Range Rover 1991

Press Release - September 1990

Range Rover CSK: 
     - The ultimate two door Range Rover

The Range Rover CSK is (also) introduced at this year's Motor Show. The CSK, bearing the initials of Range Rover's original designer, Spen King, is a limited edition model which just 200 will be built. Each of these bears a plaque confirming its exclusivity.

Based on the two door model, the CSK is powered by the 185 bhp 3.9 litre petrol injection engine and is available with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

On-road handling is improved by the adoption of anti-roll bars and sports dampers at both the front and rear whilst roll stiffness is increased by 25 per cent over the standard production model.

A four channel power hydraulic anti-lock bracking system is fitted as standard. With improved aerodynamics and T rated high speed tyres the maximum speed is increased to 114 mph, where permitted, making the CSK the fastest ever production Range Rover.

The interior of the Range Rover CSK is finished in beige with perforated leather seat facings, co-ordinated leather door trims and a perforated leather covered steering wheel, all exclusive to this limited edition.

The fascia rail, centre console and door inserts are finished in American Walnut.

Standard equipment includes central locking, air-conditioning, an electric tilt/slide sunroof, electric windows, heated door mirrors and a six speaker stereo sound system.

The CSK's exterior is finished in Beluga black with contrasting chrome bumpers and silver pinstripe coach lines whilst discreet CSK logos are positioned on both front wings and the lower tailgate. All models also feature a black front spoiler incorporating integral fog lamps. Two further driving lamps are mounted on the grille for improved night-vision.

The CSK also features distinctive black-edged silver five spoke alloy wheels, unique to this limited edition.

A full range of accessories is available including a autochange CD player for up to 12 CDs and a cellular telephone.

Retail price:

- Range Rover CSK manual:      £28,995.00
- Range Rover CSK automatic:  £30,319.22



Specification/Performance data
                        - Range Rover CSK

Model:                                                    Range Rover CSK
Engine:                                                  3.9 litre V8 petrol
Cylinder head material:                            Aluminium
Cylinder block material:                           Aluminium
Number of cylinders:                               8
Cylinder layout:                                      "V" formation
Bore:                                                     93.98 mm (3.7 in)
Stroke:                                                  71.12 mm (2.8 in)
Capacity:                                               3947 cc (241 cu in)
Valve gear:                                             Hydraulic tappets ohv
Compression ratio:                                  9.35:1
Fuel injection:                                         Lucas L - Jetronic
Maximum power output:                          185.1 bhp 187.7 PS (138 kW) 4750 rpm
Maximum torque:                                    235.1 lb ft (318.5 Nm) at 2600 rpm
Suspension:                                           Anti-roll bars front and rear
                                                             Sports hydraulic dampers
                                                             Long travel coil springs
                                                             Boge self levelling device
                                                             Spring rate - front: 133 lb/in
                                                                                rear:  150 lb/in

Steering
Type:                                                      Worm and Roller (Adwest)
Power assisted steering:                          Standard

Brakes
Front:                                                     11.73 in dia (298 mm) ventilated discs
Rear:                                                      11.42 in dia (290 mm) plain discs
Servo:                                                     Standard
ABS - standard:                                       WABCO
Hand brake operation:                              Transmission brake drum on rear output
                                                              from transfer box

Wheels
Construction:                                           Five spoke alloy wheels
Rim width:                                               7.00 in
Tyres:                                                     Michelin 205 R 16 XM+S T rated

Fuel
Tank capacity:                                         16.8 gallons (76.3 litres)
Fuel grade:                                              95 TON U L G minimum
Unleaded compatible:                               Yes

Fuel consumption

Manual                                                   mpg                  l/100 km
Simulated urban cycle                              15.6                  18.2
Constant 56 mph                                      26.9                  10.5
Constant 75 mph                                      21.0                  13.5

Automatic
Simulated urban cycle                              14.4                  19.6
Constant 56 mph                                      24.9                  10.5
Constant 75 mph                                      21.1                  13.4


Weights
EEC Kerb Weight                                    Front axle           Rear axle     Total
Manual                                                   1023.5 kg           988.0 kg       2011.5 kg
Automatic                                               1050.5 kg           992.0 kg       2042.5 kg
GVW                                                      1200.0 kg          1510.0 kg      2510.0 kg

Towing weight
Fully braked:                                            8800 lb (4000 kg)
Over-run brakes:                                       7700 lb (3500 kg)
Without brakes:                                        1650 lb (750 kg)

Service data
Main service intervals:                               12000 miles

Dimensions:
Wheelbase:                                              100 in                   2540.0 mm
Overall length:                                           175 in                   4447.0 mm
Track front:                                               58.5 in                  1486.0 mm
Track rear:                                                58.5 in                  1486.0 mm
Height:                                                     71.0 in                  1792.0 mm
Width:                                                      72.0 in                  1813.0 mm
Ground clearance:                                      7.5 in                    190.0 mm
Luggage capacity:
(seats up):                                                36.2 ft3                 1.02 m3
(seats down):                                            70.8 ft3                 2.00 m3


Performance:
Manual/automatic:                                    0-60 mph:              9.9 seconds
Maximum speed:                                      Manual:                 114.0 mph
                                                               Automatic:             113.5 mph






Major improvements to Land Rover for 1991
     - Land Rover Discovery

This year's Motor Show sees major improvements to Land Rover's product range.

