First ride in the Defender V8: Black as the eight

< p > The Land Rover Defender, built for decades, was and is a lover's object. Apart from his likeable quirks, he had only two problems: the regulatory authori

First ride in the Defender V8: Black as the eight
< p > The Land Rover Defender, built for decades, was and is a lover's object. Apart from his likeable quirks, he had only two problems: the regulatory authorities and customers in North America. Some did not want to let him out on the street, the others have never been able to buy one regularly. Both have become different with the new model, and already after a year the United States has become the largest sales market. Germany ranks further behind, after all around 3000 pieces have found an owner in this country. So the new one also remains a niche model, which fans should welcome. For you, the choice is now even greater. < / p> Holger Appel Editor in Business, responsible for "Technology and Engine". Follow I follow

Land Rover pushes the brilliant V8 after, which has given us some joy on a first test lap. The machine does not flaunt its strength as gym-hardened as an AMG, it shows its sovereignty almost shyly. There is a lack of little. Eight-cylinder with compressor, 5 liter displacement, 525 hp and 625 Nm torque do not miss their comforting effect. Increased fuel consumption is expected even if the Defender is not driven from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and to the top of 240 km/h. The all-black outfit of the test car reaching up to the rooftops pleases us excellently, it should be worn on the boulevard rather than on the safari. < / p> Eight demonstration: V8 : Image: Land Rover < p class="atc-text paragraph" > Who wants to be more contemporary, instead resorts to the plug-in hybrid, which, having come to vitamin E at the socket, sneaks up 43 kilometers electrically. We drove up a blood pressure-increasing ramp under power alone, which was hardly to climb on foot. The electric machine allows sensitive dosing on the accelerator pedal, if a wheel protrudes over the abyss again. Of course, you have to be content with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, which brings it together to 404 system horsepower. The P 400e model is only available in the long version 110. For those who value draught and economy, a diesel is still the first choice, the feiste 3-liter six-cylinder fits perfectly to the Defender and shows excellent manners. < / p> < p class="atc-TextParagraph" > The power spectrum now covers 200 to 525 hp. The price list ranges from 53,000 to 127,000 euros for the fresh V8.

Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 00:00

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