Land Rover has introduced the 2023 Range Rover Sport, which features a new 4.4-liter V8 engine derived from BMW. The Sport uses a 4.4-liter BMW V8 to power the P530, which produces 523 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque. This top-of-the-line vehicle can reach 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
Through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, each engine powers all four wheels. Other variants are available for the North American market. The Sport's blend of gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid engine options demonstrate a desire to please customers who prefer more traditional powertrains. The base P360 model has a 3.0 I6 turbo mild-hybrid engine that produces 355 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds.
The P400 is next, with its 3.0 I6 turbo mild-hybrid engine producing 395 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. This model accelerates from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. There's also a P440e model with a 3.0 I6 turbo PHEV engine that produces 434 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. While the P360 is not available in Europe, diesel variants such as the D300 and D350 are accessible.
The D300 is powered by a 3.0 I6 diesel MH engine that produces 296 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. This model can go to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The D350, which has a 3.0 I6 diesel MH engine with 345 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, has a 0-60 time of only 5.6 seconds.
Despite the fact that the P510e has 69 more horsepower than the P440e, both vehicles share the same 3.0-liter Ingenium inline-six and 38.2 kWh battery pack. The P440e has a WLTP electric driving range of 114 kilometers, while the P510 is only a few kilometers behind at 113 kilometers. Land Rover claims that the PHEVs will have a range of 88 kilometers, whereas the United States estimates a range of 77 kilometers.
Few owners will venture too far into the wilderness, but Land Rover claims that the vehicle's new air suspension system and rear-wheel steering increase driving dynamics.
Wade Mode raises the ride height to its maximum and closes the cabin vents automatically, allowing you to crawl through water up to 900 mm deep.
A new off-road cruise control system also detects tilt, roll, pitch, and yaw and changes the vehicle's speed accordingly.
The new Range Rover Sport incorporates aesthetic influences from both its big brother, the 2022 Range Rover and the previous, smaller Evoque, such as ultra-slim headlights and pop-out door handles. The interiors of the Sport and full-size Range Rover are stylistically similar, but the Sport's infotainment screen and dashboard below it are less upright.
Increased legroom, optionally 22-way adjustable massage seats, an enhanced air purification system, optional 1,430 W Meridian hifi, active noise cancellation, and a 13.7 in digital instrument cluster await travelers on the inside. The 13.1-inch curved Pivo Pro touchscreen controls many of the SUV's various features.
New switchable volume dual-chamber air springs and the option of rear-wheel steering, which is standard on higher-spec versions, are further highlights. Land Rover states that the 48 V active roll control provides equivalent roll resistance to the original Range Rover Sport SVR, but with additional comfort. The Stormer Handling Pack is included with all First Edition launch cars, and it incorporates roll control, rear-steering, an electronic active differential, and torque vectoring by braking.
The Range Rover Sport is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £79,125 for the entry-level P360 SE and up to $121,500 for the P530 First Edition.