Rover 2600 series 2


TRUE ROVER PERFORMANCE With its smoothly powerful six-cylinder 2597 cc engine giving 130 bhp, the Rover 2600S combines exceptionally high performance (116mph and 0 to 60 mph in only 10.3 seconds for the manual version) with even greater economy than the two V8-powered models. Like them, it now has an automatic choke and is the leader in its class on fuel economy, returning over 40 mpg at a steady 56 mph, for example, and over 31 mpg at 75 mph. With the optionally extra automatic gearbox, the Rover 2600S is also outstanding, even giving over 20 mpg in urban conditions. The 2600S shares most of the exterior features of the 3500SE.


These include a new rear window for the tailgate which has deeper glass giving exceptionally good rear visibility  a quality which is enhanced in bad conditions by a wide-sweeping programmed rear wiper, which at the touch of a button automatically washes and wipes. Note, too, the neat modem badging on its full width plinth, and the smart stainless steel wheel trims.

On the road, the Rover 2600S has all the sure-footed roadholding and controllability that is necessary for a high performance, long distance express. Precise rack-and-pinion steering (gently but firmly power assisted), independent front suspension with anti-roll bar, and torque tube rear axle with constant rate springs, have been finely developed to form an integrated combination which acts predictably and reliably under all conditions.

In addition, the automatically self-levelling rear damper units maintain the car in the same attitude whatever the load, and contribute to a smooth ride at low speeds the smooth ride which is a characteristic of the true Rover performance of the 2600S.

The woven velvet upholstery of the Rover 2600S is even more comfortable than it looks. The carefully shaped front seats, for example, have backrests which are fully reclining and lock at any desired intermediate angle. In addition, they have adjustable lumbar support, which means that they can be contoured to suit exactly the occupant's back, for maximum comfort and reduced fatigue on long journeys.

The high quality of all the materials inside the Rover 2600S such as the brushed nylon headlining and the door casings with their satin finish straight grain walnut inserts, which incorporate the switches for the electric windows. These have a special isolator switch to prevent mishaps when there are children travelling in the rear seats.

The instruments, in a wide, stylish binnacle, are comprehensive and clear, and they employ the latest technology. The speedometer, for instance, is electronic, with no mechanical cable drive. Altogether, the 2600S clearly shows the progressive thinking that has gone into producing the new Rover range.


Optional features on the 2600S models:


Alloy wheels,

Automatic transmission

Clear coat metallic paint

Black paint,

Front fog lamps,

Headlamp powerwash,

Rear seatbelts,

Leather upholstery,

Radio/Cassette player,

Tinted glass,


Electric remote control and demist door mirrors.

Rover 2600, features additional to or replacing the 2300s models.

2597cc, 6 cilinder 136 Bhp engine.

Torque tube rear axle with constant rate springs and automatic leveling damper units, Boge Nivomats.

Satin finish straight grain walnut door trim inserts incorporating electric window switches.

Electric operated front and rear windows with rear window isolation switch.