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Limited edition Freelander launched

  • Cosmetic changes for special edition Freelander
  • 187bhp diesel engine and six-speed automatic
  • Only 500 coming to UK, on sale spring 2011 for £33,945

A limited edition Land Rover Freelander has been announced which features new trim and styling.

On the outside it gets a black finish to the grille and side vents, a new body styling pack, a rear spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and mirrors and tinted rear glass. Front and rear parking sensors are fitted as standard.

Three exterior colours are on offer - white, black and a new red (shown).

The interior is available in black or white leather, with contrasting stitching, while the black leather has a white stripe. The trim is finished in dark gloss black with matching dark carpets.

It's only available with a 187bhp diesel engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This allows it to accelerate to 60mph in 8.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 118mph, while average fuel economy is 40.4mpg.

To improve efficiency a kinetic recovery system is used to charge the battery when slowing, instead of consuming fuel by charging when accelerating. In addition to this the Freelander is compatible with up to 10% biodiesel rather than the previous 5%. This decreases CO2 emissions to 185g/km, meaning company car tax is payable in the 29% BIK band.

The limited edition Freelander 2 SD4 Sport is on sale in spring 2011, for £33,945. Only 500 will be available in the UK.