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1997 Land Rover Defender

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EPA Classification Special Purpose
Front Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 4750
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 3000
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 15 MPG
Cruising Range - City 218.40 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 14 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 234.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Drivetrain Four-Wheel Drive
Trans Type 4
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.09
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 3.32
Suspension Type - Front Solid Axle w/
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle w/
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Trailing Links
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System Not Available
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.75 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.42 x -TBD- in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Steering Type Pwr Worm & Roller
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 40.0 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Front Tire Size 265/75R16
Rear Tire Size 265/75R16
Spare Tire Size 265/75R16
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1650 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 165 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A lbs
Base Curb Weight 3560 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A lbs
Curb Weight - Rear N/A lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A lbs
Curb Weight N/A lbs
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume N/A ft³
Front Head Room 57.0 in
Front Leg Room N/A in
Front Shoulder Room N/A in
Front Hip Room 55.1 in
Second Head Room N/A in
Second Leg Room N/A in
Second Shoulder Room N/A in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Wheelbase 92.9 in
Length, Overall 157.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.5 in
Height, Overall 80.2 in
Track Width, Front 58.5 in
Track Width, Rear 58.5 in
Min Ground Clearance 9.0 in
Rear Door Opening Height 51.0 in
Rear Door Opening Width 34.0 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline 55.1 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 36.4 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height 57.0 in
Liftover Height N/A in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 N/A ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 N/A ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 Not Available ft³
4.0L aluminum SMPFI V8 engine (182 hp/233 ft/lbs torque) Standard
Quartz halogen headlamps Standard
City 14/hwy 15 (4.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Premium AM/FM stereo cassette audio system w/auto seeking weather band Standard
Reclining front bucket seats w/integral head restraints Standard
Front seatback/door map pockets Standard
16" X 7.0" aluminum alloy wheels Standard
Dual exterior side mirrors Standard
Full convertible top Standard
V8 badging Standard
9" minimum ground clearance Standard
Integral front head restraints Standard
Integral class III trailer tow hitch receiver Standard
15.6 gallon fuel tank Standard
14 Gauge boxed steel ladder frame w/aluminum body panels Standard
Drum type parking brake Standard
Rear Defender 90 heritage plaque Standard
Pwr-actuated 4-wheel disc brakes w/vented front rotors, 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rear calipers Standard
Storage compartment under front passenger seat Standard
Integral tubular steel "safari cage" Standard
Lockable center console w/lockable audio system cover, storage space & integrated cupholders Standard
Full instrumentation w/tachometer Standard
Integral tubular steel "safari cage" Standard
Pwr-assisted worm & roller steering Standard
Weather-resistant twill-effect vinyl upholstery Standard
GVWR - 6001 lbs/2721 kg Standard
LT265/75R16 all-terrain BF Goodrich T/A SBR tires Standard
Flexible black fender flares Standard
Mast antenna Standard
Front/rear rubber floor mats Standard
Front 3-point lap/shoulder belts Standard
Variable speed intermittent windshield wipers Standard
Permanent 4-wheel drive system Standard
Integral tubular steel "safari cage" Standard
Front/rear anti-sway bar Standard
Rear suspension w/solid axle located by trailing links & central A-frame, long travel single rate coil springs, dual acting hydraulic dampers Standard
Instrument panel shelf Standard
Front suspension w/solid axle located by radius arms & panhard rod, long travel dual rate coil springs, dual acting hydraulic dampers Standard
92.9" wheelbase Standard
Side-hinged tailgate Standard
Collapsible steering column Standard
4-speed automatic transmission w/locking torque converter Standard
Swing-away rear mounted outside full size spare tire Standard
4-weather-resistant combination speakers (woofer + tweeter) Standard
2-speed manual locking transfer gearbox Standard

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