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Old 03-02-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Aluminium diesel engine

Just been reading about the new aluminium block available in the Range Rover Evoque, capable of almost 70 MPG! More info;

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be capable of achieving 68mpg and 109g/km CO2 emissions for the front-wheel drive eD4 Coupe.

The five-door front-wheel drive model will have emissions of 113g/km CO2, with the most efficient models featuring a blue ‘Evoque’ badge reflecting ‘E-Capability’.

The significantly improved efficiency is thanks to the new aluminium Ingenium diesel engine, making the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque the most efficient production Land Rover ever. The new engines are manufactured at the company’s advanced new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, UK.

The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine, 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors ensuring low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, is available in two power outputs: 150PS (eD4 2WD) offering fuel economy of up to 68mpg and class-leading CO2 emissions of 109g/km, while the 180PS unit offers 59mpg and CO2 emissions from 125g/km. The 150PS unit is 18% more fuel efficiency compared to the Evoque’s previous diesel engines.

A range of advanced features have been applied to the Ingenium engines to ensure improved environmental performance, including variable valve timing and a series of low friction technologies. Selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce NOx emissions.

Service intervals for the TD4 engine have been extended from 16,000 miles to 21,000 miles to reduce running costs on the new lightweight engines.

The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s existing advanced 240PS Si4 petrol engine. Si4 derivatives can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 7.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 135mph, and return fuel economy of 36mpg and CO2 emissions of 181g/km.

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque’s class-leading capability has been enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), first seen on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The technology maintains a pre-determined speed (selected using the cruise control function) in forward or reverse gears between 1.1mph and 19mph (1.8km/h to 30km/h), allowing the driver to concentrate on negotiating tricky terrain.

The revised 2016MY derivative line-up will benefit from enhanced technology and features across the new range, with associated pricing levels likely to be around 5% above the outgoing model. Specific pricing will be released in early April.

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