2011 Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition: official details, images, price

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 10, 2011

Land Rover will unveil the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This flagship hand-finished exclusive model is powered by any of the available V8 engines, including the new 4.4 liter LR-TDV8 Diesel engine mated to a new eight-speed transmission that features Drive Select with Paddle Shift. This 4.4 liter LR-TDV8 Diesel engine could deliver up to 313PS of output and 700Nm of torque.

Despite this power, this new engine consumes less fuel and emits 14-percent less carbon dioxide than its predecessor, which makes it compliant with the strict EU5 emissions standards. In terms of numbers, the 4.4 liter LR-TDV8 Diesel engine features a fuel consumption figure of 30.1mpg (combined cycle). This version of the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition is the first Range Rover to surpass 30mpg.

Engineers at Land Rover have tuned the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission to allow it to deliver smooth shifting and quick response as well as enhanced fuel economy. This gearbox also enables the Range Rover to accelerate from nil to 60mph in just mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50mph-75mph sprint in just 5.1 seconds. In addition, the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition could be equipped with the LR-V8 5.0 Supercharged engine that delivers 510PS of output and 625Nm of torque, allowing the vehicle to sprint from zero to 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.

Both versions of the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition are endowed with Land Rover's Terrain Response system that optimizes the vehicle configuration for almost all driving situations -- on-road or off-road.

This system offers five different settings to allow the vehicle to adapt to different terrains like Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition features a handcrafted luxury interior that makes use of soft feel natural leathers. The cabin of the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition provides the driver with distinct command driving position for superior visibility and comfort.

It also provides rear passengers with top-notch accommodation never before featured in a Range Rover – two standalone electric rear seats that allow first-rate space and comfort. Moreover, the rear cabin comes with a rear console extension that includes a machined aluminum laptop table and drinks chiller as well as two Apple iPads as standard. Moreover, the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition features a luxury-themed rear load space, particularly with its super yacht-inspired teak floor as well as metal and leather detailing.

Amazingly enough, the interior of the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition has high-end semi-aniline leather seating as well as Oxford leather on the steering wheel, door casings and dashboard top. Moreover, the fascia and door top rolls feature Kalahari wood veneers while the interior colorways could also be availed in dark cherry or Arabica. On the other hand, the exterior could be wrapped in new color finishes -- Roussillon Red or Otago Stone.

The door handles, dark atlas radiator grille and side vents could also be availed in body color. The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition also features tailgate badging and rides on distinct 20-inch multi-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels. Customers may also avail of the Exterior Design Pack and deployable side steps.

Designed, engineered and built in the United Kingdom, each Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition will only be built when a customer order comes in, thereby guaranteeing its exclusivity. Land Rover plans to build and sell 500 examples of the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition in over 20 markets around the world.

Press Release

THE NEW RANGE ROVER AUTOBIOGRAPHY ULTIMATE EDITION

Gaydon, Warwickshire, 9th February 2011, the new Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition, a hand-finished exclusive addition, will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

The flagship model adds a handcrafted luxury interior, using specially selected soft feel natural leathers, to an interior renowned for being one of the finest in the automotive world.

The driver benefits from the recognisable command driving position offering excellent visibility and comfort, and the rear passengers now experience first-class-style accommodation never before seen in a Range Rover.

Two stand alone electric rear seats enhance space and comfort for the rear passengers, making the Ultimate Edition the definitive chauffeur vehicle. The addition of a rear console extension, including a machined aluminium laptop table and drinks chiller, and two Apple iPads* as standard (the first car to do so), takes the Range Rover rear seat experience to new levels of luxury.

The luxury theme extends to the rear load space, with a super yacht inspired teak floor with metal and leather detailing.

The interior story is completed with high-end semi-aniline leather seating and Oxford leather on the door casings, dashboard top and steering wheel. For the first time, Kalahari wood veneers are used on the facia and door top rolls and unique interior colourways of either dark cherry or Arabica are available.

Two new unique exterior colours, either Roussillon Red or Otago Stone, are available along with body coloured door handles, dark atlas radiator grille and side vents to create a sophisticated finish. This Ultimate Edition is fitted with new and unique 20" multi-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels, and unique tailgate badging. Customers also have the option of an Exterior Design Pack and deployable side steps.

The all-V8 engine line-up includes the superb new 4.4 litre LR-TDV8 Diesel engine with a new eight-speed transmission incorporating Drive Select with Paddle Shift as standard. This LR-TDV8 combines superior power with 313PS, 700Nm torque whilst delivering even lower fuel consumption and 14% less CO2 emissions than its predecessor in line with the stringent EU5 emissions standards. The combined cycle fuel consumption of the new LR-TDV8 4.4-litre is just 30.1mpg, making this the first Range Rover ever to better 30mpg.

The 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox tuned by Land Rover engineers to combine silky smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid response and improved fuel economy, catapults the Range Rover from rest to 60mph in a mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50mph-75mph dash in just 5.1 seconds.

The LR-V8 5.0 Supercharged engine is also available delivering awesome power and torque, 510PS and 625Nm, propelling the Range Rover from 0-60mph in a breath-taking 5.9 seconds.

Both variants come with Land Rover's award-winning Terrain ResponseTM system, which optimises the vehicle set-up for virtually all on-road or off-road driving situations, with five different settings to suit different terrains including new Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control.

This Ultimate Edition was designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK and exclusivity is assured as each vehicle will be built to customer order only. 500 units will be produced and sold in over 20 markets globally.

Pricing will be announced by individual markets later this year.

*iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the US and other countries.

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