Land Rover has now officially announced the refreshed 2011 Range Rover and, as previously reported, one of the new powertrain options is a 4.4-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. The new diesel is supplied by Ford and we've all but confirmed that it is the same engine that was one time also scheduled to appear in the F-150 pickup this year.
Mounted in the British luxury SUV, this engine is rated at 309 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. At 25.1 miles per gallon (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle, the Range Rover now gets 18.5 percent better efficiency than the outgoing 3.6-liter diesel. Like so many other new vehicles out of Europe, the diesel Range Rover also includes the new ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission. The new powertrain also provides impressive acceleration performance with 0-60 miles per hour coming in just 7.5 seconds and 50-70 passing acceleration in 5.1 seconds.