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The new Land Rover LR4 –
the most capable Land Rover ever
• LR4 – new
generation of Land Rover's versatile SUV, introducing a new
engine, improved dynamics and fresh design
• Refined, efficient and powerful new LR-V8 5.0L direct
injection gasoline engine
• Impressive 375 lb/ft torque and 375 bhp
• ULEV2 compliant
• On-road dynamics transformed by comprehensive chassis system
developments and a new super-smooth 6-speed adaptive
• Updates to Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain ResponseTM
system reinforce class-leading all-terrain performance
• Fresh exterior design includes smoother new front end and
revised lights, including LEDs
• All-new interior design delivers a more premium and functional
five and optional seven-seat space
• User-friendly new features include available Surround Camera
system, Gradient Release Control, Tow Assist, available
Automatic High Beam Assist, and Keyless Entry, Push Button
The new, fourth
generation of Land Rover's supremely versatile SUV gains a new name
– Land Rover LR4 – to go with its powerful and highly efficient new
LR-V8 engine, fresh exterior identity and more premium cabin. The
class-leading breadth of capability is extended even further with
dynamic improvements for both on-road and off-road driving, and Land
Rover has added a battery of user-friendly new technologies and
“The outgoing LR3 has well over 100 international awards to its
name. But for the new LR4 we've found ways to improve virtually
every aspect of the vehicle's design and engineering – some subtle,
some major. New design signals comprehensive engineering change
under the skin," says Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director.
Star billing on the LR4 goes to the highly efficient and refined new
LR-V8 direct injection gasoline engine. This delivers 25% more power
and 19% more torque than the previous 4.4-liter engine. The power
and torque are both accessible across the entire rev range, to
deliver immediate throttle response and effortless cruising ability,
giving a 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds.)
Land Rover's engineers have also transformed the LR4's on-road ride
and handling, and even improved on the much acclaimed all-terrain
capabilities of its predecessor. The comprehensive changes include
new suspension components, revised steering, larger brakes, improved
traction control, and enhancements to the award winning Terrain
ResponseTM system, which helps optimize the vehicle for virtually
all on-road or off-road driving situations.
The iconic exterior design has been updated, most obviously with
smoother and simpler surfaces at the front, including a new, more
aerodynamic bumper. The sportier new lights help give the vehicle
new character, and include LED technology front and rear. The sleek
new front headlights include available 'High Beam Assist',
automatically switching on or off the high beam, as conditions
Aerodynamic changes to the front end, with the revised front lower
chin spoiler and new front wheel deflectors, help to reduce drag by
increasing underfloor airflow, and LR4 is fitted with new 19-inch
wheels and tires optimized for rolling resistance and improved tire
The interior is completely redesigned, with a transformed dash and
center console, new seats and an array of new, user friendly
"The new interior not only has a much more premium look and feel,
it's also gained improvement to its functionality. The new console
inclines towards the driver, the switchgear and controls fall more
readily to hand, and new LED ambient lighting helps make the cabin a
more pleasant and more easily used space after dark. We've made the
interior environment more premium too, with smoother surfaces,
softer materials and close attention to critical details such as
stitching," says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director.
New features available for the LR4 include a portable audio
interface, available HD Radio, a new available five-camera
'surround' system, for easier parking and towing, and a new key
system which offers Keyless Entry and Push Button start.
"The changes and upgrades for LR4 transform many aspects of the
previous generation, at the same time enhancing the flexibility and
versatility for which this vehicle is famous. It can carry huge
loads in its spacious interior, climb mountains, cruise across
continents, haul trailers* or transport up to seven family and
friends in comfort. I can't think of a more versatile vehicle
anywhere," says Phil Popham.
* Maximum trailer weight with brakes; 7716lbs (3500 kg)
All new, LR-V8 5.0L direct
injection petrol engine.
“Our new 5.0-liter V8
was conceived from the onset with Land Rover models in mind.
Designed with the emphasis on low-end torque, it is particularly
suited to the LR4’s wide range of capabilities both on and off
Engine Group Chief Engineer, Malcolm Sandford.
The LR4's new 5.0-liter LR-V8 is optimized for a balanced
combination of performance and efficiency, thanks to its wealth of
new features and industry firsts.
Designed entirely in-house by Jaguar Land Rover powertrain
engineers, the LR-V8 5.0L is one of the most advanced engines ever
built. The new LR-V8 develops 375 bhp and 375 lbs/ft torque,
bettering the previous 4.4-liter V8 for power and torque by 25
percent and 19 percent respectively. Yet when it comes to emissions
the engine meets the stringent American ULEV2 (ultra low emissions
Direct injection – increased power
and torque with optimized emissions
A key feature of the new
LR-V8 is an industry first, centrally-mounted, multi-hole,
spray-guided fuel injection system, delivering fuel at a pressure of
up to 150bar (2175 psi) directly to the cylinder.
