The new 2012 model year Land Rover Defender gets new update with a new turbo diesel engine and the introduction of two new option packages.
The most important change of course is the new, EU5 compliant, 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that replaces the EU4 2.4-litre oil-burner found in the 2011 Defender. Land Rover Defender sales begin in November in the UK
2012 Land Rover Defender support by the new four-cylinder diesel delivers the same power and torque as the outgoing unit with 122PS at 3,500rpm and torque, 360Nm (265.5 lb-ft) at 2,000rpm. The new model more frugal and delivers lower levels of the regulated emissions, NOx, CO and HC than its predecessor, thanks to a diesel particulate filter (DPF).