A brand new limited edition of the Land Rover Freelander 2 was revealed at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy this past week. Scheduled to launch in early 2011, the Freelander 2 SD4 Sport SUV will be limited to the UK with 500 units being manufactured, and starting at £33,945. The managing director, Colin Green at Land Rover UK said, “The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition offers customers the practicality, performance and efficiency of our best-selling compact SUV with more dramatic, sporty styling and the overall package represents good value for money.” Improving the exterior styling of the car is a discrete body kit and 19-inch alloy wheels, while the interior receives either Ebony Windsor or Ebony Napoli leather, along with a Piano Black finish on parts of the dashboard.
Similar to the Land Rover Discovery 4 Landmark Special Edition, the Freelander 2 received a new front grille in black, and the company offers these cars in either Fuji White, Santorini Black, and the all-new Firenze Red. Performance numbers are pretty standard, with a 2.2-liter four-pot diesel engine, hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver 190 horsepower. At the track it is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, and the top speed was recorded at 118 mph. With the new Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS), the battery is charged while braking from the recovered kinetic energy. The Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport can also run on 10 percent biodiesel, and spits out CO2 emmisions of 185 g/km.