Land Rover has announced that the 2007 edition of the Range Rover will replace last year's 3-liter BMW-sourced diesel with a new V8 turbodiesel. Autocar
reports that, while yielding virtually the same fuel economy as its predecessor, the new powerplant lends considerably more oomph to the King of the Range, cutting its 0-60 mph time by more than 4 seconds, to a downright respectable 8.5 seconds.
The luxury ute gets a few other mechanical upgrades to go with the new engine, including the LR3/Discovery model's five-mode Terrain Response system, and the supercharged Range Rover's electronic rear differential and Brembo brakes.
[Sources: Autocar; Land Rover]