Land Rover Discovery Sport pulls train which is 60 time its own weight to showcase its towing prowess
Ever fancied seeing if a train can be pulled by a car? Well, here is you big moment as Jaguar Land Rover tried their luck on a train weighing hundred tonnes. The British luxury automaker wanted to flaunt the towing capacity of the Discovery Sport and thus pulled off a big stunt.
The Discovery Sport that did the unbelievable stunt had been strapped with a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 177 hp and 430 Nm of peak torque
The rated maximum towing capacity of the Discovery Sport is 2,500 kilograms but JLR decided to knot it with three train coaches for a 10 km journey. The stunt happened at Museumsbahn Stein am Rhein in Switzerland meant the Discovery Sport had to pull 60 times its own weight with the factory standard nine-speed automatic drivetrain.
Rail wheels were fitted in order to make it move along the rail lines while the electronic driver aids such as All Terrain Progress, Tow Assist and Terrain Response system were on full swing to perform this task by assisting in traction, control and pull.
Land Rover vehicles are available in India through 22 authorized outlets in Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi (at Janpath & Mathura Road), Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Karnal, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Raipur.
Land Rover launched the 2015 version of the Discovery Sport SUV for the Indian luxury market last September. It came under four variants and all of them offered only diesel engines with five or seven-seat configurations. They are 2.2L TD4 Diesel S, 2.2L TD4 Diesel SE, 2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE and 2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE Luxury.
Under the bonnet, it packs a 2.2-litre diesel motor that is mated to an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission found on updated JLR products. The engine develops 150 PS of power and 400 Nm torque and customers can opt for an 180 bhp variants as well.
The new auto ‘box helps the luxury SUV reach 0-100 kmph in just 10.3 seconds while the top speed is rated at 180 kmph. Top-end variant gets Adaptive damping as standard. It competes with the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC.