2021 Land Rover Defender SVR Could Use the BMW’S Powertrain

The newly leaked spy photos reveal that the upcoming 2021 Land Rover Defender SVR will be very aggressive SUV. More power is on the way, and the next model will get a new V8 powertrain. Besides, the SVR model sits on the super-stiff aluminum-intensive platform tuned for performance-focused models.

Thanks to new spy photos we can take a closer look at what could we expect from this model. According to the manufacturer, this performance SUV will arrive in UK showrooms later this year.

2021 Land Rover Defender SVR

2021 Land Rover Defender SVR Spy Photos

From the outside, the upcoming high-performance 2021 Land Rover Defender SVR looks almost identical to the standard Defender 110. However, a few essential details dispose of this model from the standard one. Firstly, we can see more aggressive styling and almost identical shapes.

The red-painted brake calipers that have been present on the previously spied mule are gone. However, we can still see six-piston calipers for the front axle and twin-piston units at the rear. At the back, the same shape is present with small modifications. In addition, the new quad-exit exhaust system poking out of the SUV’s rear bumper. Other visual treatments include 22-inch alloys, flared wheel arches, reprofiled bumpers, and enlarged air intakes.

Cabin Design and Technology

There is no much information regarding the 2021 Land Rover Defender SVR cabin. From a technology point of view, we can say that the new SVR will host plenty of high-tech. This model will be definitively better equipment in this department than the original one. So, buyers can expect plenty of upscale materials and real comfort for all occupants.

From unified sources, the SVR might host the 10-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The stiffer platform and longer body allow Land Rover to add 2-passenger third row for what it calls 5+2 seating for seven. Blind-spot monitoring should be standard, as the collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist.

2021 Land Rover Defender SVR side

2021 Land Rover Defender SVR Engine

More power is on the way for the new Land Rover Defender SVR. It’s very likely that the upcoming model might use the same engine that powers the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, and Range Rover Velar. If you didn’t know, this engine is one of the powerful ones in the SUV segment. It consists of a 5.0-liter V8 and is able to produce more than 500+ horses.

Another possibility is that the future V8-powered Land Rovers would use BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder mill. According to reliable sources, Ford is closing the UK factory that builds the 5.0-liter V8, so we will probably see the BMWs engine under the Land Rover Defender SVR. As you may know, the original model uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 paired with an 8-speed automatic. This mill can make 296 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm.

2021 Land Rover Defender SVR rear

Release Date and Cost

The newest Land Rover Defender SVR V8-powered wouldn’t arrive until the latter portion of 2021. From the first available photos, we can see that this model looks like a fairly standard Defender 110. However, further analysis reveals some differences.

Many things are still unclear and we are still eagerly waiting for more information. Moreover, pricing is another mystery.

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