It has been officially confirmed that the 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 executive SUV will arrive to European dealerships as soon as January, 2007. Equipped with an eight-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 640 Nm (470 lb-ft) of torque, the luxury SUV takes just over 8.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour while delivering pretty much impressive 25.5 mpg in the combined cycle. Its top speed is limited at 130 mph, which roughly converts to 209 kilometers per hour.
Meanwhile, you may consider buying its smaller and less expensive brother — the 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 with a 2.7-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine.
Speaking of prices, the Range Rover Sport TDV6 will start at $67,000 while the TDV8 will cost just shy of $100,000.
Although 50 per cent more expensive, the TDV8 will deliver only 40 per cent more power and torque than the smaller Range Rover Sport, so I guess there is no linear correlation between gaining in price and gaining in power.
Perhaps, the premium price of the Range Rover Sport TDV8 will be partly compensated with such standard equipment as adaptive cruise control, navigation, voice recognition, electronic front seats, adaptive automatic transmission and dual alarm systems.
Land Rover still keeps silence on whether the turbo-diesel version of the premium SUV will cross the Atlantic Ocean.
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