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, 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 created an aerodynamic-enhancement program for the Discovery Sport that sets even more pronounced sporty and elegant highlights. It replaces the stylized front and rear off-road underride guards with components that lend the SUV more of an on-road look. 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-based STARTECH PowerXtra auxiliary control unit is designed as a plug-and-play device and can be installed by any authorized Land Rover dealer in less than 60 minutes.
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 – 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds. The exhaust emissions are equally exemplary: Like the base vehicle, the tuned Land Rover complies with Euro VI emissions standards.
The turbodiesel with STARTECH power upgrade delivers excellent performance on the road and in terrain. Above all, it offers strong in-gear acceleration and favorable fuel economy figures that despite the higher output and torque remain on the level of the production car.
The STARTECH engine tuning is backed by the same comprehensive STARTECH Warranty of three years, up to 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.