- A new ZF eight-speed automatic helps bump fuel economy on the European Range Rover Sport equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel.
- The ZF gearbox features a rotary gearshift selector and paddle shift.
- Other features for 2012 include a new power liftgate and a Dual View touchscreen system.
GAYDON, England — Land Rover has modestly upgraded the 2012 Range Rover Sport, with more power for its 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine and a new ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The high-end Range Rover Sport Autobiography and Limited Editions also get revised interiors, with a power liftgate and a Dual View touchscreen system among the new features for 2012. Also available is a premium 825-watt Harman Kardon Logic 7 audio system.
The ZF gearbox, which incorporates a rotary gearshift selector and paddle shift, contributes to improved fuel economy on the TDI V6, which also gets a hike in output to 253 horsepower.
Inside Line says: No changes for the range-topping 5.0 V8 Supercharged — and none really needed.