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Thread: D240 v P400

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delewis View Post
    I was contacted today by the dealer and informed that the D240 was no longer available for the Defender and would be now offered with the 2lt 300hp petrol (same as in the Velar, etc), and at some stage the 3lt straight 6 diesel (which will be mild hybrid). Therefore, my February 2021 build will no longer be a D240. Not sure whether this effects all current orders or whether Iím too far down the list and they will have run out of the D240 by then?? Either way, the dealer was not able to provide any price information yet on the new options.

    Edit: I think the P400 is still an option too.
    I would cancel that order and wait to see all the MY21 options first. The D300 SE is possibly now the pick of the bunch if you want a diesel.

    Donít trust the dealer until you have all the facts.

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    Any Aus specs on the Diesels?
    paul

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  3. #33
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    D240 v P400

    Canít see any info on the MY21 Defenders on the LRA website. There is something ethically questionable when dealers sign people up for a MY21 vehicle when they donít even have the details themselves on what they will have.

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    Interesting thread...

    (I've no advice for Delewis that hasn't been mentioned already)
    Apart from: check the status of deposit refund-ability if you can't be supplied with the vehicle you sought.

    That said, the off-road-ability showroom-fresh is a huge selling point for something that's reportedly comfy on the tar.

    It also looks like there's some functioning/owner-responsibility for ad-blue and ensuring that you do the odd longer run to activate the DPF high-temperature burn-off run exactly as they should.
    My Freelander2 diesel - prior to "active" DPF (I believe there's some 'out there' with their own heating element) - it makes me wince driving short distances with it but I'm out of choices. Even so, apparently a 15 minute freeway run is sufficient to 'clear it out'.

    I've been daydreaming over an electric- or electric-boosted replacement for the 2011 TD4 - (which has been a great vehicle, suiting my geriatric needs to perfection). (And has done some intimidating off-road, only ever let me down with clearance).
    Jaguar i-pace is fast, some surprising off-road cred, but 'tow-bar' was left out (deliberately). And bloody pricey.
    The big advantage of pure-electric is that while the 5-year WOL equation is woeful, a 10-year WOL costs actually beats ICE. 15-20 years - gets better and better.
    The Disco-Sport (never say Freelander3!) PHEV is going to get my very close scrutiny. 62km pure-electric, 6.6 secs to 100kph, a theoretical (giggle, giggle) 175mpg? But... the complexity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zilch View Post
    Straight six in D250, D300 and potentially D350 MHEV format would have been my first choice if
    they had been released within the initial launch period. To impatient to wait, so P400 it is
    I would have got a P400 but I couldn't wait and ended up with a Disco 5 SD6. If buying now I would go for the new 6 cylinder D250 or D300 mild hybrid in either D5 or Defender, depending on final choice. The AdBlue in the D5 is terrible. I use around 1l/100km when towing so I have to fill up every 1500km. Much longer between refills when not towing though but my car is almost exclusively used for towing.
    Bob

    2010 D4 3.0TDV6 SE, ediff, LLAMS, 5 x GOE wheels, LT285/60R18 BFG K02's, GOE Compressor Guard, LR Tank, Mitch Hitch, ECB Bull Bar, Kaymar Rear Bar, Traxide, Safari Snorkel.
    2019 Discovery 5 SD6 SE, 20 inch wheels, 275/55R20 Nitto Grappler G2 tyres

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