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#654 of 1000 Land Rover
May 31, 2005 (9:06 pm)
My husband has had many problems with his BMW X5 and needs a new car. I love my 05 RR and suggested he get one too since he is forever driving my car. Can someone tell me the difference between the 4.2L supercharged vs. the 4.4L? Also are they going to add air conditioned seats? Is one the BMW engine and the other the Jag engine? Please tell me the differences or another great SUV he might like instead.
Well, the 2006 Land Rover Range Rover will have a standard 4.4 liter V-8. The new 4.4 liter V-8 comes from the new Land Rover LR3. That engine comes from a Jaguar 4.2 liter V-8, but the LR3's engine has (obviously) 4.4 liters and is modified for off-road duty (dust, driving across streams, extreme angles).
Jaguar's V-8 first came out for the 1997 Jaguar XK8. It had 4.0 liters. The current 4.2 liter V-8 is a great engine.
The 4.2 liter supercharged V-8 in the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (two different models...the Sport uses the LR3's new chassis) comes from the aluminum Jaguar XJR and Super V8 (the flagship XJ). I think the supercharged V-8 in the new Range Rovers likely is modified for off-road duty.
The 2006 Range Rovers have a new 6 speed automatic (from ZF) and a better navigation system when compared to the current 2005 Range Rover.
#655 of 1000 2005 has "better" Navigation
Jun 01, 2005 (3:10 pm)
No, 2005 Navigation is the same as 2006 Navigation, as is the PTI/Bluetooth. The new touchscreen interface is based on same core design used in the LR3/RRS.
2006 is basically a powetrain change/upgrade, optional Sirius radio support, optional factory DVD Rear Entertainment, and a few cosmetic tweaks...
#656 of 1000 cars
Jun 02, 2005 (12:45 am)
some of the enhancements for 2006 include:
Dynamics: Sharper steering, crisper braking performance, and improved air suspension.
Refinement: A quieter interior and additional color combinations.
Technology: Adaptive headlights, tire-pressure monitoring, touch-screen control for audio, phone and off-road driving information.
Safety: A rear-view camera that projects directly to the front-fascia screen.
Better fuel economy (likely the 4.4 liter engine...not the 4.2 liter supercharged V-8)
Entertainment: Available rear seat entertainment package featuring a six-disc DVD changer, twin screens, and headphone pods, all fully integrated with the vehicle’s sound system.
All Range Rovers for 2006 get a new front bumper design, new headlamps and taillights, a new front grille and revised power vents. New 19-inch alloy wheels are also offered. The supercharged derivatives are distinguished by additional styling modifications including mesh-design front grille and power vents, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, and special black-on-silver badges.
source: press release
#657 of 1000 Re: frustrated [jpnala]
Jun 03, 2005 (6:06 am)
I just ordered my new Land Rover Discovery 3 and was checking the net, if it will connect with my blackberry.
After I found this link
I was very happy. But now I've read your thread and am a bit confused. Looks like sometimes it works, sometimes not. Or have you been successfull yet?
#659 of 1000 what color?
Jun 04, 2005 (6:26 pm)
I am trying to decide what color RR to get. The dealership has one with Buckingham blue exterior, sand/jet trim interior or a Zambezi silver, charcoal/jet trim interior. Which combo do you like better. What is your favorite color combo?
#660 of 1000 Re: what color? [heidi2]
Jun 04, 2005 (8:46 pm)
Since you asked, my personal preference would be the silver!
#661 of 1000 Re: what color? [tidester]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 04, 2005 (8:53 pm)
Aw geeze, I have a silver van and it's easy to keep looking clean (you don't have to wash it often since it doesn't show dirt like a darker color would).
But the blue and tan combo sounds pretty nice.
#662 of 1000 Re: what color? [heidi2]
Jun 05, 2005 (8:32 am)
I just got the black with charcoal/jet luxury interior package. True to everyone's advice, tough to keep clean. The RR has some weird rear end aerodynamics...the back gets dirty in a heartbear as mist/dust circulates UP the back at all speeds. I think the RR needs a rear spoiler or something to impart some downward air flow. You'll see what I mean. I haven't seen any blue RRs in my area, so I'd go for that. Silver is too common for my taste. Also, negotiate like crazy. Got my '05 for 1% over invoice in view of new '06 refresh arriving soon. If you go for an extended warranty, start the bidding at near 35% off the initial price.
Jun 05, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Older Range Rovers seem to have expensive problems with their air suspensions. Apparently, one fix is to get rid of the air bags and install new coil springs/new uprated shocks all the way around and new teflon bushings to tighten up the steering. Then you have a better than stock suspension and are done worrying about the air suspension.
Has anyone done this? I would think that if you found a used RR with conversion already done, you would be better off. Maybe 4K better off.