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Land Rover Defender – Reborn Electric

Ever since it appeared on the market in 1948, the Land Rover Defender has gained iconic status, with over 2 million units produced. Now, British electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer, Bedeo, has done a conversion of a classic example of this model, bringing it to life as a fully electric car, which is the first car in their Reborn Electric line.

The SUV looks like a standard Defender 110 Station Wagon, however, everything changes when you see the massive IWM engines behind the wheels. “We are committed to maintaining the vehicle’s original weight, charm and driving dynamics, while at the same time ensuring easy maintenance and delivering all the benefits of electrification. For the Defender, as well as other models to come, this means no emissions or noise, while at the same time keeping it nostalgic and classic driving experience without sacrificing substance and adding unnecessary weight. The Icons line represents a natural evolution for us as a pioneer in sustainable mobility. The Defender’s conversion shows the versatility of our in-wheel motors. We’re not just turning cars into electric vehicles, but we preserve the automotive heritage and enable clean and efficient transport in the future,” said Osman Boyner, founder and director of Bedeo.

The Land Rover Defender is now powered by four electric in-wheel motors (IWMs), each delivering 122 hp (91 kW), for a total of 488 hp (364 kW). That’s enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10 seconds with a limited top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). It is equipped with a 75 kWh battery that enables a range of 246 kilometers. Bede says that with the use of a 50kW charger, the battery can be charged in an hour and a half, or five hours in the case of using a 22kW cable.

Source: Bedeo


Defender Black Edition with 650 HP

Land Rover Defender is one of the most capable SUVs on the planet, and the latest generation has become a status symbol. However, for those who want more to stand out on the road, German tuner Mansory has introduced a limited edition Defender Black Edition.

The car is finished in black and is equipped with carbon components that include a new radiator grill, front apron, new daytime running lights, additional LED headlights on the roof, wider fenders, roof spoiler, rear apron with an integrated third brake light, extensions of the undersides of the doors that give the car a powerful, sporty and impressive appearance.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in Alcantara, which also covers the door panels and dashboard, with orange trim, stitching and the MANsory logo on the headrest. Mansory, as in all its conversions, offers a choice of leather, color, quilting and carbon design. Additional equipment includes carbon leather sport steering wheel, safety belts with company logo, sport aluminum pedals, floor mats and other accessories.

The Black Edition is powered by a 5.0L V8 engine with 650 hp (478 kW) and 642 lb-ft (870 Nm) of torque. It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds with a top speed limit of 250 km/h (155 mph). As a reminder, the standard Defender is powered by the same engine but with 525 hp (386 kW) and 461 lb-ft (625 Nm) of torque, and reaches 62 mph in 5.4 seconds (0.7 second slower than the Black Edition).

Source: Mansory


Armored Land Rover Defender

The South African company Armormax specializes in armored luxury vehicles and their latest work is the Land Rover Defender. It is an extraordinary SUV that, due to its dimensions and configuration, is suitable for modifications of this type.

Armormax offered two levels B4 level and B6. The B4 level of protection will stop bullets fired from all handguns, as well as fire from other weapons commonly used during carjacking. The B6 level is significantly higher and provides protection against attacks by automatic rifles such as the Kalashnikov AK-47 and Remington R5, as well as protection against grenades.

The exterior look of the car does not reveal that it is an armored car, which is a proof of quality, leaving no impression that there is anything valuable inside. However, the armor did have an effect on some parts. The rear windows do not open, and the armor has blocked the panoramic roof. The third row of seats was retained, which did not compromise the volume of the trunk, despite the new rear partition.

Both levels of protection are available for all Defender versions: 90, 110 and 130.


Source: Armormax