The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Tows a Locomotive

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You might not need to tow a locomotive with your 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport but if the need arises you know that you'll have the capability. Recently, Land Rover decided to demonstrated the towing prowess of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport by hooking it up to a 108-tonne, or 200,000-pound if you prefer, locomotive, and the Discovery Sport did the job, and pulled it across a bridge.

Massive Towing in the Discovery Sport

The Discovery Sport managed to pull the 200,000 pound train and it didn't even need to use a low range transfer case. It didn't need any fancy equipment, except for casters to keep the vehicle on the rail. It also didn't need any more power: this was a standard Land Rover Discovery Sport using a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, which unfortunately is not available here in the United States. It is available in Europe, however, and it makes 317 lb-ft of torque. Other than the train wheels, the Discovery Sport was completely stock.

So, if you ever need to pull a 238,000-pound train across a bridge in your Discovery Sport, you know that you'll be able to do it, or at least make a good attempt. Of course, this was a controlled course, on a closed set of tracks, and the driver was a trained professional; we highly doubt that Land Rover would encourage you to go out looking for trains to pull!

Here in the United States, the Discovery Sport is now available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder good for 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque and up to 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. It's rated to safely tow 4,409 pounds when properly equipped.

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You can find the latest Land Rover Discovery Sport today here at Land Rover Hoffman Estates. We're located at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates, IL, just a short drive from Schaumburg and anywhere else in the Chicagoland area. Contact us online to find out more about the latest Land Rover models!

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