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$100k Land Rover Defender Guns For Mercedes G-Class

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The Defender 130 will be the largest and most luxurious Defender yet.

After a three-year hiatus, the Land Rover Defender has been reborn for a new generation, and it's more off-road capable and technically advanced than ever before. Initially, the Defender will only be available in a five-door 110 guise, measuring 197.6 inches long with the rear-mounted spare wheel, 77.4 inches high, and 82.9 inches wide including the mirrors, with a 119-inch wheelbase.

A smaller two-door 90 variant will join the lineup at a later date, measuring 180.4 inches long with the rear-mounted spare wheel, 77.5 inches high, and 82.9 inches wide including the mirrors, with a 101.9-inch wheelbase. Autocar reports that a new range-topping version of the rugged off-roader called the 130 will also join the Defender family.

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The Defender 130 will be revealed in the second half of next year before going on sale in 2021. Like the 110, it will have a 119-inch wheelbase but will have a longer rear overhang to allow room for up to eight occupants. It will measure around 200 inches long, making it roughly 13 inches longer than the Defender 110 and around 1.9 inches shorter than the BMW X7.

Powertrain details for the Defender 130 haven't been revealed yet, but the Defender 110 will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine producing 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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A mild hybrid P400 variant packs a 3.0-liter turbo inline-4 and 48-volt electric supercharger, increasing the power to 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, while the Defender 90 will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine with electric boost developing 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

The base Land Rover Defender 110 starts at $49,900, but the premium Defender 130 will be considerably more expensive, allowing it to compete with other high-end off-roaders like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Expect it to cost over $100,000, since the G-Class G500 starts at $124,500.

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