Ingenium diesels confirmed for Land Rover Discovery Sport

For reasons no-one seems able to explain, Land Rover decided to launch the new Discovery Sport with a rattly old diesel engine from the Transit, rather than the new generation of Ingenium engines.

It probably had something to do with Jaguar having first dibs for the new XE, which followed a couple of months later. Whatever the reasons, the Disco Sport will be available with the Ingenium diesel from September this year.

With the current van engine, the Discovery Sport returns 46mpg and emits 162g/km of Co2. In its most efficient guise, the all-new, aluminium-blocked unit posts 57.7mpg and 129g/km.

Those numbers are returned by the 148bhp base model with a manual gearbox and the standard five-seat interior. Designated E-Capability, it’s marked by a blue Sport badge and 18-inch wheels with low rolling-resistance tyres.

The more powerful 177bhp version records 53.3mpg and 139g/km with either the standard manual ‘box or optional nine-speed auto.

Ingenium diesels feature stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors to reduce vibration and noise. Other advanced tech reduce internal friction and improve refinement and performance. Selective Catalytic Reduction and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation reduce CO2 and NOx nastiness.

Like-for-like, prices will be unchanged across the Land Rover Discovery Sport range; the new base-spec 148bhp five-seat SE brings the entry-point down to £30,695.

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