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The 211 hp 3.0 LR-TDV6 diesel remains the entry level choice for Discovery 4
customers in European markets conforming to EU5 emissions regulations. For 2012,
the engine has been further improved with a reduction in CO2 emissions from 244
g/km to 224 g/km thanks to a low-flow fuel injection system and a new, highly
efficient, ZF 8HP70, 8-speed automatic transmission.
This new 8-speed
transmission benefits the high powered 3.0 LR-SDV6 with an increase in power
output from 245 hp to 256 hp and helps drive down CO2 emissions from 244 g/km to
In conjunction with the new transmission, the Discovery 4 is
now equipped with the rotary gear shift selector and steering wheel-mounted
paddle shift. All EU5 models are equipped with a diesel particulate filter
(DPF), making them among the cleanest diesel engines on the market.
addition to the driveline improvements, the Discovery 4's design and equipment
levels have been given a makeover too. There are two new alloy wheel designs,
three new option packs and improved audio and navigation systems based on the
latest MOST Gen 2.1 electrical architecture. The entry-level audio system has
now been upgraded with a color screen replacing the previous black and white
unit and available with Bluetooth, DAB and USB/iPod connectivity. Also for the
first time, the audio system is available with a non-navigation touch-screen.
The new GEN 2.1 provides enhancements to the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7
system with an astonishing 825W of power through a 17-speaker system whilst the
new 'Say What You See' voice command on premium systems allows the driver to use
spoken shortcut commands.
"Improved performance, lower CO2 emissions and
enhanced design and equipment levels, consolidate the Discovery 4's position as
the most capable and versatile all-purpose vehicle on and off the road today.
The Discovery 4 is quite simply in a class of its own," said John Edwards, Land
Rover Global Brand Director.
Detail and Design Improvements for 2012
For 2012, crisp new steering column stalks with chrome bezels provide
clearer symbols and a new premium pebble-like design to the smart key makes it
both more attractive and easier to carry. Externally a new 19" alloy wheel comes
as standard on the HSE whilst a Gloss Black 20" 5 split-spoke wheel design and
extended Satin Black roof rails are available as customer options across the
The Timed Climate feature which pre-heats the cabin and engine in
cold weather, has been upgraded from a one-day timer to a seven-day timer
operated much like a home central heating programmer. Programming is
accomplished via the audio system touch screen or remote control. Where touch
screen audio systems are not fitted the feature is controlled with the remote
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