Range Rover 3.6 TDV8 - 2007
The Range Rover (L322) is the third-generation Range Rover model from British car maker Land Rover and was originally developed under the codename 'L30'.
This example is for sale in a very traditional specification in black with the much nicer 19” alloys wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zeros on all four corners with plenty of tread. We have installed a facelift grill and side vents to the car along with chrome door handles to bring the car up to date. The interior is cream with a dark navy on the dash, door cards and seat piping. The drivers seat shows signs of use from the 120,000 miles the car has covered but is very well presented for its age, the remainder of the seats on the other hand are in brilliant condition. Mechanically the car is faultless, the engine is very smooth and quiet and the ZF gearbox always finds the correct gear and changes very smoothly. The air suspension goes up and down as it is supposed to and is very responsive. Just to name a few options this Range Rover is equipped with a sunroof, Harman Kardon sound system and auto lights. The car has been very well maintained throughout its life and has a full main dealer service history and very good, clean MOT history and all of the original books.
The design has a monocoque (unibody) construction with four-wheel independent air suspension. Air suspension allowed variable ride height and achieved similar axle articulation to the previous live axle design. This retained off-road abilities while improving on-road performance.
Fire up the TDV8 and you are greeted by a deafening...silence. It is the least diesel-sounding engine around: no chatter, no reverberations, just a barely audible hum. Even with the windows down. Land Rover claims the extremely stiff, compacted graphite iron block boosts refinement, but it's fitted a triple-laminated windscreen just in case. Nail the throttle and there's a metallic growl as the Range Rover surges forward. Mid-range acceleration from 60mph is relentless. For 2007 the ignition switch was moved from the lower part of the centre console up to the dashboard, next to the steering wheel and the Range Rover received the Range Rover Sport / LR3's Terrain Response system as well as a redesigned four-wheel drive control panel. The handbrake is now electronic and the seats differ from the old style resembling the new Range Rover Sports seat design.
The L322 equipped with the 3.6 TDV8 has received plenty of praise in the past;
Jeremy Clarkson once went on record to state that he owned a Range Rover TDV8 Vogue and it was ‘the best car in the world and best 4x4.’
“The Range Rover TDV8 is the world's most capable luxury car. It feels as solid and hushed as a bank vault to drive (and it's about the same size), and offers sublime levels of power and comfort.” - Phil McNarama, Editor in Chief of Car Magazine