Fuel is delivered by twin, high pressure fuel pumps driven via an
auxiliary shaft in the all new engine block. Delivery of fuel direct
to the cylinder has substantially contributed to improved low speed
dynamic response which is particularly useful off-road while adding
to driving pleasure on-road. The charge cooling effects of the
direct injection fuel system have allowed the compression ratio to
be raised to 11.5:1.
New variable camshaft timing
system boosts engine torque, saves energy
A new type of variable
camshaft timing system (VCT) introduces another industry first. The
four VCT units are activated by the positive and negative torques
generated by opening and closing the intake and exhaust valves,
instead of by oil pressure. As a result the engine oil pump has been
reduced in size, saving energy and improving engine efficiency.
VCT units work independently on all four camshafts and timing is
optimized by the engine control unit for torque, power and economy
at every point in the engine’s speed range.
The response rate of the new VCT units is 25 percent higher than
before, and therefore delivers a more immediate engine response to
the driver’s demand.
The new engine has also been optimized for low-end torque, making it
possible to activate the lock-up clutch of the ZF HP-28 automatic
transmission at lower speed. This reduces ‘slip’ in the hydraulic
torque converter benefiting both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The higher torque at lower rpm also enables longer gearing for more
The LR4 incorporates several other energy saving features too. At
standstill, the idle speed of the V8 has been reduced from 700rpm to
600rpm yielding fuel savings without compromising refinement. An
Intelligent Power Management System includes smart regenerative
charging, so whenever possible the alternator charges the battery
when it is most economical to do so, such as when the car is
coasting rather than accelerating.
Strong and compact
The new LR-V8 engine is
built around a stiff, all new, aluminum block with cast-in iron
liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps, to reduce noise,
vibration and harshness. For the first time at Land Rover, the
blocks are high pressure die-cast rather than sand-cast, providing a
superior finish and dimensional greater accuracy. The engine also
has aluminum heads, with four-valves per cylinder and a strong,
spheroidal-graphite cast-iron crankshaft with steel connecting rods.
The cylinder heads and block are manufactured using recycled
aluminum alloy for the first time, thus reducing the environmental
impact of manufacturing the new engine.
The new LR-V8 is also more compact than its predecessors. Overall
engine length has been reduced through relocation of the oil pump
within the engine architecture.
LR-V8 5.0L naturally aspirated engine in short
• 375 bhp and
• 25 percent more power, 19 percent more torque than the
existing 4.4-liter petrol
• Meets ULEV2 emissions regulations
• Highly efficient multi-hole central spray-guided direct
injection – industry first
• Torque-actuated variable camshaft timing on all four cams – V8
engine industry first
• Camshaft profile switching
• Variable length inlet manifold optimizes power and torque
• Reverse cooling improves engine efficiency and speeds cabin
• Class-leading, low-friction design features
• Lightweight construction uses recycled materials
• 15,000 mile (24,000 km) service intervals
The new LR-V8 engine has
been developed by a joint Jaguar Land Rover engineering team, with
base characteristics designed from the onset with the requirements
of both brands in mind. High levels of torque and fast response from
low revs perfectly suits both Jaguar and Land Rover DNA. The Jaguar
version, the AJ-V8 Gen III Petrol, was recently launched in the new
Although the basic architecture of both engines is the same, the
Land Rover version has a number of special developments. The LR-V8
has a deeper, pressure die-cast sump to accommodate the extreme
tilting angles that Land Rover vehicles can be subjected to during
all-terrain driving. The LR4’s LR-V8 is also fitted with a
mechanical cooling fan and, for packaging reasons, the inlet
manifolds have been designed especially for the vehicle, while
achieving the desired levels of noise vibration and harshness (NVH).
For the Land Rover version, belt drives are waterproofed, as are the
alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and
starter motor. The engine is also tuned specifically to allow for
the greater demands made on the LR4, particularly for towing and
Responsive new transmission
The LR-V8 is mated to
the revised and super-smooth ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission.
Its characteristics have been optimized by Land Rover engineers to
provide class-leading response, with rapid and refined shifts. The
dramatic enhancement of both power and torque low down the rev range
on the new engine have made it possible to actuate the
transmission’s lock-up clutches much earlier in each gear, reducing
slip through the hydraulic torque converter, so helping with the
improvements in both efficiency and CO2 emissions.
