The Land Rover Defender first launched in 1983 has been fitted with a cleaner and faster 2.2 diesel engine for 2012, which will replace the current 2.4 litre oil burner. Land Rover has also improved the refinement and efficiency of their longest serving model too.
The new diesel engine produces the same 120bhp, 360Nm of torque and 266g/km of CO2 emissions as the outgoing engine, but the new engine produces lower levels of NOx, CO and HC toxic gasses. The top speed of the Land Rover Defender has also been increased from 82mph to 90mph. Land Rover have fitted a engine cover to damping down the acoustic noise that comes from the engine bay in a bid to improve the Land Rovers Defender's relative lack of refinement.
Land Rover will offer new options on the new Defender when released in November. For £1,650 Drivers can now choose a Comfort Pack which features air conditioning, CD player, Electric windows and remote central locking. For £1,500 you have the option of the Off Road Package which features ABS, Special off road tyres, tow bar and underbody protection. Prices for the new Land Rover Defender start at £20,995 which is an increase of £800 across the Defender range.
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