The European tuner Unichip has unveiled a new tuning package for the Land Rover Discovery Series 2. Called the "Sport Conversion," the new package increases the engine’s power to 176 bhp (49 bhp over the standard model) at 4000 rpm and 279 lb.ft of torque at 2957 rpm (an increase of 63 lb.ft). For this power increase, Unichip added a new ‘U-Connect’ plug and play Unichip ECU, designed and developed specifically for the TD5.
This unit comes pre-mapped by Unichip Europe with adjustments to fueling and turbo boost levels to maximize performance throughout the rev range. Fitted in minutes, courtesy of its specially developed wiring loom, the Unichip’s ECU map is the end result of months of dyno and road testing, towing and off road assessment to ensure optimized settings and reliability.
The price for the Unichip Europe Sport conversion is £1396.00 and the price for the Unichip U-Connect ECU package separately is £630.09.
New York was the place for Land Rover to overhaul almost its entire line. After the 2010 refreshes to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport , it showed off the 2010 LR4.
While the name LR4 is new to Land Rover, it’s just to signify the fourth generation of the Discovery (it’s still called Discovery outside of North America.) Just like the other two Land Rover stylings, the idea with the LR4 is smooth out and simplify. Outside this includes a more aerodynamic front bumper and a new LED light cluster. Inside there are new materials with a more ergonomically friendly layout.
The LR4 will also get the the new 5.0-liter V8 engine that has gone to both Range Rover models. Unlike the Rangers, this Land Rover will not get the supercharged version. The engine is rated at 375 bhp and 375 lbs/ft torque, which gives the LR4 a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.5 seconds.
The new 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 goes on sale in the UK in August, priced from £29,950. The eye-catching exterior revisions for 2009 add fresh refinement to the acclaimed exterior design – incorporating new front and rear body color bumpers, body colored wheel arches and revised exterior detailing.
The pure and clean exterior design has been refined with a re-profiled front bumper, (body colored on all models), and revised rear bumper and wheel arches, which are body colored (standard on all passenger carrying derivatives). The distinctive, asymmetric two-piece tailgate now comes with body colored tailgate lift handle and the attention to detail continues with the revised ‘tungsten’ colored side vent, ‘tungsten’ door handles, and clear-lens side repeaters across the range.
The Land Rover Discovery 3 has been voted the best 4x4 of 2007 by Planet 4x4 magazine. Fighting off competition from 36 other vehicles, the Discovery 3 proved unbeatable on practicality, packaging, off road ability and all-round dynamics, scoring 819.4 out of a possible 1000.
Land Rover today passed a historic milestone when the four millionth vehicle rolled off the production line, 59 years after production began at the company’s factory in Solihull. The car, a Discovery 3, was donated to the Born Free Foundation, a charity dedicated to wildlife conservation and animal welfare. It was collected by the actress Joanna Lumley, Born Free’s Founder patron, and will become a ‘Rapid Response Rescue’ vehicle for deployment across the UK and Europe. Will Travers, Born (...) More
At the Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover announced that the 2008 Discovery 3 and Range Rover Sport will get freshened interiors. There will be a Brunel Metallic trim option with Ebony center panel, a separate wood option package and a piano black trim option similar to that found in the Range Rover. The 2008 LR3 and Range Rover Sport production will start on April 30th, and if you want to buy one you can go to your dealer and make orders (...)
A new well-equipped limited edition Discovery 3, called the Pursuit, will be on sale in March 2007, for under £30,000 OTR. Only 300 Discovery 3 ’Pursuits’ will be available from Land Rover dealerships across the country. Based on the TDV6 GS model, the Pursuit also features Java Black paint work with Ebony interior, 19” alloy wheels, body coloured wheel arch surrounds, manual leather seats and chrome finish mirror caps.
Earning more than 25 awards in U.S. product reviews was merely the beginning for Land Rover’s breakthrough LR3 series. Last year the arrival of a V6 engine provided customers with a broader range of selection. This year the bar has been raised again by incorporating four popular features—leather trimmed upholstery, a power glass sunroof, a 240-watt harman/kardon sound system, and steering wheel touch controls—as standard LR3 equipment.