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Ascariss
11-01-2004, 10:37 AM
Should be introduced at NAIAS 05, along with a new diesels. A supercharged version is also planned to keep it ahead of its sportier little brother, the L320.<p>Here is what Autoexpress says about this:<p><B>Rangie's Light Show</B><p>The ultimate in luxury off-roading is getting a facelift - and pictures in the current issue of Auto Express magazine shed some light on the new look! Our spies caught this Range Rover on test in Germany. The revised 4x4 is set to be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January, and will appear in UK showrooms the following autumn. <p>Bigger and more powerful lamp clusters are the most significant external change, while the radiator grille is expected to lose at least two of its bars in a bid improve engine cooling. But that's not all - there will also be fresh engines and uprated suspension.<p>The revised Range Rover will mark the end of the off-roader's reliance on BMW for powerplants, replacing them with Jaguar-sourced V8 petrol and V6 diesels. Entry-level cars will offer the 190bhp V6 already confirmed for the next Discovery, while large-capacity V8s will power the flagship models. A new 300bhp 4.4-litre unit will be used, and a still-secret 450bhp supercharged V8 is also under development. However, plans for a luxury V12 model have been dropped. Manual and auto gearboxes will be available for the V6, but the V8 is set to be auto only.<p>Improving the car's handling could be more complicated, though. Because the Range Rover is derived from the BMW X5's platform, its chassis won't accommodate the computer-controlled terrain response system that debuted in the new Discovery. Instead, the Rangie is expected to have a carefully tuned version of the current set-up to deal with the increase in power. Although prices haven't been confirmed, the new line-up is likely to start from 47,000 - a small increase over the current model.<p><IMG SRC="http://server6.uploadit.org/files/student2k-rr.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/spypic005.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.motorline.cc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motorline.cc</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autocarmagazine.com/Car/LandRover/RangeRover/181044125859.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>RANGE ROVER GETS A GRILLING AND JAG V-8<p>Barely a month after Land Rover announced its 2005 Range Rover, this facelifted 2006-model-year car, codenamed L322, complete with enlarged grille was spied by an AutoExpress reader.<p>After a September update dumping old BMW interior kit in favour of gadgetry borrowed from the new Discovery, the facelift will continue that trend when its unveiled at Detroit next January. The cars BMW-sourced engines and more of its interior componentry will be dropped in favour of newer, cheaper alternatives.<p>Most significantly, Jaguar-sourced V8 engines will move in under the Rangies bonnet - developments of the normally aspirated and supercharged petrol eights in the XJ saloon. They will eventually be followed by a new turbodiesel V8.<br>

Ascariss
12-23-2004, 12:48 AM
450hp? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> Nah not that high. 2 new engines when it debuts, it will be a 2006MY car. New RR sport rims, the side vent is the same, but now is split in the middle. The front lights and grill are right off the Sport, and the new engines produce 305hp from the NA 4.4, and the supercharged 4.2 makes 400hp.

pcread
12-23-2004, 01:18 AM
Don't forget Jag will want a more powerful V8 blower for the new XKR at some point. 450-500 HP sounds OK. And a 300 HP 4 litre V8 diesel is on the cards for the XJ, so that'll probably make it's way to Solihull too.

Superfresa
12-23-2004, 06:20 AM
I don't think that Land Rover is going to get more than the 4.2 Supercharged 390bhp, or that it needs more anyway. 390 Is more than X5, ML, Touareg, and base Porsche. Why do they need to try to compete with a supercar manufacturer on the road?<p>Now as for the diesels, THERE a nice V8 TDi will do the job for Range Rover...

AM2K
12-23-2004, 08:15 AM
This is the most realistic information i seen yet.. i got it from <A HREF="http://www.thelandroverchronicle.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thelandroverchronicle.com</A> forums:<p><B><I>Hi everone,<p>today I heard the first news of the 06 Range Rover:<p>Highlights:<br>There will be 3 motors and 2 models<p>3.0 TD6 Range Rover and Range Rover Vogue<br>4.4 V8 Range Rover and Range Rover Vogue<br>4.2 V8 Compressor Range Rover Supercharged<p>The new standard options of the Range Rover Supercharged:<p>4.2 Compressor engine with 396 hp<br>Sport suspension<br>adaptive xenon-lights <br>grand black laquer wood interieur<br>contour-seats<br>brembo-brakes<br>pedals stainless steel<br>20" alloys<p>More detailed information I will get in january.<p>The fisr unofficial prices will be:<br> 61.000 TD6<br> 75.000 V8<br> 100.000 Supercharged<br>* including 16% VAT of germany<br></I></B><p>Supercharged Rangie will be veryyyyy nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

bolita
12-23-2004, 08:15 AM
The Diesel remains the same 3.0 from BMW for now. The gasoline engines will be 300 HP for the NA 4.4 and 400 for the supercharged 4.2 as told by Ascariss

