2008 Land Rover Range Rover

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What Changed for 2008:
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with brake assist standard

  • Traction and dynamic stability control standard

  • Nine standard air bags

  • Seven interior wood trims available-all from sustainable forests

  • Electronically controlled, infinitely variable locking rear differential (std. on Supercharged model)

  • 4.4-liter V-8 or 4.2-liter supercharged V-8 engines

  • Optional luxury package

  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover front-engine, 4-door, 5-passenger, 4-wheel drive (4WD) SUV, last redesigned in 2003, is mostly carryover from the 2007 model. This year, Range Rover adds infrared-deflecting glass to reduce heat transmission, more storage space, additional leather interior trim, and seven available interior wood trims. Additionally, the 2008 Range Rover offers a choice of two V-8 engines and updated technology.

Model Lineup
For 2008, the Land Rover Range Rover is available in V8 HSE and V8 Supercharged models. Both feature standard 4-wheel ABS, dynamic stability control, terrain response system, tire-pressure-monitoring system, bi-Xenon headlights, and an electronic 4-corner air suspension. The only significant differentiator is the choice of V-8 engines: 4.4-liter V-8 or 4.2-liter supercharged V-8. A few other features are standard only on the Supercharged model: special grille and power vents, Windsor leather-trimmed seats and trim, 20-inch wheels, locking rear differential, and Brembo front brakes.

Options on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover include 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels; electronically controlled, infinitely variable locking rear differential; rear-seat entertainment system; and a luxury interior package that includes 14-way adjustable heated and cooled front seats, Windsor leather-trimmed seat facing, removable luggage net, additional wood on the center console, and adaptive front lighting.

The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover V8 HSE is powered by a 4.4-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 32-valve V-8 engine that generates 305 hp at 5750 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. In V8 Supercharged models, the engine is the 4.2-liter, DOHC, supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out 400 hp at 5750 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. Power is transferred through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manumatic shifting. Standard ABS, dynamic stability control, Brembo front brakes for improved stopping power, emergency brake assist, and a 4x4 information center are also standard. The terrain response system constantly monitors terrain and adjusts accordingly to five settings: general, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand and rock crawl. EPA fuel economy estimates for both V-8 engines are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover is loaded with safety features, including rearview camera with parking assist; double-locked doors; Brembo front brakes (Supercharged model); emergency brake assist; dynamic stability control; 4-corner air suspension; hill descent control; and adaptive front headlights. All Range Rover models have nine air bags, including driver and front passenger, side, and side curtain air bags for all rows; 3-point safety belts with front pre-tensioners; adjustable head restraints; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats; child safety locks for rear windows and doors; and a vehicle security system with keyless entry. The 2008 Range Rover has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for crash protection or rollover resistance.

Advanced technology on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover includes a premium touch-screen-interface navigation system; telephone integration system with Bluetooth technology; electronic parking brake; rearview camera with park distance control; rear-seat entertainment system with 710-watt, harman/kardon digital surround sound, 6-disc DVD player with auxiliary input jacks and wireless headphones; and Sirius satellite radio.

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  • Name HSE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 77175.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
  • Name SC (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 92825.00 Engine 4.2L/256 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
  • 12-way driver/10-way passenger pwr heated leather front bucket seats-inc: dual folding armrests, adjustable head restraints, pwr lumbar
  • 60/40 split folding heated rear seat w/integrated ski bag
  • 3-driver memory-inc: driver seat, steering column, exterior mirrors
  • American cherry wood trim-inc: center console, fascia, doors
  • Center console storage bin
  • Cambridge leather dashboard trim
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/automatic tilt-away
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, fuel filler door indicator, comprehensive message center w/trip computer, analog clock
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Outside temp display
  • Rearview camera
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Pwr windows-inc: retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • "Convenience Close" for windows & sunroof that closes all w/one action
  • Pwr central locking doors/tailgate/fuel filler door w/"superlocking" feature
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • GPS off-road enhanced navigation system-inc: touchscreen interface, 4x4 driver info
  • Vehicle security system w/keyless entry
  • Homelink system for garage doors & security gates
  • 710-watt Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, cassette, (14) speakers
  • Sirius satellite radio tuner
  • 2nd row auxiliary audio input jack behind center console
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Dual glass-mounted antenna system
  • Personal telephone integration system w/bluetooth technology
  • Voice control for navigation, audio, telephone
  • Triple-zone automatic climate control-inc: pollen filter, programmed defogger
  • Front heated windscreen
  • Rear window defogger
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Cupholders-inc: (3) front, (2) rear
  • Front/rear door map pockets
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-blade sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Overhead sunglasses holder
  • Foldable/removable rear loadspace cover
  • 14-way driver/passenger pwr heated & cooled leather front bucket seats-inc: dual folding armrests, adjustable head restraints
  • Grand Black wood trim-inc: center console, fascia, doors
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Removable luggage net
  • Pwr sunroof-inc: deep-tinted glass, retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • Bi-Xenon single-piece headlamps w/auto headlamps, pwr washers
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Deep-tinted glass aft of B-pillar
  • Laminated exterior glass panels
  • Pwr folding heated mirrors
  • Variable rain-sensing intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window washer/wiper
  • Split tailgate
  • Diamond mesh front grille & pwr vents
  • Adaptive front lighting system (AFS)
  • Clear tail lamps-inc: turn signal & brake lamp
  • Auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors
  • Silver on black Land Rover ovals & "Supercharged" exterior badge
  • 4.4L V8 engine
  • One-touch engine starting
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Commandshift
  • 4-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
  • Permanent 4-wheel drive
  • 150 amp liquid-cooled alternator
  • Distributorless ignition system-inc: 4 knock sensors, dual mode electronic throttle, engine drag torque control
  • 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox-inc: infinitely variable locking center differential, shift-on-the-move capability
  • Monocoque integrated body/chassis w/(3) steel subframes
  • Integral class III trailer towing hitch receiver
  • Air suspension system (4CAS)-inc: automatic load-leveling, multiple modes, cross-link valves for improved off-road performance
  • Terrain Response system
  • MacPherson strut front suspension-inc: double-pivot lower arms, gas filled shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension-inc: gas filled shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Supercharged suspension tune
  • 255/55R19 tires
  • 19" x 8.0" 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front, solid rear disc brakes
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency brake assist (EBA)
  • Cornering brake control (CBC)
  • Hill descent control (HDC)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)
  • 4-channel 4-wheel all-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • 4.2L supercharged V8 engine
  • Rear locking differential
  • 255/50R20 tires
  • 20" x 8.5" 9-spoke aluminum alloy wheels
  • Four-piston Brembo brand front brakes
  • Chromed exhaust tips
    • 4-channel 4-wheel all-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • 9-airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)-inc: side-curtain, side-thorax, drivers knee, occupant sensor
    • Front/rear three-point seatbelts & head restraints
    • Height adjustable seatbelt anchors for all outboard seating positions
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners
    • Child locks for rear doors/windows
    • LATCH (Lower Anchor & Tether for Children) system for child seat attachment
    • 4-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
    • Integrated whiplash reduction system
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Front/rear side-impact door beams
    • Front crumple zones
    • Collision-activated inertia switch to unlock doors, turn off fuel pump, activate hazard lamps
    • Driver & front passenger knee bolsters

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