Launched last year, the class-beating Discovery broadens its appeal with the introduction of a five door derivative.

Based on the same 100 in wheelbase as the three door derivative the new model is available with a choice of petrol or diesel engines.

New for 1991 is the introduction of the 3.5 litre V8 petrol injection engine, replacing the carburettor model. Known as the V8i, the new unit offers considerable performance benefits over its predecessor whilst reducing overall fuel comsumption.

The five door Discovery features the following as standard equipment:

Electric windows, central locking, headlamp powerwash, electrically heated adjustable door mirrors, seven seat configuration, unique alloy roadwheels and a load-space rollerblind.

Further improvements are made to all Discovery models for 1991.

These includes:

The introduction of a second colourway called Bahama beige.

Six new body colours:
Pennine Grey (solid)
Eskdale Green (solid)
Pebblestone Beige (solid)
Carrigada Green (micatallic)
Armada Gold (metallic)
Savarine White (solid) replacing Davos White

Improved side window demist capability by the provision of additional air vents mounted in the upper fascia.

Introducing of flush-fitting lower seat belt anchorages, resulting in an unimpaired load space area for bulky loads.

Intermittent wiper action on the rear window.

Introduction of a rear warning light and reflector, incorporated into the rear end door shurface, for greater safety in poor light conditions.


In addition certain options have been upgraded for 1991, ie

Introduction of air-conditioning option on 200 Tdi, previously available only on petrol models.

Fitment of grab handle mounted on the E post when the seven seat option is specified. Improvements are also made to the stowage of the rear seat belts when not in use.

Addition of two low range speakers in the lower front doors when the high specification audio system is ordered.

Availability of factory fitted five spoke alloy wheels on three door models, previously available only as an accessory through Land Rover Parts.


Product in detail
 
Land Rover Discovery
- 3.5 litre V8 petrol injection engine for 1991

For 1991 the renowned 3.5 litre V8 petrol injection engine is introduced, replacing the carburettor model.

The new unit offers improved performance whilst reducing overall fuel consumption. Both maximum power and torque are increased at lower rpm, resulting in improved driveability. The new unit is designed to run on unleaded fuel and is available with catalyst option. Specific performance improvents over the carburettor model are:


                                    V8i                      V8 Carburettor          Improvement
Maximum power           163.6 bhp             144.5 bhp                 13.2 %
                                   @ 4750 rpm          @ 5000 rpm      
Maximum torque           211.9 lb ft             192.0 lb ft                 10.4%
Maximum speed           106.5 mph            101.6 mph                   4.8%
0-60 mph                      10.8 seconds        12.7 seconds            14.7% reduction

Specification/Performance data
- Land Rover Discovery - V8i petrol models

Model:                                                    Discovery 3 / 5 door estate
Engine:                                                  3.5 litre V8i & V8i catalyst
Cylinder head material:                            Aluminium alloy
Cylinder block material:                           Aluminium alloy
Number of cylinders:                               8
Cylinder layout:                                      "V" formation
Bore:                                                     88.9 mm
Stroke:                                                  71.12 mm
Capacity:                                               3528 cc
Valve gear:                                             ohv
Compression ratio:                                 8.13:1 Low Comp (V8i catalyst)
                                                            9.35:1 High Comp (V8i)
Maximum power output:                          L C 153.41 bhp DIN (114.4kW) 4750 rpm
                                                             H C 163.60 bhp DIN (122.0kW) 4750 rpm
Maximum torque:                                    L C 192.10 lb ft (260.58 Nm) 3000 rpm
                                                             H C 211.89 lb ft (287.28 Nm) 2600 rpm

Specification/Performance data
- Land Rover Discovery - 200 Tdi models

Model:                                                    Discovery 3 / 5 door estate
Engine:                                                  2.5 litre turbo charged, direct injection
                                                              intercooled, diesel (200 Tdi)
Cylinder head material:                            Aluminium alloy
Cylinder block material:                           Cast iron
Number of cylinders:                               4
Bore:                                                     90.47 mm
Stroke:                                                  97.00 mm
Capacity:                                               2495 cc
Valve gear:                                             ohv
Compression ratio:                                 19.5:1
Fuel injection:                                         Mechanical, engine driven, type 
                                                             Bosch KBEL 98 PVI 870398 (2 spring)
Maximum power output:                          111.3 bhp DIN (83 kW) a 4000 rpm
Maximum torque:                                    195 lb ft (265 Nm) a 1800 rpm

Maximum speed (3 door)                         Tdi                  91.6 mph
                                                             V8i                106.5 mph
                                                             V8i cat           101.5 mph
                         (5 door)                         Tdi                  90.7 mph
                                                             V8i                105.4 mph
                                                             V8i cat           100.9 mph


