The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Range Rover Sport


Arguably Land Rover’s most dynamic SUV, the luxurious and formidable Range Rover Sport boasts performance and capabilities worthy enough to gain the vehicle a stellar reputation in the industry. With a range of innovative technologies available to make the driver’s life easier – and the ride a comfortable one – the vehicle can easily be described as futuristic. Its sporty design cues and powerful stance make this vehicle hard to miss. Check out the Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Range Rover Sport, and find out all you need to know about this impressive vehicle.


On the outside


No one could dispute the fact that the Range Rover Sport was designed with the aim of grabbing attention. It is widely recognisable by its lower and sportier stance, made more prominent by its modern wrap-around LED lights and refreshed rear and front bumpers as well as integrated exhaust finishers. Optional sweeping animated directional indicators make the vehicle more notable than ever from the outside.


There can be no doubt that this vehicle was built with impact in mind. The vehicle’s distinctive silhouette, coupled with its continuous waistline and rearward sloping roof cannot be overlooked. The vehicle’s contemporary look is bolstered by its fender and bonnet vents as well as its characteristic grille. Pixel-laser LED headlights, accompanies by their signature daytime running lights – coupled with laser technology – ensure that a luminance five times higher than standard LED lights is offered.


This feature becomes operational when the vehicle is travelling above 80 kilometres per hour, when no external lights can be detection. It also ensures clear sight for over 500 metres.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the interior of the Range Rover Sport


The Range Rover sits high atop our list of the most luxurious interiors in the SUV category. The entire set-up is designed with the occupant’s comfort in mind as well as ease-of-operation. The cockpit has been reimagined for this model yet still maintains the signature Land Rover look. Each and every element in the cockpit has been meticulously arranged and fitted. Intuitive controls are abundant in the interior – such as the SportShift Selector gear lever, which allows the option of manual gear shifting as well as touch-sensitive steering wheel switches.


Reinforcing the sense of luxury within is the innovative Touch Pro Duo technology – operating through two 10 inch touchscreens – which are responsible for housing many other operational features and controls. There are a plethora of seating material options and upgrades that can be applied within the Range Rover Sport at an additional cost. The entire interior is complemented by the ambient interior lighting option controllable by the Touch Pro Duo technology.


The technology features numerous configurable dynamics – which allow drivers to configure various settings, such as the vehicle’s gearbox shift points, throttle mapping, suspension or steering settings to fit their own preferences. Throughout the cabin, one can find an (optional) mains voltage outlet as well as four USB ports through which multiple electronic devices can be charged while on the go. The interior of this vehicle is certainly not lacking in stowage space either – considering the smartphone specific recess as well was deep stowage compartments and glovebox.


Amazingly, there is an option to add a refrigerator compartment to the front centre compartment which can accommodate around four 500ml bottles and keep them at a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. In fact, the refrigerator can reach temperatures of -5 degrees Celsius for shorter periods in order to achieve rapid cooling.


When it comes to seating, drivers can enjoy the Sports Command Driving position, which elevates those in the driver’s seat so as to enhance views of the road and optimise comfortability. It is easy to feel confident and in control in this vehicle as a result. There are four style options of leather for the vehicle’s seating, such as Semi-Aniline or Windsor – both of which are available in several colourways. These are either styled in monotone, duo-tone or duo-tone featuring suede cloth for ultimate comfort.


The Range Rover Sport has a large 780 litres available for load space, and a whopping 1,686 litres once the rear seats have been stored flat. This makes it truly perfect for transporting items and heavy bags during your adventures.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Range Rover Sport’s performance and capabilities


There is a range of engines available for the Range Rover Sport model – each cleverly optimised to offer specific attributes such as fuel economy, power and refinement. All of these engines are equipped with stop/start tech as well as ingenious regenerative solutions (except the P400e in this case) that work to capture wasted kinetic energy at the point where the vehicle decelerates in order to reduce the consumption of fuel – particularly while driving in urban areas.