Major dynamic advances
introduced for the LR4 include revised suspension architecture,
improved steering, larger brakes and enhanced versions of Land
Rover's award-winning Terrain ResponseTM and Hill Descent Control
The list of changes starts with new suspension knuckles, designed to
reduce the separation between the suspension roll center and the
vehicle’s center of gravity (reduction of 1.65 inch (42mm) at the
front and 2.44 inch (62mm) at the rear). This dramatically reduces
the vehicle’s natural body movements when cornering. These roll
rates are further controlled by a stiffer and larger anti-roll bar.
In addition, new bushings and new
front and rear dampers enhance ride quality.
The variable ratio
steering rack is revised, complementing the improved ride quality by
improving center line stability at high speed cruising and slightly
increasing sensitivity at higher lock angles. This enhances the
sense of driver involvement in high-speed maneuvers, and also
increases precision for low speed control and off-roading.
The redesigned front bumper also helps improve steering feel, as its
new front wheel deflectors help reduce aerodynamic lift at the front
of the vehicle by up to 50% at higher speeds.
Increased stopping power
A new, larger brake
system has been introduced to cater to the LR4's enhanced
performance and to improve braking feel. This new system is inspired
by the four-piston, opposed-caliper performance system derived from
the Range Rover Sport. It employs a 14.2-inch (360mm) ventilated
front disc with a new, cast iron twin-piston sliding caliper – which
serves to reduce the size of the front brake package while
preserving its stiffness, which in turn helps achieve excellent
At the rear, a single piston sliding caliper, now manufactured in
aluminum to help reduce vehicle weight., operates on a 13.8-inch
(350mm) ventilated disc,. An additional advance to the braking
system is the new emergency brake light function. When the vehicle
undertakes severe or emergency braking, the brake lights flash, to
reduce the risk of rear end collisions.
More control in the corners
A refinement to the
Dynamic Stability Control system helps automatically slow the
vehicle if taking a corner too fast, enhancing driver control. The
system operates according to steering inputs from the driver. In
extreme cases, automatic braking intervenes to reduce the vehicle
speed, with the braking pressure level applied according to the
Updates for award-winning Terrain
ResponseTM and Hill Descent Control
For LR4, Land Rover's
award-winning Terrain ResponseTM system gains new features and
refinements, further extending the vehicle's all-terrain capability.
Terrain ResponseTM optimizes the vehicle set-up for virtually all
on-road or off-road driving situations, with five different settings
to suit different terrains:
• Mud and ruts
• Rock crawl
For soft sand – one of
the most power-hungry surfaces – 'sand launch control' has now been
introduced, which makes for noticeably easier drive-away. New,
speed-dependent wheel-slip targets for the traction control system
permit only very limited wheel-slip, helping to prevent the wheels
digging down into the sand.
New for LR4, revisions
to the rock crawl program apply low level brake pressure when the
vehicle is in first or reverse gear at speeds below 3 mph (5km/h).
This low-level brake force reduces the vehicle’s roll tendency and
the intervention of the traction control system, giving a more
composed drive through rocky terrain.
Land Rover's much-acclaimed Hill Descent Control system is enhanced
on LR4 with the addition of Gradient Release Control. This inhibits
the initial rate of acceleration when descending very steep
inclines, to increase control when braking is released at extreme
The system activates automatically whenever Hill Descent Control is
engaged, temporarily maintaining brake pressure after the driver
releases the brake pedal. It then progressively eases braking
pressure to control vehicle momentum and acceleration. Once the
vehicle’s target off-road speed is achieved, Hill Descent Control
operates to take the vehicle to the bottom of the slope in its
customary composed manner.
A new face on a distinctive design
"LR4 stays true to its
clean, geometric, architecturally-inspired predecessors, while its
new front bumper, lights and face with smoother lines and subtle
curves, together with more color-coding, combine to enhance the
overall impression of premium quality."
Gerry McGovern, Design Director,
The Land Rover LR4 has evolved a distinct design heritage over 20
years and four generations of iconic, instantly recognizable
vehicles. LR4 inherits the clean lines of the previous generation,
but now subtly updated and given a more premium, more contemporary
Smoother, simpler surfaces are employed at the front, giving the
vehicle its new character, emphasized by sportier looking front
lights, with new LED position lamps configured in a unique,
signature stepped profile around the main light units. New lights
are also introduced at the rear of the vehicle, incorporating LED
stop, tail and indicator technology.
The new front bumper has a larger cooling aperture to accommodate
the new engine's greater power outputs. Cleverly, the larger bumper
actually improves vehicle aerodynamics by reducing drag, thanks to
its innovative front wheel deflectors that help smooth the airflow
from the front bumper around the front wheels.
