Introducing The 2011 Range Rover: The Most Capable And Luxurious SUV In The World

16 June 2010

New 4.4-litre LR-TDV8, power 313PS (15.1% increase), torque 700Nm, CO2 down 14% to 253g/km, fuel consumption improved 18.5% New 8-speed transmission, two significant Terrain Response® upgrades & subtle external styling ensure the 2011 Range Rover retains its crown as king of the luxury SUV segment.

  • Terrain Response® enhancements

Gradient Acceleration Control

Hill Start Assist

  • Improved interior equipment levels with optional reclining rear seats and laminated privacy glass
  • Revised exterior design features enhance Range Rover's classic looks
  • Optional Exterior Design Pack in a choice of eight colors
  • Optional Harman Kardon Logic 7 1200 watt 19 speaker audio system
  • Optional illuminated treadplates
  • Choice of five new alloy wheel styles
  • 5.0-liter Supercharged V8

510PS, 625Nm torque, ULEV-2

  • 5.0-liter Naturally aspirated V8

375 PS, 510Nm torque, ULEV-2

"The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world's most complete luxury vehicles. World-class engine performance and driving refinement combined with upscale interior enhancements, offer unparalleled luxury and comfort which continue to make Range Rover a clear industry benchmark."
Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director

Class-leading V8 engines, peerless 6-speed transmission, Terrain Response® upgrades and external styling enhancements all combine to ensure the 2011 Range Rover retains its crown as king of the luxury SUV segment. The range-topping, 5.0-liter, 510bhp supercharged and 375bhp naturally aspirated LR-V8s deliver supreme performance and economy. Developed in-house by Land Rover engineers, their uncompromising, world-class performance are not accompanied by an increase in fuel consumption and emissions compared to their predecessors.

Equipped with the latest direct fuel injection systems, these lightweight engines combine benchmark efficiency with outstanding levels of power and torque delivered from low down the rev range. 0-60mph is reached in the naturally aspirated car in just 7.2 seconds while for those who want the last word in performance, the supercharged V8 will rush to 60mph in a mere 5.9 seconds.

The 2011 model year Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the Terrain Response® system in the form of Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Inside the cabin there are available illuminated treadplates for the front doors and improvements to the entertainment system. Dynamically, the Range Rover is equipped with the last word in suspension systems incorporating Adaptive Dynamics technology which exercises firm control over the body through turns while cosseting the occupants with the svelte ride Range Rovers are famous for.

Active safety aids include available Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake Assist, available Blind Spot Monitoring, available Automatic High Beam Assist and an available Surround Camera System. Detail improvement to the exterior include new 'Jupiter' grilles and side vents for the non-Autobiography naturally aspirated models. A new Exterior Design Pack option gives customers the chance to give their Range Rover a more individual look and new colours and wheels have been added to the range.

World beating LR-V8 engines

The incomparable 5.0-liter LR-V8 supercharged and naturally aspirated LR-V8 engines, brand new in 2010 and designed specifically with Land Rover vehicles in mind, remain in the Land Rover line-up unchanged for the 2011 model year. Without doubt, these two engines raise the art of V8 engine design to a whole new level and set new benchmarks for economy, refinement and performance when they first appeared in 2010. Both lightweight engines are super-efficient and both are compliant with the stringent US ULEV2 emissions regulations.

Delivering 510bhp and 461lb/ft, the supreme supercharged engine is 28 percent more powerful than itspredecessor and produces 10 percent more torque. This massive performance allows the supercharged Range Rover to accelerate to 60mph from rest in a mere 5.9 seconds. It's a remarkable improvement, but even more remarkable is the fact that CO2 emissions are just 384g/km, a reduction of 7.4 percent compared to its predecessor.

The supercharged engine is joined by the naturally aspirated LR-V8 producing 375bhp and a matching 375lb/ft. These figures represent an increase of 25 percent more power and 10 percent more torque than the earlier 4.4-liter V8 combined with a 7 percent reduction in fuel consumption and similar cut in CO2 emissions. 0-60mph takes just 7.2 seconds, only 0.1 seconds slower than the previous supercharged engine.

