New 6-Cylinder Mild-Hybrid Diesels will Replace V8 in Range Rovers

Land Rover phases out a V8 diesel replacing it by more efficient six-cylinders.

Last year the company introduced new mild-hybrid 4-cylinder engines for the Discovery Sport and Evoque. Now some unofficial information has appeared, saying that the carmaker will soon offer the same technology, with an integrated starter-generator, in two new 6-cylinder diesels for several trim levels of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Well, the electrified 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel, which offers improved acceleration, better fuel economy and smoother stop-start driving, will be a substitution to the aging Ford-sourced 4.4-liter 8-cylinder mill.

The two 6-cylinders mentioned are the D350 with 350-hp (262 kW), 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) and the D300 with 300 hp (224 kW).

In addition to Range Rovers, the upcoming facelift Jaguar XF and F-Pace will likely receive one or two of these engines.

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