The 2012 Land Rover Defender will features a new EU5 2.2 litre diesel engine, which will replace the EU4 2.4 litre diesel engine, offering improved performance and levels of refinement whilst delivering the same power, torque and economy. The new engine is the cleanest engine to feature in a Land Rover Defender, in EU5 markets it will feature a diesel particulate filter (DPF) ensuring the lowest levels of regulated emissions.
The new EU5 2.2 litre diesel engine features a new full acoustic engine cover, which replaces the previous engine's splash cover. The new cover reduces radiated noise and improves driving refinement. An improved combustion engine and engine management system allows for lower levels of regulated emissions, NOx, CO and HC.
Even though the new engine is of a smaller capacity, the same level of power is produced, 122PS at 3500rpm and 360Nm of torque at 2000rpm. To speed has been raised from 82mph to 90mph. CO2 emissions are 266g/km for the 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130.
The 2012 Land Rover Defender keeps the GFT MT 82 six speed gearbox and ratio spread, offering a high top gear for cruising and enhanced lowe speed crawl ability, which makes it easier for towing on-road and off-road. The low engine torque also helps in-gear acceleration and the sixth gear allows for good refinement and fuel economy at cruising speeds.
A new plain black Pick Up hood is now available as an option, in response to customer feedback and a plain beige hood will be introduced for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up, both of which are available alongside existing styles. Tinted glass is also available on all Land Rover Defender models.
Tall front seats have been designed to improve back support and head restraint. The Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon and 140 Crew Cab models accommodate three occupants, with an asymmetrically-split second row seat. The seats can be folded using a spring assisted fold mechanism for when carrying large loads.
The Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon features individual, full size rear seats for second row occupants, offering high levels of comfort, the seats are also an option as a third row for the 110 Station Wagon model, accessible either via the rear door of by folding the second tow seats. When not in use, they can be folded and stowed sideways in the loadspace.
The Land Rover Defender seats are trimmed in all-vinyl and cloth specifications, with a half-leather option which is included in the XS specification on the Station Wagon and 110 Double Cab Pick Up.
In total, 14 separate body styles are available for the 2012 Land Rover Defender, including pick ups and soft tops, crew cabs and station wagons.
On sale from November 2011 ,the 2012 Land Rover Defender is available from £20,995.
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