LR4.

but the diesel is only rated at 7716.

does anyone know something that I don't? how do you shed almost 1000 pounds from the curb weight of the car, add a diesel with great performance specs, but reduce towing capacity and probably reduce the combined gross vehicle weight rating?

Did I miss something?


the specs were at the bottom of this brochure. It took some time to find.

http://www.landroverusa.com/Images/J...293-307556.pdf
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Old September 29th, 2016, 09:02 AM
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They show the diesel weighing 200 lbs more.
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