Short test Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon
Living automotive fossil
Test: Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon: Of old grain and grain
The Land Rover Defender bends on the home straight: the ancient Briton should only run off the assembly line for three years. We subjected him to a practical test and survived the automotive adventure.
The fact that he still exists is a mood in automotive history. The days of the classic Land Rover seemed to be counted several times – after all, he debuted in his first level of evolution in 1948. In 1990, marketing gave him the model name Defender.
The Land Rover is already getting an impressive entrance through its sheer size. The wagon with a long wheelbase we tested is not only as long and wide as modern off -road vehicles, it is also more than two meters high. The driver is at eye level with 7.5 tonners, while the Phalanx normal SUV-not to mention passenger cars-is viewed far from above. However, anyone who hopes for an overall spacious feeling of space will be disappointed. The driver sits relatively close to the steering wheel, which consistently does without an airbag. You sit higher again in the rear.
Despite the box-shaped structure, it is poorly ordered to make the clarity backwards because the D-pillars have been incredibly wide. Before reset, you should definitely make sure whether a small car or scooter parked behind the Land Rover. They could practically not be recognized by the rear window. However, you need to worry less about your own sheet metal than to the other road users: the body of the Land Rover is so wavy at the fact that it is more or less incurred by a dent. By the way, the view is good: the body corners are clearly visible – a blessing.
Incidentally, the dashboard, which was submitted in 2007, brings a touch of modernity to the Land Rover, even if purists will not find a favor of him. In view of the vehicle dimensions, the luggage compartment could be more voluminous, and the simple fold -out mechanism of the back seat unfortunately ensures that a lot of space is given away.
A lot of sound and vibration, little mileage
The Land Rover, apparently only with great reluctance and considerable delay, still conveys the flair of a tool for deprivation -rich expeditions today. In fact, the Brit has the property of altering even modern technology in subjective perception by decades. For example, the four-cylinder diesel engine from the Ford Transit, which-regardless of the driving style-usually runs around 11 l/100 km through the injection system-mainly converted into noise and vibrations. However, the propulsion leaves something to be desired, and already at 130 km/h a limiter sets an imprecise end to the modest increase in speed. In doing so, the bone GEPRAG-MT82 transmission manages to put himself in the foreground despite the noisy engine to get in the foreground with scraping bearing noises. To make matters worse, the sixth gait in our test car was insufficiently synchronized.
On the street as bony as offside
Faring behavior is also suitable for tidying up all automobile eruptions with all the transfiguration of past automotive pokes. The imprecise and, despite the service support, relatively heavy role finger steering requires frequent after-corrections, the chassis with two rigid axles is bumpy and relatively uncomfortable in an unpopular state. The Land Rover shows the size of the Wendekreis – almost 13 meters are an unusually high value. The properties in the field are excellent for this. With high ground clearance, permanent all -wheel drive, midrange differential lock and off -road reduction, the Britend leaves the most modern SUVs far behind when it matters, when it matters.
For the 2012 model year, the elderly off -road vehicle will be revised again. Then the 2.4-liter engine we tested gives way to a 2.2-liter aggregate directly derived from it, which has nothing in common with the modern 2.2-liter turbodiesel from the modern Land Rover types. It is then only settled at 145 km/h.
Otherwise the Land Rover Defender remains the old – and that’s a good thing. Because with all criticism, we hardly had as much pleasure with a test car this season as with the taming of this gnarled British. He is also affordable. But if you take the step into the early automobile post -war period, you should know what you are getting into – and extensively test drive the Land Rover.
Technical data Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon
Fifth -door, five -seater off -road vehicle,
Length 4.64 m,
Width 1.79 m,
Height 2.02 m,
Cycle stand 2.79 m,
Permanent all -wheel drive with railing reduction,
2.4-liter (MJ 2012: 2.2-liter) turbodiesel,
90 kW/122 hp at 3.500 rpm,
360 Nm at 2.000 rpm, (MJ 2011)
0-100 km/h 17.0 s,
Vmax 130 (145) km/h,
Consumption 11.0 l/100 km,
291 g CO2/km,
Test consumption 11.0 l/100 km,
Price from 31 200 euros
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