Fuel consumption

Tdi                                                       mpg                  l/100 km
Simulated urban cycle                           30.5                  9.27
Constant 56 mph                                   42.2                  6.67
Constant 75 mph                                   28.9                  9.78

V8i
Simulated urban cycle                           14.8                  19.08
Constant 56 mph                                   26.8                  10.53
Constant 75 mph                                   19.0                  14.92

V8i catalyst
Simulated urban cycle                           15.2                  18.64
Constant 56 mph                                   24.2                  11.68
Constant 75 mph                                   18.0                  15.71


Suspension

Front:                                                  Single rate coil springs. Live beam axle.
                                                          Double acting hydraulic shock absorbers,
                                                          radius arms and Panhard rod.
Rear:                                                  Progressive rate coil springs. Double
                                                          acting hydraulic shock absorbers. Live
                                                          beam axle with trailing links and "A" frame.




Debut of 
     - the Land Rover Defender

This year's show also sees the debut of the Land Rover Defender range of utility vehicles. Based on the 90/110, Defender benefits from the introduction of the 200 Tdi turbocharged intercooled direct injection diesel engine, launched last year in Discovery. The new unit produces 26 per cent more power and 25 per cent more torque than its predecessor whilst reducing overall fuel consumption by 25 per cent. Numerous interior and exterior changes are also introduced including:

Repositioned front deats, sited 25 mm inboard, improving driver ergonomics

New cubby box incorporating a trinket tray and lockable glove box

Interior courtesy light operated by the front doors

Improved wash wipe programme

Introducing of Moorland dog-tooth seat trim

Exterior changes on all models include Defender badging on the front grille and rear, colour-keyed body side tapes, where applicable, and a Land Rover hard logo on the rear, replacing the previous decal. Two new body colours are introduced - a replacement white and a new grey.


Product in detail
 
Land Rover Defender

The 200 Tdi engine, launched last year in the Discovery, offers class beating performance in the utility sector, producing:

- 107.3 bhp (80 kW) at 3800 rpm and
- 188 lb ft (255 Nm) at 1800 rpm

The maximum speed of all Tdi models increases by an average of 13 per cent whilst fuel consumption is reduced by 25 per cent across the range

Principal features of the 200 Tdi engine include:

- direct injection technology with Bosch 2-spring injectors and a Bosch VE fuel 
  injection pump
- short cycle engine heater plugs for quicker starting
- aluminium cylinder head for improved thermal efficiency
- intercooler integral with radiator pack for more effective combustion
- Garrett T25 turbocharger for increased power and torque


Land Rover Defender 200 Tdi versus 2.5 turbo

Acceleration (0-60 mph)                            200 Tdi                    2.5 Turbo

Defender 90                                             15.7 seconds           22.5 seconds
Defender 110                                           17.4 seconds           25.9 seconds

Maximum speed

Defender 90                                             84 mph                    75 mph
Defender 110                                           84 mph                    73 mph

Fuel consumption

Defender 90                                             
Simulated urban cycle                               28.3 mpg                23.7 mpg
Constant 56 mph                                       32.2 mpg                26.7 mpg
Constant 75 mph                                       21.2 mpg                N/A

Defender 110                                             
Simulated urban cycle                               28.8 mpg                23.1 mpg
Constant 56 mph                                       29.6 mpg                25.7 mpg
Constant 75 mph                                       19.0 mpg                N/A


Specification/Performance data
- Land Rover Defender 200 Tdi

Model:                                                    Land Rover Defender 90/110/130
Engine:                                                  200 Tdi
Cylinder head material:                            Aluminium alloy
Cylinder block material:                           Cast iron
Number of cylinders:                               4
Cylinder layout:                                      In line
Bore:                                                     90.47 mm (3.56 in)
Stroke:                                                  97.00 mm (3.82 in)
Capacity:                                               2495 cc
Valve gear:                                             ohv
Compression ratio:                                 19.5:1
Turb charger:                                          Garrett T25
Fuel injection:                                         Bosch VE pump. Bosch 2 spring
                                                             injectors
Maximum power output:                          107 bhp DIN (80 kW) a 3800 rpm
Maximum torque:                                    188 lb ft (255 Nm) a 1800 rpm
Transmission:                                         5 speed manual
Aluminum ladder frame to improve rigidity
Intercooled air change
Fast response heater plugs


Specification/Performance data
- Land Rover Defender V8 petrol

Model:                                                    Land Rover Defender 90/110/130
Engine:                                                  3.5 petrol V8
Cylinder head material:                            Aluminium alloy
Cylinder block material:                           Aluminium alloy
Number of cylinders:                               8
Cylinder layout:                                      V
Bore:                                                     88.9 mm (3.5 in)
Stroke:                                                  71.1 mm (2.8 in)
Capacity:                                               3528 cc
Valve gear:                                             ohv
Compression ratio:                                  8.13:1
Turb charger:                                          Garrett T25
Maximum power output:                          134 bhp DIN (100 kW) a 5000 rpm
Maximum torque:                                    187 lb ft (253 Nm) a 2500 rpm
Transmission:                                         5 speed manual
Ignition:                                                  Electronic
Hydraulic tappets





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