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Next month, Land Rover will reveal a potential replacement for the ageing Defender, but the British carmaker is not done with its iconic off-roader yet.

For 2012, the Defender line-up gets a new Euro 5 emissions-compliant 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine, replacing the current 2.4 litre diesel.

With a focus on cleaner running, the new engine's capacity is virtually the only new number, with output unchanged at 90kW and 360Nm of torque.

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CO2 emissions for the Defender 90 are listed at 266g/km, and 295g/km for the Defender 110 and 130 models.

Mated to the GFT MT 82 six-speed transmission, the new engine's performance figures are also in-line with the outgoing diesel, although top speed has increased from 132km/h to 145km/h.

In Europe, two new option packages have been added to the Defender range: Comfort and Off-Road.

For the Comfort pack, buyers gain air-conditioning, power windows, remote central locking and a CD player with aux connectivity. The Off-Road pack offers ABS, a heavy-duty wheel and tyre package, a tow ball and an under-ride protection bar.



Australian availability for the new engine and packages has yet to be confirmed. TMR has contacted Land Rover Australia for details - watch this space.

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