The Land Rover Defender 110 P400 Edition
The new Defender proves that the off-road icon can also be on-road. That makes it a really good all-rounder – in contrast to its legendary predecessor.
The Land Rover Defender 110 P400 has come of age with its second edition. He also underlines this in the AUTO ZEITUNG test. Legendary quirks like those of the predecessor are a thing of the past.
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But most Land Rover Defender 110 P400s experience their adventures mostly on asphalt, where for example trailers weighing up to 3.5 tons are allowed to hook. Transport capacity is a specialty of the extremely spacious off-roader, which is comfortable for all passengers.
Optionally, up to seven people can climb the high interior of the 110 Defender. Incidentally, the 110 stands for the five-door body version (Defender 90: short wheelbase, three doors), the P400 for the 400 hp, which is the very smooth running, mildly hybridized 3.0-liter turbo in-line six-cylinder with variable electro-hydraulic valve control, which is mildly hybridized by a starter generator releases.
Driven by up to 550 Newton meters of torque, the test car, which weighs more than 2.4 tons, accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds and is limited to 191 km / h. In the test cycle, including the full load share, this results in the requirement of 13.4 liters of Super per 100 kilometers, also because the Land Rover Defender 110 P400, which is over two meters wide and almost as high, lifts a front surface in the size of a wardrobe into the airstream. Despite this top performance, the Defender does not mutate into a sports SUV – it needs quite large steering angles for winding mountain roads, but does not feel sluggish and by no means as bulky as its predecessor.
And on top of that, it is really comfortable thanks to the well-insulated driving noise and the harmonious, optional air suspension. Only the braking distances of around 40 meters from 100 km / h are not so good in the test, but this can also be attributed to the all-terrain tires. More on the topic: Jaguar Land Rover will be using electric drives in the future