2022 Land Rover Defender gets a supercharged V8

The new Land Rover Defender will come with a 5.0 L V8 Supercharged engine and also has improved off-road capabilities.

Land Rover Defender is a well known model with on and off road capabilities. With a turbocharger engine, this car won’t bother reaching speeds of 60 mph from standstill. In addition, the great power and torque are also very useful when the car is on off road terrain.

Supercharged V8 Engine

Land Rover has prepared the Defender model year (MY) 2022 with a new engine variant. Namely, a 5.0 L supercharged V8 engine capable of producing 518 hp with a maximum torque of 625 Nm. This will be Defender’s most powerful engine pick. This engine will be available in both two-door Defender 90 and four-door Defender 110 models.

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

That power will later be distributed to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. With this combination, the Defender V8 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. While the top speed is 149 mph.

Increased Off-road Capability

The Defender 2022 will also experience an increase in off-road capabilities. Because reportedly there will be a Dynamic Program with Terrain Response on this car that allows the driver to exploit the car with the new engine on rough terrain or at high speeds while on the road.

2022 Land Rover Defender 90

With this dynamic program, the new Powered Defender will have a sharper throttle response, a more aggressive exhaust system, a stiffer suspension and a more responsive steering system. A larger roll bar will also be installed to reduce body roll, as well as an installed electronic active rear differential.

Aesthetically, the new Land Rover Defender V8 will use 22-inch alloy wheels flanked by 15-inch discs with blue calipers. While in the cockpit, you will be handed Ebony Windsor upholstery with Miko Suedecloth and Robustec accents. For the steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara material.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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