Range Rover Sport gets updated for the 2013MY

Article by Christian A., on May 18, 2012

Land Rover revealed today the updated 2013 Range Rover Sport. The 2013MY Range Rover Sport comes with several updates such as a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels, five new paint finishes (Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana and Mariana), red Brembo brake calipers (for the Supercharged model), a wide choice of interior colour combinations and new carbon fibre veneer pack.

The interior offers two new interior trim combinations, but customers can also opt for a new carbon veneer pack, adding a sharp, contemporary look to the interior. The Range Rover port comes equipped with the highest level of audio equipment: a High-Ice Harmon Kardon system delivering 380W of sound from a total of 11 speakers.

For those who want even more, the Harmon Kardon Logic system produces an astonishing 825W from no less than 17 speakers. A 7-inch touchscreen with Dual View technology is also available, allowing the driver to view the navigational display and the passenger to watch a DVD. The engines offered on the 2013MY Range Rover Sport are the same as last year. We find the 3.0-litre EU5 diesel delivering 256 PS and a maximum torque of 600 Nm and CO2 emissions of 230g/km.

The same engine is offered with 211 PS and 520 Nm of torque. CO2 emissions are 224 g/km. the 245 PS 3.0-litre with 6-speed transmission is fitted in markets where EU4 emissions regulations remain in force. The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine delivers 375 PS and 510 Nm torque.

The most powerful version is powered by a 5.0-litre Supercharged, delivering 510 PS and 625 Nm of torque. CO2 emissions are 327g/km and 348g/km respectively. All engines offer the ZF automatic gearboxes, the EU5 diesels coupled to the ZF 8HP70 8-speed and the petrol engines, the ZF HP28 6-speed. Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.

Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport boasts an improved steering response with a stiffened front suspension’s lower arm forward bushing. This, in turn, enhances the driver’s sense of involvement with the vehicle, especially at higher speeds.

Complementing this is the improved variable ratio steering rack and it does so by enhancing the stability of the car at high speed cruising as well as by increasing its sensitivity at high lock angles.

Moreover, the Range Rover Sport features a new braking system that has been updated comprehensively in order to provide a much better stopping power and an enhanced driver feel.

The brakes for this naturally aspirated vehicle have been based on the outgoing Supercharged model’s four-piston opposed caliper performance system. This updated system uses 14.2-inch ventilated front discs plus dual piston sliding cast-iron calipers that result to enhanced pedal feel. Furthermore, the rear of the Range Rover Sport features 13.8-inch ventilated discs with single piston sliding calipers made of lightweight aluminum.

Meanwhile, for the Supercharged model, its braking system was developed in conjunction with Brembo, the performance brake specialists. This braking system makes use of 15-inch ventilated front discs with 6-piston opposed-action monoblock calipers made of unique lightweight aluminum. Lastly, 14.3-inch ventilated discs featuring single piston sliding calipers have been fitted at the rear.

Models that are fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control option likewise benefit from the Advanced Emergency Brake Assist or AEBA system, which was designed to enable it to detect how the driver responds to any potential emergency situation.

Press Release

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

For 2013, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport consolidates its position as the most dynamic and luxurious sports tourer in its class with fresh new colours and a greater choice of interior trim and alloy wheel designs.

"The Range Rover Sport was substantially revised in 2011 with major powertrain enhancements and raised equipment levels to reinforce its outstanding breadth of capability. This year we're going one step further, offering even more choice with some great new colour combinations and detail improvements to redefine the Range Rover Sport's class-leading levels of comfort and customer appeal," says John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

To complement the exterior design changes updated at 2012 model year, a striking new five-spoke cast alloy wheel design in Sparkle Silver and five new body colours provide customers with even greater levels of choice when it comes to enhancing the look of their Range Rover Sport: Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana and Mariana are all introduced for 2013. Customers opting for the Supercharged model will discover stunning Red Brembo brake callipers fitted as standard with the option of reverting back to black high performance brakes at no additional cost.

The interior specifications offer two new interior trim combinations allowing customers to choose a dark upper cabin environment with lighter coloured seats or the opposite way round. Customers can also opt for a new carbon veneer pack, adding a sharp, contemporary look to the interior.

Introduced at 2012 model year, the Range Rover Sport comes equipped with the highest level of audio equipment. The High-Ice Harmon Kardon system delivers 380W of sound from a total of 11 speakers whilst the premium Harmon Kardon Logic system produces an astonishing 825W from no less than 17 speakers. The 7-inch touchscreen provides customers with the option of Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the navigational display and the passenger to watch a DVD. Advanced features include a hard disc drive music server and Land Rover's unique "Say What You See" voice recognition system with screen prompts.

An outstanding Land Rover Range Rover Sport engine line-up remains unchanged for 2013. The 3.0-litre EU5 diesels match effortless performance with high efficiency. The 256PS has a maximum torque of 600Nm and CO2 emissions of 230g/km whilst the 211PS provides 520Nm and 224g/km. The 245PS 3.0-litre with 6-speed transmission is fitted in markets where EU4 emissions regulations remain in force.

The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre petrol produces 375PS with 510Nm torque and the flagship 5.0-litre Supercharged, a stunning 510PS with 625Nm torque. CO2 emissions are 327g/km and 348g/km respectively. All engines drive through unrivalled ZF automatic gearboxes, the EU5 diesels coupled to the ZF 8HP70 8-speed and the petrol engines, the ZF HP28 6-speed. Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.

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