Automotive

Range Rover Sport HST gets new e-supercharged straight-six and light hybrid

To boost efficiency and performance, Land Rover has developed a new powertrain with straight-six engine, mild hybrid and electric supercharging 
To boost efficiency and performance, Land Rover has developed a new powertrain with straight-six engine, mild hybrid and electric supercharging 
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The new special edition Range Rover HST is the first model to benefit from the new Ingenium I-6 with mild hybrid system
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The new special edition Range Rover HST is the first model to benefit from the new Ingenium I-6 with mild hybrid system
The Range Rover Sport HST is available for order in the UK
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The Range Rover Sport HST is available for order in the UK
To boost efficiency and performance, Land Rover has developed a new powertrain with straight-six engine, mild hybrid and electric supercharging 
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To boost efficiency and performance, Land Rover has developed a new powertrain with straight-six engine, mild hybrid and electric supercharging 
Along with its new powertrain, the HST has special styling cues and badging
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Along with its new powertrain, the HST has special styling cues and badging
The new 395-hp Range Rover Sport HST
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The new 395-hp Range Rover Sport HST
The HST can hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds
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The HST can hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds
The mild hybrid captures wasted energy during deceleration and uses it to improve acceleration
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The mild hybrid captures wasted energy during deceleration and uses it to improve acceleration
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
The Range Rover Sport HST comes with red calipers or optional gray ones
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The Range Rover Sport HST comes with red calipers or optional gray ones
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
Range Rover Sport HST top speed: 140 mph
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Range Rover Sport HST top speed: 140 mph
The Range Rover Sport HST delivers up to 30.5 mpg (NEDC)
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The Range Rover Sport HST delivers up to 30.5 mpg (NEDC)
The Range Rover Sport HST starts at £81,250
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The Range Rover Sport HST starts at £81,250
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
Range Rover Sport HST
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Range Rover Sport HST
Inside the Range Rover Sport HST
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Inside the Range Rover Sport HST
The new Ingenium inline-six will replace the 3.0-liter V6 
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The new Ingenium inline-six will replace the 3.0-liter V6 

The Range Rover Sport already comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, and now Land Rover is bringing some new light hybrid technology to the line-up as part of its electrified powertrain expansion. An all-new turbocharged Ingenium inline-six steps in for the outgoing V6, and a 48-volt mild hybrid system helps to optimize performance and efficiency. Key to the performance boost is an electric supercharger that cuts turbo lag.

The all-new Ranger Rover Sport powertrain launches exclusively on the special-edition HST model and starts with a 3.0-liter Ingenium six-cylinder engine that puts out 395 hp and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque with the help of a twin-scroll turbocharger. Assisting the turbo is a throttle-connected electric supercharger that spools fully in half a second, ensuring immediate response without the lag experienced through turbocharging alone.

The new Ingenium inline-six will replace the 3.0-liter V6 
The new Ingenium inline-six will replace the 3.0-liter V6 

The Range Rover Sport HST can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 5.9 seconds before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h). That's a nice improvement over the 6.8-second and 130-mph figures of the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic, powered by the outgoing 380-hp 3.0-liter V6.

Of course, the new hybrid powertrain isn't solely about performance. Land Rover launches it as part of its commitment to adding electrified options to all its new models from 2020.

The hybrid system works in conjunction with a new start-stop feature, using a small electric motor to capture wasted deceleration energy and save it as battery power for later use. This setup helps the new HST bring home fuel economy as high as 30.5 mpg (9.3 L/100 km) and emissions as low as 213 g/km (under NEDC equivalent combined).

Range Rover Sport HST top speed: 140 mph
Range Rover Sport HST top speed: 140 mph

The newly powered Range Rover Sport HST is available to order in the UK now for a base price of £81,250 (approx. US$104,425). Special-edition styling cues include carbon fiber hood, grille, vent and tailgate trim, custom exterior and interior badging, and red brake calipers.

Pricing for the US and other markets has yet to be announced, but Land Rover does mention that the new hybridized I-6 will also be offered in 355-hp tune.

Source: Land Rover

1 comment
paul314
Is "ingenium" anything like vibranium?
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