Style with purpose; the Rover 820i makes a definitive appeal to the driver’s instincts well before the 16-Valve engine murmurs into life. From the low bonnet line and raked screen to the recessed wipers, every detail of that sleek shape is fine-tuned to slip through the air with quietness and economy.
Security too was a vital part of the designers’ purpose, with shielded eleven-tumbler door locks protecting your car and your belongings. For the rightful owner and passengers access is easy, with central door locking.
Within an interior shaded by bronze-tinted glass, you will find that the Rover 82oi is a car that moulds itself exactly to your personal preference. Height and lumbar support adjustment for the driver’s seat, together with a rake-adjustable steering wheel let you find the perfect driving position. In the front seats there is a choice of three positions for the upper seat belt mounting, to ensure that
the belt fits correctly. Rear seat passengers are properly cared for too, with three seat belts – with neatly recessed buckles to avoid discomfort – a centre armrest, and the luxury of separately ducted warm or cool air.
Settle down into the sumptuous velvet upholstery, and you will discover comprehensive controls which reduce driving chores enhance the plasure. The heated rear window has its own timer so that you don’t have to remember to switch it off. There’s a remote boot release (which you can isolate for security), and a remote filler flap release to take the fuss out of fuel stops. The door mirrors adjust at the touch of a switch, and they are also heated to save you the trouble of clearing ice and condensation. The front windows too are electrically operated; and on hot days in heavy traffic you can shut out exhaust fumes but still keep a cool flow of air by just setting the heater re-circulation control. At night all the switches and controls are conveniently illuminated in the same soft orange glow as the instrument panel. As you would expect from this highly equipped Rover, the instruments include a tachometer and also a voltmeter and oil pressure gauge.
On the road you will have the rewarding company of a superb 3-band stereo radio/stereo cassette playing through four top-quality speakers with a balance control. For the sake of protection and still better performance, the aerial is incorporated in the heated rear window element; again, meeting a purpose – and enhancing the style.
Available options include alloy wheels, glass sunroof, black or clearcoat metallic paint and headlamp wash.
The Rover 820i will be available with automatic transmission before the end of 1986.