STARTECH Refines The Land Rover Discovery Sport

February 11, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on February 11, 2016

STARTECH Refines The Land Rover Discovery Sport
Sporty design, performance and interior options

With its modern, dynamic design, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport was a market success from the very start. The exclusive customization program for the British SUV comes from STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 555, fax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 544, Internet, a BRABUS Group company.

The German refinement specialist for the vehicles of the venerable English marque has developed attractive options for the new SUV that include sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components, tailor-made 22-inch wheels, a suspension lowering kit, powerful STARTECH PowerXtra SD22 performance tuning for the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine and equally attractive and exclusive updates for the interior.

The STARTECH designers have conceived a range of bodywork components for the Discovery Sport that adds even more distinct sporty-elegant highlights by replacing the stylized off-road-look components at the front and rear of the production car with components that lend the SUV an on-road appearance. The components are made from high-grade PUR-R-RIM plastics in OEM quality, ensuring a precise fit and an outstanding surface quality that makes painting easy.

The STARTECH front component replaces the lower section of the production bumper. LED daytime running lights integrated into this component play an important role in the enhanced active safety.

STARTECH offers a component that attaches to the rear bumper as a fitting complement to the appearance of the front. It lends the rear end of the Discovery Sport a more athletic touch. The rear bumper features integrated tailpipe trim with hallmark STARTECH design that is precisely adapted to the contours of the bumper and is combined with the production exhaust system.

A more exciting appearance naturally also includes a generously dimensioned tire/wheel combination. STARTECH equips the Discovery Sport with Monostar R wheels of size 9Jx22 front and back. This design features five stout double spokes and is normally available with a silver polished finish or black with polished surfaces. The STARTECH wheels on the IAA show car are painted all black. Tires of size 265/35 R 22 are mounted on the front and rear axle.

The STARTECH sports springs are calibrated specifically to being combined with sporty low-profile tires and the production shocks. They come in tailor-made versions for all Discovery Sport variants with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. They lower the ride height of the SUV by about 30 millimeters. The lowered center of gravity results in even more dynamic and safe handling.

Owners of the 2.2-liter turbodiesel model of the British lifestyle SUV wishing for enhanced dynamic handling and superiority find an efficient solution in the STARTECH PowerXtra SD22 performance kit. Without jeopardizing the safety reserves, this performance upgrade unleashes the true power slumbering in the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine of the Discovery Sport. The processor-controlled STARTECH PowerXtra plug-and-play auxiliary control unit is designed to be installed by any authorized Land Rover workshop in about an hour.

STARTECH PowerXtra SD22 tuning bumps the rated output of the 2.2-liter turbodiesel from standard 140 kW / 190 HP to 155 kW / 210 HP at a low 3,500 rpm. At the same time, peak torque grows from standard 420 Nm to 460 Nm, available from a low 2,000 rpm. Vehicle performance is accordingly impressive: The STARTECH-tuned SUV sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds.

A STARTECH performance upgrade for the new two-liter turbodiesel engine in the Discovery Sport is already under development.

The turbodiesel engines tuned by STARTECH impress with outstanding performance on the road and of course in terrain. What is more: these engines deliver strong in-gear acceleration and great fuel economy, which despite the enhanced performance is on the level of their production counterpart.

The STARTECH engine tuning is backed by the same comprehensive STARTECH Warranty for three years or 100,000 kilometers (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2013) as all other STARTECH refinement components.

STARTECH also lends the Discovery Sport an even more individual and exclusive interior ambiance with innovative ideas. They includes scuff plates with backlit STARTECH logo, high-quality velour floor mats and aluminum pedals and footrest.

The STARTECH upholstery shop fulfills more extensive refinement requests for the interior by transforming the finest leather and Alcantara into any desired upholstery design.

In addition, STARTECH also offers Land Rover owners the option to upgrade their car’s interior with wood and carbon trim sets tailored to their personal preferences in every detail. There are virtually no limits to the possible color schemes and surface finishes.