AM2K
12-23-2004, 08:27 AM
This was pretty much expected as they not really gonna need to up the power on the Rangie... the 4.4 normal and supercharged are more than powerful enough... I've seen one of these supercharged Rangies testing on the public roads, and its very quick!!!<p>The Diesel, i had a feeling that they might not use the 2.7 V6 because it is a little lacking in power (although torquey).. my guess is that the Diesel V8 will find its way into the car in late 05 / early 06...

Krypton
12-24-2004, 07:12 AM
One of the local dealerships put a advertisement in the newspaper showing the car, it really doesnt look too different. Im thinking about scanning it but its black and white

Dal
12-24-2004, 09:28 AM
i have a picture of the car, will post it later

CARSRTHEWORLD
12-24-2004, 09:44 AM
I wouldnt post them cos they havent actually come out of the embargo yet i dont think

Ascariss
12-24-2004, 11:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dal</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i have a picture of the car, will post it later</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wait till sunday, that is when the embargo is lifted.

Dal
12-24-2004, 12:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Wait till sunday, that is when the embargo is lifted.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>oh ok, well i'll describe it instead :D :<p>it doesnt look that different at all, its got a silver/titanium grill with parts of it mesh, a section of the lights slightly intrudes into the grill area like the Range Rover Sport thing. and the bumper is slightly different, but it looks damn good overall, im happy they didnt change it much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

AUDIisLIFE
12-25-2004, 08:55 PM
i have no idea how the designers made it look even better, i thought it was one of the most stunning automobiles ive ever seen, cant wa <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> it for the pics

Hornbag
12-25-2004, 09:23 PM
Yeah, the Rangrover is one of those cars that can look like a sqaure box and still be attractive! They did an exerlent job on the 2002 version, and they have done it again. The bumper (i think) has changed to hasnt it

CARSRTHEWORLD
12-26-2004, 02:25 AM
its sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dal
12-26-2004, 08:51 AM
wait, i'll post in a min lol<p>edit: its a small pic by the way

Dal
12-26-2004, 08:53 AM
here it is:<p><A HREF="http://img94.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img94&image=range9ih.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img94.exs.cx/img94/6569/range9ih.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Thanks to ImageShack for [URL=http://www.imageshack.us]Free Image Hosting

Naga Royal Guard
12-26-2004, 09:06 AM
looks like they are taking the chrome mesh look as a family cue now;<p>ill take a prado, thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

iamalittlepepper
12-26-2004, 09:57 AM
I thought if you take nearly 2 base Prados aka GX470 for the price of one RR?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks like they are taking the chrome mesh look as a family cue now;<p>ill take a prado, thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>

AM2K
12-26-2004, 12:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks like they are taking the chrome mesh look as a family cue now;<p>ill take a prado, thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You take the prado.. <p>and i'll take the Rangie thanks! They've bettered a design which was already very nice... good job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

StephenKHone
12-26-2004, 01:26 PM
Is it me or is the side vent different also?

Hornbag
12-26-2004, 06:52 PM
Nice, but not a lot has been changed. What about the inside, did they do anything in there?

iamalittlepepper
12-26-2004, 09:14 PM
yeah I noticed that too.. they are now seperated horizontally instead of vertical fin design of yore..<p>I haven't seen any interior pictures as yet.. I though the interior changes is notably change from the BMW/ Alpine/Becker NAV (last year) sourced unit to a PAG unit?

StephenKHone
12-26-2004, 09:21 PM
Is that the only picture available?

Ascariss
12-27-2004, 02:06 AM
Official pics and information here:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=12659" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=12659</A><p>please continue the discussion there.