A new, twin seven-spoke
19" wheel design is introduced on the LR4 to complement the existing
seven-spoke 19" wheel and, for the first time, a new striking,
10-spoke 20" wheel is available as a factory-fit option.
Three new paint colors
complete the exterior changes for LR4 - Nara Bronze, Bali Blue and
"The interior of LR4
continues to offer the driver and passengers superb visibility and
versatility. But the re-designed fascia and console architecture
plus the use of premium materials, make the cabin a much more
desirable place to be."
The new interior for LR4 combines smooth, flowing surfaces with
significant reduction in the complexity and number of controls. It
provides a much softer, more premium all-round interior ambience,
but still in keeping with the vehicle's signature architectural
The new console is now inclined towards the driver, improving
visibility and access to the controls. The Terrain ResponseTM
control is now more prominently located at the front of the center
console, making way for the cup-holder in a more accessible
position, mid-way along the console.
All models feature a new steering wheel, with revised switch layout
for driver information, remote audio controls, cruise control and
heated steering wheel.
A choice of natural-finish woods, along with stitched and wrapped
fascia, door casings and center console, add to the crafted bespoke
feel. There are also two new interior contrast colors, a mid-tone
Nutmeg and a darker Arabica, complementing the existing Almond light
New seating is introduced for rows one and two, with a new, extended
front seat cushion profile to improve support and seating comfort
and, for the first time, the front seats feature height-adjustable
head restraints in place of the traditional seat mounted grab
handles. HSE vehicles specified with the Premium Leather pack also
feature electrically adjustable seat bolsters, allowing front
occupants to tailor their seating’s support. For convenience, the
electric seat memory controls are relocated to the door casing.
New ambient lighting adds the finishing touch to the interior, with
the introduction of white LED’s to cast subtle halos around the
metal-plated interior door handles and pockets. The fascia and
center console area, complete with soft-stitching, and switchgear
highlighted in "Noble" finishers, also benefit from the interior
mood lighting when vehicle lights are on.
Technology made simple
The LR4 is packed with
easy-to-operate and useful features, not technology for technology's
sake. The aim throughout is to simplify the operation, to help make
journeys more relaxing and stress-free
Stuart Frith, Chief Program Engineer
Inside and out, the LR4 gains a raft of relevant new technology, to
improve the driving experience.
The navigation system adopts an easy-to-use menu structure which now
also features ‘towards guidance’. This supplements the junction map
and icon-based information with details of the actual road signage
viewed by the driver along the route.
The new available Portable Audio Interface allows connectivity to an
array of personal audio storage devices, USB sticks and MP3 players,
enabling the various devices’ functions to be accessed and
controlled via the fascia-mounted touch-screen system. One of the
connectivity ports is a dedicated Apple i-PodTM point made
exclusively by Land Rover, for continued functionality in extreme
driving conditions, by helping to prevent the device coming loose
from the socket.
A new 5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) driver information LCD
screen is also introduced with LR4. Sitting within the re-designed
instrument cluster, the message center display ensures key
information is communicated in a clean, simple and user-friendly
And a purer, crisper
radio sound is now available thanks to the introduction of HD Radio
in the US. Along with the fine listening experience, comes
additional features such as song title and artist information.
Cutting edge user-friendly
Outside the vehicle,
convenient and relevant new systems enhance safety and security.
The new front headlights incorporate available Automatic High Beam
Assist technology. This can automatically switch on high beam
headlights where external light levels are below the system’s
threshold. Importantly, the system is also designed to detect
preceding and approaching traffic, and in a split second will
automatically switch back to low beam to avoid dazzling others.
No less than five digital cameras make up the new available surround
camera system, relaying to the touch-screen a near 360-degree view.
The cameras, which support easier parking, towing and off-road
maneuvering, function immediately as the vehicle is started, and
have options for selecting and zooming in to assist with close
quarter parking and with towing.
The ‘tow assist’ function (selected from the touch screen menu)
helps perform accurate towing maneuvers. The wide fields of views on
the side cameras give a clear view of the reversing trailer: the
images are electronically manipulated to provide an undistorted
view, with guide lines overlaid on the rear camera image to
illustrate both the vehicle and trailer’s trajectory.
Specific characteristics such as type of trailer, number of axles
and width guides can be fed into the system to enhance the system
Another towing aid, Trailer Stability Assist, detects trailer
oscillations by monitoring key vehicle behaviors, such as uninvited
steering movements and slight vehicle swing in response to trailer
behavior. In these circumstances, the system can initiate engine
torque reduction and braking interventions to bring the towing back
And finally, the LR4's sophisticated new remote key offers available
Keyless Entry and Push Button start.