Land Rovers set the standard for luxury, fine craftsmanship and benchmark off-road capability. In 2013 the Range Rover received a major update in the form of an aluminum body and uni-body frame that saves weight while adding more rigidity. The on-demand Terrain Response system was updated to bring better off-road functionality as well as on-road refinement thanks to a four-corner air suspension system. Of course the classic design was carried over and the interior featured higher levels of luxury and the latest technology.
LWB for the Range Rover stands for “long wheel base,” 122.8 inches long to be exact. Comparatively, that is almost eight inches longer than the regular Range Rover and seven inches longer than a Cadillac Escalade. The added length translates into 7.3 inches of additional rear seat legroom and varying degrees of opulence.
Three trim levels are offered for the LWB model with the supercharged V8: the base, the Autobiography, and the Autobiography Black. The base LWB is available with a choice of a rear bench seat for three across seating or an optional luxury rear seat arrangement that features a center console and two reclining, extending, and massaging captain’s chairs. All LWB models get power door blinds for privacy and a panoramic sunroof.
For unparalleled luxury, the Autobiography Black takes interior opulence up several steps with upgraded materials, two individual power adjustable seats with lumbar massage, 17 degrees of recline, and footrests, power everything, and leather trim everywhere imaginable. Exterior treatment features unique Autobiography Black 21-inch alloy wheels, unique design and finish to the front grille and side vents, unique Autobiography tailgate badge, and brushed stainless panel for the lower tailgate.
Source of the Range Rover’s brawn is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 good for 510 horsepower and an impressive 461 lb-ft of torque. All this power is directed through an 8-speed automatic to Land Rover’s complex four-wheel drive system. When the going gets tough, the driver can use the Terrain Response® 2 system with five settings for varying terrain: Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. The automatic mode will monitor traction and react quickly if you don’t want to shift between modes. Everything is connected together and works brilliantly with the air suspension system.
The 2015 Range Rover Supercharged LWB is the latest car to show up at the TFLcar office. Watch as Nathan explains more details behind Land Rover’s highly capable and prestigious landmark SUV.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged LWB Specs:
- Engine: 5.0L supercharged V8
- Power: 510 hp @ 6000 rpm
- Torque: 461 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
- Transmission: 8-speed automatic
- Drive layout: front engine / four-wheel drive (4WD)
- EPA estimated fuel economy (mpg): 13 city / 19 hwy
- Length / Width / Height: 204.7 in. / 81.6 in. / 72.4 in.
- Wheelbase: 122.8 in.
- MSRP: $106,995
- Price as tested: $118,501