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Land Rover Discovery TDV6 SE

Year (of specifications) 2004 - 2009
Engine 2720 cc V6 turbo diesel
Transmission 6 speed automatic 4WD
Max speed 112 mph
0-60 12.0 seconds
Horsepower 190 bhp @ 4400 rpm
weight 2504 kgs

The third-generation Land Rover Discovery, the Discovery 3, was introduced in 2004. It was a much more contemporary design than its predecessor, which, although capable, was starting to look quite dated.

The LR3 name was chosen for the North American market.

Like almost all Land Rovers, the Discovery 3 was an extremely capable off-roader. It was fitted with multiple electronic traction control systems. Hill Descent Control (HDC) prevented vehicle 'runaways' when descending steep gradients and 4-wheel Electronic Traction Control (4ETC) prevented wheel spin in low-traction conditions. An on-road system, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) prevented skidding when steering and braking at speed.

What the LR3 did was make almost any regular driver, a bit of an off-road expert. It took many of the comlicated drivetrain choices often associated with off-road driving and let the computer decide how best to handle it. The driver just had to choose from pre-programmed settings, selecting from "Sand", "Grass, Gravel and Snow", "Mud and Ruts" and "Rock Crawl".

The Land Rover Discovery 3 was offered with a range of engines, including V6 and V8 gasoline options. Or a 2.7 litre V6 disel unit which unfortunatley never made it Stateside.

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