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2014 Range Rover Sport – slimming 800 lbs for the officially debut at NYIAS 2013

Land Rover presented the second generation 2014 Range Rover Sport in New York. The design is inspired by the already famous Range Rover Evoque and comes with two engines: a diesel V6 (287 hp) and a petrol V8 (500 hp).

2014 Range Rover Sport

2014 Range Rover Sport

2014 Range Rover Sport represents the second generation of the model, and was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Motor Show (Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC – Press day: March 27 and 28; Open to the public from March 29 through April 7, 2013). Gerry McGovern, head of design at Land Rover, describes it as “a Porsche 911 of SUVs.”

2014 Range Rover Sport Wallpaper [photo gallery]

2014 Range Rover Sport – Design and Engines

The new model has the character of the next generation Range Rover, with its technical innovations and delivers them in a package reminiscent of the Evoque, offering a higher level of agility and maneuverability. Land Rover says that the new 2014 Range Rover Sport is the fastest and most agile Land Rover ever created.

2014 Range Rover Sport will be available from the debut with two engines: a 340 horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 delivering 500 hp. Later, a diesel-electric hybrid version and a V8 diesel will be offered. As standard, the second generation RRS incorporates a Stop-Start system, an eight-speed automatic transmission made by ZF and permanent all-wheel drive system.

Unlike the previous generation, the 2014 Range Rover Sport is offered with either a two-speed transfer gearbox that offers the traditional “High” (road) and “Low” (reducer for rough terrain), which splits the torque 50/50 between axles, or a transfer gearbox with a single speed, which delivers torque between the axles in a fixed 42/58 proportion to provide enhanced handling on the road.

The first generation of the Range Rover Sport was the most profitable Land Rover model, so the new model should not make an exception. The monocoque aluminum chassis, suspension and transmission are shared with the new Range Rover, while the wheelbase and dimensions are different both from the new Range Rover and the old Range Rover Sport.

A first in the Range Rover Sport range is the third seat row that folds into the boot, designed to provide two additional seats for “occasional use.”

Passing over the aesthetics, the most important change from the previous generation comes to the weight, the 2014 Range Rover Sport savings approximately 800 pounds (360 kg), absolutely amazing. In addition, the new generation is more aerodynamic, with a coefficient of 0.34 Cd, very good value for an SUV, very close to that of a hatchback from the past decade.

2014 Range Rover Sport

2014 Range Rover Sport Price and Release Date

The 2014 Range Rover Sport will be available in showrooms starting this September.

Land Rover announced the 2014 Range Rover Sport prices for the North American market: $63,495 for the Range Rover Sport SE (3.0-liter supercharged V6), $68,495 for the Range Rover Sport HSE, $79,995 for the Range Rover Sport Supercharged (5.0-liter supercharged V8), and $93,295 for the Range Rover Sport Autobiography.

All the 2014 Range Rover Sport prices include the $895 destination and delivery charge.

Speaking ahead of the official world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards said: “The all-new Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered without compromise. With Land Rover capability at its heart, it is one of the most road focused vehicles we’ve ever produced, but of course still offers unsurpassed all-terrain capability. It is a vehicle which is designed to be driven. We’ve taken ride, handling and agility to another level for Land Rover to deliver a truly rewarding, sporting, drive together with unmatched luxury, capability and versatility.

“Building on the success of the recently launched flagship Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport also employs a vast array of new technologies which help to transform its performance, refinement and all round capabilities,” adds Edwards.

2014 Range Rover Sport Technical Specifications

3.0-Liter Supercharged V6 5.0-Liter Supercharged V8 Displacement cc (cu.in) 2995 (182.8) 4999.7 (305.1)
Height mm (in) 1780 / 70.1 Length mm (in) 4850 (191)
Width mm (in) 1983 (78.1) Wheelbase mm (in) 2923 (115.1)
Turning circle m (ft) 12.6 (41.3) Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.37 0.37
Estimated Weight (kg) 2144 kg (4727 lbs) 2310 kg (5093 lbs) Engine type Longitudinal / 90 degree V6 / 24 Valve
Front suspension SLA suspension with twin lower links with air springs/CVD with Passive ARB or optional ARC SLA suspension with twin lower links with air springs/CVD with ARC Rear suspension Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with Passive ARB or optional ARC Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with ARC
Brakes 350mm ventilated disc front / 350mm ventilated disc rear 380mm ventilated disc front / 365mm ventilated disc rear Four wheel drive system Permanent four-wheel drive with standard locking center differential & Terrain ResponseTM 2, Available locking rear axle differential.
Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing) Longitudinal / 90 degree V8 / 32 Valve Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing)
Steering Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion Bore / Stroke mm (in) 84.5 / 89.0 (3.33 / 3.50) 92.5 / 93.0 (3.64 / 3.66)
Max Power US bhp 340 510 Max Torque Nm (lb ft) 450 (332) 625 (461)
Transmission ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed Automatic ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed Automatic Fuel tank capacity 105 liters (27.7 US gallons) 105 liters (27.7 US gallons)
Approach angle deg 25.8 (standard height) / 33.0 (off-road height) Departure angle deg 26.4 (standard height) / 31.0 (off-road height)
Ramp breakover angle 20.6 (standard height) / 27.0 (off-road height) Wading depth mm (in) 850 (33.5)

2014 Range Rover Sport Video



2014 Range Rover Sport via Land Rover

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