Armoured vehicles are usually big black luxury saloons or SUVs, which are specially designed to save their passengers in case of extreme danger.

Land Rover has announced Discovery 4 Armoured Vehicle, which features 5.0 liter LR-V8 petrol engine with 375 PS (276 kW) and 510Nm (376 lb-ft), instead of 2.7 liter V6 diesel. The large mighty petrol engine has the tough job to pull a curb weight of 3 550 kg (7 826 lbs). Despite that, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds.

The AWD of Discovery 4 Armoured is fitted with a Terrain Response System which has various settings to grant perfect traction at all conditions.

The security features ballistic steel plates for high-velocity ballistics as well as blast protection against 15 kg of TNT, or its equivalent, and under floor protection against two DM51 hand grenades. Furthermore, the armour fitting is complying with European standards. As you may suggest, the big heavy SUV comes with run-on-flat tires and besides all protective outfitting the vehicle still has a payload capacity of 500 kg (1 102 lbs).

To maintain all new weight, the suspension is upgraded - new air springs and revised damper settings, biggers roll bars. The stopping power is supplied by Alcon heavy-duty brakes.

Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured comes with a 3-year or 80 000 km warranty on both the vehicle and the armour.

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Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured

  • 5.0-litre LR-V8 direct-injection petrol engine
  • Maximum Power (EEC) 375 PS (276 kW)
  • Maximum Torque (EEC) 510 Nm (376 lb ft)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Kerb weight 3550kg (excluding options)
  • 4050kg GVW
  • Air conditioning
  • Land Rover Terrain ResponseĀ® system
  • Off road capability (deep sand driving not recommended)
  • Modified suspension system to accommodate increased vehicle mass
  • 378mm brake discs with upgraded Alcon aluminium brake callipers: 6-pot front, 4-pot rear
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System - where licensed

Armour Specification

  • European Standard BS EN 1522 FB6 and BS EN 1063 BR6 (high velocity assault rifle)
  • Side blast protection - 15kg device in close proximity to the vehicle
  • Under floor protection against 2 x DM 51 hand grenades
  • Heavy duty wheels and run flat tyres - Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather Tyre

Optional Features

  • Essential Armour Option Pack
  • Driver opening window (100mm drop to allow document passing)
  • Auxiliary secondary battery supply
  • Anti-tamper exhaust
  • Intercom

Maintenance Option Pack

  • Heavy duty spare wheel and run flat tyre - Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather Tyre
  • Heavy duty jack and tools

Independent Options

  • Covert blue lights and siren system (where legal)
  • Covert headlight flash (LED)
  • Under bonnet fire suppressant system
  • Heavy duty jack and tools
  • Tinted windows
  • Intercom
  • Auxiliary secondary battery supply
  • Anti-tamper exhaust
  • Driver's opening front window
  • Rear payload area glass anti-theft film protection

Specialist Service Option

  • Global After Sales Support is a tailor made package available on request

Driver Training Package

  • Armoured Vehicle Driver Training is a tailor made package available on request