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Old 08-20-2003, 07:15 AM
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Baby Range Rover

it is supposed to be launched in 2005.

It will get 4.2 Liter N/A or 4.4 Liter Compressor V8 engines

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Old 08-20-2003, 07:17 AM
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So where would this fit in the Land Rover line-up? I wonder if it would be a replacement for the Discovery, which is well on its way to being an ancient relic.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:26 AM
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My guess is between Freelander and Discovery, though it would make a nice replacement for Discovery. I'm guessing it will MSRP higher though.

I say a brand new range rover the other day...looked very much like that. Kinda funky but I like it.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:48 AM
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I've driven the new Range Rover (Big Daddy), very nice. Major improvement over the former model. It was Wolfgang Reitlize's baby after all.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:54 AM
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I remember reading in some auto magazine that the Discovery was soon due for a replacement, but had been postponed by Ford because of budget reasons. Land Rover sales have apparently been down quite a bit over previous years.


And haus, the new Range Rover is pretty neat. I've only sat in one, but the BMW influence is very obvious. So many of the controls are identical to those in a 3 series it's almost too funny.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:14 AM
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And haus, the new Range Rover is pretty neat. I've only sat in one, but the BMW influence is very obvious. So many of the controls are identical to those in a 3 series it's almost too funny.

The biggest influence is the BMW 4.4 V8 under the hood.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:42 AM
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The biggest influence is the BMW 4.4 V8 under the hood.

Very true. I wonder how long BMW will feel like being a supplier though. Putting one of their premier engines in someone else's product (especially when they had to dump Rover anyway) surely must be a little insulting.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:54 AM
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Very true. I wonder how long BMW will feel like being a supplier though. Putting one of their premier engines in someone else's product (especially when they had to dump Rover anyway) surely must be a little insulting.
Not for long. BMW doesn't seem to have a problem supplying engines to Ford. But for obvious reasons Ford is unhappy about there being a German mill in there. Work on putting the Jag V8 in there have been going on for some time.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:57 AM
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Not for long. BMW doesn't seem to have a problem supplying engines to Ford. But for obvious reasons Ford is unhappy about there being a German mill in there. Work on putting the Jag V8 in there have been going on for some time.
I thought BMW was discontinuing the engine, anyway? And given that Ford is paying a lot more for the engine than it pays to build an entire Mustang, they can't possibly be happy about what that's doing to their profits.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:08 AM
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The interior of the Disco is huge. We have one. The Range rover can't possibly fit a third row of seats, but the Disco fits them fine. So, if they downsized the Range Rover, it couldn't possibly be a replacement for the Disco.

Also, the Range Rover (compared to Land Rover) hood name has always been reserved for the more swanky line. Based on that, I would think this is a total model in the expanded range rover line.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:18 AM
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:42 PM
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That thing looks sweet, how much is it?
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Old 08-21-2003, 08:50 AM
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After renting a Land Rover Discovery for the past 3 days (on business), I don't think I ever want to drive another Rover product. It sucked, sucked, sucked. V8 was extremely underpowered, very topheavy and unstable feeling, and considering it has such a short wheelbase, the turning radius was horrible. My Sequoia could turn circles inside the Rovers radius. I could only consider trying another of their products if it was a rebadged version of something else.
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