2012 Startech Range Rover Evoque


(from Startech Press Release)  158 kW / 215 hp, 460 Nm and exclusive accessories:  STARTECH tunes the diesel version of the Range Rover Evoque

158 kW / 215 hp, 460 Nm and exclusive accessories: STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 555, fax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 544, internet www.startech.de), a company of BRABUS Group, presents a performance-tuned version of the Range Rover Evoque SD4 in a world premiere at the 2012 ESSEN MOTOR SHOW. The STARTECH REFINEMENT program is available for all models with three or five doors, and comprises a sporty-elegant body kit, custom-tailored 20- and 22-inch Monostar R wheels, a ride height lowering by 30 millimeters and exclusive interior options.

The STARTECH PowerXtra SD 22 performance kit unleashes the true power inherent in the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine of the Evoque without compromising its built-in safety reserves. The processor-controlled STARTECH PowerXtra module is designed in ‘plug and play’ technology and can be installed in less than an hour by any authorized Range Rover dealer.

With STARTECH PowerXtra SD 22 tuning, rated power output increases from standard 140 kW / 190 hp to 158 kW / 215 hp at a low 3,500 rpm. At the same time peak torque grows from 420 Nm to 460 Nm, already on tap from 2,000 rpm. Performance of the Evoque benefits accordingly: The STARTECH-tuned Evoque SD4 sprints from 0 – 100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of more than 200 km/h.

The exhaust emissions are exemplary: Like the basic model, the tuned Range Rover meets Euro V emission standards.

On the road and off the road the STARTECH-tuned turbodiesel engine delivers excellent performance, but even more importantly, impressive pulling power and fuel economy figures that despite the increase in power are at the level of the production car.

The STARTECH engine tuning is backed by the comprehensive STARTECH warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2012).

The STARTECH high-performance brake system, which is available for all Evoque models, is more than a match for the increase in performance at all times. The system features vented and cross-drilled brake discs measuring 365 x 29 millimeters gripped by 4-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle.

For the Evoque the STARTECH designers have developed a styling program designed predominantly for on-road operations. It lends the newcomer even more carlike character. All body components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade Pur-R-Rim plastics.

For this purpose new fasciae were shaped for the front and rear that replace the production bumpers in their entirety. The nose of the crossover receives a more dynamic profile with striking air inlets, and the front spoiler that seems to “float” in the STARTECH fascia. The shape was fine-tuned in the wind tunnel to further reduce lift on the front axle, which benefits directional stability at high speeds.

As homage to the English origin of the SUV, STARTECH offers special side air inlets sporting the Union Jack.

The appeal of the new STARTECH rear fascia lies in its integrated diffuser and the distinctively shaped dual STARTECH exhaust embellishers that are combined with the production exhaust.

The STARTECH rear wing rounds out the markedly sporty appearance of the refined Range Rover Evoque and furthermore minimizes lift on the rear axle at high speed.

The STARTECH REFINEMENT design program for the small Range Rover also includes various custom-tailored wheels. Customers looking for a wheel with a diameter of 20 inches can choose from the Monostar IV wheel in size 9Jx20 or the Monostar R design in size 8.5Jx20.

The largest version features STARTECH Monostar R wheels in size 9Jx22. The five-spoke design is available painted silver or in a version with black painted center and polished contours. The exclusive wheels can also be painted in vehicle or contrasting color. They are mounted with high-performance tires in size 265/35 R 22.

The STARTECH sport springs are specifically calibrated to match the sporty low-profile tires and the production shocks. They are available for all Evoque models with two-wheel or all-wheel drive, and lower the ride height of the SUV by some 30 millimeters. The lowered center of gravity makes the car’s handling even more dynamic and safe.

Another focus of the STARTECH REFINEMENT program for this and other models is on the interior. The program comprises attractive accessories such as an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel and aluminum pedals, foot rest and shifter.

It goes without saying that STARTECH fulfills any request for fully custom interiors in the company upholstery shop. The finest leathers and Alcantara can be transformed into tasteful interiors in any color and upholstery design that either offers an extremely luxurious or a markedly sporty ambiance, depending on customer preference. To complement the upholstery STARTECH offers a variety of wood and carbon-fiber trim sets in any desired color and with various surface finishes.

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