Land Rover has announced a limited edition version of the Discovery 4 for the new year called the Landmark.
Available in black or white only, the Landmark Discovery 4 is intended to add some contemporary style to the functional premium off-roader.
Discovery 4 Landmark: high-contrast colour schemes
Contrast seems to be the name of the game here, as the Land Rover Discovery 4 Landmark offers buyers the stark choice of black or white inside and out.
Exterior paint finish is limited to Santorini Black or Fuji White, on the former it’s combined with black grille vanes, 20-inch gloss black diamond turned alloy wheels, black extended roof rails and tinted glass.
On the inside there is full leather upholstery, again finished in Ebony or Ivory – the latter being a first for the Discovery. Order a black car and you’ll get black stitching and ivory veneer trim to finish the look, which aims to be both striking and contemporary.
Powerful twin-turbo diesel
Under the bonnet, the Landmark Discovery 4 is powered by the twin-turbodiesel SDV6 engine.
This 3.0-litre unit is 9% more fuel efficient than the old 2.7-litre turbodiesel it replaced. Returning a claimed 30.4mpg and emitting 244g/km CO2, however, it’s still hardly a paragon of environmental virtue; Land Rover customers will have to look to the new front-wheel drive only Freelander 2 and forthcoming Range Rover Evoque for that.
Still, with 241bhp, this Disco will get from 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds, and hit 112mph. It’s also highly effective off-road, thanks to four-wheel drive, a full suite of Terrain Response electronic and mechanical aids and a highly versatile chassis.
New for the New Year
The Land Rover Discovery 4 Landmark Limited Edition goes on sale in January 2011.
Priced from £46,945 – including VAT at the new 2011 rate of 20% – the special edition looks set to slot into the line-up between the middle-ranking XS and range-topping HSE specifications.
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