Key technologies include the sixth-generation, twin-vortex Eaton™ supercharger whose high helix rotor improves thermodynamic efficiency by 16 percent compared to earlier designs and renders the unit almost inaudible. The 2175psi (150bar), multi-hole, spray-guided direct injection system fully optimises combustion for both power and economy. A number of clever design features such as the industry-first, torque actuated variable camshaft timing on all four cams and reverse cooling all contribute to engine efficiency, performance and in-car comfort.

"The introduction of the new LR-V8 petrol engines set a standard which we expect to remain a benchmark for some time. The introduction of such a complete array of advanced technologies in one step is rare and the performance they deliver, simply astonishing."
Paul Walker, Chief Programme Engineer

6-speed transmission, the perfect partner

The LR-V8s retain the outstanding ZF 6HP28 automatic gearbox, integrated and calibrated by Land Rover engineers especially to match the characteristics of the new engines. The transmission has class-leading response with swift, silken shifts and is optimised to take advantage of such massive power and torque lower down the rev range by actuating the lock-up clutch sooner in each gear. Doing so reduces slip through the torque converter, improving both emissions and fuel consumption. Intelligent Sport mode senses and adapts the gearbox characteristics to suit a particular driving style.

Smart charging improves efficiency, saves fuel

Clever management means no fuel is wasted in the production of energy for the Range Rover's electrical systems. Land Rover's IPMS (Intelligent Power Management System) ensures the alternator does no more work - and the engine consumes no more fuel - than is strictly necessary. Rather than maintaining the battery charge state at an unnecessary 100 percent, IPMS aims to maintain the battery at 80 percent charge to avoid the alternator working harder than it needs to. The alternator is configured to charge wherever possible when the car is slowing (rather than when accelerating) recovering kinetic energy in the process. Charge rates are carefully moderated when cold to prolong battery life.

Terrain Response® enhancements

"Land Rover has always been ahead of the game when it comes to all terrain performance and now we've added two new functions to Terrain Response®, Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control, for improved safety and peace of mind."
Nick Veale, Vehicle Engineering Manager
For 2010, the Range Rover's award winning Terrain Response® system was enhanced by the addition of Sand Launch Control for easier drive-away, revisions to the Rock Crawl Program for greater composure on rocky terrain and Gradient Release Control, which inhibits the rate of initial acceleration when descending steep inclines.

In 2011, there are two further enhancements, Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Hill Start Assist retains the initial driver-generated brake pressure, long enough for the foot to move from brake pedal to throttle without the car rolling backwards. The brake is released after a sufficient time has elapsed or when the engine is supplying enough torque to move the car up the hill. Hill Start Assist is always available, not selectable and neither is its  operation indicated to the driver.
Gradient Acceleration Control is designed to provide safety cover on severe gradients when the driver does not have Hill Descent Control engaged. By pressurising the brake system, GAC slows the car to a limit determined by the throttle position when the car is descending the slope in the driver's intended direction of travel. This includes descending the slope forwards in drive, or rearwards in reverse. Otherwise (such as descending while facing up the gradient with Drive selected) GAC restricts speed to 5km/h (3.1mph) for up to 20 seconds, allowing the driver to regain proper control.

Exciting new exterior treatments

For 2011, Range Rover customers can choose the optional Exterior Design Pack available in a choice of eight colours. The Exterior Design Pack comprises a revised front bumper with fog lamp surrounds, front grille and side vents in Titan finish, revised side sills, rear bumper and stainless steel exhaust finishers.
The range of exterior paint colours has been expanded with two further choices, Fuji White (replacing Alaska White) and Baltic Blue (replacing Buckingham Blue). From the summer of 2011, optional illuminated treadplates will become available on front doors only, with the Range Rover name backlit by LED lights.

