Model: Land Rover Range Rover HSE Spec 3
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Engine||4.4 L BMW M62 V8 (2002–2006)
4.4 L Jaguar AJ-V8 V8 (2006-2009)
4.2 L Jaguar AJ-V8 SuperchargedV8 (2006-2009)
5.0 L Jaguar AJ-V8 SuperchargedV8 (since 2009)
2.9 L BMW M57 TD I6 (2002–2006)
3.6 L Ford AJD-V6/PSA DT17 TD V8(2007-2010)
4.4 L Ford TD V8 (since 2010)
|Transmission||8-speed automatic (since 2010)
6-speed automatic (since 2006)
5-speed automatic (2003–2005)
|Wheelbase||113.4 in (2880 mm)|
|Length||194.9 in (4950 mm) (2003–2005)
195.7 in (4971 mm) (2006–Present)
195.9 in (4976 mm)
|Width||77 in (1956 mm) (2003-09)
80.1 in (2035 mm) (2010-present)
|Height||73.3 in (1862 mm) (2003–2005)
74.9 in (1902 mm) (2006-09)
73.9 in (1877 mm) (2010-present)
In 2002, the third-generation model was introduced which saw the model move further up-market. Planned and developed under BMW ownership the third generation was to share components and systems (electronics, core power units etc.) with the E38 7 Series. It was designed to accommodate BMW's M62 V8 engines for future models. The manual transmission was dropped entirely, leaving only the automatic transmission. The E38 7 Serieselectronics system were being phased out during the development the third-generation Range Rover and replaced with the electronics from the BMW E39 5-series. The entertainment system (Radio Function, Navigation System, Television and Telecommunications systems, as well as th automotive computer bus system ) are identical with the BMW E39 5-series. The third-generation model Range Rover can be upgraded with the newest BMW technologies.
The new design used monocoque (unibody) construction with 4-wheel independent air suspension. Air suspension allowed variable ride height and achieved similar axle articulation to the previous live axle design. This retained off-road abilities while improving on-road performance. The new Range Rover's introduction in late 2002 as a 2003 model for the North American market resulted in the Range Rover and Expedition (also new for 2003) being the only two SUVs in the full-size sport utility class with 4-wheel independent suspension systems at that time.
The initial years of Range Rover production, now known internally as L322, came with the BMW M62 V8 petrol with 290 bhp (216 kW) and BMW M576-cylinder diesel engines, although only the former was offered in North America.
At launch, standard features of the US-specification Range Rover included air conditioning w/tri-zone climate controls with interior air filter, power tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls, cruise control, memory system, leather upholstered 12-way power driver seats, 10-way power passenger seat, power sunroof, a premium sound system with 6-disc CD changer, navigation system w/voice activation, rearview camera, wireless cell phone link, universal garage door opener, and outside-temperature indicator. Options included 14-way power heated/cooled front seats,DVD entertainment system, and upgraded leather upholstery.
Ford used engines from Jaguar (also Ford-owned) for Land Rover. A 4.4 litre, 305 hp (227 kW) version of the Jaguar 4.2 litre V8 was developed and first used in the 2005 Discovery/LR3 model, temporarily giving it more power than the Range Rover. At the 2005 Detroit Motor Show, a major update of the Range Rover was unveiled, with the base model using the LR3/Discovery 3 engine, and a premium model using a supercharged version of the Jaguar 4.2 litre V8 developing 400 hp (298 kW) —the same engine slated for the new Range Rover Sport (the RRS model uses a detuned variant making a total of 389 bhp (290 kW; 394 PS) ), scheduled for introduction about the same time (mid 2005) as the updated Range Rover.
The engines are aluminium alloy units, with advanced torque-based engine management system, drive-by-wire throttle control, and variable camshaft phasing (on the 4.4 litre version).