As well as the Defender’s excellent suspension and transmission, the third factor which greatly affects its off-road performance is the engine and, more specifıcally, its lorque characteristics and whether it is petrol or diesel.
Outright brake horse power is of little advantage when off-roading, although clearly it makes a difference to main road performance. Rather, it is torque which is required for off-roading and for heavy-duty towing work, and the lower the revs needed to produce maximum torque the more it can be made to work for you.
A further point regarding engines concerns the difference between petrol and diesel when it comes to off-road reliability and performance. Initially, the One Ten came with either 2.25 litre petrol and diesel engines, both low on power and torque, or the tried and tested 3.5-litre petrol V8. The Ninety came vvithout a V8 option to start with, having the good old 2.25-litre petrol and the newly enlarged 2.5-litre diesel. The 2.5 diesel was a little better than the one it replaced, but not much, although it vvasn’t a bad off-road unit.
The V8 had proved itself an excel)ent off-road engine in the Range Rover, and in the early days of the Defender family was the preferred option for enthusîasls. At the time it was introduced for the Ninety in 1985, it produced 114bhp; more importantly, its torque figüre was 185lb/ft at 2,500rpm. For off-roading you need to get your torque at a slower engine speed Ihan this, but even at 2,000rpm the torque was better than the opposition could manage. The drawback of the V8, as wilh ali petrol engines, has alvvays been the great difficulty of vvaterproofing the electrical system sufficiently lo prevent misfires or complete stoppage when there’s deep water about. A diesel will run completely submerged, provided there’s a high-level air intake. Not so a petrol unit.
The introduction of the 2.5-litre Diesel Türbo in late 1986 at last gave the One Ten and Ninety the right engine to match the rest of their off-road superiority. It was not as good as the Tdi would prove to be a fewyears later, but with this engine the Land Rovers had the combination of diesel dependability for off-road work, and decent power and torque figures. It’s worth taking a look at the figures for Land Rover and its competitors at the time the Diesel TUrbo took över from the normally.
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