Originally Posted by ADS
I believe BMW developed the new Rangie. And yes the TD6 diesel engine is the same as the BMW 3.0d engine as found in the 330d, 530d, 730d and X5.
However, I think the Rangies verion is in a lower state of tune - 184bhp I think whereas the Beemers now have over 200 out of the same engine.
Bloody hell, I turn on the footie for a couple of hours and all hell's been let loose on the thread! Right, back to my favourite subject.....
ADS - New RR's common-rail turbodiesel TD6 is indeed the BMW 2926cc, 24-valve straight six with 174bhp and 288lb ft torque. Peak torque developed at 2000rpm and peak power at 4000rpm.
Petrol version is BMW V8 4398cc, 32-valve, with 282bhp at 5400rpm. Torque is 325lb ft at 3600rpm. Top speed is 130mph, although I've seen 135mph 'on the clock' on a German autobahn and impressively solid as a rock.
The Range Rover BMW engines differ from those used in BMW cars by virtue of extensive revisions to the oil system (so it works on a 1:1 slope!), to the oil seals and cam-drive pulleys to avoid ingress of mud/general crap etc. and to the cooling system so it works in the desert!
V8 petrol RR uses ZF transmissions, TD6 uses GM.
Development of new RR under BMW was so far advanced when they sold Land Rover that a change in engine spec was out of the question. Part of the deal was that supply of BMW engines would be unaffected.
Can I get on with my life now please?
ps. I thought this was a RIB forum??!!
pps. DGR - were we severely robbed by that Swiss ref or what? Boycott Toblerone I say.