The Land Rover Range Rover (L405) is a British luxury SUV made by Land Rover. It is the fourth generation of Range Rover series.

Range Rover (2012–present)

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.[2] Sales of Range Rover began in late 2012.

Early models include a choice of two petrol (5.0-litre 375 PS LR-V8 and 510PS LR-V8 Supercharged) and two diesel (3.0-litre 258PS TDV6 and 4.4-litre 339PS SDV8) engines, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission.[3]

Japan models went on sale in January 2013. Early models include 5.0 V8 Vogue (375PS), 5.0 V8 Supercharged Vogue (510PS), Autobiography (510PS), and SVAutobiography Dynamic (550PS).[4]


Changes from the previous generation include the use of an all-aluminium monocoque body.

The platform is an all-aluminium monocoque structure which is a first for a SUV,[5] resulting in a reduction of 420 kg (925.9 lb) compared to the outgoing model. The Range Rover has a new version of Terrain Response, dubbed Terrain Response 2.[2]


The Range Rover has two diesel engines options and one petrol engine;

  • 3.0 L V6 turbo diesel producing 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) of power and 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) of torque,
  • 4.4 L V8 turbo diesel produces 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) of power and 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) of torque
  • 5.0 L V8 petrol engine unit with two versions
    • the naturally aspirated engine produces 375 PS (276 kW; 370 hp) of power and 510 N⋅m (376 lb⋅ft) of torque
    • the supercharged version produces 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) of power and 625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) of torque.
  • A supercharged 3.0 L petrol V6 developing 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) was added to the range in some export markets in 2013.

All engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Gears are selected from the Drive Select rotary shifter on the centre console or the driver can also manually select gears via the paddle shift controls on the steering wheel.

The car has permanent four-wheel drive with 50/50 torque split and a two-speed transfer case for high and low range options.

Model Engine type Power Torque 0-60 mph Max speed Emissions
3.0 L Supercharged 2,995 cc (183 cu in) V6 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) 7.1 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 254 g/km
3.0 L Supercharged 2,995 cc (183 cu in) V6 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) 6.9 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 254 g/km
5.0 L 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 375 PS (276 kW; 370 hp) 510 N⋅m (376 lb⋅ft) 6.5 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 299 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) 625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) 5.1 secs 155 mph (249 km/h) 322 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged SVAutobiography Dynamic 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) 4.7 secs 155 mph (249 km/h) 322 g/km
3.0 L TDV6 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) 7.4 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 196 g/km
3.0 L SDV6 Hybrid 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) 6.5 secs 135 mph (217 km/h) 169 g/km
4.4 L SDV8 4,367 cc (266 cu in) V8 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 740 N⋅m (546 lb⋅ft) 6.5 secs 135 mph (217 km/h) 229 g/km


The Range Rover has electronic cross-linked air suspension with variable ride height. Multiple suspension modes are provided as standard, including: access, normal on-road, off-road and extended height. The car has an automated load leveling mechanism.

Adaptive dynamics continuously analyse vehicle movements over 500 times per second, reacting instantaneously to road conditions and driver actions. Variable dampers adjust to maintain a composed and balanced ride. The dynamic response system independently adjusts and monitors front and rear suspension units, reducing the amount of body roll during cornering, as well as enhancing control and stability at higher speeds.

Terrain Response

The Range Rover’s all-terrain capability features a new second generation Terrain Response system. The system monitors ground conditions to determine the most appropriate response to the terrain and automatically optimises vehicle settings. The system provides settings for grass, gravel, snow, mud, sand, and rock crawl, Terrain Response technology instantly reconfigures transmission, suspension, and traction settings. Controlled Acceleration Control prevents excessive speeds downhill, and Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from inadvertently rolling backwards.


The Range Rover has driver and passenger airbags (side, seat-front, thorax and pelvis), plus airbags to protect rear-seat passengers.

Other safety aids include cornering brake control, which helps to maintain stability when cornering by adjusting the driver’s generated brake pressure, along with dynamic stability control to maintain control by reducing engine torque and applying braking to the appropriate wheel and correcting understeer or oversteer.

Euro NCAP test results
Land Rover Range Rover, Large Off-Road (2012)[6]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 33 91%
Child occupant: 41 84%
Pedestrian: 23 63%
Safety assist: 6 86%

Range Rover Long-Wheelbase, Autobiography Black (2014-present)

The vehicles were unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Deliveries of long-wheelbase Range Rover models were set to begin in late Q1 2014.

The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black is a limited version of the 2014 Range Rover Long-Wheelbase for the US market, with the first 25 units in Valloire White pearlescent body colour.

Changes include front grille and side vents and badging in black enamel and chrome, signature rear lamps, a chrome accent finish to the tailgate and auxiliary vents to the front and new exclusive 7-spoke 21-inch wheels with a high gloss polished finish.

More changes are individualized front and rear seating package, bespoke seat cover design, adjustable 18-way front seat, two individual fully adjustable rear seats, new rear center console (electrically deployable tables covered in black leather), 10.2-inch rear seat entertainment screens, tread plates with an illuminated 'Autobiography Black' script, a choice of 3 interior colour schemes (Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan, Dark Cherry/Ivory).

Early models included Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels with either a three-across bench seat or individual rear seats with a center console.[7]



  1. ^ https://www.landrover.com/experiences/news/range-rover-sv-coupe/index.html
  2. ^ a b "The All-New Range Rover". Land Rover. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "The All-New Range Rover". Newsroom.jaguarlandrover.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  4. ^ "新型「レンジローバー」が日本上陸". Webcg.net. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  5. ^ Stoy, Andrew (5 September 2012). "Revealed:2013 Land Rover Range Rover sheds weight with all-aluminum unibody". Auto Week. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Euro NCAP – Range Rover 3.0 TD 'Vogue', LHD (2012)". euroncap.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.  Report
  7. ^ Brandon Turkus 21 Nov 2013 at 5:30PM (2013-11-21). "2014 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB is a $185k mountain-climbing limo". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 

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