13 Orkney Grey RRS HSE Lux
06 Cairns Blue RRS HSE (200K...sold to a friend)
The increased MPG would be nice. My supercharged is averaging between 11-13 mpg pretty consistently during its first 1,500 miles. I suspect that will increase to 11.3 - 13.3 mpg as the engine breaks in.
2013 RANGE ROVER SPORT SUPERCHARGED -- Silver Package - Black / Ivory / Black
2006 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA - Guards Red / Black
dj no clues for the anti-diesel guys here.
i wouldn't pay more for it though. i'd prefer a diesel apples to apples.
I know there's other diesels in the states, but I am a pure blooded Range Rover AND diesel fan. Started with a Disco I, then a P38, then an LR3, then a Disco II, then an L322 4.4, then the RRS. The RRS was my first diesel (since it was my first car outside of the US) and I fell in love. That's why I want to bring it, no reason other than "I like it."
As for noise and stink of the diesel, well, honestly what got me hooked on the idea of getting my own TD Range Rover was when my brother took me for a ride in his. I had no clue it was a diesel until he told me. I thought it was petrol, honest to goodness, so when I found how smooth this beast could be I had to have one. Far cry from the diesels of old as I also have a Hyundai Starex van over here with a 2.6 diesel. That van makes me appreciate the 2.7 a ton in my RRS. The van, 68 bhp, RRS 190. Torque, 160 vs. 300? Mpg, same, noise? The van sounds like a tractor, the RRS, smooth as silk.
Then the fuel mileage. While I am generally not concerned, I see no point in getting 13 mpg like I did on the L322 with not much of a benefit. I'll sacrifice some 0-60 time and a little stink for 30 mpg any day.
Although it does seem like I'll be sort of alone on this in the U.S. Probably why no one imports them, haha.
And with the Diesel LR you get the Webasto as standard, that with a little mod can be used as pre-heater.
Maybe not important in Honolulu, but in cold winter mornings is nice to get in a already warm car
'08 RRS TDV8
I converted my diesel RRS to run on an environmentally friendly mixture of caribou fat and baby seal oil