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al cope
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech Auto Loire BlueDiscovery 4

I have had my 2Ltr D5 since just after Xmas, and its a very different style of driving from either D3 or D4. You have to drive it more like a petrol car to get the best out of it but once you do its a very decent motor. getting 30 plus MPG even on short runs, D3 or D4 never did that.

@ Nasher - I have had 2 D3's and 2 D4's. To put the D5 2ltr in context it has more BHP and Torque than the 2.7 V6 D3, (240Bhp and 500Nm compared to the D3 at 198bhp and 440Nhm) wieghs close on 400Kg less, so a much better power to weight ratio. It has almost as much BHP as the 3 Ltr D4 (@256bhp but not as much torque (500Nm instead of 600Nm). I tow an 1800kg caravan (see avatar) and it tows this very nicely.

I was a detractor when it first came out (mainly its Censored end) , but couldnt find anything else out there that still did the job a well as previous Disco's did so went for one (2 Ltr HSE) So far pretty impressed and its a far superior place to be sitting Thumbs Up

Al
 MY18 D5 HSE - Corris on 22's with Black Pack
Now gone - MY16 D4 SE Tech, Loire Blue, Almond Leather, Privacy, plus some other goodies.
Old - MY12 D4 SDV6 XS Auto - Ipanema Sand with Almond Leather - Plus other niceties, and D4.com sticker
Older - D3 TDV6 XS Auto - Lugano Teal with Almond Leather, 20" Stormers, Shiny Tailpipes, DVD/TV - and obligatory D3 sticker
Ancient - D3 TDV6 S - Tonga with Ebony, 20" Stormers, satnav & DVD 
 
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Brian_DL13
 


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You have to drive it more like a petrol car to get the best out of it


Explain please ?
  
Post #204614315th Apr 2019 4:06 pm
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al cope
 


Member Since: 08 Nov 2005
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hard to explain, but to me its more like driving my missus's 900cc 3 cyl turbocharged Captur. The 2Ltr does need "more" throttle to get it off the mark, but only for the first few yards and once its up and spinnning will redline very quickly and you'll be down the road pretty sharpish (to 60 is quicker than the D4) The V6's (especially the D4) seem now, by comparrison, to be a lazy but very smooth spin up. It must be something in the throttle control on the 4pot as I have also driven the V6 D5 and that was much closer to the way the D4 drove in terms of engine response. I guess its down to what you want, and given the oil dillution issus with the V6, and is snapped cranks still going to be a continuing saga, thought I'd give the 2 Ltr a go. There's a preety good reveiw of the 2Ltr off road by some Aussie guys that worth a read - they were also impressed with it, and I'm sure that they would have said if it wasnt.

Al
 MY18 D5 HSE - Corris on 22's with Black Pack
Now gone - MY16 D4 SE Tech, Loire Blue, Almond Leather, Privacy, plus some other goodies.
Old - MY12 D4 SDV6 XS Auto - Ipanema Sand with Almond Leather - Plus other niceties, and D4.com sticker
Older - D3 TDV6 XS Auto - Lugano Teal with Almond Leather, 20" Stormers, Shiny Tailpipes, DVD/TV - and obligatory D3 sticker
Ancient - D3 TDV6 S - Tonga with Ebony, 20" Stormers, satnav & DVD 
 
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The Dundonian
 


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Scotland 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 4

I got a true 38mpg out of my D5 on a run at the weekend. Thumbs Up
  
Post #204615415th Apr 2019 4:34 pm
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Russell
 


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Is that 2 or 3 litre
I often get over 36 out of mine Smile
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MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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The Dundonian
 


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Scotland 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 4

2lt, wouldn’t have the 3lt based on the problems that have appeared on some.
  
Post #204627915th Apr 2019 9:23 pm
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mse
 


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United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

14k miles on the 3l and it does around 34mpg great car...colour and grilles help design wise.
 Mike  
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J77
 


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The 240 ingenium has its own issues though.

Balencer shaft whine being a common one.

Having said that though the 2.0 is where my money would go until the straight six becomes available.
 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White  
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Nasher
 


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Back to Plan A, it’s going to be a late D4 for us.

Talking it through with Mrs Nasher she’s more opposed to the styling of a D5 than I am, which surprised me.

Although I’ve managed to swing the ‘negotiation’ in my favour really, as I managed to get agreement that the difference in cost between a late D4 and a D5 can go towards the cost of a new boat engine. Happy days.

Nasher.
 Heaven doesn't want me, and hell is afraid I'll take over. 

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LT
 


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2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)-GONE
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)-GONE
2015 D4 HSE (A heated what?)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Written Off)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) PD1881 rims-GONE
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mse
 


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United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

On styling - colour and options do make a massive difference

Dont believe the hype, the engines are good...they sell enough of the 3l'!!
 Mike  
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nigel207
 


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I understand that they’re dropping the 2 litre version. I had a play and tow with a 305bhp 3 litre model last week - it certainly goes well!
  
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Red Merle
 


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Nasher wrote:
...difference in cost between a late D4 and a D5 can be go towards the cost of a new boat engine. Happy days.

Nasher.


That’s original! Laughing
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2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
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RRSTDV8
 


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J77 wrote:
The 240 ingenium has its own issues though.

Balencer shaft whine being a common one.

Having said that though the 2.0 is where my money would go until the straight six becomes available.

It's a shame they didn't offer the SDV8 in the D5. That would be pretty much perfect. Thumbs Up
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2008 RRS TDV8 
 
Post #204648016th Apr 2019 7:28 pm
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Moo
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Add in the D4 rear and middle seats and all sorted. Thumbs Up
 D4 HSE (Known as Gerty) Mods in progress

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
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BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
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