EXPEDITION READY LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4

Land Rover Discovery 2013

  • New Discovery 4 model designed to cater to the overland adventure market
  • New entry point into Discovery 4 line-up

Land Rover Discovery 2013

May 2013 – The Land Rover Discovery 4, world-renowned as the ultimate all-purpose vehicle, is now available with coil spring suspension in the Discovery 4 XS, which has been specifically designed to cater to the adventure market.

The XS is fitted with Land Rover’s 155kW 3.0 TDV6 powerplant and is aimed at broadening the appeal of the Discovery 4 thanks to its competitive pricing.

“In response to customer demand we are pleased to introduce the Discovery 4 XS,” says Peter Biven, Marketing and Communications Director for Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa.  “The XS is essentially an expedition vehicle designed for robust, overland work.”

While the plush luxury of the Discovery 4 makes it the perfect partner both on- and off-road, for those looking to do longer expedition journeys the Discovery’s many indulgent features are not a priority. As such the XS has been stripped of its sunroof and other features such as electronic seat adjustment.

Land Rover Discovery 4

The Discovery 4 XS features 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control and  cooled centre cubby among its still extensive list of features. Ready for adventure the XS is fitted with a tow bar and features Trailer Stability Assist. It is only available in five seat configuration.

Cloth seats are standard fitment but can be upgraded to leather as an option, the only other option available on the vehicle is the addition of privacy glass if required.

 “This is a tough, hardworking vehicle that delivers unbeatable utility in some of the most demanding territories,” adds Biven.

Set to take advantage of these benefits is South African explorer and humanitarian Kingsley Holgate. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he has been described by Getaway Magazine as "the most travelled man in Africa" and has modeled himself on David Livingstone. Land Rover has been Kingsley Holgate’s vehicle of choice for many years.

Land Rover epitomizes travel and adventure,” says Holgate. “We require competent, capable and dependable vehicles on an expedition and that is exactly what Land Rover has delivered.

As with other models in the range the XS features Land Rover’s acclaimed 8-speed transmission with Drive Select and rotary shifter, Hill Decent Control and Low/High range gear selection.

Driver controls include steering wheel paddles as standard enabling the driver to take control of gear shifting manually. The rotary switch selects park, reverse, neutral, drive or sport modes, the last of these optimising the gearbox response times for maximum acceleration, improved response and sharper upshifts.

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 “We are excited about the introduction of the new Discovery XS. It is a more affordable option in the Discovery line-up and caters to a market with very demanding requirements,” concludes Biven.

Like all Discovery 4 models the XS comes standard with a 5yr/100 000km maintenance plan. It is priced R598 600.

