2012 Range Rover Autobiography

Previously available for sale at Birkshire Automobiles, from the stunningly plush leather and wood interior, the excellent front-seat lumbar support, the 360-degree parking cameras and the DVD screens smartly sunk in the headrests, to the commanding driving position, touch-screen infotainment design, Harman Kardon Logic seven-speaker sound and clever digital speedo that only highlights the numbers the dial is hovering between, it's a fabulous piece of kit.


This Range Rover Autobiography model blows 510 horsepower out of the engine and gets to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds -  scintillating. It's an off-road rocket ship, with 460 pound-feet of torque available for passing or towing, comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission that's velvety smooth yet very responsive.


Using powerful six-piston Brembo brakes, which will slow the truck safely whether braking repeatedly down a curvy mountain road or coming to a straight, quick stop from high speed. Naturally, they're supported by a sophisticated anti-lock brake system that's behind Hill Descent Control and Gradient Acceleration Control. Both are features that enhance safety on icy streets, not just off road.


The Range Rover interior is rich and beautiful. There are premium materials everywhere you look and touch. The leather seats are tall and supportive in all the right places, and there is a nearly infinite amount of adjustment. The steering wheel carries buttons galore for cruise control, telephone and audio, two of which are up-down-left-right selectors for display and information functions. All the rotary switches on the instrument panel are hefty, and scalloped so they can be used with gloved hands.