The Range Rover Sport is available in 4 and 6-cylinder petrol engines as well as 6-cylinder diesel engines and has a whopping fuel tank capacity of 105 litres. The engines are all-aluminium and low-friction, with twin balancer shafts as well as stiff cylinder blocks that offer low levels of vibration and thus ensuring a smooth driving experience. All Range Rover Sport engines come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission – which encompasses eight closely-spaced ratios. This works to make sure that the vehicle is always in the best possible gear to maximise fuel efficiency as well as better the acceleration.


Gear changes are most often imperceptible in this vehicle. The Range Rover Sport ensures fantastic driving capabilities both on and off-road. This is largely due to its All-Wheel Drive system as well as Land Rover’s famous Terrain Response system. This makes it possible for any driver, no matter their skill, to harness the full potential of the vehicle in whatever situation. The vehicle has a variety of optional all-terrain technologies, such as:


Electronic air suspension


Allowing driver’s to change the vehicle’s height rapidly, the electronic air suspension is perfect for preparing the vehicle for traveling over highly uneven surfaces. The function is also handy should you be loading heavy objects into the boot if the vehicle is lower down to the ground.


Twin-speed transfer box with electronic centre differential


A set of additional gears in the vehicle are handy when it comes to difficult conditions that pose a challenge to traverse – whether steep declines or inclines, towing or off-road driving. The twin-speed transfer box system, an optional add-on, ensures precise control as well as speed in the above circumstances. The system offers a 50:50 torque split between the rear and front axles.


Terrain response


Like most of Land Rover’s models, the Range Rover Sport comes equipped with the standard Terrain Response system – that allows the vehicle to expertly handle all sorts of terrains through adapting the vehicle’s gearbox, differentials, engine and chassis systems. There are 5 traditional manual terrain response settings, including:


  • Eco mode
  • Sand
  • Mud and ruts
  • Comfort
  • Grass/Gravel/Snow
  • Terrain response 2


The upgraded terrain response system, an optional addition to the Range Rover Sport, takes terrain-control to an all new level. It features a setting which monitors the current terrain and automatically selects and adjusts the most appropriate terrain setting. The upgrade also includes a Rock Crawl Mode for the toughest and rockiest of inclines and declines.


Advanced tow assist


Another optional upgrade, the advanced town assist offers the driver the opportunity to control the direction of the attached trailer while reversing.


Low traction launch


This function allows the vehicle a great amount of torque control when moving off from a standstill – while maintaining superb control even in conditions that are slippery such as ice, snow and even grass.


Hill descent control


Land Rover’s very own Hill Descent Control is a standard feature in the Range Rover Sport. It offers the driver much assistance when it comes to descending tough slopes, through maintaining a constant speed and using breaks separately in each wheel. Hills are no match for this feature.


Adaptive cruise control


Driving through motorways and heavy traffic has never been easier, with the Range Rover Sport’s adaptive cruise control equipped. This system, paired with steering assist, provides moderate intervention through gentle assistance with steering, braking and accelerating to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane and at a reasonable distance from any other vehicles ahead.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to connectivity and infotainment in the Range Rover Sport


The Range Rover Sport’s luxury interior is home to a plethora of infotainment options, some of which already mentioned when covering the interior of the vehicle. The steering wheel, for one, houses a series of buttons and controls that are almost hidden until they are lit up. Media can be controlled through the buttons on the wheel as well as the interactive driver display. In the rear, the optional Rear Seat Entertainment system offers two eight inch screens installed behind the front headrests. The system comes with a pair of digital wireless headphones.


