The model replaces the exuberant Discovery 3 model has a capacity just as well off-road and insurance again, even if a specification updated to keep pace with time. Land Rover Discovery 4 armored offer the samelegendary off-road performance and protection status of art, but has an improved specification to deliver superior performance, luxury and style.
Developed in partnership with the vehicle armouring specialists Centigon, it also provides blast protection against 15kg TNT (or equivalent) detonated in close proximity to the vehicle and under floor protection against two DM51 hand grenades.
The protection offered was certified by QinetiQ®, a globally recognised independent blast and ballistic testing organisation. The Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured features ballistic steel armour and glazing which provides ballistic protection in accordance with European standards BS EN1522 level FB6 and BS EN 1063 level BR6 respectively.
The Discovery 4 Armoured comes with an engine upgrade over the previous Discovery 3 model with a 5.0 liter LR-V8 petrol engine, developing 375 PS (276 kW) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft), replacing the previous 2.7 liter V6 diesel. That 5.0 liter V8 is good for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) accerlation time of 10.6 seconds. Sounds sluggish, yes, except for the fact that the Discovery 4 Armoured has a curb weight of 3550 kg / 7826 lbs (not including certain options) given all of its extra padding.
Passengers will also appreciate the completely redesigned Discovery 4 cabin, which features a more stylish and sophisticated design with smooth and flowing surface treatments. The quality of the interior materials has been significantly upgraded compared to the previous model, featuring premium leather upholstery on the seats and sumptuous real wood veneers.
Chassis upgrades also include an air suspension, new air springs and revised damper settings, biggers roll bars and Alcon heavy-duty brakes to bring all that weight to a halt. The all-wheel drive Discovery 4 Armoured is also fitted with a Terrain Response System which has various settings that adapt to most types of surfaces such as mud, grass or rocks.
Benefiting from the experience of Land Rover in an armored vehicle on the market armored Land Rover Discovery 4 is involved in all 80,000 km of the factory warranty of three years for the base vehicle and armor, and a complete maintenance and support of specialized technicians.