When the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover was launched in the U.S. last winter, it was received with enthusiasm and questions about how the changes introduced in the new generation would affect its performance. After a few months in the market, the flagship Range Rover model is certainly proving its worth. Motor Trend magazine just conducted a face-to-face comparison between the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged and the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG to see which premium SUV offers the best overall package for drivers who are prepared to pay the big bucks in exchange for luxury and performance.
Both models command a six-figure sticker price, with the Mercedes-Benz being slightly more expensive, and on top of that you can add options to your heart’s content if you want either one in the best possible trim. On paper, the Range Rover has less power, but in reality it accelerates more quickly thanks to its new leaner body and lighter aluminum frame. Actually, performance figures are very similar overall but, if refinement is a priority, the Range Rover comes on top with a quieter ride. Motor Trend editors valued its seating space, luxurious roomy interior and comfort, giving the Range Rover the edge in ride quality over its German rival. And just in case you wanted to take such an expensive vehicle off-road, the Range Rover is undeniably the more capable model.
If you want to be part of the exclusive group of Range Rover owners and drive a capable and luxurious SUV that handles like a premium sedan, come to our Maine Land Rover dealership and test-drive the new 2013 Range Rover. You will get noticed on the road.
With its large number of modern and classic art museums and constant flow of exhibits, New York City is definitely on the cutting edge of the art scene. Starting this Thursday, June 6, a new sculpture will be unveiled in the Meatpacking District and will remain on display until Sunday. What’s really unusual is the element being featured: a 2013 Land Rover Range Rover tilted at a 45-degree angle on a towering metal structure.
This project was conceived in collaboration with Architectural Digest magazine and New York designer Hollwich Kushner (owner of design firm HWKN.) The installation is called Climbing Up, representing the Range Rover’s ability to ascend through steep and uneven terrain. Inspiration for the design came directly from the Range Rover styling and new aluminum body, so the same metal was used to build the sculpture.
Land Rover released the fourth generation of its flagship Range Rover model last fall, and the new version is considerably improved. By using an all-aluminum body frame, the 2013 Range Rover is roughly 700 pounds lighter than the previous model. This has a profound impact on speed, handling and fuel efficiency. Now the 3.0-liter LR-V6 supercharged engine can let loose all its 340 horsepower without being encumbered by the extra weight of a conventional SUV steel frame.
If you want to experience how well the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover performs, come to our Maine Land Rover dealership in Scarborough, Maine, and test-drive one of our new models. Land Rover is taking the luxury SUV benchmark to new heights.