Land Rover Discovery 4 Specifications

DISCOVERY 4 13MY TDV6   Technical Data Sheet
Feature3.0L V6 Diesel   155kW
Coil/Coil
8 Speed Rotary Shifter
Body DimensionsNo. of seats5 Seat
Length SAE L103mm4829
Width excluding mirrors SAE W103 (including mirrors SAE W104)mm1915 (2176)
Width with mirrors folded SAE W105mm2022
Max height Fixed Roof SAE H101mm1887
Max height with roof side rails SAE H101mm1891
Max height with roof antennae module SAE H101mm1912
Wheelbase SAE L101mm2885
Front Overhang SAE L104mm814
Rear Overhang SAE L105mm1130
Track - front (rear) at ground level SAE W101-1 / W101-2mm1605 (1612.5)
Underbody clearance minimum - running clearance to exhaustmm185
Front Axle clearance - to axle undertraymm209
Rear Axle clearance - to differential casingmm216
Wading Depthmm600
Turning circle - turns lock to lockNo. of  turns3.32
Turning circle - wall to wall av. (outermost corner of front bumper   assy)m11.8
Turning circle - kerb to kerb av. (outermost edge of front outside tyre   wall)m11.45
Approach Angle SAE A106-1deg32.2
Departure Angle  -full size spare   option SAE A106-2deg24.9
Departure Angle with towbar (NAS Class 3 Draw Bar - L015838)deg14.7
Departure Angle with towbar (EU Fixed Height - KNB500011)deg15.7
Departure Angle with towbar (EU Adjustable height - KNB500030)deg14
Ramp Breakover Angle SAE A147deg22.8
Frontal Aream23.15
Drag coefficientCd0.40
Vehicle Weights / TowingWeight   fromkg2508
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)kg2950
Technically permissible maximum mass on each axlekg1450   (front) 1650 (rear)
Technically permissible maximum towable masskg3500
Technically permissible maximum mass of the combination (GTW)kg6450
Maximum mass of unbraked trailerkg750
Class and type of coupling device fitted or to   be fittedtypeA50-X,   detachable ball
Maximum roof load (roof rack cross bars (3.2kg) form part of load)kg75
Interior DimensionsLoadspace volume -   Maximum behind row 2 - 5 seat SAE V7litres1260
Loadspace volume - Maximum behind row 1 - 5 seat   SAE V6litres2476
Loadspace length - behind row 2 - 5 seat SAE L202-2mm1108
Loadspace length - behind row 1 - 5 seat SAE L202-1mm1831
Loadspace width between arches SAE W201mm1146
Loadspace width - Maximum SAE W500mm1235
Loadspace height - Maximum SAE H505mmFixed   roof 1027
Liftover height to kerb ground (access height - 4CAS) SAE H195mm817
Loadspace door aperture - Maximum Widthmm1120
Loadspace door aperture - Maximun Heightmm945
Loadspace door aperture - Maximum Box Sizemm973 x 900
Effective leg room - row 1 SAE L34mm992
Maximum leg room - row 1 SAE L33mm1078
Effective leg room - row 2 SAE L51-2mm955
Effective headroom - row 1 SAE H61-1mmFixed roof 1020
Effective head room - row 2 SAE H61-2mmFixed roof 1043
Front shoulder room SAE W3-1mm1503
Rear shoulder room - row 2 SAE W3-2mm1499
EngineLayout / No. of   cylinders / valvesLongitudinal / V6 /   24
Engine management / fuel injection systemtypeBosch Gen 3
Effective displacementccs2993
Firing order1, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6
Idle speed (Base)rpm710
Bore / strokemm84/90
Compression ratio:116:1
Max. power output (EEC)kW155
Engine speed at max powerrpm4000
Max. torque (EEC)Nm520
Max. torque (SAE)lbft383.6
Engine speed at max torquerpm1500 - 2500
Pass by Noise (EC Type approval)dB(A)73   (non DPF)
Fluid CapacitiesFuel tank capacity   (usable)litres82.3
Engine Oil Dry Fill including Filterlitres6.8
Engine Oil and filter Changelitres5.9
PAS Fluidlitres1.2 (Fill to mark)
Gearboxn/aOE   filled for life - in service fill to level plug when engine hot (capacity not   specified)
Transfer Caselitres1.5
Front Differentiallitres0.61 dry fill, 0.565   wet fill
Rear Differential (Open)litres1.1
Rear Differential (ETM)litres1.6
Cooling System Base (dry fill capacity)litres11.5
Cooling System Base + FBH (dry fill capacity)litres12.8
Cooling System Base + Rear Heater (dry fill capacity)litres14
