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Not only that, but the BMW V8 is said to be 17% more efficient than the outgoing “AJ” unit. In its lower-tuned state, it’s officially capable of 24.2mpg and emits 265g/km on the WLTP combined cycle. However, Land Rover will strive to further reduce its impact on the environment with a more extensively electrified Range Rover Sport range.

The MLA architecture can accommodate a variety of electrified powertrains and the standard Sport will follow the Range Rover in adopting a range of 48V inline six-cylinder engines fitted with a mild hybrid – both petrol and diesel – with power ranging from from 246 hp to 395 hp. But most notable will be the introduction of a much-improved plug-in hybrid system that combines a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with a 141hp electric motor and 31.8kWh (usable) battery offering a range of 100km.

BMW also recently demonstrated that its V8 can be used as part of a PHEV system, with the new XM Concept SUV adding a high-output electric motor for total outputs of 740 hp and 734 lb-ft, while a 20 kWh battery provides 50 miles of EV range. A similar setup will roll out in the upcoming BMW M5 and could be adapted for use in the Range Rover Sport to create the most powerful Land Rover model to date.

Beyond that, the Sport will eventually be offered with a purely electric drivetrain in line with Land Rover’s plans to move away from combustion power. The company has confirmed that all models will be offered with an all-electric option by the end of the decade, starting with the standard Range Rover in 2024, and it hopes to achieve a 60% electric vehicle sales mix from here there.

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