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Get out the cigars, Land Rover's birthed its long-awaited new, twin-turbo TDV8 diesel engine, which will show up in the 2007 model-year Range Rover, the company announced today. The 3.6-liter mill, which produces 272 hp, replaces the company's 2.7-liter diesel V6 and employs a new Compact Graphite Iron (CGI) technology to make the block not quite as light as a pencil, but lighter than rival oil burners', according to the company. The new Rangie also will get the Terrain Response feature introduced in the LR3, electronic parking brake and electronic rear 'e' differential โ€” along with a better air conditioning system and cooled seats, which will make extended oil-field runs far more comfortable than in the current model. The US will likely see the new smogger by decade's end.

A Look at Land Rover's New Diesel Engines [internal]