Safety first and foremost

The Range Rover can be optionally equipped with a radar blind spot monitoring system to warn of vehicles and objects in the blind spot area. A Surround Camera system makes life much easier in car parks, as well as for towing and off-road manoeuvring and the patented 'reverse tow assist' provides screen-based guidelines to help with those difficult reversing-while-towing manoeuvres. Optional high beam assist automatically switch on the headlights when ambient light levels fall below the system's threshold.  It also detects oncoming traffic and switches to low beam to avoid dazzling other drivers. Emergency Brake Assist and optional Adaptive Cruise Control complete the Range Rover's package of active safety features.

Interiors offer unparalleled luxury

The Range Rover's European leather trim for headlining and door casings combined with sumptuous leather seat trim and upgraded waterfall lighting, cosset the occupants in luxury. A 12-inch TFT instrument display provides greater versatility than conventional instruments while the 8-inch Dual View infotainment screen (not available in North America) displays a different image to driver and passenger. This means, for example, the driver can view the navigation display while the passenger watches a video.

Since MY2010, Range Rover navigation systems have featured hard drive storage for mapping data so there's no need to buy DVDs, while 'towards guidance' supports the junction map and icon-based information with images of the actual road signage you see en-route. The portable Audio Interface supports connection to a wide range of audio storage devices including USB sticks and MP3 players. There's also a dedicated iPodTM connector port developed exclusively by Land Rover to prevent the iPod coming loose over the roughest terrain.

During MY2010, with chauffer-driven passengers in mind, the already incomparable level of exclusivity for rear seat passenger was further improved by the addition of optional, electronically-controlled, reclining rear seats. Operated by the passenger, the seats have internal heating and cooling functions as well as airline-style winged head restraints and four-way adjustable lumbar support.
The rear seat controls also include a facility for moving the front passenger seat forward to gain extended legroom when the front seat is unoccupied. The luxurious rear-seat passenger environment becomes even more opulent with the addition of laminated rear-door privacy glass which has the added benefit of reducing interior noise levels.

These exceptional levels of comfort are further enhanced when customers choose the option of a Logic 7, 1200W Harman Kardon High Dynamics Audio System. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest in-car audio systems in the world, the Logic 7 has 15 independent channels driving 19 premium quality speakers.

Range Rover 2011 technical specifications




Height mm (in)

1865 (73.4)

1865 (73.4)

Width mm (in)

2216 (87.2)

2216 (87.2)

Length mm (in)

4972 (195.7)

4972 (195.7)

Wheelbase mm (in)

2880 (113.3)

2880 (113.3)

Turning Circle m (ft)

12.6 (41.3)

12.6 (41.3)

Drag coefficient Cd



Kerb Weight kg (lb)

2580-2810 (5668-6195)

Front suspension

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

Rear suspension

Double Wishbone

Double Wishbone

Brakes Front

2 piston sliding calliper, 360mm ventilated disc

6 piston fixed calliper, 380mm ventilated disc


Speed proportional PAS

Speed proportional PAS

Four Wheel-Drive system

Permanent 4WD, High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill Descent Control (HDC), ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

Permanent 4WD, High/Low range, Air-suspension, Hill Descent Control (HDC), ABS, Traction control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

Engine type

Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC

Longitudinal V8, 32 valve, four OHC, Supercharged

Displacement cc (cu in)

4999 (305.1)

4999 (305.1)

Bore/stroke mm (in)

92.5x93 (3.64x3.66)

92.5x93 (3.64x3.66)

Compression ratio



Max power PS (kW)

375 (276) @6500rpm

510 (375) @6000-6500rpm

Max Torque Nm (lb ft)

510 (376) @3500rpm

625 (461) @2500-5500rpm


Fuel consumption EU




extra urban





13.6 / 20.8

28.2 / 10.0

20.2 / 14.0




12.5 / 22.6

27.2 / 10.4

19.0 / 14.9




CO2 g/km     




ZF 6HP28 6-speed auto

ZF 6HP28 6-speed auto

Fuel tank capacity litres/imp gals/US gals



Range, miles (km)

466 (746)

438 (701)







Top speed mph (kph)

130 (210)

140 (225)