It was just about a month ago when Land Rover Malaysia introduced the 2011 Range Rover into the Malaysian market with the 5.0 V8 Supercharged which retails at RM798,888. For diesel Range Rover lovers out there, not to worry as the 4.4 LR-TDV8 turbodiesel is now available.

The 4.4 litre V8 oil burner makes 313 PS and a respectable 700 Nm of torque and it replaces the 3.6 LR-TDV8 with a price tag of RM730,000 on the road excluding insurance which is almost RM70,000 cheaper than its petrol counterpart. According to Land Rover, the 4.4 litre diesel engine offers 15% improvement in power, economy as well as acceleration along with a 9% improvement in torque, compared to its predecessor.

With that said, the 4.4 turbodiesel offers a combined fuel consumption figure of 9.4 litres per 100 kilometers. Instead of a ZF 6HP28 6-speed slush box found in the 5.0 V8 Supercharged, the turbodiesel engine is paired to a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 7.8 seconds, compared to 6.2 seconds with the force-inducted petrol model.

Just like the 5.0 V8 Superchanged, the LR-TDV8 turbodiesel in Vogue trim line comes with goodies such as the Terrain Response system with Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Gradient Acceleration Control (GAC).

Other features include Adaptive Dynamics which is pretty much a variable damping system. Another interesting feature is the rotary dial operated gear selector, commonly known as Drive Select. The gear selector simply raises upon ignition and it comes in conjunction with the 8-speed transmission.

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