Fresh New Land Rover Freelander 2

Land Rover Freelander, first of its kind. When it was revealed end of 1990s, it was totally a fresh new car in a fresh new segment. Literally, I always loved the first generation Freelander. Even though, the interior was a quite agricultural but the exterior design was so tempting.
The following generation of Freelander was (Freelander 2) also good but the exterior was not that tempting. It was a nice small SUV but there was not sexiness at all. After that Evoque came, Mercedes with GLK, Audi with Q5, BMW with X3.
And Land Rover Freelander 2 seemed to be a bit outdated, so a fresh version of Freelander 2 is revealed. Exterior is way better, don’t be fooled by the ugly blue press photos, go and check different colours. Now there is a new 2-lt petrol engine with 240 PS of power and 340 Nm of torque. The Terrain Response knob is replaced with button like in Land Rover vehicles. Interior quality is way better, but it is not like BMW X3’s interior. And the sound system, 875-watt Meridian sound system! A new voice system, 7-inch huge navigation screen, a new electronic hand brake that can adjust the amount of pressure according to slope of the road and rear view camera.
Facelifted Freelander 2 is really good and a big improvement from the previous one. But, it is below the market benchmark, interior quality needs to be higher with less plastic parts. However, it is still a Land Rover.

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2013 Freelander 2 Technical Data
TD4 150PS manual 4WD
TD4 150PS auto 4WD
SD4 190PS auto 4WD
eD4 150PS manual 2WD
Height mm (in)
1740 (68.5)
1740 (68.5)
1740 (68.5)
1740 (68.5)
Width mm (in)
2195 (86.5)
2195 (86.5)
2195 (86.5)
2195 (86.5)
Length mm (in)
4500 (177)
4500 (177)
4500 (177)
4500 (177)
Wheelbase mm (in)
2660 (104.7)
2660 (104.7)
2660 (104.7)
2660 (104.7)
Turning Circle m (ft)
11.3 (37)
11.3 (37)
11.3 (37)
11.3 (37)
Min Weight from kg (lb)
1785 (3935)
1805 (3979)
1805 (3979)
1710 (3770)
Front suspension
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Brakes
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Steering
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Four Wheel-Drive system
Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential
Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential
Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential
Front wheel drive
Engine type
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Displacement cc
2179
2179
2179
2179
Bore/stroke mm
85 x 96
85 x 96
85 x 96
85 x 96
Compression ratio
15.8:1
15.8:1
15.8:1
15.8:1
Max power PS (kW)
150 (110) @4000rpm
150 (110) @4000rpm
190 (140) @3500rpm
150 (110) @4000rpm
Max Torque Nm (lb ft)
420 (310) @1750rpm
420 (310) @1750rpm
420 (310) @1750rpm
420 (310) @1750rpm
Fuel consumption
EU urban /extra urban /combined
mpg (L/100km)
38.2 /50.4 /45.6
(7.4 /5.6 /6.2)
32.5 /48.7 /40.4
(8.7 /5.8 /7.0)
32.5 /48.7 /40.4
(8.7 /5.8 /7.0)
39.8 /52.3 /47.1
(7.1 /5.4 /6.0)
Emissions
EU5
EU5
EU5
EU5
CO2 g/km      
165
185
185
158
Transmission
M66 EH50
6-Speed man
Aisin AWF21
6-Speed auto
Aisin AWF21
6-Speed auto
M66 EH50
6-Speed man
Fuel tank capacity litres
68
68
68
68
Range, miles (km)
680 (1095)
600 (970)
600 (970)
702 (1130)
0-60mph
10.9
10.5
8.7
10.9
0-100kph
11.7
11.2
9.5
11.7
Top speed mph (kph)
112 (181)
112 (181)
118 (190)
112 (181)

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