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Unread 05-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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New Jeep Wrangler Diesel Coming?

I just read on another forum that I frequent that there was a euro spec JK diesel being tested around Detroit. Pictures and all were posted. Don't know if I can post the link to the other forum so if so, just let me know. Otherwise, has anyone else seen or heard anything about this?

It was a white, left hand drive JK with soft upper doors, two door model with CRD badging and all.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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They've been testing those for a few years now, Chrysler has a fleet of diesel JKs in Detroit and Toledo for various purposes.

Don't expect to see anything diesel for the JK until the model refresh.
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...Don't expect to see anything diesel for the JK until the model refresh.
or in America.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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i would love to see a diesel wrangler, but diesel fuel is so high i dont think it will happen in the US
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i would love to see a diesel wrangler, but diesel fuel is so high i dont think it will happen in the US
Typically there is more than enough of an increase in fuel mileage to make up for the higher cost in fuel.
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this would be amazing!
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a diesel jeep would be sick
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or in America.
The new Grand Cherokee is getting the 3.0 V6 Turbo Diesel next year, beginning production in January. Given the legislative push for higher MPG vehicles, tightening Euro emission standards (Euro VI starting January 2014, very close to US EPA standards)... It isn't so far fetched to see Diesels coming to more Jeeps in the near future.
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We have diesels in our jeeps here and have had for years. And yes they are brilliant. We had a 2008 JK with 2.8 4cyl buy now we have a 2012 GC with that 3.0 V6. It is nothing short of amazing. I asked the question in a thread on CJ forum why you don't get offered oil burners in the States and got lots of answers. It's a shame cause they are great engines from VM Motori.
32.7 mpg doing 65 highway cycle. Not bad for a full family vehicle.

Look for the thread on CJ if you're interested. Not a bad read and quite funny in parts, seething about tow mirrors.
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The new Grand Cherokee is getting the 3.0 V6 Turbo Diesel next year, beginning production in January. Given the legislative push for higher MPG vehicles, tightening Euro emission standards (Euro VI starting January 2014, very close to US EPA standards)... It isn't so far fetched to see Diesels coming to more Jeeps in the near future.

Here's the snap of the dash on a run up the coast a few weeks ago in our 3.0D GC averaging 65MPH, pretty much tells the story (couldn't do this when I was using my phone the other night) changed to MPG for you Americans:
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That's incredible. Anyone thinking of getting a new Grand Cherokee would be stupid not to get the 3.0 diesel...
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Germany's know has diesels and hashed them for a while in the wrangler, brazil has one too but it's not a jeep. But yes diesel is expensive but I know in Germany it's a lot more then here.

If you get bored check out the troller they have in brazil, it looks sick and very similar to a wrangler.
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That's incredible. Anyone thinking of getting a new Grand Cherokee would be stupid not to get the 3.0 diesel...
To be fair, the KJ and WK diesels were substantially more expensive, and, IIRC, only available on higher trim levels. Expect $5,000 over the price of the standard Pentastar.

And keep in mind, a European gallon isn't the same as an American gallon. 32.8 MPG in Imperial gallons is only 27.3 in American gallons. Granted, that's still a lot better than the 20 combined of the standard Pentastar.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for diesels-if I had the money, I'd slap down a deposit today. As it stands, I'm planning on squeezing my pennies and buying the first used Grand Cherokee (or Wrangler, depending on when it happens) diesel I can find in a year or so. Still, the diesel will take several years to pay off over the gasser, especially if diesel remains more expensive than gas.

The diesel is a no-brainer for someone who plans to keep their WKII for a long period of time-IE, at least 7 or 8 years. But for those who are constantly cycling and/or leasing cars, it's not going to save them any money.
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To be fair, the KJ and WK diesels were substantially more expensive, and, IIRC, only available on higher trim levels. Expect $5,000 over the price of the standard Pentastar.

And keep in mind, a European gallon isn't the same as an American gallon. 32.8 MPG in Imperial gallons is only 27.3 in American gallons. Granted, that's still a lot better than the 20 combined of the standard Pentastar.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for diesels-if I had the money, I'd slap down a deposit today. As it stands, I'm planning on squeezing my pennies and buying the first used Grand Cherokee (or Wrangler, depending on when it happens) diesel I can find in a year or so. Still, the diesel will take several years to pay off over the gasser, especially if diesel remains more expensive than gas.

The diesel is a no-brainer for someone who plans to keep their WKII for a long period of time-IE, at least 7 or 8 years. But for those who are constantly cycling and/or leasing cars, it's not going to save them any money.
When you switch the dash in our GC it is reading USG. We're in oz not Europe. Just sayin
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Australia uses the European gallon. Technically, everybody in the world uses the Euro gallon except America, but it's generally used in the rest of North America as well.
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