The vehicle also features a voice recognition function known as InControl, which understands spoken instructions so drivers are able to interact with the vehicle and corresponding applications to make calls or select music tracks – all without having to lift a finger or break concentration. An optional Meridian Sound System is available should drivers be interested in listening to music delivered by up to 12 speakers and a dual channel subwoofer.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to safety in the Range Rover Sport


[Text Wrapping Break]The Range Rover Sport is packed with a plethora of safety features that makes this vehicle such an appealing option for individuals looking out for their safety. The vehicle’s body construction comprises high strength aluminium that offers minimum intrusion in the event of an accident. Some of the most popular safety features included in the Range Rover Sport – either as standard or through upgrades – include:


  • Dynamic stability control
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic traction control
  • Roll stability control
  • Cornering brake control
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Hazard lights under braking
  • Lane departure warning system


What to do if you need a wrong fuel rescue in your Range Rover Sport


No matter how tech-savvy a Range Rover Sport may be, even with its own built in diesel misfuelling protection device, misfuels still happen and many Range rover sport owners end up with the wrong fuel in their tanks. Filling up any vehicle with the incorrect fuel can have terrible consequences that can potentially take a huge toll on the wallet if left unchecked. Do not panic if this unfortunate situation occurs to you , however, as we at Wrong Fuel Rescue are on call to come to your aid.


Signs you need a wrong fuel rescue in your petrol Range Rover Sport


  • If you accidentally filled up your petrol Range Rover Sport with diesel, you may experience the following:
  • Your engine may not start, no matter how many times you try to start it
  • Your engine may cut out suddenly while driving
  • Excess smoke may emerge from your exhaust
  • Your engine may misfire and cause the vehicle to jolt violently


If the driver attempts to refuel the vehicle when the passive misfuelling protection device is activated, it may cause fuel to be discharged from the filler neck, which can cause fuel spillage. Fuel spillage could potentially lead to an accident, resulting in serious injury.


If you experience any of the following and realise it is due to a fuel mishap, do not hesitate to call us at Wrong Fuel Rescue to assist you.


Signs you need a wrong fuel rescue in your diesel Range Rover Sport


  • If you accidentally fill up your diesel-fuelled Range Rover Sport, you may notice the following signs:
  • A knocking sound that occurs while driving or idling
  • Slower than usual acceleration abilities
  • The engine warning light may appear
  • Excessive smoke emerging from your exhaust
  • The engine may completely stop


In both the event of an accidental fuel with petrol or diesel, stop your vehicle as soon as you realise you have made an error and call us at Wrong Fuel Rescue for roadside assistance. This is necessary, since the more you drive your vehicle after a fuel mishap, the more incorrect fuel is circulated through the vehicle and more damage is caused.




If the driver attempts to refuel the vehicle when the passive misfuelling protection device is activated, it may cause fuel to be discharged from the filler neck, which can cause fuel spillage. Fuel spillage could potentially lead to an accident, resulting in serious injury.


The passive misfuelling protection device may not activate if an incorrect petrol fuel pump’s nozzle is only partially inserted. The driver is responsible for filling the vehicle with the correct fuel. The passive misfuelling protection device only reduces the risk of filling the vehicle with an incorrect fuel.


The passive misfuelling protection device may be activated by some fuel can filler spouts and older fuel pumps. Vehicles with a diesel engine may have a passive misfuelling protection device incorporated into the fuel filler neck. Using a smaller diameter, petrol fuel pump nozzle activates the passive misfuelling protection device.


The vehicle’s fuel filler neck is then closed to prevent the wrong fuel from being added to the fuel tank. The yellow passive misfuelling protection device is visible in the fuel filler neck when activated. In this event, use the reset tool to deactivate the misfuelling protection device. The reset tool is stored in the vehicle’s tool kit.


Use the following reset tool instructions:


  • Insert the reset tool, with the teeth uppermost, as far as it will go into the fuel filler neck.
  • Push down on the top of the reset tool to engage the teeth.




  • Do not twist the device once the teeth have engaged. Doing so may damage the teeth.
  • Slowly pull the tool out of the fuel filler neck to reset the passive misfuelling protection device.
  • After use, replace the reset tool in the vehicle’s tool kit. When reset, the yellow passive misfuelling protection device is no longer visible in the vehicle’s fuel filler neck.