|Exterior Color||Santorini Black|
|Fuel economy||14 MPG|
The Discovery 4 (called the LR4 in North America) is an updated version of the Discovery 3. Using the same Integrated Body Frame structure, the new Discovery had altered front and rear light units and a restyled front grille and bumper to adopt the same smoother, rounder style as also adopted for the 2010 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The Discovery 4 also retains the body-coloured wheel arches and bumpers as the late Discovery 3s (early D3s had black plastic trim). Optional Daylight Running Lamps can be specified whilst LED lights feature prominently in both front and rear lamp units.
The majority of the changes were mechanical, with reliability issues addressed, improvements to engines and gearboxes, brake and suspension refinements, but also included major interior upgrades with a more luxurious and contemporary interior with greater luxury and technology levels available. The Gen III version of the V8 petrol engine is now a 5-litre unit with Direct Petrol Injection developing 375 bhp (287 kW) and 520 N⋅m (380 lb⋅ft).
An improved version of the ZF six-speed automatic/sequential gearbox was incorporated. Other technical changes include the fitting of the more powerful brakes from the Range Rover Sport and thicker anti-roll bars to improve on-road handling. The Stability Control System now includes a programme that detects the onset of understeer and applies the brakes. The Discovery 4 retains its predecessor’s fully independent air suspension with cross-linking when off-road and the twin-range transfer gearbox with an electronic infinitely variable locking centre differential. As before, a similar locking rear differential is available (which this particular example is equipped with). The Terrain Response system remains but with two new features – the ‘Sand’ mode incorporates a new traction control mode to prevent loss of traction when starting off and stopping in soft sand, and the ‘Rock Crawl’ mode gains a feature that applies gentle brake pressure at low (less than walking pace) speeds to improve grip and stability on slick rock.
We here are Winding Road Motorcars are big fans of the LR3 and LR4 platform. The 2012 and 2013’s are highly desirable as they are the most up to date model years that came equipped with the powerful 5.0L V8, as the V8 was discontinued in 2014.
To add to the rarity of this model, this is a very rare Limited Edition model that was only sold in 2012. This added extended Windsor Leather on the interior which wraps the dash top, instrument panel shade, door tops, armrests, and door pulls in the nice and supple Windsor leather. Finishing the interior is a Dark Zebrano (dark brown) wood veneer and carpeted mats with contrast edging.
This LR4 is FULLY equipped. Not a single option was left unchecked, including the ultra rare HD Package which include locking differentials for that extra “go anywhere” capability, as well as a full size spare tire below the rear hatch. This example also comes equipped with the rear seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones, another rarely equipped option.
Just serviced with a fresh oil change and all differential fluids change preemptively. Lower control arms were replaced in September 2018 and the air compressor was just replaced with the updated version, which if you know these trucks, are two key things to look for when buying one.
One glass claim in 2014 for $1,351.74. No other claims. BC car its entire life.