In the past few years, the demand for diesel engine options has been on the rise. In order to keep up with the recent interest, Land Rover has added a diesel engine to its U.S. lineup of luxury SUVs. The 2016 Land Rover diesel engines promise a more powerful, efficient ride, proving that luxury can also be a practical option. The diesel option will be available on both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport’s HSE trim. The engine option has been badges as a Td6 V-6 engine, and it boasts a decent output of 254 horsepower. Even more impressive than the horsepower rating is the torque. The newest engine option from Land Rover boasts 440 lb-ft of twist at 1750 rotations per minute. In addition to the extra power added by the diesel option, drivers will also see a benefit when it comes to fuel economy and emissions.
While the newest Land Rover engine option is impressive from a power standpoint, it also delivers in the areas of efficiency and cleanliness. In both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the fuel rating reaches an impressive 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway (not bad for large, luxurious SUVs). The new economy ratings are a 32-percent improvement over the gasoline-powered V-6 engines. In addition to the boost in fuel-efficiency, Land Rover has reduced its emissions with the new, diesel engines to match the U.S, standards. In order to accomplish this, the new diesel Land Rovers are equipped with an exhaust aftertreatment system. Combined with an intercooler, the engine outputs lower combustion temperatures and reduce NOx production.