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Performance Review: Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 - [2012]

Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 - [2012] image

Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 - [2012]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2012 | Type: SUV
  • Engine: 2993 cc (182.6 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Transmission: 8 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 124 mph (199.5 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 8.50 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 8.8 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.00 secs
  • Power: 252 bhp (187 kW) @ 4000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 2535 kgs (5588 lbs)
  • Torque: 443 lb-ft (600.6 Nm) @ 2000 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 17.07 secs @ 80.2 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 99.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 174.7 lb-ft
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Land-Rover Range Rover Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 is the 8 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2012. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno 6.5 V12.This particular Land-Rover Range Rover has a 2993cc Turbo Diesel powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6 - [2019] image

Alternative Diesel V6's includes the 2019 Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6

The Range Rover shares its Diesel V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2019 Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6 and the 2016 Audi A6 3.0 TDI BiTurbo Quattro Tiptronic. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Range Rover's All Wheel Drive, SUV combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 2535 kgs (5588 lbs) this makes the Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 in the same weight category as the 2018 BMW X7 xDrive 50i 4.4 V8 Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Hyundai i30 N Performance 2.0 Turbo - [2022] image

The Land-Rover Range Rover shares the same bhp with the 2022 Hyundai i30 N Performance 2.0 Turbo (276 bhp)

In terms of power the 2993cc 24V V6 engine produces 252 bhp (187 kW) @ 4000 rpm similar to the 2022 Hyundai i30 N Performance 2.0 Turbo (276 bhp) or the 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Cabrio 2.0 Turbo (228 bhp).

The Turbo V6 throws out 443 lb-ft (600.6 Nm) @ 2000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse 5.0 V8 (418 lb-ft) or the 2023 Porsche Cayenne S 4.0 V8 Turbo (443 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Land-Rover Range Rover you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Citroen DS3 1.6 THP 150 - [2009] image

The 2009 Citroen DS3 1.6 THP 150 (124.1 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Land-Rover Range Rover.

The Land-Rover Range Rover has a Power to weight ratio of 99.4 bhp per ton and 174.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2012 Range Rover competing with the 2009 Citroen DS3 1.6 THP 150 (124.1 bhp per ton) or the 2003 Lancia Thesis 3.2 V6 24v Comfortronic (124.1 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Land-Rover Range Rover generating around 174.7 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1962 Lincoln Continental 7.0L V8 (199.7 lb-ft per ton) or the 2006 Volkswagen-VW Golf GT TDi 170 (199.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 8.50 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 8.8 secs, this made the Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 as fast as the 2004 Land-Rover Discovery 3 4.4 V8 (8.50 secs) the 2000 Volkswagen-VW Golf GT TDi 150 (8.50 secs) the 1997 Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi (8.50 secs) the or the 1992 Ford Escort XR3i (8.50 secs). This Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 is also faster than the 2012 Jaguar XJ V6 (8.60 secs) the 2006 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.6 TDV8 (8.60 secs) the 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Sport (8.60 secs) the and the 2003 Volkswagen-VW Golf 2.0 FSI (8.60 secs).

Vauxhall-Opel Insignia 2.0 SIDI Turbo 4x4 - [2013] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Range Rover and the 2013 Vauxhall-Opel Insignia 2.0 SIDI Turbo 4x4

When talking about the performance of the Land-Rover Range Rover on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 17.07 secs @ 80.2 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2013 Vauxhall-Opel Insignia 2.0 SIDI Turbo 4x4 (16.99 secs), the 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R 5.0 V8 (16.99 secs), and the 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 7.5L V8 (17.00 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2012 version of the Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 has a maximum speed of 124mph.

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Top Speed of the 2012 Range Rover equals the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2012 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph), the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph), or the 2018 Abarth 595 Turismo 1.4 Turbo (135 mph).

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