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Land Rover Discovery 1997.

1997 saw Land Rover bring in a back-to-basics Land Rover Discovery S to contest the 40,000 minus epsilon market with Jeep, Toyota, Mitsubishi, ....

Land Rover Discovery 1997.

Manufacturer's specifications (Aus) for Discovery S, SE and SE7 models, also Rossignol limited edition.

  • station wagon, 5 (+2) seats, 4 doors, ABS & air bags on SE and SE7
  • loa: 4524mm, width: 1793mm, height: 1928mm (roof), 1968mm (rails) track: 1486mm/1486mm, grnd clearance: 206mm (min)
  • approach: 40, departure: 32.5, ramp break over: 151
  • turning radius: 5.95m
  • weight: 1905kg (unladen), GVM: 2720kg, towing: 750kg (unbraked)
  • V8i:
    • 3950cc, petrol (92 RON unleaded), V8, efi, 2-valves/cyl, ohv
    • bore: 94mm, stroke: 71mm, c.r.: 8.13:1
  • Turbo-diesel, direct injection, intercooled:
    • 300-series, 2495cc, diesel, 4-cyls, 2-valves/cyl, ohv
    • bore: 90mm, stroke: 97mm, c.r.: 19.5:1
  • transmission: 5m/4a, 2-speed transfer case, full-time 4WD, lockable centre diff'
    hi ratio: 1.222:1, low ratio: 3.320:1, axle diff' ratio: 3.54:1
  • suspension: live-coil/live-coil, brakes: disc/disc
  • 2mm steel ladder chassis, many aluminium alloy body panels
  • tyres: 205R16 or 235/70R16, fuel-tank: 88L
  • 39,990 (`S') - 51,570 (`SE7'), Aus

V8i manualTdi manualauto' V8/Tdi
1st 3.32:1 3.69:12.48:1
2nd 2.13:1 2.13:11.48:1
3rd 1.39:1 1.30:11.00:1
4th 1.00:1 1.00:10.73:1
5th 0.73:1 0.77:1n.a.
rev 3.43:1 3.43:12.09:1

Note the very slightly higher overdrive top gear ratio on the automatic. When the torque converter locks up this means less engine revs than the manuals and potentially better fuel economy at freeway / motorway cruising speeds.

S SE SE7
Manual (V8 or Tdi) 39,990 42,990 49,120
Auto' (V8 or Tdi) 42,440 45,440 51,570
Air Bags no driver driver+pass'
ABS brakes - - std
Air Conditioning std std std
Cruise Control - std V8i std V8i
7 seats - - std
Alarm + central locking - std std
wheels (16x7J) + tyres steel, 205R16 alloy, 235/70R16 alloy, 235/70R16
Metallic paint 750 750 std

Rossignol: as for SE7 plus leather trim, electric seats with heating, twin electric sunroofs, front foglights, heated windscreen, CD player, Rossignol skis (!) and lockable ski rack, special badges and trim
V8i auto: 57,500, Tdi auto: 57,500

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