4WD Internet Magazine
The world's premier 4WD magazine since 1995
Click here to return to the 4WD homepageIndex of 4WD vehicles and manufacturersThe Four Wheen Drive Picture Gallery4WDOnline.com ClassifiedsThe 4WD Online Clubs Database is a user-driven collection of clubs around the world4WD Online Links DatabaseHave your say on the Auto ForumsChat with others who have an interest in 4WDEnquiries and Contributions for 4WDonline.com

Land Rover Discovery 1995.

[picture of Landrover Discovery 4dr jpg] The Land Rover Discovery was released in the U.K. in October 1989 to fill the ever widening gap between the luxurious Range Rover and the utilitarian Land Rover Defenders. Development had started in 1986 and was very rapid by British standards, aided by the fact that the Discovery made use of the coil suspension, engines and full-time four wheel drive transmission of the Range Rover (Classic) of the day.

The early Discovery came as a two-door with the 3.5L V8 petrol engine, the LT77 5-speed gearbox and LT230 transfer case with centre diff' lock. Later, a 1994cc multi-point injection (Mpi) petrol engine was offered in European markets. Normal seating is for five, with two optional folding, inwards-facing seats under the distinctive stepped roof at the rear.

[picture of Landrover Discovery 2dr jpg] 1994 saw major revisions with the V8 enlarged to 3.9L and the 300-series 2.5L 4-cylinder diesel Tdi (turbo-charged, direct injection, intercooled) offered as an alternative. The diesel has a maximum boost of 0.8 to 1.0 bar and can perform as something approximating a 5L naturally aspirated diesel; it is frugal but no slouch. The R380 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic could be had. A driver's air-bag was fitted and a passenger's air-bag became on option. Four-door Land Rover Discovery models were also introduced. (Rounding error increased the V8 to a nominal 4L in 1995!)

Go to the Discovery or Land Rover pages


4WD Magazine
4WD Vehicles A-Z
4WD Gallery
4WD Conversions
Mechanical Info
Military Vehicles
Travelling Tales
4WD Toys & Models
History of 4WDs
4WD FAQ
Contact 4WDOnline


4WD Databases
Book Database
Gallery Database
Purchasing Database
Personal Homepage Database
Add | Modify


Automotive Sites
Hot Rods & Muscle Cars

Top border of the 4wdonline.com site