Cooling System Base + FBH + Rear Heater (dry fill capacity)litres15.3
Cooling System Anti Freeze%50
Screen Wash Reserviorlitres5.6
Fluid SpecificationsEngine lubricant   specificationtype5W/30   - WSS-M2C-934. Castrol SLX Professional C1 5W-30 with ACEA C1
Gearbox lubricant specificationtypeShell   L12108
Transfer Box lubricant specificationtypeShell TF0753
Front Differential lubricant specificationtypeCastrol SAF - XO
Rear Differential (open) lubricant specificationtypeCastrol SAF - XO
Rear Differential (ETM) lubricant specificationtypeCastrol SAF - BOT 720
Brake fluid specificationtypeShell ESL Dot 4
PAS fluid specificationtypeTexaco cold climate   PAS fluid 33270
Coolant specificationtypeTexaco XLC
ChassisFront suspensiontypeCoil   sprung Independent double wishbone
Rear suspensiontypeCoil   sprung Independent double wishbone
Front Suspension travelmm255   (bump 100 / rebound 155)
Rear Suspension travelmm275   (bump 125 / rebound 150)
Total Articulationmm450
Wheel alignment - Front Total Toeminutes+10' +/-12' (Toe in)
Wheel alignment - Rear Total Toeminutes+14' +/-8' (Toe in)
Front BrakestypeVentilated disc
Front Brakes Diametermm / inch317 / 12.480
Rear BrakestypeVentilated disc
Rear Brakes Diametermm / inch325 / 12.795
Park Brake (DIH)typeDuo Servo
Park Brake Diametermm210 / 8.268
TyresType255/60R18   112V
WheelsTypeAlloy   8.0J x 18
Tyre pressures - up to 4 people (non NAS)bar2.3   Front
2.5 Rear
Tyre pressures - up to GVW (non NAS)bar2.5   Front
2.9 Rear
Road wheel nut torqueNm140
Driving stability systemstypeEBD,   ABS, TCS, ESP, EBA, HDC+, EBP, HDC, RSC, TSA
Steering typetypeRack & pinion,   power assisted
Overall steering ratio (on centre / lock)deg/deg19.43 / 14.90   (handwheel to roadwheel)
Rack ratio (rack bar displacement per revolution of pinion)mm/rev45 on centre,   52.6@lock
Max gradient - ascent / descent (at maximum engine oil level)deg35   / 35 (continuous usage)
45 / 40 ('drive through')
Max gradient - side slope traverse (at nominal   engine oil level) - Not for inclusion in Handbookdeg35 (continuous usage)
HDC speed rangekphLow   Range 3 - 20kph
High range 6-30kph
ElectricalBatterytypeH8
Ratingamp/hr90
Voltage (nominal)v12
Polaritypos / negNegative (-) earth
TransmissionFour wheel drive   systemtypeFull   time 4 wheel drive with std locking centre differential.
TransmissionZF 8HP70 (8 speed   auto)
Transmission ratios
     1st (High / Low):14.714 / 13.812
     2nd (High / Low):13.143 / 9.209
     3rd (High / Low):12.106 / 6.171
     4th (High / Low):11.667 / 4.884
     5th (High / Low):11.285 / 3.765
     6th (High / Low):11 / 2.930
     7th (High / Low):10.839 / 2.458
     8th (High / Low):10.667 / 1.954
     Reverse (High / Low):1(minus) 3.317 /   (minus) 9.719
Final drive ratio:13.21
Transfer box ratio:1High   Range 1:1
Low Range 2.93:1
Overall Gearing
     1st (High / Low):115.132 / 44.337
     2nd (High / Low):110.089 / 29.561
     3rd (High / Low):16.760 / 19.808
     4th (High / Low):15.351 / 15.679
     5th (High / Low):14.125 / 12.086
     6th (High / Low):13.210 / 9.405
     7th (High / Low):12.693 / 7.891
     8th (High / Low):12.141 / 6.273
     Reverse (High / Low):1(minus) 10.648 /   (minus) 31.197
Performance
Acceleration :- 0-100 kphsec10.7
Top speedkph180
Max speed in gears (High Range) - Autos in 'D',   not tip or sport
     1stkph38
     2ndkph58
     3rdkph88
     4thkph111
     5thkph144
     6thkph180
     7thkph180
     8thkph180
Max speed in gears (Low Range) - Autos in 'D', not tip or sport
     1stkph12
     2ndkph19
     3rdkph30
     4thkph37
     5thkph49
     6thkph63
     7thkph75
     8thkph100
Fuel Consumption / EmissionsEU - Urbanltr/100 km9.8
EU - Extra-Urbanltr/100 km8.1
EU - Combinedltr/100 km8.8
CO2 - Urbang/km260
CO2 - Extra-Urbang/km213
CO2 -   Combinedg/km230

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