The third generation Range Rover was fully developed under BMW's ownership and was the first monocoque Range Rover. Despite this, the car was 250% stiffer with many panels made from aluminium. The car was designed with inspiration not only from previous Range Rover models but also from other highly regarded machines such as the Riva powerboat. Styling cues and materials such as wood and metal finishes emphasise these themes.
With automatic, electronic, air suspension and differential, traction and stability controls, the car was much improved on-road whilst retaining its title as the most competent luxury vehicle off-road.
This particular car was the first production model and is a European specification vehicle destined for the German market.