The Land Rover 42D 4.0-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1994 to 2002 and was installed in popular SUVs such as the Range Rover II, Defender and Discovery 2. This unit exists in several versions and is also known under the 56D, 57D and 94D indices.
Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender is a British off-road vehicle from the manufacturer Land Rover. Produced from 1948 to 2016. Until 1983, the name of the car used the designation Series and the numerical designation in Roman numerals, as well as the size of the wheelbase in inches. There are modifications of the Defender with an elongated body, designed for 9-12 seats. The car was manufactured in Solihull in the UK and sold worldwide.
In 1983, the production of a utility SUV began in the UK, which became a replacement for the Land Rover Series, which debuted back in 1948.
The three-door short version was called the Land Rover Ninety, and the five-door long-wheelbase version was called the Land Rover One Ten, so the numbers 90 and 110 indicated the approximate size of the wheelbase of the car. Later, pickup trucks with two-door and four-door cabs appeared in the lineup. In 1990, the SUV was renamed the Land Rover Defender.
The cars were equipped with 2.3, 2.5, V8 3.5 and V8 5.0 petrol engines, as well as 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5 diesel engines. The gearbox is mechanical, the drive is a permanent all-wheel drive with a center differential lock and a demultiplier.
For the American market, Defenders were made with a V8 3.9 gasoline engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. In 1998, the company released a jubilee version of the model, equipped with a 4-liter 8-cylinder engine and automatic transmission.
In January 2016, the serial production of the model was completed. In 2018, on the occasion of the SUV’s 70th anniversary, the company made 150 Land Rover Defender Works V8 SUVs. This car received a V8 5.0 petrol engine (405 hp), an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, reinforced brakes and a recalibrated suspension with new springs, shock absorbers and stabilizers.
The 2.0-liter Land Rover PT204 gasoline engine has been assembled at a plant in England since 2017 and installed on most modern models of the Discovery, Evoque, Velar group. On cars manufactured under the Jaguar brand, this unit has its own index AJ200P.
The 2.5-liter Land Rover TD5 diesel engine with the 10P index was assembled from 1998 to 2002 and installed on the Defender SUV, as well as Discovery II under its own 14P index. When updated to Euro 3 environmental standards, these units received other designations: 15P and 16P.
The 2.5-liter Land Rover TD5 diesel engine with the 15P index was installed from 2002 to 2007 on various modifications of the Defender SUV and on Discovery 2 under a different index 16P. These power units are essentially Euro 3 versions of 10P or 14P engines, respectively.
The concern produced a 2.5-liter Land Rover 200Tdi diesel engine from 1989 to 1994 and installed it on the Defender SUV under the 11L index and Discovery under the 12L and 13L index. This power unit was equipped with a mechanical injection pump and it quickly gave way to the 300Tdi engine.
The company produced the 2.5-liter Land Rover 300Tdi diesel engine from 1994 to 2006 and put it on its most popular Defender, Discovery and Range Rover Classic SUVs. The engine replaced the 200Tdi. There are nine versions of this motor from 16L to 24L with a conventional injection pump or electronic EDC.
The 2.0-liter Land Rover 204DTA diesel engine has been assembled in the UK since 2017 and installed on many popular models of the concern, such as Discovery, Evoque, Defender. On cars from Jaguar, this power unit is placed under its own index AJ200D.
The M52B28 engine appeared in 1995 and is the senior representative of the M52 family (which also includes the M52B20, M52B24, M52B25, S52B32). The engine block on European versions is nickel-plated aluminum, for North America the block is cast iron.