Originally Posted by codprawn
I didn't know they had a proper chassis any more - thought it was just a subframe???
The Range Rover Sport is simply a Disco 3/4 with a different body. It's a monocoque shell on top of a seperate chassis. It's the Range Rover (as launched by BMW) that's the monocoque with subframes.
I understand the various comments about live axles and wheel articulation...however, in modern 4X4 thinking there is more to wheel articulation and grip than just the brawn of live axles. Electronics play such a large part that when coupled with the flexibility of independant air springs all new avenues of ability are opened
Just picked up a 3 litre diesel auto Disco 4...a great step forward over the Disco 3. Acceleration is now strong, refinement is much better, fuel economy looks slightly better and the interior is in a completely different up market world. At the moment though I prefer the nose/grille treatment of the Disco 3. Lots of nice new features like reversing cameras too..makes trailer coupling much easier