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Trevor Collett | May, 07 2013 | 0 Comments

Land Rover will reportedly use September's Frankfurt Auto Show to unveil two new powertrains for its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.

A new diesel-electric V6 hybrid is expected at the show, along with a conventional V8 turbodiesel. The new engines are expected to be available in Europe by the end of this year.

Speaking with CarSales, Land Rover’s Stuart Frith also confirmed plans for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine at a later stage, thanks to the significant weight reduction achieved with the new Range Rover models.

“Prototypes that we've made - with the in-line four-cylinder engine in - the car really still is, truly, a Range Rover. It still has the performance and off-road capability, because of that weight saving."

We can likely expect the new four-cylinder engine to be the same Ford EcoBoost-derived mill currently available with the smaller Range Rover Evoque.

Mr Frith also offered some figures on the “re-introduced” V8 turbodiesel, claiming that the engine will produce 700Nm of torque.

The engine range for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is already quite extensive, with several V6 and V8 petrol engines and two V6 diesels currently available.

The Frankfurt Auto Show kicks off in September.

 
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