The Freelander by Land Rover
A thirsty 3.2 litre, six-cylinder engine powers the new Land Rover Freelander version 2, which has been introduced by Land Rover this year. As opposed to the original freelander, the freelander 2 is built at Halewood, near Liverpool, where the Jaguar X-types are produced, rather than the Solihull plant that produced the first freelander design. The Volvo-designed, six-speed automatic transmission engine is obtained from BMW and is placed transversely in the vehicle. It is made in Wales and has a power output of 229 bhp and a torque output of 234 lb/ft, which is quite a lot of push. The freelander is primarily a front-wheel-drive vehicle, with the ability to engage the back wheels when necessary as well. Instead of the viscous coupling idea, the automated gear box makes use of the Haldex multi-plate system with hydraulic pressure, which is more efficient.
At £30,000, the Land Rover Freelander is not a cheap option. In terms of sales, the most common engine is the 2.2-liter TD4 turbodiesel, which starts at 2,000 rpm and has a turbo that kicks in at 1,500 rpm. Land Rover estimates that the TD4’s fuel consumption will be in the neighborhood of 37.2 miles per gallon. The preceding two freelander designs were both V6 petrol vehicles, with a displacement of either 1.8 or 2.5 liters. The diesel engine in the Freelander 2 provides additional power while pulling uphill, which is very useful when towing. The TD4 goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 13.2 seconds, with a peak speed of 102 miles per hour. It glides down the road at speeds ranging from 60 to 70 miles per hour.
Power output from the 2.2-liter engine is 158 horsepower and torque output is 295 pound-feet. This vehicle also features a six-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission. When the gears are engaged and the vehicle is ready to go ahead, some pre-loaded hydraulic pressure is given to the back wheels in order to avoid a kangaroo leap forward from occurring. It takes only 150 milliseconds for the rear wheel to engage if you need to engage rear wheel drive while you are driving, which is the equivalent to 15 degrees of slip rotation on the front wheels.
When all-wheel drive is activated, the freelander is capable of traveling across any terrain, with the Hill Descent Control ensuring that the front/rear torque split is maintained during the descent. The freelander can adapt to varied terrains because to the ESP programming that has been done. In addition to the Gradient Release Control, which gradually releases the brakes on extremely steep slopes, the Freelander 2 now has a Hill Descent Control. When the handbrake is removed and the sensor detects powered movement, the hill-start assistance kicks in, allowing the brake pressure to be maintained for only a couple of seconds longer than otherwise.